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AD1074: Health and Safety Legislation

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 100.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 8 x 3hr(s) Lectures; Other (self-directed study and independent research)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: The aim of this module is to give a basis for all health and safety law pertaining to work in Ireland and the European Union, so that the student has an understanding of how regulations and codes of practice can be drawn up as required.
Module Content: The evolution of health and safety legislation over the last 150 years with special reference to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 and subsequent new legislation.
The Irish legal system.
Organisation of the Court system.
Common Law.
Statute Law.
European Union Law.
Health and Safety legislation and case law.
The regulator role of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Interpret the operation of the Irish Legal system in relation to occupational safety and health.
  • Explain the connection between the common law and statute law in relation to occupational safety and health.
  • Demonstrate understanding of employment law, policies and procedures at work in relation to welfare issues.
  • Outline the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005 and subsequent legislation.
  • Discuss the enforcement procedures relating to occupational safety and health legislation.
  • Describe the regulator role of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word case study).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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