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Health & Safety in Construction

This one-year postgraduate course is designed to enable civil engineers and other construction professionals to become familiar with the latest developments in Health and Safety legislation and practice. In addition, the course will provide them with the knowledge necessary to perform the roles of Project Supervisor, Health and Safety Coordinator, Safety Advisor, and Safety Officer. In general, the issue of Health and Safety related competency in design and on construction sites is comprehensively dealt with in this programme. The course has been accredited by IOSH and students successfully completing the programme will be eligible to apply for graduate level membership of IOSH.

Lectures are normally held on Friday evening 7–10pm and Saturday morning 9.30am–12.30 pm each week throughout the two semesters (September to April). In addition to attending lectures, participants are required to submit coursework as part of the students’ assessment.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
An honours degree in Engineering or related discipline is required. Applications are assessed based on academic qualifications, together with the number of years of relevant experience. A candidate may be interviewed to establish his or her suitability for the course.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Further enquiries

Course Email walshd@tcd.ie

Subjects taught

1. Health and safety legislation and legal framework
2. Risk management for design and construction
3. Construction regulations
4. Other relevant legislation
5. Health and safety management and training
6. Health and welfare issues; physical and chemical agents regulations and controls

Assessment method

Two three-hour examinations are held on two Saturdays in May/June. Coursework, which is done throughout the year, also contributes towards the overall assessment.

Application date

Closing Date: 15th September 2017

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2017

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