MECH501 – Health and Safety Legislation

Module code
Module title
Health and Safety Legislation
To prepare students to apply current and relevant Health and Safety legislation and relevant workplace safety requirements to ensure all work performed on site meets safety requirements.
  • TC1802
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of current and relevant Health and Safety legislation and its application in the workplace.
Analyse relevant workplace safety culture and requirements, and recommend and communicate improvements.
Identify hazards and analyse their impacts on work and co-workers in accordance with best practices in workplace safety.
Apply techniques to control and monitor hazards in the workplace.
-Health and Safety at Work Act and Regulations
-Workplace safety requirements
-Best practices in workplace safety culture
-Safety leadership/training
-Safety and profitability
-Change culture
-Hazard sources
-Hazard identification methods
-Hazard control techniques
-Hazard monitoring techniques
Teaching and Learning Strategi
The primary methods of delivering the learning material is Inquiry-based and Project-based Learning by distance. Students will have the opportunity to undertake projects related to their work situation. Students will engage in interactive online learning and module work will be completed by distance via Moodle and Mahara.

Teaching and learning methods will include online delivery with work-based skills development, project-based interactive tasks, training videos, online research and creation of e-portfolios of evidence. Online forums and video conference tutorials will also be available where necessary via Zoom/Skype.

The e-portfolio components could consist of a combination of any of the following: test, assignment, project or formal report. Observational assessments may also be used where appropriate. The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.
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
Online resources will be available to students on Moodle.