Module Details

Module Code: AGRI S6009
Full Title: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Legislation
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits:: 10
Module Owner:: Paul Murphy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment through an awareness of current legislation.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss relevant national legislation specific to health and safety in the workplace.
MLO2 Explain the concept of a legal register, benefits and uses.
MLO3 Explain the role of the Health and Safety Authority.
MLO4 Describe the role of the Health and Safety Inspector.
MLO5 Outline the main principles of case law examples that have taken place.
MLO6 Develop the academic and vocational language related to Safety & Health at work in the working environment.
MLO7 Create an awareness of safety and health issues in the workplace.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
Overview of National Legislation
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and associated regulations.
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
Detailed review of the 12 sections within the act.
Health and Safety Authority
Its roles and powers in relation to health and safety.
Health and Safety Inspector
Their role and powers of inspection and what to do when they arrive.
Codes of Practices.
Relevant codes of practice in the manufacturing environment.
Safety Representatives.
The role and the part in promoting safety in the workplace.
Examples of judgements that have taken place in relation to health and safety in Ireland.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Online Quizzes
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
To complete a report on the current legislation and codes of practices relevant to the learner's working environment.
No Practical
No Final Examination

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


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time On Campus workload.
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Online lectures, case studies, quizzes, discussion groups, supplementary reading Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact Face-to-Face (2 hours twice per semester) Twice per semester 0.27 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.27
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.27
Module Resources
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This module does not have any article/paper resources
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