BILD301 – Construction Health and Safety

Module code
Module title
Construction Health and Safety
To provide students with essential knowledge to work in a safe manner and comply with relevant regulations.
  • TC1801
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe and apply the regulations of the Health and Safety at Work Act to a construction site or workshop.
Demonstrate knowledge of relevant acts, codes and licensing requirements that relate to the construction industry.
Identify and correctly use power and hand tools in a safe manner to complete tasks.
Achieve and maintain a basic first aid and CPR certificate.
-Industry regulations and requirements
-Electrical safety and compliance
-Hazard identification
-Risk assessment
-Auditing and reporting
-Select and use appropriate equipment
-Maintain tools
-Safe work practices
-First aid and CPR in the workplace
-Site Safe 'Foundation Passport - Building Construction'
-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
-Toolbox meeting
-Material specifications
-Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
-Lock-out/tag-out procedures
-Working at height
-Communication skills
Teaching and Learning Strategi
The primary method of delivering the learning material is Project-based Learning. The teaching and learning material may incorporate workshop activities, laboratory tasks, lectures, online research, training videos, tutor directed learning, student managed learning, individual and group work.

Assessments will be a mix of formal and informal, conducted in group and individual settings. Observational assessments will also be used where appropriate.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.

Over the course of a series of projects, it is anticipated that students will develop the skills and knowledge to meet or exceed the learning outcomes. These projects will provide the students with the opportunity to progressively develop their confidence and proficiency.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of evidence100
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, the student must complete and submit all components and gain a mark of at least 50 for each achievement-based component within the portfolio. Students must also meet all of the requirements of the competency-based tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks achieved in the achievement-based tasks
Learning and Teaching Resource
Relevant legislative frameworks including:
-Health and Safety at Work Act
-Employment Relations Act
-Resource Management Act
-The New Zealand Building Code
-Licensing requirements
-Local bylaws
Links to Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ), Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Standards New Zealand, Worksafe New Zealand, local government agencies, industry suppliers and other links to cover topics as required.

An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.