20 credits at level HE4
The module provides the student with a background to the current legislative framework of Health and Safety and introduces them to its applicability in the Transport Industry. Students will be able to understand the current and impending changes in health and safety law and the practical implications it will have for managers and employees in the Industry.
• Legislative background
• The Health and Safety Executive
• Management of Health and Safety
• Management and employee responsibilities
• Vehicle movement
• Driving safety and Work Related Road Safety
• Mechanical and Manual Handling (Materials Handling)
• Safe Loading
• Carriage of Dangerous Goods
Syllabus is taught using a variety of academic and on the job teaching and learning methods. These include taught lectures, small group work, and presentations and directed individual learning. As the application of health and safety requires practical knowledge, there are opportunities for the student to study or apply, aspects of health and safety in practice.
Typical allocation of working hours would be:
Formal Lectures 14
Assignment Work 78
Directed Reading 35
Background Research 35
Application of Health and Safety 24
Total Hours: 200
Each subject area will carry with it a short assignment. Students will also be required to complete a larger assignment. The shorter assignments will cover the basic knowledge and understanding related to the specific subject matter. The longer assignment will cover a major health and safety issue relating to the Logistics Industry.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand the major elements of health and safety legislation that apply to the Logistics Industry.||Describe the framework of H&S legislation that has grown from the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, including EU originated directives and agreements.|
|2.||Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose and role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).||Describe the aims of the national and local organisation of HSE and the role of their inspectors.|
|3.||Understand the duties associated with management of health and safety.||Describe the importance of organisational safety policy, generic and specialised risk assessment, action planning and development of measurable safe systems|
|4.||Describe the legal responsibilities of both managers and employees for health and safety in the workplace.||Create a framework detailing responsibilities for all levels of a workforce.|
|5.||Analyse the safety aspects of vehicle movements in depots, haulage yards and warehouses.||Describe a risk assessment / action plan development for a case study transport depot.|
|6.||Demonstrate knowledge of the hazards associated with driving on the public roads and the methodologies that lead to accident reduction.||Create a “work related road safety” fleet analysis and action programme.|
|7.||Understand the health and safety implications and systems involved with both manual and mechanical (FLT) materials handlings operations in the Logistics Industry.||Describe a risk assessment / action plan development for a case study distribution warehouse.|
|8.||Understand the safety implications of the different types of loading activities and describe safe loading procedures for the major road based logistics activities. understand the framework of dangerous goods legislation for both warehouse and national / international transport of hazardous materials and articles. Describe the role and applicability of Dangerous Goods Regulations to Domestic and International transport.
Describe safe loading procedures for the major road based logistics activities and
describe the role and applicability of Dangerous Goods Regulations to Domestic and International transport.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Individual project assignment||Case Study Report|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Successful Health and Safety Management HSG 65
Management of Health and Safety at Work
Safe Use of Work Equipment L22
Manual Handling L23
Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare L24
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health L5
Personal Protective Equipment L25
Working with Display Screen Equipment L26
Safety Signs and Signals L64
Safe Working with Lift Trucks HSG 6
Rider Operated Lift Trucks – Operator Training
Chemical Warehousing HSG 71
Parking LGV Vehicles INDG312
Safety of Loads on Vehicles ACOP Third Edition (DfT)
Management of Road Safety RR018
Working With ADR HSE Info Leaflet
Department for Transport www.dft.gov.uk
HSE Direct www.hsedirect.com
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