Health and Safety Representation Level 5

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21st, 22nd, 29th March & 5th April



The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with knowledge, skill and competence to enable the learner to promote and maintain safety and health in the workplace and represent employees on health and safety issues.


Learning Outcomes


Learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the main Irish health and safety legislation, the various codes of practice and the function and powers of the key state agency with responsibility for health and safety
  2. Explore differences between civil law and criminal law in relation to health and safety legislation
  3. Describe the main duties of employers and employees as specified in the current health and safety legislation
  4. Investigate key sources for health and safety information and advice
  5. Describe the risks and the control measures for the following in the workplace:
    – noise
    – dust
    – vibration
    – fumes
    – other factors appropriate to a work environment
  6. Outline the risk factors in relation to health to include stress, bullying and harassment
  7. Explain the importance of health and safety promotion in the workplace and its impelementation 
  8. Explain the term PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and its use in a range of work environments
  9. Illustrate the techniques of accident prevention
  10. Investigate accident trends in the workplace to include factors contributing to accidents, the accident sequence, accident behavior and the outcomes of accident
  11. Explain the health and safety policies in a specific workplace including the safe handling of materials and product
  12. Examine the role and rights of the safety representative including their selection and appointment
  13. Interpet the health and safety management structure in a workplace with clearly identified responsibilities
  14. Analyse the various fire hazards in the workplace and methods of fire control
  15. Carry out hazard identification in the workplace including whom may be affected by these hazards
  16. Explain risk assessment methods
  17. Select appropriate hazard control measures to control risks in the workplace
  18. Complete a safety audit
  19. Employ effective methods of communicating safety in the workplace
  20. Participate in group discussion and decision making at safety meetings
  21. Outline the legal requirements relating to safety statements, describing the purpose and main elements of the safety statement
  22. Explain the employers responsibility to his employees regarding the safety statement
  23. Explore the main components of good safety culture and the importance of promoting a safety culture.