Health And Safety Law
Common law, duty of care, vicarious liability, development of UK health and safety system, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Introduction to EU health and safety law, Framework Directive
|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 11 entry requirement or equivalent.
Aims of Module
1. To enable students to critically assess the common law rules relating to health and safety.
2. To facilitate a deep understanding of the development of health and safety law in the United Kingdom.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Discuss the common law health and safety rules which protect employees.|
||Critically assess the development of the statutory rules relating to health and safety.|
||Asses the impact of the law of the European Union on UK law.|
Indicative Module Content
Common law rules, duty of care, vicarious liability history and sources of statute law in the UK governing health and safety, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, European Health and Safety Law, Framework Directive.
|Indicative Student Workload|
|Part Time||Distance Learning|
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Mode of Delivery
Lectures and Seminars.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
This module will be assessed through written coursework.
|1.||STRANKS, J., 2005. Health and Safety Law. 5th ed. Pearson, Education|
|2.||STRANKS, J., 2006. Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook. Blackwell Publishing|
|3.||RIDLEY, J & CHANNING, J., 2003. Safety at Work. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.|
|4.||HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 2013. Managing for health and safety (HSG65). London: HSE (http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg65.htm) |