SAFE07051 2019 Health and Safety Management 2

General Details

Full Title
Health and Safety Management 2
Transcript Title
Health and Safety Management 2
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Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
JohnJoe McHugh
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This subject introduces the learner to the design of a Safety Management System for construction sites and construction related activity. The learner is introduced to the core principles of Risk Management and Risk Reduction for a broad range of construction activity on site, from inception to completion.


Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the sources of safety law, relevant to the construction industry.


Explain the legal responsibilities that exist between duty holders, those who control a work place and those that use them.


Illustrate an understanding that the thrust of legislation has been to highlight the responsibility of employers to manage health and safety in the workplace.


Recognise that the impact of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 is that employers must adopt a structured management approach and a safety management system that will deliver compliance.


Specify the steps and safety interventions that are required for the successful implementation of a safety management system.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching strategy uses a blended approach of lectures & self-directed learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy incorporates continuous assessment   & a written final   examination.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

  1. Safety Policy design which sets the scene for the delivery of a successful management system.
  2. The role, obligations and responsibilities of the employer.
  3. Principles of control.
  4. The nature and scope of a safety management system.
  5. Implementation of the safety management system.
  6. Safety Interventions that will impact successful outcomes for continual improvement of the safety record.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Design a Safety Management System for a Construction Site Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Design a Safety Management System 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Computer Laboratory Summarise Lecture Notes and Research Safety Management Systems 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-05-03 Health and Safety at Work
ISBN 0749478179 ISBN-13 9780749478179

Establish the proper systems and procedures for effective health and safety management and the legal requirements that businesses need to be aware of with this guide for UK employers.

Required Reading
2011 Occupational Health and Safety Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN 0566089831 ISBN-13 9780566089831

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that every year there are 2.2 million fatal and 270 million non-fatal accidents or occupational diseases worldwide. Occupational Health and Safety looks at the research into what causes accidents and errors in the workplace. Emphasizing the psychological and behavioural aspects of risk in organizations, it includes case studies and best practices. The contributors to this volume come from various countries, reflecting unique interest and knowledge in particular areas.

Required Reading
2006 The A-Z of Health and Safety Thorogood Publishing
ISBN 1854183877 ISBN-13 9781854183873

Health and safety law and practice has changed considerably in recent years and in an increasingly litigious society, all organisations must be up to speed with best practice.

Required Reading
2011 Occupational Safety and Health Management
ISBN 9838614416 ISBN-13 9789838614412
Required Reading
2011 Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction Routledge
ISBN 9780080970684 ISBN-13 0080970680

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is the definitive handbook for the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety from NEBOSH (May 2010 specification), with each element of the syllabus explained in detail, and all the relevant legislation summarised for quick reference. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning objectives and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations, and a chapter of sample answers can be found at the end of the book. This book covers the specific health and safety challenges faced by the construction industry, as well as the basics of occupational health and safety in general. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards, and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. The books is also relevant for built environment and construction courses both in the UK and overseas, as well as providing a handy reference for managers and qualified professionals dealing with day-to-day health and safety issues. New to this edition: Over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour Restructured in line with 2010 NEBOSH syllabus Covers new regulations on Tower Cranes, Supply of machinery (safety) Regulations 2008, Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4), and European Classification: Packaging and Labelling Beyond the syllabus there is a chapter on environmental protection, including the new Environmental Permitting Regime A summary of Lord Young's 2010 Report Common Sense, Common Safety A chapter with guidance on searching the internet, with a range of significant health and safety websites where readers can access huge amounts of guidance and statistical data A companion website with downloadable tutor and student support materials, including editable PowerPoint slides and a set of full colour electronic 'spot the hazard' inspection exercises is available at:

Required Reading
2012-03-16 Health, Safety and Welfare Law in Ireland Gill & MacMillan
ISBN 0717152634 ISBN-13 9780717152636

Introduction to health, safety and welfare law in Ireland. Including guidelines on all recent legislation and safety documents.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 Kinsella, J., (2012). Health, Safety and Welfare Law in Ireland. Gill & MacMillan.



Journal Resources

IOSH's journal, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety (PPHS).

URL Resources

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Application) Regulations 2007

 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 291 of 2013)

Code of Practice for Working in Confined Spaces

Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations

Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

Code of practice for working safely on roofs

Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents)

Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds

Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines

Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work

Safety Management Systems

Safety Management Systems for Clients

Workplace Safety and Health Management

Safety Culture

Improving health and safety in construction Phase 2 – Depth and breadth ( Human Factors)

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Other Resources

IT Sligo Library

Additional Information

Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom.