Health & Safety Representation

QQI Level 5 – 5N1451

 

Course Objectives

 

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

 

  • List the implications of health and safety legislation for both the employer and the employee
  • Understand the importance of Health and Safety promotion in the Workplace
  • Define the role and function of a Company Safety Representative
  • Understand the importance of effective communication on safety issues
  • Identify hazards and assess the risks associated with common workplace hazards
  • Describe the importance of routine workplace inspections
  • Identify potential occupational health hazards and effective control strategies
  • Understand key occupational first aid principles and be able to provide basic assistance in an emergency situation
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of fire wardens and other personnel relating to fire safety and prevention of fire
  • Investigate accidents and recommend preventative measures
  • Source information relevant to the Safety Representative
  • Define the function of the Safety Statement within the organisation and understand the key components
  • Understand the importance of developing an effective safety culture within the Workplace
  • Identify relevant Workplace Training needs

 

Course Content

 

Day 1

Opening of Course

  • Introduction, Briefing on Course Objectives and QQI requirements

Legislation Relating to Health and Safety

  • Common Law Duty of Care
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Duties of Employer and Employees
  • Role of the Health and Safety Inspectorate
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
  • Additional Regulations and Codes of Practice relevant to safety management

Role and Functions of the Safety Representative

  • Role and rights of the Safety Representative
  • Organising resources
  • Methods of securing co-operation
  • Role of the Safety Committee
  • Syndicate exercise

Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment

  • Definitions of  Hazard & Risk
  • System of Evaluating Risk Levels
  • Common Workplace Hazards
  • Importance of routine inspection
  • Basic preventative measures
  • Relevant Case Study and Feedback

Day 2

The Safety Statement

  • Importance of the Safety Statement as a Management Tool
  • Method of Compilation- Relevant Sections
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review of The Safety Statement

Accident Investigation and Recording

  • Definition of an accident/dangerous occurrence
  • Elimination or management of hazards
  • Case study – in small groups participants will investigate an accident, establish root and contributory causes and make recommendations for future action
  • Steps for effective accident investigation
  • Steps for accident recording

Chemical Safety

  • Current Legislation and Guidelines relating to Workplace Chemicals
  • The potential adverse effects of Workplace Chemicals
  • Selection, Storage and Use of Chemicals
  • Use of Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Case Study relating to Chemical Spillage

Manual Handling Risk Assessment         

  • Manual Handling Regulations 2007
  • Assessing Workplace Manual Handling Tasks
  • Practical application of approved risk assessment templates
  • Risk reduction measures and training requirements

Day 3

Fire Safety

  • Theory and Chemistry of fire
  • Spread of fire and smoke behaviour
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Emergency Evacuation requirements and procedures
  • Fire Safety auditing

Occupational Health Issues

  • A review of the management of key occupational health issues.
  • Risks associated with exposure to chemicals, noise, radiation, vibration and repetitive strain injury will be examined. Relevant and effective control measures will be discussed.

Occupational First Aid

  • Key occupational first aid principles
  • Review of scene survey issues and basic casualty assessment
  • Recognition of medical emergency situations and relevant control strategies

Day 4

Safety Culture and Leadership

  • Developing an effective Safety Culture
  • Responsibility and Leadership issues
  • Health and Safety Promotion
  • Communication of the Safety Message

Bullying and Harassment

  • Health and Safety Authority Guidance on Bullying & Harassment
  • The adverse effects of Bullying behaviour
  • Developing An effective Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Training and Information of Staff

Training Requirements

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Task Specific Training Issues
  • Competence and Record Keeping
  • Staff Development

 

Assessment Revision Period and Assignment/Presentation Brief

Assessment: Participants will be assessed by means of the following methods:

Presentation (Skills Demonstration) – 20%

Written Examination- 30%

Post Course Assignment (Project) – 50%

 

Certification:  Successful Candidates will receive the new Level 5 Award through the normal QQI submission process, subject to external authentication.

Appeals process:  Anderlift have an Appeals process in place as part of our quality assurance agreement.

Support for Learners: Anderlift staff will provide a high level of mentoring to interested candidates and will provide specific guidance in relation to the assessment process.

For further information on awards and on QQI please go to www.QQI.ie

 

An abbreviated programme can be run to suit specific client requirements (Anderlift certified).

Normally a group of up to 12 participants would attend this programme.

 

Call us on 021-4559180  for more information and available dates or send us a message via our Contact Form.