Engineering in Industrial and Environmental Security

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.


UPC School


Entorno legislativo de la seguridad industrial, producto y maquinas. Licencias.
4 ECTS. 35 teaching hours.
1. Legislative and regulatory framework for industrial safety and the environment.
- Types of legal provisions. European Union regulations. European institutions and bodies.
- Spanish and autonomous regional industrial safety laws.
- Administrative structure in industrial safety. Institutions.
- Infrastructure for quality and industrial safety.
- Oversight bodies. Legal framework.
- Legal and forensic expert reports: requirements and functions. Drafting the expert report.

2. Responsibility of industrial safety and environmental agents.
- Industrial safety agents.
- Administrative responsibility.
- Civil liability.
- Criminal responsibility.

3. Product Safety in the EU Legal Framework.
- Directives with the new approach
- Harmonised standards. Non-harmonised standards.
- CE marking, statement of compliance and technical record.
- Market oversight: Product safety monitoring.
- Machinery safety, Royal Decree 1644/2008. Machinery directives (2006/42/EC). Safety and reliability of control systems. Regulations in ISO 13849.
- Elevators. Recording/notification of maintenance and inspection regime.
- Self-propelled mobile cranes: Recording/notification of maintenance and inspection regime.
- Royal Decree 1215/97 Minimum health and safety provisions for use of work equipment by workers.
- Industrial lifting equipment: overhead cranes, block and tackle equipment, single-girder gantry cranes, double-girder gantry cranes, flat-bed trailers, automotive trolleys, industrial vehicles, self-loading cranes.
- Personal protection equipment according to EU Regulation 2016/425 and Directive 89/686/EC (until 20/4/2018).
- Construction products according to EU Regulation 305/2011.
Metrología, seguridad en medios de transporte y en infraestructuras.
2 ECTS. 20 teaching hours.
1. Environmental license, activities and urban planning.
- Basic concepts in urban planning.
- Legal scope and objectives of the activity license.
- Application of Urban Planning Regulations.
- Types of administrative procedures: statement of compliance.
- Environmental monitoring and prevention instruments.

2. Inspection and testing methodology.
- The inspector - the role and responsibilities. Inclusion in accredited inspection bodies.
- Inspection process (regulatory: delegated by the Employment Office of the autonomous regional governments).
- Non-destructive tests (NDT).
- Calibration certificate. Interpretation of results. Accredited laboratories.

3. Means of transport and vehicle safety. MOT.
- Safety systems in land vehicles. Official approval of types of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.
- Legal regime governing of the technical inspection of vehicles (ITV).
- Inspection procedure at ITV stations.
- Transportation of dangerous goods by road - ADR.
- Transportation of foodstuffs at controlled temperatures - ATP.
- Rail vehicle safety.
- Safety on maritime means of navigation.
- Aircraft safety and airport safety.

4. Safety in large infrastructure management.
- Legal and regulatory provisions for airport safety.
- Railway safety.
- Port safety.
- Safety in assorted infrastructures.

5. Metrology
- Law 32/2014 of 22 December, on Metrology.
- Complementary legislation. Procedures and legal requirements.
- Electricity, water, gas, hydrocarbon and other meters.
- Metrological verification bodies.
Reglamentos de seguridad industrial
8 ECTS. 73 teaching hours.
1. Safety of electrical installations.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Mandatory inspections and maintenance.
- Low voltage electric installations.
- High voltage electric installations.
- High voltage electric installations.
- Energy efficiency in outdoor lighting installations
- Royal Decree 1980/2008.
- Low voltage products (Directive 2014/35/EU).
- Electromagnetic compatibility (Directive 2014/30/EU).

2. Safety from chemical products and hazardous waste. Storage.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Inspections and periodic reviews. Mandatory maintenance.
- Hazardous chemicals. REACH and CLP regulations.
- Hazardous waste: concept and characteristics.

3. Petrol installations.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Inspections and periodic reviews. Maintenance.
- Maintenance installations for fuels and liquid fuels for consumption in the facility itself.
- Installations and storage parks for the distribution and supply of petroleum products.
- Service stations for own use or with change of depositary.
- Refineries.

4. Gaseous fuels.
- Introduction to the regulatory sphere. Inspections and maintenance.
- Commissioning of facilities.
- Commissioning, maintenance, repair and adaptation of gas appliances.
- Maintenance of facilities. Reviews and inspections.
- Approved gas installers and gas installation companies.
- Gas appliances according to EU Regulation 2016/426 and Directive 2009/142/EC (until 20/4/2018).
Seguridad frente riesgo, incendio o explosión y medio ambiente
4 ECTS. 32 teaching hours.
1.Anti-fire protection installations.
- Introduction. Industrial and non-industrial fire protection installations.
- Regulatory standards. Fire protection installation regulations (RIPCI); Fire protection safety regulations in industrial establishments (RSCIEI); Technical Code-Basic Document Fire Safety (CTE-DB SI).
- Commissioning of fire protection installations.
- Maintenance of the facility: regular checks.
- Obligations and responsibilities of the owner.
- Approved installation and/or maintenance companies.
- Regulatory inspection procedure. Fire safety in industrial establishments. UNE 195005 standards.
- New fire protection installation regulations (RIPCI).

2. Heating installations in buildings.
- Introduction and regulatory standards.
- Commissioning of the installation.
- Maintenance of the facility.
- Initial and periodic inspections. Energy efficiency in generation.
- Schematic summary of the obligations and responsibilities of the owner.
- Approved installation and/or maintenance companies.

3. Cooling facilities.
- Regulatory standards. Other complementary regulations.
- Commissioning of the installation.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance of the installation.
- Schematic summary of the obligations and responsibilities of the owner.
- Level 1 and Level 2 refrigeration installation and/or maintenance companies.
- Verification of reviews and periodic inspections.
- Control of leakage of fluorinated refrigerants. 4. Pressurised equipment.
- Introduction.
- Boilers.
- Electrical power generating plants.
- Oil refineries and petrochemical plants.
- Cryogenic deposits.
- Self-contained breathing apparatus tanks.
- Pipes and conduits.
- Approved installation and/or repair companies.
- Simple pressure vessels (Directive 2014/29/EU), in pressure equipment installations.
- Pressure equipment (Directive 2014/68/EU) in pressure equipment installations.
- Transportable pressure equipment (Directive 2010/35/EU). 5. Safety in ATEX Environments.
- Explosive atmospheres. ATEX Directive. Royal Decree 681/2003.
- Equipment for potentially explosive atmospheres (Directive 2014/34/EU).
- Conformity and marking procedures for equipment.
- Explosion protection document.
- Classification of risk areas in zones.
- Exhaust analysis for gases and vapours.
- Ventilation and calculation of the area of zones for gases, vapours and mists.
- Classification by zones for dust.

6. Environmental risk analysis.
- Safety and the environment.
- Environmental responsibility. Law 26/2007 and regulations.
- Air quality and protection of the atmosphere.
- Waste and contaminated soil.
- Protection against noise.
- Inland waters and coasts.
- Environmental risk analysis in the 0SEVESO regulations.
- Environmental risk analysis methods.
- Legislation on noise, checks and inspections.
Proyecto final
2 ECTS. 10 teaching hours.
Completion of the final postgraduate project
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
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(170 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:23/11/2018 Classes end:03/05/2019Programme ends: 24/05/2019
Friday  16:00 to 21:00Saturday  09:00 to 14:00
Taught at:
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77

Registration fee:
4.200 €

Language of instruction:
Catalan / Spanish

Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.

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