OHS1000 - Introduction to art and design health and safety - 2018

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mark Richardson


Dr Mark Richardson

Unit guides




Admission to any Art Design and Architecture course


An introduction to occupational health, safety and environmental training within the context of courses within the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, together with an understanding of the historical perspectives and context of safety and environment concerns in the workplace. The difference between hazard and risk, and the process of risk assessment in workplaces.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have an understanding of the nature of health and safety in the workplace, community expectations, and the relevant legislation
  2. be conversant with procedures for dealing with emergencies
  3. have an understanding of the terms hazard, risk, risk assessment, and risk management, and an understanding of the procedures for assessing and managing risk
  4. be able to identify the main types of hazard which may be encountered in studios and workshops - chemical, physical, and biological
  5. have an understanding of the importance of controlling risk and how this is done.


Examination (100%): Pass grade only

Workload requirements

One hour self guided study per week

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