BLDG 1008 Construction Work Safety (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700256

Coordinator Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Description This unit 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

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects BLDG 1007 - Construction Work Safety

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory subjects listed in the program structure prior to enrolling in this University level subject. Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor programs listed below must pass all College Preparatory subjects listed in the program structure before progressing to the Year 2 subjects.

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

1. Workplace safety responsibilities
2. Causes of accidents
3. Risk management
4. WHS hazards and controls
5. WHS legal framework
6. Accident investigation
7. Economics and ethics of construction safety
8. Promoting safety: principles and strategies
1. Workplace safety responsibilities
2. Causes of accidents
3. Risk management
4. WHS hazards and controls
5. WHS legal framework
6. Accident investigation
7. Economics and ethics of construction safety
8. Promoting safety: principles and strategies

Assessment

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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Intra-session exam 1: Quiz 1 hour 10 N Individual
Intra-session exam 2: Quiz 1 hour 10 N Individual
Case Study Report 2500 words (Excluding graphs and reference list) 30 N Individual
Final Exam: end-of-session online exam 2 hours and 20mins 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Robert Paluzzano Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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