Module Details

Module Code: AGRI S6011
Full Title: Risk and Safety Management
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Paul Murphy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an understanding of health and safety management systems and their role within such a system in a manufacturing environment.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Describe what a health and safety management system
MLO2 Describe what is a safety statement and associated policies and documents.
MLO3 Describe how a health and safety management system is audited to monitor it's performance.
MLO4 Describe the elements of emergency planning.
MLO5 Explain risk assessments and method statements.
MLO6 Describe the ways in which the health and safety system can be monitored on a daily basis.
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).
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Module Indicative Content
Health and Safety Management System
The health and safety work organisation and policy in a company, the planning process for accident and ill health prevention, the line management responsibilities and the practices, procedures and resources for developing and implementing, reviewing and maintaining the occupational safety and health policy.
The Health and Safety Policy
It is a statement by the organisation of it’s intentions and approach in relation to it’s overall safety and health performance and provides a framework for action, and for the setting of its safety and health objectives and targets.
The control of contractors in the workplace.
The procedures required to protect the health and safety of contractors on site.
The communication and consultation processes in health and safety.
The various ways in which health and safety is communicated in the workplace including safety reps, safety teams, Key Performance Indicators KPIs.
Risk assessments and method statements.
The different risk assessment methodology and the responsibilities in relation to method statements.
Permit to Work.
Suitability, training and monitoring of permit to work in the manufacturing environment.
Emergency Planning
The development, testing and training on emergency planning.
The monitoring of the health and safety management system.
Active and reactive systems that are required for monitoring.
Near Miss, Accident and Incident.
How they are defined the requirements on investigating and reporting.
Behavioural Based Safety Guide.
A bottom-up approach, with top-down support from safety leaders.
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 End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Online quizzes
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Preparation of a risk assessment and a method statement 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
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Online Contact Contact Online lectures, case studies, quizzes, discussion groups, supplementary reading Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact Two, 2hr face-to-face contact hours Twice per semester 0.27 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.27
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.27
Module Resources
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