SAFE07043 2019 Safety Legislation 2

General Details

Full Title
Safety Legislation 2
Transcript Title
Safety Legislation 2
Code
SAFE07043
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, Margaret McCallig
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module examines a wide range of legislation relating to safety, health and welfare in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify key legal requirements of relevant acts and statutory instruments relating to safety, health and welfare.

2.

Explain the statutory claims process in Ireland.

3.

Demonstrate a knowledge of relevant case law and legislation.

4.

Interpret and apply legislative requirements to the workplace.

5.

Demonstrate an ability to read, interpret and keep abreast of relevant legislative changes.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via Adobe Connect), independent learrning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of on-line lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).  The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Final Theory 50%; Continuous Assessment 50%

Regular MCQs will be undertaken through Moodle and assignment uploads through Moodle.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignments will be available on Moodle, subject to IT Sligo Procedure on late submissions, 'Applications for extension of continuous assessment deadlines'.

Indicative Syllabus

Construction Regulations 2013

Chemicals Act & REACH

Chemical Agents Regulations 2001.

Carcinogen Regulations 2001.

Radiological Protection Act 1991.

Mines & Quarries Act and relevant legislation.

EU Directives as applicable.

Relevant Case Law & Court Judgements.

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 Assessment 1 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Week 4 1
2 Assessment 2 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Week 10 1
3 Assessment 3 Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 11 2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Distance Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 0.85 Weekly 0.85
Total Distance Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.85 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Not Specified Workshops 2.5 Once Per Semester 0.17
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.17 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013-11-12 Safety and Health Acts
ISBN 0414032918 ISBN-13 9780414032910

Safety and Health legislation has become increasingly complex. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Chemicals Act 2008, and the Fire Services Act 1981 have all been amended many times and are now the subject of a growing body of case law. Similarly, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 to 2012 now contain 194 Regulations and 12 Schedules when you take into account all the amendments since 2007. Safety and Health Legislation: Annotated and Consolidated is the only book that provides the full up-to-date, consolidated text of the main Acts and Regulations in this area, along with authoritative commentary on each section of the key Acts. It makes navigating the legislation this area much more straightforward. KEY FEATURES * Full up-to-date consolidated text, alongside detailed section by section annotations of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, Chemicals Act 2008, and Fire Services Act 1981 * Full up-to-date consolidated text of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 to 2012 * User-friendly - Presents the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 to 2012 with each of the 18 elements in the Regulations presented in separate and easy-to-navigate sub-divisions so you can find the relevant Regulations followed immediately by the Schedule to which they refer * Full up-to-date consolidated text of other key Regulations, including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2001 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 About the Author Raymond Byrne is a barrister and Director of Research with the Law Reform Commission. He is the author of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland (2nd edition, 2008). In 2011, he was awarded IOSH Ireland's Safety Person of the Year. He is also co-author of Byrne & McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System (5th edition, 2009) and of the Annual Review of Irish Law series (in its 26th year in 2013).

Recommended Reading
2007-11-30 Health and Safety: Law and Practice Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 185800439X ISBN-13 9781858004396

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Relevant, Acts, Regulations and Directives will be linked to the Moodle Page for this Module.

Journal Resources

As directed in lecture material.

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.bailii.org

www.itsligo.ie

www.irish statutes.ie

www.eur-lex.europa.eu/legal

Other Resources

Health and Safety Review (electronic journal) from IT Sligo Library web page