Module Overview

Integrated Case Study

This practical module allows the student to apply the principles of risk assessment and risk management to an actual organisation. A suitable technology based building is provided to which the student has full access including staff and management documentation. The student begins the module by surveying the building to produce drawings. A risk assessment is then carried out on which a suitable risk management strategy is based. This risk management strategy is then assessed for legislative, planning cost and best practice compliance. Finally, an auditable risk management system is compiled and documented for the organisation. Specialist skills developed in the curriculum to date will be synthesised to enhance analytical and critical thinking related to health and safety risk management, as well as improving communications, collaboration, accuracy, ethics, problem solving, and using professional judgement skills in a work-related curriculum.

Module Code

TFSM 9015

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

This module is fieldwork based relying on previous modules for underpinning theory and knowledge. The initial dimensional survey of the building will use skills developed in the building assessment module, and competently executed in the fire safety module that will provide actual drawings in PDF and Autocad formats. At this point students will individually conduct and write a competent risk assessment for the entire building and its functions. Using actual building documentation students will then interpretation relevant legislation before developing appropriate risk management strategies for the hazards identified. To make this module as real world as possible, students will assume the role of safety consultant and will also be expected to cost all works required and provide a project management strategy within an overall risk management strategy.


This module will be delivered multimodally, with the student choosing one of two options; Hyflex or attendance in class.  Content can also be delivered  as pre-recorded video or as required pre-reading of selected peer reviewed papers, articles, case studies or past dissertations


The emphasis here in on fieldwork replicating typical work practices expected from competent Environmental Health and Safety professionals. Skills and knowledge gained in all other programme modules will be synthesised and applied in this module. Teaching methods will involve self-directed problem based learning with a very carefully controlled and scheduled approach to milestone delivery and feedback. The lectures begin with presenting a consultant brief here summarised as; tell me what wrong with  a building of your choice  in safety terms and tell me how to comply with all relevant safety legislation. The milestones to achieve this brief are; firstly, to conduct an overall risk assessment for the hazards present in this building, propose a risk management strategy to control risks as far as is reasonable practicable, develop a project management strategy to ensure all necessary works are completed and finally produce an overall document with the competence and of the quality expected from fellow Environmental Health and Safety professionals. 

To achieve this teaching and learning strategy, students will firstly  a dimensioned drawing  and risk assessment.  At this point  work to the next milestones as follows; synthesise all the drawings and risk assessments for the building as a whole; evaluate current safety performance before devising an appropriate risk management strategy; devise a project management strategy, and finally deliver a professional standard document that addresses the consultant’s brief.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100