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Module Title
The Safety Framework: Do, Check, Act
Reference BSM829 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved SCQF Points 30
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 15

Aims of Module
To evaluate and comprehend the links between risk and accident in the safe management of organisations.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 To critically analyse various hazard analysis techniques used in industry and evaluate the impact of these on contemporary Safety Management Systems.
2 To critically evaluate common risk assessment techniques including human/personal and organisational strategies.
3 To critically analyse the importance of accident investigation and its relationship to the management of health, safety and risk.
4 To identify and critically evaluate a variety of accident reporting and statistical analysis techniques.

Indicative Module Content
Statistical analysis methods, statistical functions, trend analysis, mean, mode, median, bar charts, graphs; Root cause analysis, why trees, fishbone digrams; Interviewing techniques, casualty management, trauma management; Witness statements, evidence evaluation; Hazard analysis incorporating identification of hazards, assessing and managing 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.

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

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 72
Non-Contact Hours N/A 228
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

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: 40% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Presentation.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 60% Outcomes Assessed: 3, 4
Description: Report

Explanatory Text
The overall mark for the module will be an aggregate of the two individual coursework marks. 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 Overall aggregate mark of 70% or over, with no component below 35%.
B Overall aggregate mark of 60 - 69%, with no component below 35%.
C Overall aggregate mark of 50 - 59%, with no component below 35%.
D 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 on 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.

1 BOYLE, T., 2012. Health and safety: risk management. 4th ed. Wigston: IOSH Services.
2 RIDLEY, J. and CHANNING, J., 2008. Safety at work. 7th ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann. ebook
3 HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 1999. Reducing error and influencing behaviour. (Health and Safety Executive guidance note HSG48). Sudbury: HSE Books.
4 HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 2013. Managing for health and safety. HSG65. London: HSE Books.
5 RUMSEY, D. J., 2011. Statistics for dummies. 2nd ed. HOBOKEN, NJ: Wiley.


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