Health and Safety Representation (Code 5N1451)

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Dates: The course is delivered over 4 days, April 18th, 19th, 26th & May 3rd


The purpose of this Level 5 award (15 Credits) 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
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
11. Explain the health and safety policies in a specific
workplace including the safe handling of materials
and products
12.  Examine the role and rights of the safety
representative including their selection and
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