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Module Title
Hazard Identification and Risk Management

Hazards, Security, Ergonomics, Safe systems of work

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedApril 2008
ApprovedSeptember 2014
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to course entry requirements

Corequisite Modules

There are none

Precluded Modules

There are none

Aims of Module

To develop an understanding of the key principles of hazard identification and its effects on risk management in a range of workplace environments.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the various hazard analysis techniques used in industry and its effect on modern Safety Management Systems.
2. Understand and evaluate common risk management techniques to include human/personal and organisational strategies
3. Critically evaluate safe design and the use of equipment.

Indicative Module Content

Hazard analysis incorporating identification of hazards, assessing risk and the management of risk, job hazard analysis; Ergonomics, personal hazards, PPE, security, terrorism and major accident hazards, organisational fitness,corporate and social responsibility; Safe systems of work, organisational maturity.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Part TimeDistance Learning
Directed and Private Study
Online Activities and Discussion

Mode of Delivery

The module is delivered in executive part time mode incorporating attending on campus workshops in addition to self directed learning from paper based or web-based learning materials, supported by on line assistance.
The module is also delivered in an online mode by self directed learning from web-based learning materials with online support.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1
Component 2 2,3

Component 1: Individual Presentation (40% weighting)

Component 2: Report (60% weighting)

Indicative Bibliography

1.BOYLE, T., 2010. Health and safety: risk management. 3rd ed. Wigston : IOSH Services.
2.HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 1999. Reducing error and influencing behaviour (health and safety Executive guidance note; HSG 48. Sudbury: HSE Books.
3.HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 2013. <I>Managing for health and safety (HSG65).(/I) London: HSE (
4.RIDLEY, J.R. and CHANNING, J., 2008. Safety at work. 7th ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann. ebook
5.WELLS, G., 1996. Hazard identification and risk assessment. Rugby: Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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