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2015/16 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CAPE2020 Safety, Health and Environment

20 creditsClass Size: 180

Module manager: Cllr C Hudson
Email: c.hudson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2015/16

Module replaces

PEME2020 Safety Health and Environment

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should have developed and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of:
- the legal framework that safety management operates within
- how health and safety law has developed, using case studies
- the European framework that operates within safety management
- the detailed general duties required in safety management by UK and European law
- the disasters that have led to modern safety management in high hazard situations and be able to illustrate the principles of safety management using case studies
- the main features of water and wastewater treatment including the biological and chemical composition of waters, the analysis and monitoring of water samples, the design of water treatment strategies for different water types and the background knowledge needed for the selection and operation of different process equipment in water treatment
- the National Air Quality Strategy, Prevention and Control and the concept of Best Available Technology
- the concept of integrated environmental management systems as applied to the process industry
- the issues surrounding environmental management.

By means of case study analysis, students should be able to:
- demonstrate their understanding of how certain industries have successfully applied environmental management systems to improve their environmental performance
- examine the formation and control of atmospheric pollutants, their behaviour in the atmosphere, together with the attendant legislation.
- understand the role Aviation will have to play in the future regarding Climate Change and Carbon Reduction with an emphasis on the requirements needed to meet future emissions targets for the industry.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should have developed and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of:
The legal framework that safety management operates within. How health and safety law has developed, using case studies. The European framework that operates within Safety Management. The detailed general duties required in safety management by UK and European law, The disasters that have led to modern safety management in high hazard situations and be able to illustrate the principles of safety management using case studies.


Syllabus

- An introduction to the Factories Act and the use of Licensing; Common law, Negligence, Workplace Disasters, Deaths at work, Corporate manslaughter
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1794
- The European Safety Management Workplace Regulations, and accompanying Six Pack
- HSE Guidance and ACOPS for specific industries and hazards, Safety Policy and Safety Inspections with Employees
- Risk Analysis using video footage of actual events
- The five steps to Successful Health and Safety Management
- Safety Management in Hazardous Industries
- Introduction to the hydrosphere; the quality of water and the legislative framework for water management; chemical and biological factors of importance in water quality measurement; analysis of water quality; basic water treatment; preliminary treatment strategies; coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation; clarification and clarifiers; filtration; disinfection; sludge and sludge management
- The environmental challenge facing industries and some common principles that can be applied to environmental management
- A review of the legislative framework, particularly in the EU and UK, and the need for a proactive approach by industry
- The concept of environmental impact assessment and the need for an integrated and on-going strategy aimed at a continuous cycle of environmental improvement, including the design of environmental policy
- The concept of environmental impact and continuous improvement, together with the key concept of environmental auditing
- Atmospheric pollution and legislation
- Atmospheric pollutants, measurement techniques, dispersion, legislation
- Formation and control of pollution
- Mechanisms of formation, motor vehicles and aircraft, fuel-processing and chemical industries, incineration and landfill
- Combustion and plant noise.

A series of lectures purely for Aviation students will look at and discuss
- Aviation and the atmosphere
- Drivers and trends
- Future opportunities
- The politics of the aviation industry and the drive towards 2050
- The challenge facing the airline industry due to climate change
- The changes due to carbon trading and carbon reduction policies and legislation being instigated throughout the industrial world
- Analysis of the changing patterns of passengers, the use of bio fuels and the need for more efficient aircraft and engines within the next 10 years.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment22.004.00
Lecture481.0048.00
Practical22.004.00
Private study hours144.00
Total Contact hours56.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Coursework: 22 hrs
- Private study and examination revision: 126 hrs.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Class tests
Written assignments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3000 words30.00
Computer ExerciseComputer Exercise10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 22/12/2015

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