Health and Safety and Environmental Management module (CE52002)

Learn about the Health and Safety legislation required in the construction sector and how different management systems are used to protect the environment.

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Health and Safety is important in all industries and this module will raise your awareness of the laws and policies that cover the construction industry.

You will gain insight into considerate construction, with a focus on sustainability and waste management, by creating a project that meets all UK legal regulations.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • learn about the Health and Safety at Work Act and how it guides health and safety management in the workplace
  • discover how the Construction, Design, and Management (CDM) regulations have shaped the planning and management of Health and Safety
  • gain an understanding of the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) used by construction
  • learn about legislation covering waste management
  • examine how structures can be designed to be more sustainable

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • identify hazards and carry out risk assessments that minimise risks through design and construction practices
  • devise a project Health and Safety plan in line with the CDM regulations
  • select an appropriate EMS for a given project
  • carry out a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) assessment

Assignments / assessment

  • Coursework (60%)
  • Final exam (40%)

Teaching methods / timetable

  • tutorials
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) lab session

Learning material is provided through videos, review notes, examples, and tutorial questions.


This module is available on following courses: