Full Title:Construction Safety Management
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CNST E7008
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This module shall enable the students to evaluate and apply the health and safety practices that need to be implemented in order to create a safe place of work, particularly on construction sites.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and categorise risks associated with construction work and create an appropriate risk assessment plan.
  2. Examine data and evaluate the causes and effects of accident related to construction works.
  3. Compare and contrast organisational cultures and systems to establish how they can enhance organisational commitment to health and safety.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Implementation of legislation and practice
Examine the risk assessment process and examine duties placed on each party. Prepare a risk assessment, apply health and safety standards.
Work Practices
Promote safe and ethical work practices; set standards for health and safety excellence. Review statistical data identifying causes of accidents and effects.
Ethos of Health and Safety
Examine organisational culture and systems in the context of embedding health and safety and welfare practices; Evaluate the commitment of resources as a representation of the commitment of the organisation to health safety and welfare
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report Risk Assessment Plan 1 35.00 0 0 n/a 0
Essay Organisational culture and commitment to Health & safety 3 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Final examination 1,2,3 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory based class 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Class based individual/group practical tasks 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Preparation for CA & final examination 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Howarth, T. & Watson, P. 2008, Construction Safety Management, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405186605]
  • St. John Holt, A. 2005, Principles of Construction Safety, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781405134460]
  • Zou, P. & Yosia Sunindijo, R. 2015, Strategic Safety Management, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 9781118839379]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory