Full Title Risk, Management and Technical Safety

Short Title Risk, Management and Technical

Code SAFE09021
Level 09
Credit 10

Author Hannon, Mary
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

This module addresses risk management techniques and theory that relate to the control of occupational safety and health loss in the workplace. The student will integrate theories and knowledge with a view to competently engaging in workplace risk assessments. The student will evaluate risks associated with work environments, work activities, construction, electricity and machinery and equipment, while also constructing emergency planning and preparation strategies. This module allows the student to relate their EHS knowledge acquired to date and to select, defend and implement choices made in an organisational context.


Indicative Syllabus

Analyse management theory and select appropriate management strategies for use in current OSH work environments.

  • The changing nature of business theories and their evolving relationship with the changing world of OSH
  • Reflection on OSH in practice and how effective managers reflect on their own practice.

Integrate OHS knowledge, principles, and theories to evaluate and identify organisations’ OSH requirements

  • Fire, Machinery and Electrical safety principles and theories along with emergency planning requirements
  • Risk matrices,hierarchy of controls, general principles of prevention

Evaluate hazards, assess occupational risks, and propose appropriate risk control strategies.

  • Inspection, audits, documents
  • Different work environments = different hazard types & different risks, different injuries/illnesses
  • Construction methods and associated hazards

Devise solutions to prescribed OHS problems implementation

  • Attitude towards safety in the work environment and plans to overcome adversities
  • Monitoring systems

Communicate effective planning, decision making, and change management within an organisation.

  • Effective planning, decision making and resource management through information and knowledge dissemination
  • Looking at resistance to change and how to overcome barriers through effective communication methods
  • Effective communication strategies and how to communication to a wide variety of audience on a range of topics

Design safe systems of work in accordance with Irish OHS Legal requirements and

  • Legal requirements for safe systems
  • Application of safe systems of work to an organisation
  • Safe systems in a variety of prescribed workplace settings

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

  • Management strategies and organisational behaviour
  • Safety culture and its influences on an organisation
  • Loss and its effect on an organisation

 


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Analyse management theory and select appropriate management strategies for use in current OSH work environments.

  2. Integrate OHS knowledge, principles, and theories to evaluate and identify organisations' OSH requirements.

  3. Evaluate workplace hazards, assess occupational risks, and propose appropriate risk control strategies.

  4. Devise solutions to prescribed OHS problems implementation

  5. Apply cognitive ergonomic principles to facilitate the communication of effective planning, decision making, and change management within an organisation.

  6. Apply ergonomic design principles for safe place of work, safe systems of work, and safe machinery tools and equipment in accordance with Irish OHS Legal requirements.

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


Assessment Strategies

Regular formative assessments may be undertaken via Moodle, and assignments delivered as per module requirements. Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.  Students will work on a project to integrate their knowledge in a workplace setting.  They will also produce a video submission to communicate their learning to a prescribed audience.


Assessment Facilitites

PC, broadband, final examination centres. Transport to site visits. Remote proctoring facilities will be required.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 50 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Risk Management Integration Project 2,3,4,5,6 25 Week 2
Communication Video Submission 1,2,3,4,5 15 Week 8
Short answer Questions 2,3,7 10 Week 12


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4,5,7 50 End of Semester


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Workshop Not Specified Site visit/guest lectures 4.5 Once Per Semester 0.30
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1.7 Weekly 1.70

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Other Resources

N/A

Url Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.iosh.ie

www.itsligo.ie/library

www.irishstatute.ie

www.cif.ie

Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
Henry McClave 2004 Communication for Business Gill and Macmillian
ISBN-10 ISBN-13
Brian O Kane 2005 Starting a business in Ireland Oak Tree Press
ISBN-10 ISBN-13