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CIVL6031 - Health and Safety - Built Env

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Title:Health and Safety - Built Env
Long Title:Health and Safety in the Built Environment
Module Code:CIVL6031
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: MARY MOLONEY
Module Description: Students will learn their professional obligations under the Safety,Health and Welfare at Work Act, and how to apply them to the workplace
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess current health and safety legislation
LO2 Identify their professional obligations in relation to health and safety
LO3 Use risk management techniques for health and safety
LO4 Develop competency of hazard identification in the workplace
LO5 Identify and address health and safety issues commonly arising in discipline specific construction technologies
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Health and Safety Legislation
Health and Safety at Work Act (2005). Construction Regulations (2001 and 2005). Legal structure and system. Understanding professional obligations to health and safety
Hazard Identification and Controls
Identification and controls for biological, chemical, occupational hazards
Risk Management
Use of risk management to identify hazards in the workplace, assess the risks and propose controls. Assessment of success of controls measures. Monitoring and reporting of controls.
CIT Safety Methodologies and Systems
CIT safety documentation. Departmental specific safety SOPs and risk assessments.
Discipline Specific Technologies and Health and Safety Applications
Discipline specific technologies (eg. mechanical plant, temporary works and excavations, demolition, foundations and trenches, building assembly, cladding systems and assembly). Assessment and application of health and safety principles. Building regulations. Fire protection. Confined spaces.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment of health and safety legislation and responsibilities 1 20.0 Week 4
Project Group exercise on preparing a method statement and risk assessment 3 20.0 Week 6
Project Prepare method statement and risk assessment on a discipline specific project 3,5 30.0 Week 11
Short Answer Questions Assessment of construction methodologies 1,3,5 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content and instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Discipline specific tutorial 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Self Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content and instruction 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Self Study 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Tutorial Discipline specific tutorial 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 6.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health 2011, The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work
  • Irish Government 2005, SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK ACT 2005
  • Irish Government 2006, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2006
  • Irish Goverment 2013, Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (construction) Regulations 2013
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 3 Elective
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 3 Elective
CR_TARCH_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 3 Elective
CR_ECTMS_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology - Mechanical Services 2 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 3 Elective
CR_EMSTE_6 Certificate in Mechanical Services Technology 2 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory

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