Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM122 - Health, Safety and Environmental Management (2012)

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MODULE TITLEHealth, Safety and Environmental Management CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM122 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 9 9
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 17
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The module covers the key aspects of health, safety and environmental management that future managers, engineers and surveyors will need to know and find useful in their future lives and careers. The course and material is biased towards the extractives 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

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.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1

A detailed understanding of 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.

2

A detailed understanding of: the purpose and requirements of an EIA and its role in the planning process; the design and structure of an EMS; the identification of legislative, policy and economic drivers for improved environmental performance; the identification of the environmental effects of the business; and the establishment of an environmental monitoring plan.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

3

The ability to relate the theoretical information to the context of professional practice through analysis and synthesis of published information, collected data and practical observation. Students should be able to evaluate and apply knowledge to specific case studies and scenarios.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

4

The ability to analyse and synthesise material to produce a well researched evaluation of a practical problem in a report format developed through the mode of assessment, and presented to a professional standard.

 

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, HAZOP֒s FMEAs, 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 Җteams, 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
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 36.00 Guided Independent Study 264.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS

Category

Hours of study time

Description

lectures/tutorials

36 hours

Two Terms (Health & Safety Management in Term 1), (Environmental Management in Term 2).

self study

264 hours

 

One field trip in Term 2 to look at environmental issues surrounding a mineral, waste disposal operation and/or renewable energy related project.

 

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
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Form of Assessment

 

% of credit

Size of the assessment  e.g. duration/length

ILOs assessed

Feedback method

Examination Term 1 (Health & Safety) 

25%

1.5 hours

ILO 1

 

Examination Term 2 (Environmental Management) 

25%

1.5 hours

 

ILO 2

 

Health & Safety Assignment 1 

15%

1500 words

ILOs 1,3,5

Written

Health & Safety Assignment 2

10%

500 words

ILOs 1,3,5

Written

Environmental Management Assignment 1  Scoping Case Study

25%

2000 words

ILOs 2,3,5

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-assessment

Summative Assessment

Additional Summative assignment

Weighting as above

August Ref/Def period

Examination

Additional Examination

Weighting as above

August Ref/Def period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 50% and/or 1 Exam 50%

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

Basic reading:

 

Ridely J & Channing J ed (1999) Safety at Work, 5th Edition, Butterworth Heinemann.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

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

 

HSE (1997)  Successful Health & 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 behaviour 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 & Safety Management Systems  Specification.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

Health and Safety Legislation, in particular 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; Noise at Work Regulations, 1989; Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations, 1998.BS EN ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System - requirements. British Standards Institution.

 

BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use. British Standards Institution.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Gilpin, A. (1994). Environmental Impact Assessment: Cutting Edge for the 21st Century. Cambridge Univ. Press.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

Blunden, J. & Reddish, A. 1991. Energy, Resources and Environment. Hodder & Stoughton.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Department of Environment. Minerals & Planning Policy Guidance Notes. HMSO.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Mulligan D W. 1996. Environmental Management in the Australian Minerals and Energy Industries ֖Theory and Practice. UNSW Press                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Lee N & George C. 2000. Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries. Wiley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection (2004). Pollution Handbook 2004.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Reading list for this module:

There are currently no reading list entries found for this module.

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 Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Safety management, risk management, environmental management, EIA