Course detail

Environmental and Labour Protection Mangement

FAST-CW016Acad. year: 2018/2019

Ecology and occupational safety in the construction industry, global environmental problems and sustainable development, general knowledge of environmental care, environmental management and related regulations, production of environmental plans for the protection of the environment in connection with the construction technology model of a structure , outdoor acoustics, operation of “Hluk+” software, health and safety protection at construction sites, prevention of risks, safety coordinator, OHS plan.

Department

Institute of Technology, Mechanisation and Construction Management (TST)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Acquisition of basic information from the area of ecology and occupational safety in the construction industry. An overview of the main global environmental issues and sustainable development. General knowledge regarding environmental care. Environmental management and related regulations. Students will also gain knowledge from the area of outdoor acoustics, including the skills needed to operate “Hluk+” noise analysis SW. Also, students will learn about health protection and occupational safety at construction sites. They will gain knowledge about the preparation of an OHS plan. They will become acquainted with the management of building and assembly work in accordance with the requirements for the protection of workers’ health on construction sites, the environment, and the health of the population living around the building site.

Prerequisites

Knowledge related to structural design, knowledge of the concept behind the design of construction site facilities, knowledge of common technical regulations, basic knowledge from the field of ecology and OHS.

Co-requisites

Knowledge of the production of construction planning documentation.

Recommended optional programme components

In relation to the diploma work assignment of a student

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance of lectures is recommended and is compulsory for practical lessons. Apart from creating protocols, students will also present their seminar paper.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance of practical classes is monitored, and consultations regarding protocols take place in practical classes throughout the semester – evaluation of noise pollution, seminar paper on an ecological topic, OHS risk plan.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basic information about environmental problems and sustainable development with a focus on the impact of construction activities, environmental management and related regulations, ISO 14001 for construction companies.
2. Production of environmental plans for the protection of the environment in connection with the construction technology model of a construction process (continuity and specific solutions for individual selected construction sub-processes), consideration of ecological regulations during the execution of an assigned construction.
3. Health protection against noise and vibrations. Valid legislation.
4. Measurement of external noise from machines, methods of noise evaluation in protected areas outside executed structures, lowering the level of construction site noise.
5. Terminology concerning the rights and duties of participants in the construction process. The OHS management system in the Czech Republic; EU framework directives.
6. Risk prevention and management, safety risks, health risks.
7. The safety coordinator and his/her role in the construction process.
8. The OHS plan in connection with the construction technology model of a structure. Requirements for the production of an OHS plan and its contents; consideration of safety regulations during the execution of an assigned construction process.

Aims

To introduce into environmental protection requirements and public health protection in construction process. System tools of building operations planning and management in terms of environmental management and occupational safety management. Occupational safety and fire safety on sites.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch R , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Basic information about environmental problems and sustainable development with a focus on the impact of construction activities, environmental management and related regulations, ISO 14001 for construction companies.
2. Production of environmental plans for the protection of the environment in connection with the construction technology model of a construction process (continuity and specific solutions for individual selected construction sub-processes), consideration of ecological regulations during the execution of an assigned construction.
3. Health protection against noise and vibrations. Valid legislation.
4. Measurement of external noise from machines, methods of noise evaluation in protected areas outside executed structures, lowering the level of construction site noise.
5. Terminology concerning the rights and duties of participants in the construction process. The OHS management system in the Czech Republic; EU framework directives.
6. Risk prevention and management, safety risks, health risks.
7. The safety coordinator and his/her role in the construction process.
8. The OHS plan in connection with the construction technology model of a structure. Requirements for the production of an OHS plan and its contents; consideration of safety regulations during the execution of an assigned construction process.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the contents of practical classes. Assignment to individual tasks from the area of ecology, construction site noise abatement.
2. Assignment of the production of part of an environmental plan for the protection of the environment in connection with the construction technology model of a structure.
3. Production of part of an environmental plan for the protection of the environment in connection with the construction technology model of a structure – consultation regarding individual assignments.
4. Acquaintance with computer models for noise evaluation, production of an assignment from the area of construction site noise abatement.
5. Processing of safety risks for a stage of the construction process – assignment.
6. Processing of safety risks for a stage of the construction process – consultations.
7. Consultations regarding the individual assignments in the areas of ecology and OHS.
8. Presentation and defence of individual assignments.