SAFE09010 2016 Health and Safety Law

General Details

Full Title
Health and Safety Law
Transcript Title
Health and Safety Law
Code
SAFE09010
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)
Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

This module will give an overview of the legal system in Ireland and explain the key legislation pertaining to occupational safety and health in Ireland.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the principle legislation and major legal requirements of the statutory instruments and EU legislation relating to  safety,  health and  welfare at work.  

2.
Demonstrate a knowledge of relevant case law.
3.

Demonstrate an ability to source and keep abreast of relevant  legislation and its impact on the work environment. 

4.
 Integrate a knowledge of the law to relevant work place issues.
5.
Interpret and apply legislative requirements to the control of risks in the workplace.
6.

Participate constructively as part of a team.

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

Criminal vs Civil Law and relevant case law.

Development of Safety and Health Law in Ireland and the role of EU.

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.

Role of the HSA, enforcement, penalties, prosecutions.

Personal Injuries Assessment Act 2003 and claims process.

Major statutory instruments relating to safety, health and welfare including;

General Application Regulations 2007, Construction Regulations 2013.

Chemical Agents Regulations 2001, Carcinogens Regulations 2001.

Potential impact of draft legislation.

Law relating to psychological damage i.e. stress, post traumatic stress etc.

EU Directives, Decisions or Judgements as applicable.

Examination of relevant case law, prosecutions and penalties imposed.

Law relating to handling/transport/supply/storage and containment of hazardous materials; ADR, GHS, CPL, REACH, Seveso

Law relating to safe systems of work; confined spaces, ATEX

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 Group and Individual Assessment of subject specific material Continuous Assessment Assessment 35 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Case Study Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % Week 4 1,2,3,4,5,6
             

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
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified 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 Not Specified 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
Online Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Raymond Byrne (2008) 2nd Edition Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland: A Guide NIFAST,

Geoffrey Shannon (2006) Health and Safety: Law and Practice Round Hall Dublin

Health and Safety Review Journal IRN Publishing

Other Resources

Materials will be given in class to aid student learning.

Additional Information

None