OSH30030 Safety Technology

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module examines aspects of safety science and technology to ensure the provision of a safe place of work and the development of safe systems of work, including developing and implementing emergency response systems in the workplace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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

Develop and advise on the implementation of emergency response systems and procedures.

Apply knowledge of the physics and chemistry of fire, and its relevance to fire protection and prevention strategies to carry out a fire risk assessment as part of an SMS.

Utilise knowledge of the nature of electricity, the fundamental measuring units and their relationships to explain how electrical installations and transformers can constitute an occupational risk and apply that knowledge to an electrical hazard risk assessment and management system.

Apply the main elements of health and safety technology, including safe maintenance procedures, to safeguarding dangerous parts of machinery, safe construction practice and providing a safe place of work.

Develop and advise on the implementation of procedures for minimising the risks to workers and work equipment in a variety of contexts.

Demonstrate awareness of relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards.

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.

Indicative Module Content:

Module introduction,
Safety and Machinery,
Fire Safety Management,
Construction Safety, Electricity Safety,
Safety Engineering management and safe work practice, case studies as appropriate

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Live Online Lectures,
Enquiry & problem-based learning,
Case-based learning,
Group work.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students must be aged over 23 years, be employed 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
Safety Technology (SHWW30030)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Essay assignment Week 7 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Essay assignment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
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?

Student will receive a provisional individual grade in Brightspace within 20 working days of the submission date of the assignment (A, B, C etc. as per UCD grade descriptors). The grade will contribute to the student final’s grade for the module. Each student will receive an assignment feedback sheet on Brightspace.

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