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Health & Safety for Safety Representatives

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 Health & Safety for Safety Representatives

FETAC Level 5

Three Day Training Course



The Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 facilitates the selection of Safety Representatives to represent workers in the consultation process with employers. This three day FETAC approved course will familiarise participants with the role of the Safety Representative. At the end of the course delegates will be able to promote and maintain safety and health in the workplace and effectively represent fellow employees on health and safety issues.

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this training course, delegates will be able to:


  • Understand the role of the Safety Representatives.
  • Understand employers and employees and safety representatives’ responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and other applicable legislation.
  • Understand health and safety legislation.
  • Identify the contents of a Safety Statement.
  • Explain hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.
  • Understand how to investigate, report and prevent workplace accidents.
  • Understand the importance of consultation and communication.

Who Should Attend


  • Safety Representatives
  • Health and Safety Officers and Managers
  • Office Managers/Administrators
  • Management and supervisory staff

Course Programme: Total Contact hours = 24 Hrs Workshop + 15 Hrs Assessment


Day One

  • Health and Safety Promotion in the Workplace
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • The role and function of the Health and Safety Authority


Day Two

  • The contents of a Safety Statement
  • The role, rights, duties and responsibilities of the Safety Representative
  • Effective communication and participation in meetings
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment


Day Three

  • Fire hazards and fire prevention
  • Accident causation and prevention
  • Occupational health


The course includes problem-based learning and has a number of practical exercises.

Course Accreditation/Assessment


This course is FETAC accredited at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The course meets the requirements of FETAC Component Specification L22487, a FETAC Minor Award. Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass all parts of the assessment will receive FETAC certification. 


Those delegates wishing to pursue FETAC certification will be required to:

  • Sit a one and a half-hour examination at the end of the course.
  • Undertake a project and skills demonstration on course completion. The assessment instructions will be given to the delegates at the end of the course and must be submitted to SQT within four weeks following course completion.


See Assessment Information for Learners and FETAC Certification Periods for more information on assessment.


The grading of the FETAC award is as follows:

Pass             50-64%

Merit             65-79%

Distinction     80-100%


FETAC Certification for this course will expire at the end of 2014. Training will need to be completed by 11 Sep 2014 to meet the final assessment deadline of 09 Oct 2014.

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Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

Public Course Cost

€750 (includes course documentation, lunch and refreshments)

In-House Courses

For In-House courses, the tutor will contact you in advance to discuss the course programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically for your organisation.

Course Manual

Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

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