Available in 2022
Course code

ARBE2303

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course examines the potential hazards and safety strategies of the construction workplace. Elements of risk analysis, control of risk, reflection on results and application of health and safety legislation are explored in the context of the built environment.


Availability

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify the main work health, safety and welfare legislation in the construction sector;

2. Identify the main requirements of an effective health and safety plan along with organisational arrangements necessary for its implementation;

3. Describe and apply multiple methods of hazard and risk identification;

4. Undertake risk assessment and formulate control measures to prevent ill health and injury;

5. Review and revise assessments as required.


Content

  • Health, safety and welfare legislation
  • Consultation procedures
  • Safety auditing and inspection
  • Health and safety policy
  • Hazard and risk identification techniques
  • Risk assessment and control measures
  • Developing safe work method statements
  • Review and revise risk and other assessments
  • Dealing with emergency and use of technology¬†

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Construction Management (Building) (Honours) program.


Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Work Health and Safety Plan

Written Assignment: Risk Assessment & Safe Work Method Statement


Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online

Lectorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 day(s) per Term Full Term starting in week 5

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.