Module Details

Module Code: AGRI S6013
Full Title: Machine and Process Safety
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Siobhan Jordan
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to assess and advise on machine and process safety in the manufacturing industry.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Describe the health and safety requirements specific to machine and process safety.
MLO2 Discuss the principles of safety integration, auditing and safety checks.
MLO3 Evaluate the functional safety of control systems and protection against mechanical hazards.
MLO4 Compare and contrast the various machine maintainance procedures in manufacturing settings.
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
Introduction to machinery Health and Safety requirements
Essential health and safety requirements relating to the design and construction of machinery and CE marking. General duties of manufacturer or authorised representative as regards products; Safety components and assembly instructions for partly completed machinery. Standard Operating Procedures; Safety Data Sheets; hazard communication standards, accidental release measures, first-aid meanures; handling and storage of chemicals and exposure controls.
Audits and safety checks
Assessment of conformity with internal checks on the manufacture of machinery.
Principles of safety integration
The 3-step method; Preventing abnormal use; PPE;Handling of machinery and parts of machinery; Ergonomic principles; Operating positions in hazardous environments
Control systems and protection against mechanical hazards
Functional Safety of Control Systems; Required characteristics of guards and protective devices; Risks due to other hazards; Hazards due to machinery mobility.
Machine Maintainance
Access to operating positions and servicing points; Isolation of energy sources and electrical safety; Operator intervention; Cleaning of internal parts.
Health and safety requirements for specific categories
Hygiene requirements for machinery intended for use with foodstuffs or with cosmetics or pharmaceutical products;Supplementary requirements for portable hand-held and handguided machinery; Declaration of vibrations transmitted by portable hand-held and hand-guided machinery; Portable fixing and other impact machinery
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
CA assignment on an assessment of maintaince and process safety procedures in a manufacturing industry.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Online Quizes throughout the semester
No Project
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 Face to Face (2 hours twice per semester) Twice per semester 0.27 2
Online Contact Contact Online lectures, case studies, quizzes, discussion groups, supplementary reading Every Week 2.00 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
Recommended Book Resources
  • Jespen, Torben. (2016), Risk Assessments and Safe Machinery: Ensuring Compliance with the EU Directives, Springer.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • EC Directive, EC, 2010. Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
  • S.I. No. 407/2008, S.I. No. 407/2008 - European Communities (Machinery) Regulations 2008.