Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM101 - Hazard and Risk Assessment (2011)

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MODULE TITLEHazard and Risk Assessment CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM101 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 module provides an introduction to hazard and risk assessment methods and legislation and provides theoretical and practical case examples applicable to typical projects in mining and civil engineering. It is intended that the students learn from a combination of traditional lectures, assignments and site visits, supported by the use of ELE and other electronic methods
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
Typical elements of the syllabus are as follows, in approximate chronological order. Week 1 Introduction; Hazard and risk terminology; Risk Assessment in UK Legislation: COMAH Regulations, COSHH Regulations; Quarry Regulations, 1999. Overseas Mining Regulations Week 2 Hazard appraisal / identification; Hazard consequence / vulnerability ; Subjective Risk Assessment: Overview of OH&S Hazard Identification Techniques Week 3 Probability / frequency of occurrence / trigger events; Probability of failure and factor of safety (include safety margin, reliability); Health & Safety Risks in Quarrying; Case example: geotechnical hazard appraisal and risk assessment for quarries Week 4 Assignment: geotechnical hazard appraisal and risk assessment for quarries Week 5 Fault trees and Event trees; Bayesian methods for managing uncertainty ; OH&S risk management ; SWIFT (Structured ‘What-If’ Analysis Technique) Week 6 Case example: risk assessment new highway in highly seismic area; Tolerability of risk / F-N curves. Risk management / mitigation / ALARP;QRA: Safety Cases in Industry ; Safety Cases: setting summative assignment – preparation of a mining safety case. Week 7 Monte-Carlo simulation ; Setting of summative assignment e.g. for risk analysis in dam design Hazard and Operability Studies Case example: risk assessment for tailings dam rehabilitation in Spain; Week 8 Case example: risk assessment for rock slopes in Hong Kong; Case example: risk assessment for managing cyanide in gold extraction process; Assessment of Health Risks Week 9 Case example: risk assessment for underground radioactive waste disposal; Demonstration: Environment Agency programs LANDSIM and CONSIM; Case Study/Group exercise taken from UK disaster reports Week 10 Further case examples; Review of material completed in module.
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 50 Written Exams 50 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 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined