The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to teach the risks associated with practical work at Arcada, and how to be competent in safety protocols and practical emergency skills

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to study and perform practical work in a responsible and safe manner. It is compulsory to complete this course before participating in laboratory exercises in Arcada.

Course contents

Security and occupational health, Risks and hazards, Mechanical safety, Chemical safety, Electrical safety, Fire safety, First aid, Occupational safety

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None. This course is meant for first-year students and transfer students new at Arcada.

Recommended or required reading

Material provided in itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 15 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Group project presentation Group risk assessment exercise Oral exam Grading: pass/fail


  • Makkonen-Craig Stewart
  • Sjöberg David
  • Björkvall Rasmus


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

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Group size

No limit (30 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • 2018-12-18 - Exams
  • 2018-12-11 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-08-29 12:15 - 15:00 D4109 Laboratory safety for engineers Introduction to safety and security Makkonen-Craig Stewart
Sjöberg David
2019-09-05 12:15 - 15:00 D4109 Laboratory safety for engineers First aid Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-09-12 12:15 - 15:00 D4109 Laboratory safety for engineers First aid Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-09-19 12:15 - 15:00 D4109 Laboratory safety for engineers Chemical safety; Hazards controls; Introduction to case study project Makkonen-Craig Stewart
Sjöberg David
2019-09-26 12:15 - 15:00 D4109 Laboratory safety for engineers Case studies group project presentations Makkonen-Craig Stewart
Sjöberg David
2019-10-02 09:45 - 11:30 E253 Laboratory Safety for Engineers Fire safety Makkonen-Craig Stewart
2019-10-10 12:15 - 15:00 D4109 Laboratory safety for engineers Mechanical safety; electrical safety Anukka Harri
Makkonen-Craig Stewart
Sjöberg David
2019-10-17 12:15 - 15:00 B327 Laboratory safety for engineers Risk assessment Sjöberg David
2019-10-23 11:00 - 11:30 D4109 Laboratory Safety for Engineers Extra session ONLY for those giving late case study presentations Makkonen-Craig Stewart
Sjöberg David
2019-10-24 12:00 - 15:00 B225 Laboratory safety for engineers Exam Makkonen-Craig Stewart
Sjöberg David

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