This course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace or who may require a recognised qualification in Occupational Health and Safety
QQI Minor Award Level 5 – Further Education & Training
The course is relevant for any person who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace or who requires a recognised qualification in Occupational Health and Safety.
It is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to promote and maintain safety and health in the workplace. It also covers the role and key responsibilities of the Safety Representative.
- Five days – Classroom sessions
- ADDITIONAL STUDY REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM:· Self-directed learning· Study/prepare for the theory exam· Research, prepare and write the assignments.
At the end of the course participants will:
· Be familiar with core legislation as it relates to safety, health and welfare
· Understand the importance of hazard identification and be able to carry out
a risk assessment
· Understand the role and responsibilities of employers and employees in relation
to health and safety issues in the workplace.
· Promote safe working practices and procedures.
Key safety, health and welfare legislation.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
Factors that contribute to a healthy and safe working environment
Content, purpose and functions of a safety statement
Hazard identification, risk assessment and putting control measures in place
Principles and procedures for good housekeeping
Health and safety management
o Fire and fire safety
o Working with equipment (mechanical and electrical)
o Personal protective and respiratory equipment (PPE)
o Use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste (SDS)
o The working environment and related risks and controls
o Safety signage
o First aid kits and their appropriate use
Investigate, record and report accidents and dangerous occurrences in the workplace.
Manual handling and ergonomics.
The role and responsibilities of a safety representative
- General health and wellness promotion in the workplace
All assessments are carried out in accordance with QQI regulations:
A QQI Certificate of Achievement will be issued following the validation of results by QQI and the appropriate credit under the National Framework of Qualifications will then be awarded to the learner.
The role and responsibilities of a Safety Representative and Safety Committees has been included as additional content on the course. As the course now equates to the standard Safety Representative Course participants also receive a Safety Representative Course Certificate, from Western Management Centre, on successful completion of the course.