OSH30020 Health and Safety Management

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces students to the systematic management of occupational health and safety, including the development and implementation of effective systems to reduce the risk of injury and loss.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students will be able to:

Apply the concept of identifying, evaluating and managing health and safety risks in a systematic manner and develop appropriate means of reducing the risk of injury and loss, including risk control measures.

Develop and recommend effective communication systems for health and safety information, including consultation.

Develop and recommend policy, organisational systems, reactive and proactive monitoring systems, and auditing and review systems in health and safety matters.

Detail and discuss various health and safety risk management systems and their interaction with complementary quality and environmental management systems.

Be aware of and be able to integrate knowledge of related issues such as relevant Legislation, Codes of Practice, Standards, and other relevant issues.

Be capable of contributing to the development of a workplace safety management system.

Sustainable Development Goal Alignment:

The learning outcomes of this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 3 Good Health and SDG 8 Decent Work from an occupational health and wellbeing perspective.

The learning outcomes of this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 4 Quality Education as this module contributes to fostering an inclusive and equitable education that promotes lifelong learning for all.

Indicative Module Content:

Risk Assessment Processes, Methods and Tools
OSH Communication Practices
OSH Safety Management Systems
Emergency and Disaster Management
International initiatives in OSH

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Face to face lectures
Problem based learning
Recorded E-lectures
Live Online E-Lectures
Online specified learning activities
Autonomous learning
Learning through assessment 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must be aged over 23 years, be employed or seeking employment and have at least 3 years work experience. This module contains work-based assignments and if students are not working, they will be unable to meet the credit requirements.

Learning Recommendations:

Students should be engaged in OSH in their workplace.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Health and Safety Management (SHWW30020)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Project: Risk Assessment Week 8 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Project: SMS Report Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided within 20 working days online in Brightspace.

Module reading list is provided in Brightspace.
Name Role
Dr Penpatra Sripaiboonkij Lecturer / Co-Lecturer