SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M3N222984
Module Leader Billy Hare
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 Completion of IPD 1 module

Summary of Content

The main aim of the IPD2 module is to demonstrate a practical understanding along with evidence of practical implementation of health and safety theory and management within the workplace. IPD2 will cover the following areas: A Assessing the Health and Safety risks of an organisation B Managing the Health and Safety risks of an organisation The summary of content is the same as Elements 4 and 5 of the IOSH Skills Development Programme and there are 2 criterions that will have to be completed for each of the elements listed above, this can be selected by the student. On completion of both IPD1 and IPD2 it is envisaged that the information can then be copied and pasted into IOSH, as a Grad IOSH member and following 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).


This method of learning will allow the student to develop: - Understanding and application of Health and Safety theory. - Understanding of work procedures. - Ability to work as an individual and as a team, ensuring that objectives are met, timeously. - Ability to record and report on areas of health and safety, as detailed in the summary content. - Ability to communicate positively and effectively at all levels of an organisation. - 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 and presentation date 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:- Demonstrate improving applicatory skills.(A1, A2, B1, B2, C1,C2,C3)- Develop personal and social skills, increasing self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character. (B4, B5, B6, C4,)- Develop work disciplines and routines.(C4,C5)- Demonstrate developing self-confidence and maturity.(A1,A2,A3,A6)- Demonstrate understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority.(B5,B6,C4,C4,C6)- 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. (B5,B6,C4,C5,C6)- Demonstrate understanding of industrial, professional, academic concepts procedures of a health and safety practitioner.(C1,C2,C3)- Demonstrate improved transferrable skills including management skills, interpretation of health and safety legislation, implementation of procedures, effective communication.(A1,A2,B1,B2,B3)- Demonstrate understanding and practical ability with regard to health and safety in the workplace. (A4,A5,A6,B1,B2,B3,C1)

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

GCU Library. (2014). Health and Safety Databases. Available: Last accessed 19th Mar 2014 HSE (2013). The health and safety toolbox: How to control risks at work. Available: Last accessed 19th Mar 2014 HSE (2013). Successful Health and Safety Management . 3rd ed. London: HSE Books. IOSH. (2011). Guide to Skills Development Portfolio. Available: <> Last accessed 18th Mar 2014. IOSH. (2012). Peer Review Interview. Available: <> Last accessed 18th Mar 2014. Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS). (2014). Various. Available: Last accessed 19th Mar 2014 Ridley, J and Channing, J (1999). Safety at Work . Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann. ROSPA. (2014). ROSPA. Available: <> Last accessed 18 th Mar 2014 SHP. (2014). SHP. Available: <> Last accessed 18th Mar 2014 Smith, Dr D A (2007). Reliability, maintainability and Risk, Practical methods for engineers . 8th ed. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann. St John Holt, A (2010). Principles of Health and Safety at Work . 8th ed. Wigston: IOSH.

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)

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 40.00 35% 3000 word report with supporting activity sheets and evidence as appendices
Coursework 2 n/a 40.00 35% 3000 word report with supporting activity sheets and evidence as appendices
Coursework 3 n/a 20.00 35% 1000 word reflective essay as well as a 15 minute presentation with a 30 minute time slot available for questions and answers