SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M2N222982
Module Leader Ross McKillop
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation, processes and procedures

Summary of Content

The main aim of the IPD1 module is to demonstrate a practical understanding along with evidence of practical implementation of health and safety theory and management within the workplace. IPD1 will cover the following areas: -360 A Promoting and developing a positive safety culture in an organisation, and its integration with other management functions B Undertaking work-based projects to develop or implement positive health and safety policies and procedures in an organisation C Developing or implementing effective communication systems for health and safety information The summary of content is the same as Elements 1, 2 and 3 of the IOSH Skills Development Programme and there is 1 criterion that will have to be completed for each of the elements listed above, this can be selected by the student. This module considers the implementation of specific elements which are critical to the overall health and safety management for an organisation. The understanding that is created in this portfolio will then be built upon in IPD2. On completion of both IPD1 and IPD2 it is envisaged that the information can also be submitted into IOSH, as a Grad IOSH member and following the student's portfolio review and audit being passed, this will then allow the student to apply for their Peer Review Interview (PRI). This is the only route that can be taken to Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH).


T his method of learning will allow the student to develop -360 1- Understanding and application of Health and Safety theory. Understanding of work procedures. 2- Ability to work as an individual and as a team, ensuring that objectives are met, timeously. 3- Ability to record and report on areas of health and safety, as detailed in the summary content. 4- Ability to communicate positively and effectively at all levels of an organisation. 5- Ability to demonstrate individual understanding, application and implementation. The IOSH IPD route for Grad IOSH will be explained, along with advice and guidance on recommended literature to aid completion and the documentation to be used to standardise coursework submission. Coursework submission is at the end of each relevant semester; specific hand in date will be communicated through the module handbook and also verbally in class.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate improving applicatory skills.2. Develop personal and social skills, increasing self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character. 3. Develop work disciplines and routines.4. Demonstrate developing self-confidence and maturity.5. Demonstrate understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority.6. Demonstrate suitable experience sufficient to provide a platform for meeting the requirements for submission of an SDP, that allows progression to CMIOSH with a maintained CPD and following successful completion of a peer review interview. 7. Demonstrate understanding of industrial, professional, academic concepts procedures of a health and safety practitioner.8. Demonstrate improved transferrable skills including management skills, interpretation of health and safety legislation, implementation of procedures, effective communication.9. Demonstrate understanding and practical ability with regard to health and safety in the workplace.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The module is predominately based in a working environment and will be largely independent learning; however information and support will be delivered via a combination of lectures and tutorials to supplement this. Materials will be produced on GCU Learn, as appropriate, to support the delivery of learning outcomes. Students are encouraged to critically appraise the research publications, relate the methods described to good practice guidance, and evaluate practical implications of the outputs. This allows the students to think of their own challenges in research terms and prepares them for future dissertation work.

Indicative Reading

Cooper D (1997) Improving Safety Culture: A Practical Guide, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-10: 0471958212, ISBN-13: 978-0471958215 Crutchfield & Roughton (2013) Safety Culture: An Innovative Leadership Approach, Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN-10: 0123964962, ISBN-13: 978-0123964960 HSE (2006) An investigation of approaches to worker engagement, RR516, HMSO HSE (2013) Managing for Health and Safety (HSG 65), HMSO IOSH. (2011). Guide to Skills Development Portfolio Rev 6 IOSH. (2018). How to Prepare for Peer Review Interview. Available: <> Last accessed 18th May 2018 IOSH (2018). Peer Review FAQs ROSPA. (2014). ROSPA. Available: <> Last accessed 18 th Mar 2014 SHP. (2014). SHP. Available: <> Last accessed 18th Mar 2014 Stranks (2007) Human Factors and Behavioural Safety, 1 st Edition Zohar, D., (2003). "Safety Climate: Conceptual and Measurement Issues". In: J. Quick & L. Tetrick (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Health Psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association (2003, pp. 123-142) Zohar, D., (2003). "The Influence of Leadership and Climate on Occupational Health and Safety". In: D. Hofman & L. Tetrick (Eds.), Health and Safety in Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Frontiers Book Series (2003, pp. 201-230)

Transferrable Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving, Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject, Independent working and effective time-management skills, Planning, monitoring, reviewing and evaluation of own learning , Group working skills, Communication skills, written, oral and listening, Social and, personal/interpersonal skills, Research skills (C1,C2,C3,D1,D2,D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D8,D9,D10,D13,D14)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Seminars (PT) 12.00
Assessment (PT) 60.00
Independent Learning (PT) 304.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 3 n/a 35.00 35% 2000 word report with supporting activity sheets and evidence as appendices
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 35% 2000 word report with supporting activity sheets and evidence as appendices
Coursework 2 n/a 35.00 35% 2000 word report with supporting activity sheets and evidence as appendices