Core Module Information
Module title: Health and Safety (GA)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09401
Module leader: Jeremy Strang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying


Description of module content:

Background to health and safety law in the UK; The Health and Safety at Work Act and the principle health and safety regulations; Institutions of health and safety; Workplace health and safety; Safety in the construction sector; Employee rights and health and safety; Management of health and safety.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of workplace health and safety and its
regulatory framework;
LO2: explain the role of the HSE and its enforcement powers;
LO3: apply the relevant regulations and appropriate guidance in particular workplace
health and safety situations;
LO4: identify and manage health and safety risks through use of appropriate risk profiling
and risk assessment processes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: ME
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jeremy Strang
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

The module is taught thematically with each lecture and tutorial providing an opportunity for the student to learn about particular key issues underlying health and safety in the workplace and to develop an appreciation of the issues and strategies to help minimize risks in the workplace.

Formative Assessment:
Students will engage in a number of activities which generate feedback on their progress including informal class tests and quizzes after teaching distinct topics within the syllabus.

Summative Assessment:
The assessments will comprises an Essay to assess outcomes LOs 1-3 and the student will also be required to prepare a Report assessing the safety of a chosen aspect of the employer’s activities addressing outcome LO4

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Work based learning 64
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1 - 3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Report 40 3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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