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
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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:
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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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