PRS4210 Factors Shaping Health and Safety at Work

PRS4210 Factors Shaping Health and Safety at Work

Aims

To thoroughly appraise the factors that shape occupational health and safety at work.

By evaluating these factors – legal, policy, human and organisational – students will be able to

determine the legal and theoretical basis to the current approaches to occupational health and

how change is caused by external influencing factors.
SyHabus
Legal and theoretical aspects of managing workplace hazards incorporating statutory
and regulatory obligations and guidance and research from HSE and professional
body(s).

Agencies enforcement policies and decision making process and their influence on
safety standards and how they are monitored and benchmarked.

Managing safety through developing an organisation safety policy, and its
implementation through communication.

Safety information sources and uses as indicators of success and in informing
enforcement and public health policy.

The human dimension – safety culture and climate and their importance to

organisations.

Professional practice, competent advice and accountability in occupational risk
professions

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, the successful student will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate appropriateness of current statutory and regulatory requirements and
associated guidance, both criminal and civil, for securing compliance and managing change
in occupational safety and health.

2. Critically evaluate and analyse health and safety information, internal and external to the
organisation, and its importance as safety performance indicators.

3. Argue the role of health and safety policy in decision making, managing health and safety
and importance of communication within an organisation.

4. Appraise the concept of human factors, importance of positive health and safety culture
and risk of human error to an organisation.

5. Exhibit critical insight into the interaction between various aspects of professional practice,
competent advice and accountability in occupational risk professions

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