Risk and Safety Management

Unit code: NBD3001 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
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This unit provides the foundations for developing and maintaining a safety culture on building sites and other workplaces, analyse risks and develop risk mitigation strategies, apply safety requirements in the workplace, and examines WorkCover requirements in accordance with the OH&S regulations. Students will also learn about fire safety and supervision of onsite operatives specifically with respect to compliance requirements for management of hazards and risks in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Conceptualise risk management and hazardous situations on construction sites;
  2. Critically apply the understanding of regulations for health and safety and wellbeing on construction projects;
  3. Analyse risks as a part of risk assessment activities and complying with occupational health and safety requirements; and
  4. Critically examine principles of fire safety and building egress to manage and control project risks.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Other
Grade: 10%
Field work - Site safety induction training
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 15%
Team Case Study 1
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 30%
Team Case Study 2 and Presentation
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 45%
Individual Tests (3 in-class tests)

Required reading

Reading materials will be provided in VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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