BLDG 1007 Construction Work Safety

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301061

Coordinator Wei Zhou Opens in new window

Description This introductory subject describes the context of safety management in the Australian construction industry. The topics covered include: The poor long-term record in the construction industry on Workplace Health and Safety (WHS); Strategies for improving the industry performance; Introduction to hazard identification and risk management; and Individual safety awareness and personal responsibility.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Construction Engineering

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BLDG 1008 - Construction Work Safety (WSTC)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of workplace health and safety in the construction industry
  2. Recognise the WHS responsibilities and legal framework
  3. Understand the costs and causes of workplace injuries and accidents
  4. Conduct WHS risk assessment and management for construction projects
  5. Apply WHS principles and theories to systematically design and evaluate WHS strategies and interventions for construction projects

Subject Content

Workplace safety responsibilities
Causes of accidents
Risk management
WHS hazards and control
WHS legal framework
Accident investigation
Economics and ethics of construction safety
Promoting safety: principles and strategies


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 40 minutes 20 N Individual
Report 2500 words (excluding graphs and reference list) 35 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 45 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Spring (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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