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Module Title
The Influential Safety Practitioner: Understanding Individuals And Organisations
Reference BSM828 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved SCQF Points 30
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To develop an understanding of the influence of individual, group and organisational factors and the role of people management in relation to the mitigation of risk in health and safety.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically analyse the contribution of individual, group and organisational factors on people's health, safety and risk behaviours and performance at work.
2 Critically assess the role of leadership and culture in relation to health, safety and risk.
3 Evaluate the role of people management in shaping desired behaviour and performance in relation to health, safety and risk.

Indicative Module Content
Organisational (culture, change, conflict, stress), team (group processes and behaviours) and individual (motivation, perception, leadership, personality, communication, attitudes) factors which have to be considered when aspiring to a positive health and safety culture. How individual, group and organisational factors influence hazard identification, risk assessment and management of risk. Skills relating to competence (recruitment, selection, induction, managing performance, training, continuing professional development, identifying needs and evaluating training), employee relations (involvement, welfare, discipline, grievance, and relationships) reward, control and co-operation. Professional and ethical standards in relation to health, safety and risk. Influence of competence on employees at all levels on hazard identification, risk assessment and management of risk.

Module Delivery
This module will be delivered using a variety of methods, focusing primarily on student-centred learning. This will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, with a strong emphasis on student participation. As students are online,they will achieve this through access to a range of materials to facilitate their learning, including topic guides, presentations and tutorials, plus exercises, group-work and discussions.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 76
Non-Contact Hours N/A 224
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL N/A 300
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 60% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Academic Report
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 40% Outcomes Assessed: 3
Description: Corporate Report

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The overall Grade awarded will be an aggregate of the marks gained for the 2 components. An aggregate of 40% is required to pass the module. Requirements for each grade are noted below.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A An overall aggregate mark of 70% or over, with no component below 35%.
B An overall aggregate mark of 60 - 69%, with no component below 35%.
C An overall aggregate mark of 50 - 59%, with no component below 35%.
D An overall aggregate mark of 40 - 49%, with no component below 35%.
E 35 - 39% on weighted aggregate. Fail.
F 34% or less on weighted aggregate or in either component. Fail.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF level 11 entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 ARMSTRONG, M., 2014. Armstrong’s handbook of human resource management practice. 13th ed. London: Kogan Page. ebook
2 ARNOLD, J. et al, 2016. Work psychology. 6th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd. ebook
3 GLENDON A. et al, 2016. Human safety and risk management. 3rd ed. London: Taylor and Francis. ebook to be available soon
4 HEALTH and SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 2013. Managing for health and safety (HSG65). London: HSE
5 STEVENS, J. & TEAM, 2005. Managing risk: the human resources contribution. London: Lexis Nexis. ebook

 

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