The objective of MSH613 Safety Technology is to equip students with the necessary technical information that will enable them to identify and successfully handle combustion, electrical, mechanical, chemical, radiological and biological risks.  The emerging importance of the inclusion of technological advancements in terms of instrumentation and software in the identification and control of such risks will be highlighted.  As technology moves towards greater automation, the additional demands placed on design safety of both hardware and software will also be emphasized. In depth understanding of all such risks will enable students to understand the causes and impact of small and large scale accidents involving technology and investigate them.  The results of all of the above will be made evident in the development of a tailor-made emergency plan for designed technical systems that will make use of the results of risk assessment