Postgraduate

NUS8100 : Legislation Safety Case and Incident Investigation

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

Course can be also offered as CPD.

The aim of the module is to provide an overview of the latest legislative requirement related to process safety, the Safety Case Regime, to provide some case studies and examples of accident and incident investigation.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Introduction to Process Safety and Loss Prevention – key concepts, philosophies and principles.
2.       Case studies of accidents their causes and their impacts
3.       Development of legislation and regulation related to process safety internationally, including USA, Europe, Japan and Singapore. – permitting, inspection and enforcement
4.       Current Safety Case Regime and its statutory requirements in Singapore and other countries
5.       Singapore Standards SS506 ( Occupational Safety and Health Management) its requirements and compliance
6.       Concept of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP), the economics of loss prevention
7.       Root cause analysis and incident investigation.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture92:0018:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Closed-book exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion100:305:00Revision for exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops23:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work115:0015:00B1 Safety Case report including background research
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study91:009:00Background reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study91:009:00Lecture follow-up
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study92:0018:00Tutorial preparation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study19:309:30Review lecture notes, general reading
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching is mainly via lectures, tutorial and workshops with small group discussions during class. This is complemented with self-study and preparation of safety case tutorial, coursework, class test and final examination in order to provide feedback on student learning. Teaching materials are made available to the students online in order for self-study and preparation in their own pace. Tutorial classes enable students to ask questions and clarify any doubts.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A6024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M40Safety Case Report of 1000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam enables students to demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge and skills learnt to solving process safety problems and cases. Coursework assignment provide students more time to think about larger process cases and provide solutions to it, complying to legislation with ALARP.

Reading Lists

Timetable