AD5854: Technical Safety and Working Safely

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: To assist students in establishing ways to create a safe place of work and reduce injury through the use of appropriate technical safety measures.
Module Content: This module will cover the main elements of technical safety such as machinery safety, safe construction practice, safe workplace transport and safe maintenance/electrical procedures including the causes and consequences of failure. It will also examine how organisations can provide safe places to work including through the use of permit to work systems and adherence to codes of practice standards.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • List safe maintenance procedures.
  • Develop procedures for minimising the risk to workers and work equipment.
  • Outline relevant legislation and codes of practice standards.
  • Implement a site electrical safety plan.
  • Examine the basic scientific principles that underline electrical safety in the workplace.
  • Identify the hazards associated with the use of machinery and electricity in the workplace.
  • Prioritise control action and develop safe systems of work.
  • Detail the reasons and advantages for utilising a permit to work system.
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Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word case study (100 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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