Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM131 - Health and Safety in the Extractive Industry (2020)

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MODULE TITLEHealth and Safety in the Extractive Industry CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSMM131 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 6
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 40
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module covers the key aspects of health and safety that future managers and engineers will need to know and will 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 you with 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 you 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    recognise, understand and be able to interpret key items of health and safety legislation;
2    understand the reasons for preventing accidents, dangerous occurrences & ill-health and the causes thereof;
3    facilitate risk assessments and accident investigations, and be able to draft such a health and safety document and/or safety case for operation.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4    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

- reason for preventing accidents: moral, cost, legal, overview of legislation;
- 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 H&S management system, recent developments;
- risk assessment and management: concept of risk assessment, subjective and quantitative risk assessment tools and techniques;
- health assessment and surveillance: health risks, health risk management, health surveillance programmes;
- accident and incident investigations;
- safety culture and safety maturity.
 

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
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Lectures and integrated tutorial sessions 36 ILOs 1-5
     
     

 

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 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 60 1.5 hrs 1-5 Written
Assignment 1 25 1,500 word equivalent 2,4,5 Written
Assignment 2 15 1,000 word equivalent 2-5 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 Sept Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination Weighting as above Sept Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above – exam or assessment components as appropriate.

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: Ridley J and Channing J ed (1999) Safety at Work

HSE (1997) The Costs of Accidents at Work

Davies MV and Teasdale P (1994) The Costs to the British Economy of Work Accidents and Work Related Ill Health

HSE (1997)  Successful Health and Safety Management

HSE (1999) Reducing error and influencing behaviour

British Standards Organisation (1996) Guide to Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems

British Standards Organisation (2007): Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems specification

British Standards Organisation (2007): Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Guidelines for the Implementation of 18001

Health and Safety Legislation

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

Web based and electronic resources:

www.hse.gov.uk

www.iosh.co.uk

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 HSE Books HSE 1997 The Costs of Accidents at Work HS(G)65 HSE Books 1997 [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]
Set HSE Successful Health and Safety Management HSE Books 2000 [Library]
Set HSE Reducing error and influencing behaviour HSE Books 1999 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 20 August 2020
KEY WORDS SEARCH Occupational safety; occupational health; risk assessment.