Course detail

Industrial Safety

FSI-CPBAcad. year: 2020/2021

The main content of the course is a review of approaches to safety assurance (occupational health and safety, safety of machinery, environmental safety, prevention of serious accidents).

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course allows the students to obtain basic knowledge in the field of risk management and safety assurance.


Knowledge of mathematics in the extent of previous studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is expected.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. According to the possibility of teaching can be organized lectures for students by practitioners and excursions to companies focused on activities related to the course content.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for course-unit credit award: active participation in lectures and seminars, semestral work elaboration, test; in justified cases, the lecturer may set alternative requirements.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with approaches to prevention of injuries and prevention of losses in industrial enterprises. A selection of procedures for safety assurance will be presented on model case studies.

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

Presence in lectures is recommended, presence in seminars is compulsory.
In justified cases alternative form of tuition, solution of individual semestral project.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SKŘEHOT P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií - 1. díl nebezpečné látky a materiály; Výzkumný ústav bezpečnosti práce, v. v. i. & T-SOFT, a. s., 2009; ISBN 978-80-86973-70-8
SKŘEHOT P. a kol.: Prevence nehod a havárií - 2. díl mimořádné události a prevence nežádoucích následků; Výzkumný ústav bezpečnosti práce, v. v. i. & T-SOFT, a. s., 2009; ISBN 978-80-86973-73-9
Česko. Zákon č. 262/2006 Sb., zákoník práce. In Sbírka zákonů, Česká republika. 2006, 84, s. 3146-3241

Recommended reading

Manual for the classification and prioritization of risks due to major accidents in process and related industries : Inter-Agency Programme on the Assessment and Management of Health and Environmental Risks from Energy and Other Complex Industrial Systems [online]. Vienna : IAEA, 1996
KLETZ, T.: Learning from accidents; 3. ed.; Butterworth-Heinemann 2001; pp 357; ISBN 0 7506 4883 X
OECD Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response - Guidance for Industry (including Management and Labour), Public Authorities, Communities, and other Stakeholders; 2. ed.; OECD Environment, Health and Safety Publications 2003; Series on Chemical Accidents No. 10
ČSN EN 31010 ed. 2. Management rizik - Techniky posuzování rizik. 2020.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-KSB , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. History of safety in the Czech Republic and EU.
2. Occupational safety and health protection in an industry.
3. Safety in the workplace.
4. Factors affecting safety in the workplace.
5. Categorization of works and prevention of hazards.
6. Personal protective equipment.
7. Safety of machinery.
8. Hazards generated by neglecting of ergonomic principles.
9. Environmental safety.
10. Prevention of major accidents.
11. Fire safety.
12. Information Security.
13. Security in the industry.

Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction to methods of industrial safety, semestral work assignmnent
2. Measurement of workplace conditions and categorization of work.
3. Prevention of hazards - an example of the identification and prevention of risks.
4. Choice of personal protective equipment.
5. Safety estimation of industrial facilities with index methods - 1st part.
6. Safety estimation of industrial facilities with index methods - 2nd part.
7. Presentation of semestral works, course-unit credit award.