AD5858: Researching Safety, Health and Welfare in Key Public Service Workplaces
|No. of Students:||Min 5, Max 50.|
|Teaching Period(s):||Semester 2.|
|Teaching Methods:||8 x 3hr(s) Lectures; Other (independent research)|
|Module Co-ordinator:||Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.|
|Lecturer(s):||Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.|
To give a brief introduction to the main occupational health and safety issues specific to key public services (e.g. healthcare, education, defence forces, local authority, civil service and emergency response units).
To introduce students to key research skills to allow them to complete a safety statement project based on a workplace setting in the public services.
Overview of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations that are of most relevance to the public sector.
Specific health and safety issues related to key public services.
Risk assessment in public service workplaces.
How to conduct research.
How to produce a safety statement for the public service workplaces.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,500 word research project (safety statement based on an identification of the hazards of the operation, an assessment of the risks, and the design of a control strategy for the risks based on legal requirements, codes of practice and best practice)).|
|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 (in the Autumn).|