|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Business|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Risk management, combined with a firm’s work health and safety obligations towards organisational stakeholders and the wider community, accompany a range of other competing regulatory, business and ethical obligations associated with the effective management of businesses and organisations. The current legislation surrounding work health and safety promotes sanctions that may be applied against individuals and organisations where sufficient regard is not given to the risks that are involved. To this end, work health and safety, along with environmental management, stand as important bases of knowledge required in managerial roles performed at all levels of business. These obligations and the associated themes found in this course provide students with the theory and applied skills to contribute to ethical, legally compliant and effective performance as supervisors and managers.
This course is an important one for future or current managers, business owners and employees generally. Students will learn about the work related risks to individuals and organisations that can arise as a result of not giving sufficient attention to the risks to human health and safety and the environment in which the business operates. This learning includes exploring the links between work health and safety and environmental threats, along with models of accident and incident causation. Central to the course is the concept and application of mitigating risk via risk management and risk management systems, using principles contained in international standards as well as practical methods used in business and government. The legal perspective of the course orientates students to the relevant legal responsibilities of managers and organisations. The course also provides time for students to address matters surrounding bullying, other examples of threats to human and environmental health, and worker rehabilitation. Students will examine the benefits to organisations when all these processes are managed correctly.