Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3305 - Health and Safety Risk Management (2012)

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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 9
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 41
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The module covers the key aspects of health & safety that future managers and engineers will need to know and find useful in their future lives and careers. The course and material is biased towards the minerals industry and is pragmatic as well as academic in nature.

 

This module would be useful to any student of any discipline or pathway.

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)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1.To recognise, understand and be able to interpret key items of health and safety legislation .

2.To understand the reasons for preventing accidents, dangerous occurrences & ill-health and the causes thereof

3.To facilitate risk assessments and accident investigations, and be able to draft a health and safety document and/or safety case for operation within their quarry.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

4.To appreciate the ever increasing role of health and safety in industry and be able to design and implement effective health and safety systems to minimise exposure to risk.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

5.Independent study, acquisition of information and presentation in written form.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

1.         Reason for preventing accidents: moral, cost, legal. 

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;

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 tools and techniques

6.         Health Assessment & Surveillance: Health risks, Health risk management, Health Surveillance Programmes.

7.         Accident & Incident Investigations;

8.         Safety Culture & Safety Maturity Charts.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 27.00 Guided Independent Study 73.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 27 Lectures and integrated tutorial sessions
Guided independent study 73 Private study
     

 

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
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 70 1.5 hours 1-5 Written
Assignment 30 1000 words 2,4,5 Written
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 30% and/or 1 Exam 70%

RESOURCES
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

HSE (1997) The Costs of Accidents at Work, HS(G) 96, HSE Books.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

HSE (1997)   Successful Health and Safety Management HS(G)65, HSE Books.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

HSE   (1993) ACSNI Study Group on Human Factors 3rd Report: Organising for Safety, HSE Books.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

HSE (1998) Reducing error and influencing behavior HS(G)48, HSE Books.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

British Standards Organisation (1996) BS8800: Guide to Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems, BSI.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

British Standards Organisation (1999) OHSAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems  Specification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

British Standards Organisation (2000) OHSAS 18002: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems ֖Guidelines for the Implementation of 18001.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Health and Safety Legislation, in particular Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974; Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999; Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations, 1998; Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations, 1992; Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992; PPE at Work Regulations, 1992; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, 1999; Noise at Work Regulations, 1989; Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations, 1998.

 

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Ridley, J. and Channing, J. eds Safety at Work 5th Butterworth Heinemann. 1999 [Library]
Set Davies, M.V. and Teasdale, P. The Costs to the British Economy of Work Accidents and Work Related Ill Health , HSE Books. 1994 [Library]
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 Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Risk Assessment