UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH MODULE RECORD

MODULE CODE: FDAP203

CREDITS: 20

LEVEL: 2

MODULE TITLE: SITE MANAGEMENT

PRE-REQUISITE(S): None

CO-REQUISITE(S): n/a

COMPENSATABLE WITHIN THIS PROGRAMME:  No

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR

This module gives the learner a working knowledge of the processes involved in setting up and operating an archaeological site as part of a major construction project, particularly with regard to Health & Safety legislation and the normal management procedures within the construction industry.  These processes are also relevant for stand alone archaeological investigations.

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT: (C1) COURSEWORK   100%

Give Subject Assessment Panel Group to which module should be linked.

Minimum pass mark for professional body accreditation

MODULE AIMS:

  • To develop an understanding of the processes involved in establishing and managing a safe working environment.
  • Enable the learner to discharge their duties under the relevant Environmental and Health & Safety legislation.
  • Allow learners to develop on understanding of some of the processes involved in working as one of a team on a major construction project.

ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES:  At the end of a module the learner will be expected to be able to:

1.   Consider the rationale and strategy for establishing a site

2.   Set up a site for an archaeological investigation demonstrating the transferable skills necessary to exercise personal responsibility and decision making.

3.   Use a range of established techniques to undertake risk assessments and method statements in accordance with requirements of Health & Safety legislation.

4.   Analyse the processes necessary for the proper management of an archaeological site within a commercial environment.

5.   Critically evaluate the planning and execution of the management of a site.

INDICATIVE SYLLABUS CONTENT:

        Site Establishment: environmental risk assessment, site access and hard standings, fencing and security; welfare facilities, location and protection of permanent services, provision of temporary services, plant and equipment

        Health and Safety: Legislation, general duties, policies and procedures. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

        Site organisation, relationships and the management team: Statutory authorities, the client, the architect, the engineers, the quantity surveyor, the contractor and the sub-contractors.

        Contractual procedures: methods of procurement, conditions of contract, contact procedures.

        Financial control: Estimates and valuations, planning and cost control, procurement of labour, plant and materials.

APPROVAL:     DATE OF APPROVAL:     23/5/07       

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:     1/9/07           DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: n/a

FACULTY: UPC

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PARTNER INSTITUTION City College Plymouth

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  MODULE LEADER: Richard Morgan

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 Assessment Criteria (Threshold Level) :

The student should be able to provide evidence of:

  1. the rationale and strategy for establishing a site
  2. The preparations for an archaeological investigation demonstrating the transferable skills necessary to exercise personal responsibility and decision making.
  3. Using a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake risk assessments and method statements in accordance with requirements of Health & Safety legislation.
  4. Analysing the processes necessary for the proper management of an archaeological site within a commercial environment.
  5. Critically evaluating the planning and execution of the management of a site.

 

 

Assessment Mode:

Produce a portfolio of evidence relating to the establishment and organisation of an archaeological site consisting of the following:

        A site plan showing site access and all necessary measures to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public and those working within the site. (40%)

        Environmental audit and heath & safety risk assessments for the activities together with appropriate method statements. (20)

        A programme showing the duration of each activity (20%)

        Budget costs relating to the provision of all labour, plant and materials. (20%)

 

 

Schedule of Teaching and Learning:

This module is delivered by means of weekly lecture, tutorials and independent learning activities.

 

 

Recommended Texts and Sources

The recommended texts for the course are:

 

Construction Industry Training Board (2007) Construction site safety: volumes 1 & 2 GE 700, Norfolk: CITB

Forster, G. (1989) Construction site studies: production, administration and personnel, Harlow: Longman

Hackett, M., Robinson, I. & Statham, G. (2006) The Aqua group guide to procurement, tendering and contract administration, Oxford: Blackwell

Harris, F. and McCaffer, R. (2006) Modern Construction Management, Oxford: Blackwell

St. John Holt, Allan (2005) Principles of Health and Safety at Work, Wigston: IOSH

The Aqua Group (2002) Pre-contract practice and contract administration for the building team, Oxford: Blackwell Science

The Aqua Group (1999) Tenders and contracts for building, Oxford: Blackwell Science

Spence, C. (ed.) (1994) Archaeological Site Manual (3rd edn.) Museum of London Archaeology Service (MoLAS). Also available online.

 

Online

http://www.hse.gov.uk

 

 

 

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