SAFE07042 2019 Construction Safety and Contractor Management

General Details

Full Title
Construction Safety and Contractor Management
Transcript Title
Construction Safety and Contra
Code
SAFE07042
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Edel Costello, Ossian Geraghty, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module explores current construction trends and technologies. It develops a student's ability to take part in a multi-disciplinary construction team.  The challenges facing OSH professionals in the industry will be addressed along with the development of solutions.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe, discuss and evaluate a wide range of risk factors in the construction workplace and relevant construction based solutions.

2.

Develop professional competencies with reference to practitioner based activities.

3.

Plan construction safety meetings and follow up strategies specific to the needs of individual construction environments.

4.

Review construction safety paperwork including the safety plan for use on a construction project.

5.

Communicate the importance and relevance of safety in the construction environment to a range of audience.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered part-time. This will include lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments)

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final exam

Formative assessment will be delivered through class discussions and individual feedback.  Students will be assessed through an individual project on communicating the need for safety to the construction worker.  MCQ at the end of the module will cover all content delivered through the module

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam at next available sitting 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1.Describe, discuss and evaluate a wide range of risk factors in the construction workplace and relevant construction based solutions.

Reviewing different risks present in construction and devising solutions 

Engaging with resources to assist in risk management in the construction industry

Discuss the practical application of safety in the industry

2.Develop professional competencies with reference to practitioner based activities.

Source relevant information to assist in safety management on site

Communication in the industry will be explored and skills developed to assist in effective management 

Consult Legislation relevant to the industry and discuss its application on site

The significant factors around working in a multidisciplined construction team will be discussed.

3.   Plan construction safety meetings and follow up strategies specific to the needs of individual construction environments.

Purpose of safety meetings

Planning for meetings, agendas, notes, minutes and circulation of same

Issues encountered during safety meetings

Strategies for running effective safety meetings. 

4.0  Review construction safety paperwork including safety plan for use on a construction project.

Discuss the paperwork associate with  in the construction project

Evaluate the relevance of construction paperwork

Look at the content and relevance of construction documentation

Develop writing skills to assist with construction planning and paperwork.

5.  Communicate the importance and relevance of safety in the construction environment to a range of audience.

Discuss the role of the safety officer as a stakeholder in the construction project as a whole

Evaluate the benefit of professional communication and conduct in managing safety 

Explore the world of construction pay particular emphasis on why effective communication skills are essential

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Formative feedback through discussion and online interaction Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Video/Report assignment based around developing solutions to current construction challenges Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,4,5
3 Short answer and multiple choice questions Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 20 % OnGoing 1,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 0.85 Weekly 0.85
Workshop Not Specified Group Learning 2.5 Once Per Semester 0.17
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.02 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Smith, Nigel J. Managing risk in Construction Projects, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford (2006)

Chudley, R. Building Construction Handbook, Butterworth Heinemann, London (2006)

Curley T. Construction Safety Handbook, Oak Tree Press, Cork (2006)

Hughes, Phil. Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction, Elseiver, Butterworth Heinemann, Boston (2005)

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.cif.ie

Other Resources

Access to Moodle

Additional Information

None