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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2008 - 2009

Module Title Work Equipment
Module Code MM512
School School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To ensure an understanding of: · basic work equipment and machinery safety · system reliability and machinery integrity

Learning Outcomes
Students will be aware of: · the key hazards and risks associated with work equipment · the control measures required for work equipment, including system reliability · machinery guarding requirements, including failure mode prevention · the relevant technical standards and directions associated with work equipment and machinery

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 20
Laboratories 4
Independent Learning Time 51

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
1) Safety of Machinery Standards 2) Hazards and Risk 3) Risk Assessment 4) Risk Estimation 5) Risk Reduction by Design and Safeguarding 6) Principles of Safe Machine Design 7) Human Factors in Machine Equipment Safety 8) Safety Procedures for all types of Industrial Hazards
Continuous Assessment50% Examination Weight50%
Indicative Reading List
Design Safe Machinery, PP 7722:2006, BSI British Standards.R.J.Eggert, Engineering Design, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-143358-x British Standards Institution, Code of Practice: Safety of Machinery (BS:5304) (BSI, 1988) Health and Safety Authority, Guidelines on Safe Use of Guards for Mechanical Power Presses, G(4) Health and Safety Commission, Work Equipment: Guidance on Regulations (HSC, 1992) Health and Safety Executive, Guidance Notes (Plant and Machinery Series) Beckingsale, The Safe Use of Electricity, (RoSPA, 1976) Electro-Technical Council of Ireland, National Rules for Electrical Installations , 2nd ed (ETCI, 1991) Waring, Robots and Robotology (Lutterworth Press, 1982)
Programme or List of Programmes
GDSHGrad. Dip. in Safety and Health at Work
MSHMBS in Safety & Health at Work