SAFE20016 - Safety Systems and Regulation
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit is designed to equip the learner with a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary trends in the regulation and management of health and safety in organisations. Students will explore legal liability for health and safety and examine contemporary statutory developments regarding prevention. In addition, students will become acquainted with modern corporate governance and due diligence requirements which provide the impetus for the implementation of effective risk based health and safety management and its integration with organisational business processes.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Portfolio 10%
3. Portfolio 20%
4. Portfolio 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Evaluation

Term 2 - 2015: The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this unit was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The course was run in 2 parallel streams, which may have overwhelmed those students who did not submit assessment items. Course co-ordinator In addition to assessment, course content will be integrated so that this does not appear to be 2 courses being taught in tandem.
Opportunity for engagement and interaction were limited. Course co-ordinator There may be opportunity for the course to be delivered by ISL, either weekly or in blocks. Alternatively, it may be possible to deliver through face to face seminars.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Interpret and apply legal concepts, processes and procedures relevant to liability for exposure to risk of fatality, injury and ill-health.
  2. Apply the work health and safety regulatory framework to determine legal exposure.
  3. Outline the elements of an effective risk based safety management system.
  4. Design, develop and implement a risk based safety management system.
  5. Evaluate the design, development and implementation of a risk based safety management system.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Portfolio        
3 - Portfolio        
4 - Portfolio        

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio
4 - Portfolio

Prescribed Textbooks

Safety Management: A Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Sustainable System
Author/s: C Lutchman, R Maharaj & W Ghanem Year: 2012
Edition: 1st edition Publisher: CRC Press
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: USA
Work Health and Safety Law and Policy
Author/s: R Johnstone, E Bluff & A Clayton Year: 2012
Edition: 3rd edition Publisher: Thomson Reuters
City: Sydney State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
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IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAldo Raineri (a.raineri@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Introduction

Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 1 paras 1.05 - 1.170

Week 2 13-03-2017

Development of the law regulating the prevention of work-related death, injury & disease

Work Health and Safety Act introductory concepts

The primary duty of care under the Work Health and Safety Act

Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 1 para 1.175

Chapter 2 para 2.05 - 2.70 & para 2.175 - 2.240.

Chapter 3 para 3.05 - 3.185, para 3.190 - 3.370 & para 3.375 - 3.485

Chapter 4

Chapter 5 para 5.05 - 5.155

Chapter 6

Week 3 20-03-2017 WHS Regulations 2011
Selected readings
Week 4 27-03-2017 Other duties of care Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 5, para 5.165 - 5.250
Week 5 03-04-2017

Systematic safety management

Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapter 4, pp.41-63

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017 Consultation Johnstone, Bluff & Clayton, Chapter 7, para 7.40 - 7.330
Compliance investigation Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Risk management

Selected readings

Week 8 01-05-2017

Developing the System

Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapter 6


Needs Analysis and SMS Framework Due Monday (01 May 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017 Planning (Plan)

Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem,

Chapter 11, pp.194-198)

Chapter 13

Chapter 16

Chapter 20

Week 10 15-05-2017 Implementation (Do)

Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapter 4, p.64

Chapter 11

Chapter 14

Chapter 19

Consultation and Participation Procedure Due Monday (15 May 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017 Performance assessment, review and improvement (Check and Act)

Lutchman, Maharaj & Ghanem, Chapter 8, pp.130-131

Chapter 13

Week 12 29-05-2017 Review

Safety Improvement Plan Due Monday (29 May 17) 10:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Compliance investigation
Task Description

Using the scenario provided on the unit moodle site, determine whether any provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act (or comparable legislation in Victoria or Western Australia) have been breached.

If so, outline which provisions have been breached, how and by whom (2 000 - 2 500 words)



Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (05-May-2017)
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

Relevance (30%)

  • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
  • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
  • Connections between discussion and evidence

Validity (40%)

  • Depth and extent of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
  • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
  • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
  • Depth and extent of evidence used

Organisation (20%)

  • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
  • Structure and flow of information
  • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)

Presentation (10%)

  • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
  • Typographical matters
  • Referencing protocols
  • Length
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Interpret and apply legal concepts, processes and procedures relevant to liability for exposure to risk of fatality, injury and ill-health.

2. Apply the work health and safety regulatory framework to determine legal exposure.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Needs Analysis and SMS Framework
Task Description

Using the scenario provided on the moodle site and your analysis in Portfolio 1, conduct a Needs Analysis to identify the organisation's necessary requirements and outline the framework for a new recommended safety management system (SMS) for the organisation.



Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
All componets of Portfolio 2 must be submitted by Monday 10th October 2016.
Return Date to Students Week 10 Friday (19-May-2017)
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Relevance (30%)

  • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
  • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
  • Connections between discussion and evidence

Validity (40%)

  • Depth and understanding of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
  • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
  • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
  • Depth and extent of evidence used

Organisation (20%)

  • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
  • Structure and flow of information
  • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)

Presentation (10%)

  • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
  • Typographical matters
  • Referencing protocols
  • Length
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Outline the elements of an effective risk based safety management system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Consultation and Participation Procedure
Task Description

Develop a comprehensive Consultation and Participation procedure for the organisation.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017)
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Relevance (30%)

  • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
  • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
  • Connections between discussion and evidence

Validity (40%)

  • Depth and extent of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
  • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
  • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
  • Depth and extent of evidence used

Organisation (20%)

  • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
  • Structure and flow of information
  • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)

Presentation (10%)

  • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
  • Typographical matters
  • Referencing protocols
  • Length
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Design, develop and implement a risk based safety management system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



4 Portfolio

Assessment Title Safety Improvement Plan
Task Description

Develop a Safety Improvement Plan for the organisation. The aim is to effectively implement the new SMS and ensure regulatory compliance after the incident outlined in the scenario.

The Implementation Plan should include time frames, resources,accountabilities and performance indicators.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 10:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Relevance (30%)

  • Depth of understanding in formulating responses to the assigned task
  • Alignment of responses to the assigned task
  • Connections between discussion and evidence

Validity (40%)

  • Depth and extent of discussion; ie: understanding of concepts and evidence
  • Accuracy and originality of the discussion
  • Judgement and reasoning; ie: assertions made based on level of critical thought, analysis and synthesis
  • Depth and extent of evidence used

Organisation (20%)

  • Consideration of required components of the assigned task
  • Structure and flow of information
  • Coherence and clarity of expression (spelling, grammar, syntax)

Presentation (10%)

  • Style and formatting in accordance with required academic standards
  • Typographical matters
  • Referencing protocols
  • Length
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

5. Evaluate the design, development and implementation of a risk based safety management system.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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