The Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 contains provisions for securing and improving safety, health and welfare for all workers and entitles employees to select and appoint one or more safety representatives to represent them in consultations with the employer on matters of safety, health and welfare at the place of work
This 3 day course is designed to equip such selected members of the staff with the appropriate knowledge and skills to act as safety representatives on behalf of their fellow employees in accordance with the Health & Safety Authority’s recommended content.
This course aims to provide the participants with the tools necessary to act as confident Safety Representatives within their workplace.
This course programme is set out in accordance with the H.S.A guidelines
- Introduction & Overview
- Health & Safety Promotion in the Workplace
- Safety & Health Legal System
- Role & Function of the Health & Safety Authority
- The Safety Statement
- Effective Communication Skills & Meeting Participation
- Role & Rights of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees
- Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
- Common Hazards – Cope Galway
- Health & Safety Inspections
- Accident Causation & Prevention Strategies
- Occupational Health
This course is offered as a highly interactive course which is delivered to a group of 10 participants.
Who Should Attend?
Selected Safety Representatives
Assessment & Certification
The course participants will complete a theoretical and practical assessment together with a project. On successful completion the course participants will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 3 years.