Safety and Health at Work

The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain health and safety in a work environment.

This course will support you to achieve an awareness of workplace health and safety issues/hazards and illustrates the responsibilities of both the employer and employee in identifying and addressing workplace issues. You will achieve this through the exploration of key subjects such as relevant legislation, different types of hazards, accident classification, risk assessment methods, ergonomics and manual handling.

  • Duration

    5 Days (9:30am- 4:30pm) or
    10 Evenings (6pm – 9pm)

  • Fees

    €295

Once you have completed this course you will be able to:

  1. Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation
  2. Examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority
  3. Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace
  4. Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement
  5. Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments
  6. Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace
  7. Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences
  8. Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment
  9. Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment
  10. Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace
  11. Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  12. Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue
  13. Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use
  14. Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, illhealth, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination
  15. Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs
  16. Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace
  17. Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace
  18. Outline risk factors in relation to health to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness
  19. Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health

Elevation Training operates an open admissions policy and welcomes applications from all learners who meet the stated minimum entry requirements for the programme, irrespective of social, cultural and/or educational backgrounds. We communicate in a professional and courteous manner to all those who express an interest in undertaking a programme with us.

All learners entering our programmes are expected to be proficient at reading, researching, understanding, drafting and preparing information, across a broad range of topics. Learners applying to our programmes should have a minimum of a level 4 certificate, or leaving certificate, and/or equivalent qualification. Decisions on admission to a programme are transparent and consistent, and we treat all applicants in a fair and equitable manner.

Applicants who do not meet entry criteria based on previous certified learning achievement may be entitled to be considered based on professional experience, informal or non-formal learning (See Access, Transfer & Progression Policy, ETP 3.03).

Learners, for whom English is not their first language, may be required to provide evidence of their level of English competency. Learners will not be admitted if it is deemed that their level of English proficiency would disadvantage them.

If you would like to discuss these entry requirements in more detail, please contact us on 01 8047333 or [email protected]

If you think you meet these requirements, please complete the application form.

  1. Assignment 60%
  2. Examination- Theory 40%

You will be expected to complete two written assessments (weighting 40% and 20%) during self-directed learning time over the duration of the course. You will also be expected to complete a written examination on the final day of the course. The examination weighs a further 40%.

15 Credits

This module is delivered as a stand-alone course, or as part of the Full Major Award.

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