Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3039 - Safety and Sustainable Development (2019)

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MODULE TITLESafety and Sustainable Development CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM3039 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 39
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The module covers the key aspects of health, safety and environmental management that future managers, engineers 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

To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake health and safety related activities, such as writing policies, assessing risks, managing major hazards and investigating accidents in their chosen occupations.

To provide an understanding of the socio-environmental impacts, both positive and negative that the extractive industry may have on society.

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 Appreciate the ever increasing role of health and safety in industry and be able to design and implement effective health and safety systems to minimize exposure to risk;

2 Assess and manage major hazards in the mining industry;

3 Describe and apply the principles of sustainable development;

4 Identify the major issues and management strategies associated with environment/social and community impacts of the mining industry;

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

5 Relate the theoretical information to the context of professional practice through analysis and synthesis of published information, collected data and practical observation;

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:

6 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

Health & Safety Management (Major Topics):

- Introduction to accident prevention and health and safety in industry; terminology; reason for preventing accidents; moral, cost, legal; accident statistics and trends in industry;

- 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;

- Health and safety management: introduction, systems approach, key elements of a health and safety management system, recent developments, practical aspects of health and safety management;

- Risk assessment and management: concept of risk assessment, subjective and quantitative risk assessment, organising for risk assessment and developing a risk management strategy;

- Health assessment and surveillance: health risks, health risk management, health surveillance programmes;

- Accident and incident investigations: need to investigation accidents, accident triangles, accident reporting, key elements of accident investigation;

- Safety culture and maturity: definitions, safety culture maturity models;

Sustainable Development (Major Topics):

- Sustainable development and the mining industry; international perspectives, the MMSD, GMI, EITI & other relevant performance standards;

- Environmental impacts of mining (dusts, noise, visual, mine waste);

- Environmental impact assessments including screening and scoping for EIA; risk management;

- Environmental management systems (ISO 14000 series), including drivers, benefits and advantages of; case studies;

- Environmental standards, surveys, licenses etc; environmental permitting; monitoring and auditing;

- Communities and mining;

- Climate change and adaptation in the mining industry;

- Mine closure and rehabilitation.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 36.00 Guided Independent Study 114.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities 36 Lectures and Tutorials
Guided Independent Study 114 Self-Study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not Applicable      

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Examination 60 1.5 hours 1-5 On Request
Health and Safety Assignment 20 1,500 words 1, 2, 5, 6 Written
Environmental Management Assignment 1: Scoping Case Study 20 1,500 words 3-6 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 Assessment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 August Ref/Def Period
Examination Additional Examination 1-5 August Ref/Def Period

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above, one piece of Coursework (40%), and/or Examination (60%).

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

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/


 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Blunden, J. & Reddish, A. Energy, Resources and Environment Hodder & Stoughton. 1991 [Library]
Set Mulligan, D.W. Environmental Management in the Australian Minerals and Energy Industries Theory and Practice UNSW Press 1996 [Library]
Set Lee, N. & George, C. Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries Wiley 2000 [Library]
Set Ridley, J. and Channing, J. (Eds) Safety at Work 5th Butterworth Heinemann. 1999 [Library]
Set HSE Books HSE 1997 The Costs of Accidents at Work HS(G)65 HSE Books 1997 [Library]
Set HSE Books HSE (1997) Successful Health & Safety Management HS(G)65 HSE Books 1997 [Library]
Set HSE Books HSE (1993) ACSNI Study Group on Human Factors 3rd Report: Organising for Safety HSE Books 1993 [Library]
Set HSE Books HSE (1998) Reducing Error and Influencing Behaviour HS(G)48 HSE Books 1998 [Library]
Set British Standards Organisation Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Specification OHSAS 18001:2007 British Standards Organisation 2007 [Library]
Set British Standards Organisation Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems BS8800 British Standards Organisation 1996 [Library]
Set British Standards Organisation Environmental Management Systems: Requirements with Guidance for Use BS EN ISO 14001:2004 British Standards Organisation 2004 [Library]
Set Gilpin, A. Environmental Impact Assessment: Cutting Edge for the 21st Century Cambridge University Press 1994 [Library]
Set Department of Environment Minerals and Planning Policy and Guidance Notes [Library]
Set Pollution Handbook 2004 National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection 2004 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 06 July 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 30 July 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Safety Management; Risk Management; Environmental Management; Sustainable Development; Mining