Risk and Safety Management

    Unit code: NBD3001 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time


    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

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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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