SAFE09007 2016 RISK MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SAFETY

General Details

Full Title
RISK MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SAFETY
Transcript Title
RISK MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SAFETY
Code
SAFE09007
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, David Mullarkey, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

This module addresses risk management techniques and theory that relate to the control of occupational safety and health loss in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
 Evaluate the theories and concepts underpinning OSH practice.
2.

Evaluate factors and characteristics within the organisation which affect occupational loss.

3.
Interpret and assess occupational risks and evaluate risk control strategies.
4.

Integrate the knowledge, principles and theories pertaining to OSH.

5.
Participate in groups, communicate and defend findings in relation to prescribed  OSH problems.
6.

Evaluate and criticise  safety options available and select appropriate solutions to prescribed problems.

7.

Design safe systems of work in relation to construction, the use of machinery, electricity and fire prevention in the workplace and communicate these to a specialist and non-specialist audience.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), independent learning 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 online 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

Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam - 50%.

Regular assessments will be undertaken via moodle and assignments uploaded via moodle. Assignments may be designed across modules delivered in the same semester.

Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve assignment, practical test or examination that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to OSH, policies, stakeholders and statistics

Best Practice Risk Management and the wider context

Accident ratio research and accident causation

Risk characteristics and approach to risk

Gaining control,  hazard identification , risk assessment and risk control options

Nine principles of prevention

Good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment

Risk perception, risk awareness  and risk taking

Organisational  characteristics necessary for control

Attitude to safety in the construction industry and plans to overcome adversities

Construction methods and associated hazards

Impact of machine and electrical use in the workplace and development of safe systems of work

Communication skills as a tool in safety management and a means  to encourage workers to carry out tasks in a safe manner

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 Performance Evaluation Class discussion, questions and answers. Feedback Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Group Project Develop safe system of work on a prescribed topic Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
3 Individual Project Assignment based on topical OSH issue relevant to the module in a national/international context. Continuous Assessment Assignment 25 % OnGoing 2,3,4,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified On-Line Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

AS/NZS 4360:2004 - Australian / New Zealand Standard Risk Management, Standards Australia International Ltd., GPO Box 5420, Sydney, NSW 2001 and Standards New Zealand, Private Bag 2439, Wellington 6020.

HB 436: 2004 Risk Management Guidelines - Companion to AS/NZS 4360:2004.

Standards Australia International Ltd., GPO Box 5420, Sydney, NSW 2001 and Standards New Zealand, Private Bag 2439, Wellington 6020.

Local Authority Risk, 2005, Excellence in Governance Through Best Practice Risk Management - Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurance Ltd., 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.

British Standard 8800: 2004 Occupational Health and Safety Management Annex E Guidance on Risk Assessment and Control.

Broder, J.F., 2006, Risk Analysis, 3rd ed., Butterworth-Heinemann.

Glendon, A.I., Clarke, S.G., McKenna, E., 2006, Human Safety & Risk Management, Boca Raton CRC/Taylor & Francis.

Bishoff, H.J., 2008, Risks in Modern Society Vol 13, London, Springer.

Murray-Webster, R., Hillson, D., 2008, Managing Group Risk Attitude, Gower Publishing Ltd.

Patanker, M.S., Brown, J., Treadwell, M.D., 2005, Safety Ethics, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Garlick, A., 2007, Estimating Risk A Management Approach, Gower Publishing.

Strater , O., 2005, Cognition and Safety, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Curley, T., 2006, Construction Safety Handbook, Oak Tree Press.

Hughes, P., 2005, Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction, Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann.

Lawrence, M., 1994, Electricity Made Simple, London, Bloomsbury Books.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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