Subject Code IC302 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY II
Contact Hours Lect/WS:47
Student Effort 70
Assessment Coursework 100% Subject Aim:
Credit Value 2 This subject is intended to:
Pre-requisites Nil 1. Undertake a building programme in the Faculty of
Co-requisites Nil Construction and Land Use. Emphasis is placed upon safety
Exclusions Nil awareness, accident prevention, and the engineering and
Subject Leader/ Ir. Albert Kwok (IC) management issues associated with construction safety.
Student will demonstrate their ability to:-
1. Aware the principal features of occupational health and safety, its historical context and current
2. Understand the risk and safety issues, legal obligations, and the need to act in accordance with the codes of
3. Handle basic safety management for their future supervisory positions in the construction industry.
4. Apply suitable methodologies to determine/eliminate safety risks in relevant practical applications.
Introduction to construction safety. Professional responsibility. Historical background and current perspective.
Construction safety practices in developed countries. Government’s policy in industrial safety. Safety law and
legislation in Hong Kong.
Occupational Health Practice
Related statutory requirements and regulations. Dust hazards and control. Noise assessment and control
measures. Hearing conservation. Respiratory protection. Case studies.
Construction sites (Safety) Regulations. Codes of practice. Potential hazards and risks associated with
construction sites. Working in confined space, at height and high risk construction activities. Case studies.
Principles of risk & loss control. Engineering control measures. First aids. House-keeping. Manual lifting. Fire
safety. Electrical hazards. Machinery Safety. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Machine guarding. Needs
for preventive maintenance. Case studies. Programme assignments.
Principles of accident prevention - e.g. Causation Models. Job safety analysis. Fault tree analysis. Accident
reporting procedures. Follow-up actions. Case studies.
Construction Safety Management Issues
Management and employee responsibilities. Safety policy and safety plans. Safety committee. Safety Officers.
Safety inspection. Safety audits. Safety operation procedures. Importance of safety training for employees.
Learning and Teaching Approach:
Whenever possible, students will draw upon their own work through structured assignments or coursework to
develop independent learning skills. Students will be supported in this training process by the provision of study
guides, handouts and relevant reading materials. Lectures/workshops will be an integral component which allows
review and discuss the concepts covered in the study materials;
develop a practical understanding of the related safety technologies; and
reinforced their learning through course assignments and case studies.
This subject is assessed on continuous basis. Assessment will focus on the development of the students’
understanding and application of core principles rather than simply testing their knowledge. Examples of
assessment methods include:-
written course assignments on core topics; and
appreciation tests in multiple choice and short quiz format.
Final assessment will be conducted in the form of appreciation test and/or short questions.
Specially prepared material from the IC will be used throughout the unit. In addition, lecturers will recommend
additional reference material as required.