Health, Safety and Quality in the Built Environment
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- interpret and discuss the importance of environmental health, safety and quality practices in the construction industry in Australia and internationally and the importance of quality assurance throughout all project phases
- analyse the complex relationships between quality and the various aspects of design and construction activities to enable safer work practices on construction sites that are corporate-driven
- identify and evaluate best practice in quality assurance and environmental health and safety in conjunction with real-world corporate and project case studies
- Conventional and innovative safe work practices
- Environmental Health and Safety Regulations
- Managing quality (quality assurance) through the various project phases (conceptualisation, design, construction, handover to facilities management)
- Quality assurance in Environmental Health and Safety
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject examines the importance of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and quality practices in the Australian construction industry and internationally, with a focus on quality assurance throughout all project phases, from conceptualisation to handover to the clients. Principles of implementing and applying best practice will be discussed in relation to global quality management theories in conjunction with real-world corporate and project case studies. The complex relationships between quality and the various aspects of design and construction activities will also be discussed. The risks associated with various construction methodologies will be reviewed to identify key considerations for the selection and implementation of appropriate environmental health and safety practices on construction sites.
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- Report (20%)
- Case Study 1 (40%)
- Case Study 2 (40%)
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