MECH302 – Mechanical Engineering Health and Safety

Module code
Module title
Mechanical Engineering Health and Safety
To prepare students to apply current and relevant health and safety practices, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hazard identification and general safety procedures on an engineering worksite.
  • TC1701
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 an engineering worksite.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of machine guard principles and its requirements to contribute to a safe working environment.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe working practices on an engineering worksite.
Identify and control workplace hazards through risk assessment, machine isolation, auditing and reporting.
-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
-Employer/employee rights and responsibilities
-Cultural safety awareness
-Safe working practices and contributing to a safe environment
-Damage minimisation practices
-Hazard management systems
-Hazard identification
-Risk assessment
-Ergonomics in the workplace
-Personal presentation in the workplace
-Communication skills - with stakeholders, managers, peers
-Lock-out/tag-out procedures
-Quality systems
-Continuous improvement
Teaching and Learning Strategy
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.