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Module 1 Safe System principles in engineering

Download the coursework for Module 1 including lecture, tutorial and case study content.

This is the first Module for the SS4U unit for engineering students and educators.

Module 1 has been designed to be delivered in six parts (see below). All lecture, tutorial and case study content is available for you below to download and use.

Modules 2, 3 and 4 are currently being developed by the SS4U team and are expected to be available in 2020.

If you have any questions about this content, or the remaining modules, please email the SS4U development team .

Part 1: Ethics of safety

Part 2: How harm occurs

Part 3: Human error and system failure

Part 4: Managing risk

Part 5: Evolution of safety culture

Part 6: Leading practice


The tutorials have been developed to allow students to demonstrate the knowledge that they have gained through each module. Three tutorials are available for Module 1.

Each tutorial requires the use of a case study that describes the events of a real or theoretical road crash. Three case studies are available for use, or you can decide to use one of your own.

Case Studies