University of Technology Sydney

16317 Risk and Safety Management

6cp; 1 hpw (lecture, online), 2 hpw (tutorial, on campus)
Requisite(s): 16912 Construction Project Management Principles
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This is a core subject normally undertaken in the third year of the Bachelor of Construction Project Management. This subject provides a framework for the management of Work, Health & Safety (WHS) and risk on construction projects. Safety is one of the most important issues on construction projects and there are stringent legal obligations placed on contractors and construction managers through Work, Health & Safety legislation and other legislation/codes of practice. These requirements are examined in detail as are concomitant workers compensation and insurance obligations. Management practices to ensure and maintain a safe working place throughout the course of a project are covered and students are presented with the many issues, challenges and problems that are faced in achieving this. Effective risk management practices are at the core of safety management and the integration of the two is investigated. The subject provides an overview of project risk management generally and the main theories of risk causation and implications for management. The techniques and methods used for risk identification, evaluation and response are examined in detail and contextualised to cover the risks typically faced by project stakeholders (including safety). Students are challenged to develop project risk management systems including methods of monitoring and controlling risks.

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Autumn session, City campus

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