AD5859: Researching Safety, Health and Welfare in the Construction Sector
|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 broad introduction to the main occupational health and safety issues specific to the construction industry.
To outline the duties and deliverables of key project parties in construction projects as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations, 2013 (i.e. Client, Designers, Project Supervisor Design Process, Contractors and Project Supervisor Construction Stage).
To introduce students to key research skills to allow them to identify hazards, assess risks and prepare key construction safety documentation such as Method Statements, Risk Assessments and Safety and Health Plans.
Overview of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations (2013).
Project management under the guidelines of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations (2013).
Designation of duties in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations (2013).
Specific health and safety issues related to the construction sector.
Risk assessment in construction.
How to conduct research relating to the construction industry - the key sources of information including the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).
How to produce Method Statements, Risk Assessments and Safety and Health Plans for the construction sector.
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 and Health Plan based on an identification of the hazards of the operation, as 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.).|