Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3305 - Health and Safety Risk Management (2011)

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MODULE TITLEHealth and Safety Risk Management CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3305 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The aim of this course is to provide the essential knowledge and skills necessary to undertake health and safety related activities within an industrial (mining) environment These skills include writing policies, assessing risks and investigating accidents in their chosen occupations. The course will also acquaint students with the key items of health and safety legislation found in industry today.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
The syllabus for the 2 hour lecture slot is: 1. Reason for preventing accidents – moral, cost, legal. 2. Accident statistics and trends in the minerals industry; 3. Accident Aetiology: Basic theories of accident causation, the role of human error in accidents, concept of active and latent failures. Strategies for reducing human error; 4. Health and Safety Management: Introduction, Systems approach, key elements of a H&S management system, Recent developments – BS8800, OHSAS 18001/2; 5. Risk Assessment & Management: Concept of risk assessment, Subjective and Quantitative risk assessment; 6. Health Assessment & Surveillance: Health risks, Health risk management, Health Surveillance Programmes. 7. Accident & Incident Investigations; 8. Safety Culture & Safety Maturity Charts. 9. Case Studies of Recent Major Mining Accidents The Syllabus for the 1 hour lecture slot is on specific health & safety legislation which includes: 1. Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974; 2. Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999; 3. Management & Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations, 1993; Quarrying Regulations 1999 4. Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998; 5. Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations, 1992; 6. Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992; 7. PPE at Work Regulations, 1992; 8. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 1999; Noise at Work Regulations, 2007; 9. Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations, 1998.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
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Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
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DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
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INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined