AD1076: Introduction to Risk and Safety Management

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 100.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 and 2.
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: To assist students in identifying physical hazards and dangers in the workplace. This module will also explore the concepts of safety management systems in relation to risk management, as well as how to plan effectively for emergencies in general industry and in the construction sector.
Module Content: How to develop ways and means of reducing the risk of injury and damage to people and property in the context of: Hazard Identification, Assessment of Risk, Management and control of Risk, Safe Place of Work, Nature of Electricity AC/DC.
How to manage safety in the workplace: identifying and communicating (reporting risks, incidents, suggestions, etc.) with those who have health and safety responsibility in the organisation; safety management systems and standards (organisational and international); Safety Organisation; Plan, do, check, act model.
How to plan, effectively, for emergencies in the workplace including Fire Prevention; Fighting and Escape; Safety Organisation; Minimising Consequences; Fire and Explosion; Evacuation Procedures; First Aid; Toxic Waste Disposal; Environmental Control; Work at height and falls from height; Fire controls and emergency evacuataions.
How to conduct research, identify appropriate sources of information and guidance, write reports and produce a method statement incorporating quality management requirements.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define hazard, risk and danger and identify the types of hazards.
  • Demonstate understanding of the principles of workplace safety and assessment of risk, working at height and collective preventative measures to prevent falls from height.
  • Discuss the duties and responsibilities in safe construction practice.
  • List and apply the nine Principles of Prevention and Hierarchy of Controls.
  • Detail the reasons and advantages for utilising a permit to work system.
  • Plan and conduct a detailed risk assessment in an occupational setting.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word individual project, 90 marks; 1 x 500 word reflection, 10 marks).
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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