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Module Title
The Safety Framework: Plan
Reference BSM835 Version 1
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved May 2017 SCQF Points 15
Amended ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To develop a professional understanding of the principles and applications of health and safety policy and risk management in an organisational context.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Discuss the common law health and safety rules which protect employees.
2 Critically assess the development of the statutory rules relating to health and safety.
3 Critically analyse the way in which health and safety policy impacts upon the organisation and its structure.
4 Investigate and discuss the range of approaches and models used in health and safety risk management.

Indicative Module Content
This module provides students with an understanding of 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 Act 1974; European Health and Safety Law; Framework Directive. Additionally the module will evaluate the organisational elements of risk management in relation to health and safety; the implications for the organisation in relation to structure, policies and procedures.

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, groupwork and discussions.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 36
Non-Contact Hours N/A 114
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.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Analysis of scenario, answering specific questions.
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 50% 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 criteria.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 FORD, M. and CLARKE, J., 2013. Redgrave’s health and safety. 8th ed. Butterworths Law
2 STRANKS, J. W., 2008. Health and safety at work: an essential guide for managers. 8th ed. London: Kogan Page Limited
3 HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE, 2013. Managing for health and safety (HSG65). London: HSE (
4 TOLLEY’S Health & Safety at Work Handbook 2015, 27th ed. Lexis Nexis/Tolley Publishing
5 MULLINS, L.J., 2010. Management and organisational behaviour. Financial Times. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

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