Course code Citi5010

Credit points 3

Dangerous Equipment

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation31.01.2017

Responsible UnitInstitute of Forest Management

Course developers

author Mežsaimniecības institūts

Dace Brizga

Dr. paed.

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Jānis Gailis

Dr. agr.

Course abstract

Definition and types of dangerous equipment. Laws and regulations on dangerous equipment. Requirements for registration, maintenance, usage and inspection of dangerous equipment. Labour safety regulations in work with dangerous equipment. Investigation of dangerous equipment accidents. Training and certification for operating staff of dangerous equipment.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course, student will have: • knowledge and critical understanding about dangerous equipment and its usage in work and about normative documents on dangerous equipment (test); • skills to create the database of normative documents and information about dangerous equipment and the specification of their use in topical sectors of economy (practical works); • competence to carry out general evaluation of the company/enterprise and the dangerous equipment there, to create recommendations for improvement of the use of dangerous equipment and to present the results obtained to the managers of the enterprise/company (practical works).

Course Content(Calendar)

1.Regulatory enactments regulating the operation of dangerous equipment.
2.Regulatory enactments regulating dangerous equipment.
3.Definition and types of dangerous equipment.
4. Types of dangerous equipment.
5. Types of dangerous equipment.
6. Types of dangerous equipment.
7. Types of dangerous equipment.
8. Requirements for the installation and operation of dangerous equipment.
9. Requirements for the installation and operation of dangerous equipment.
10. Eemergency costs for dangerous equipment.
11. Eemergency costs of dangerous equipment.
12. Training employees in working with dangerous equipment.
13. Personal protective equipment at work with dangerous equipment.
14. Ppersonal protective equipment at work with dangerous equipment.
15. Safety signs and signals at work with dangerous equipment.
16. Mandatory health check for employees.

Requirements for awarding credit points

The accumulating assessment shall be received by students who have passed the test on their own work and lectures - no lower ranking than 5.0 balls. Students who don't get an accumulative score take an exam for the entire course.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Own-initiative work: familiarity with hazardous equipment at Latvenergo TEC-1 or Defueling Plants.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Arithmetic mean of three controls

Compulsory reading

1. Darba drošība. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, 2010. 191 lpp.
2. Kaļķis V. Darba vides risku novērtēšanas metodes. Rīga: Latvijas Izglītības fonds, 2008. 242 lpp.

Further reading

1. ES PHARE (LE/99/IB-CO-01) Labklājības ministrija. Darba drošība. Rīga 2004. 2. Jurševskis, J. Celtniecības, ceļu būves un ceļu uzturēšanas mašīnas. Smiltene: Smiltenes 29. arodvidusskola, 2006..256 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas Vēstnesis: Latvijas Republikas oficiāls laikraksts. Rīga: Valsts uzņēmums "Latvijas Vēstnesis". ISSN 1407-0391.