Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM122 - Health, Safety and Environmental Management (2011)

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MODULE TITLEHealth, Safety and Environmental Management CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM122 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator), Mr. Martyn Haywood
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
1. To provide an understanding of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to ISO14000 specifications, and environmental monitoring. 2. To be familiar with the principal environment impacts associated with heavy industry (principally mining & renewables) 3. To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake health and safety related activities, such as writing policies, assessing risks and investigating accidents in their chosen occupations. 4. 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
Term 1 Health & Safety Management Week 1: Introduction to Accident Prevention and Health & Safety in Industry. Terminology, Reason for preventing accidents – moral, cost, legal. Accident statistics and trends in industry. Week 2:` 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 (over 2 weeks) Week 3: Health and Safety Management: Introduction, Systems approach, key elements of a H&S management system, Recent developments – BS8800, OHSAS 18001/2, Practical Aspects of H&S management – Setting Policy, Targets & Objectives, Management Structures, Measuring Performance, Auditing. Week 4-5: Risk Assessment & Management: Concept of risk assessment, Subjective and Quantitative risk assessment, HAZOP’s FMEA’s, fault trees. Organising for risk assessment & developing a risk management strategy. Week 6: Health Assessment & Surveillance: Health risks, Health risk management, Health Surveillance Programmes. Week 7: Accident & Incident Investigations: Need to investigation accidents, accident triangles, accident reporting, key elements of accident investigation – teams, process, collecting evidence, root cause analysis, recording. Week 8: Safety Culture & Maturity: Definitions, Safety culture maturity models. Week 9: Principal Items of UK Legislation : Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974; Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, 1999; Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998; Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations, 1992; Manual handling operations Regulations, 1992; PPE at Work Regulations, 1992; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 1999; Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations, 1998. Term 2 Environmental Management Week 1: Introduction to the module and the assignment/assessment of the module; Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment & an EIA exercise. Week 2: Screening & Scoping for EIA; Risk Assessment. Week 3: Field Trip. Week 4: Field trip discussion & exchange of information; Environmental impact prediction exercise. Week 5: Environmental management systems, Environmental auditing. Week 6: Environmental standards, surveys, licenses etc; Environmental permitting. Week 7: Environmental Damage Regulations: Environmental impacts of mining; Access/transport assessment exercise Week 8: EIA for Bio-fuels etc; Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Week 9: Mine Waste Directive; EIA for Disasters; Intro to sustainable development
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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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
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