Risk and Safety Management

Unit code: NBD3001 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
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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. This unit also provides introduction to relevant building legislation and the Building Code of Australia (BCA), an overview of the BCA Deemed to Satisfy provisions, and an introduction to performance solutions for safer building practice.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify occupational health and safety legislation and regulations with the Codes of Practice ;
  2. Assess risk management activities and compliance with occupational health and safety requirements;
  3. Review legislative controls that impact on the building industry and apply Building Code of Australia (BCA) to simple buildings and designs;
  4. Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of safer and sustainable building practices; and
  5. Critically examine principles of fire safety and building egress to manage and control project risks.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Project
Grade: 30%
Individual Report
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 50%
Team Case Study and Presentation
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Individual Tests

Required reading

Reading materials will be provided in VU Collaborate.

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