AD5857: Accident Prevention and Emergency Planning

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 100.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 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: This module gives the student an overview of the principles of accident prevention and emergency preparedness in occupational settings.
Module Content: Key accident causation theories, models and patterns.
Types of accidents including those related to fire (including fire prevention, management, fighting, and escape, as well as the perception and behaviour of people in a fire); explosions (ATEX); transportation of hazardous goods; and toxic waste disposal.
How to carry out accident investigation, analysis and follow-up.
Principles and goals of first aid.
How to design, develop, review and implement a range of generic, site specific and subject related emergency plans.
How to design, plan and manage a range of suitable exercises to test emergency plans.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss theories of accident causation.
  • Implement emergency responses and procedures.
  • Apply the principles of emergency planning to different potential emergency situations.
  • Carry out a fire risk assessment.
  • Apply knowledge of the physics and chemistry of fire and its relevance to fire protection and prevention strategies.
  • Establish measures to manage a fire within various occupational settings including the use of extinguishers, types, operation and strategic positioning, other fire fighting equipment, means of escape, fire warning systems, training and fire drills.
  • Advise on the transportation of hazardous goods and toxic waste disposal.
  • Implement basic first aid and awareness measures.
  • Prevent hazardous conditions by taking precautions to avoid injuries and accidents.
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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