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Safety and Health at Work - QQI Level 5 Minor Award D20165

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Safety and Health at Work

QQI Level 5 Minor Award D20165

Three Day Training Course




This QQI approved Safety and Health at Work course will provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to promote and maintain safety and health in the working environment.  It will identify best health and safety practice and applicable health, safety and welfare legislation.



Learning Outcomes


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


  • Understand the concepts of safety and health
  • Recognise the factors that influence health, safety and welfare
  • Apply the principles and procedures of health and safety to the workplace
  • Understand the importance of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Promote safe working practices and procedures
  • Be familiar with applicable legislation in the area of safety, health and welfare including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007



Who Should Attend


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



Entry Requirements


Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences



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


  • Describe the duties of employers and employees as specified in Sections 8, 13, 25 and 26 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005
  • Briefly outline the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and other legislation
  • Outline the role of the Health and Safety Authority
  • Describe the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace
  • Identify the elements and functions of the Safety Statement (including HSA Guidance on drafting Safety Statements)
  • Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to:
    • oneself
    • others
    • the workplace
    • Identify risk factors in relation to safety, to include:
    • hazards
    • work environments
    • work practices
    • effects of medication, drink and drugs
  • List the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments
  • Carry out a hazard identification and risk assessment in the workplace and implement appropriate risk controls
  • Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace
  • Use safe lifting and handling techniques where appropriate
  • Explain the following in relation to accidents and dangerous occurrences:
    • causes
    • prevention
    • emergency procedures
    • reporting and recording
  • Explain the following fire-related issues:
    • the fire triangle
    • causes
    • prevention
    • emergency procedures
    • fire equipment
  • Outline specific hazards and risks when working with equipment, to include:
    • mechanical equipment
    • electrical equipment
  • Outline how personal protective and respiratory equipment is used in the workplace
  • Outline the procedure for accident investigation and reporting
  • Outline the procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace including the interpretation of safety data sheets
  • Describe the control and associated risks of the following in the workplace:
    • noise
    • sound
    • fumes
    • dust
    • factors appropriate to working environments in the chosen vocational area
  • Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace
  • Identify factors which contribute to good health
  • Outline risk factors in relation to health, to include:
    • Stress
    • lifestyle
    • diet
    • illness
  • Outline the role of exercise in the promotion of health
  • Describe the contents of a typical first aid kit and their appropriate use
  • State the reporting procedures for absence in the workplace
  • Identify the following in relation to infection control
    • conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms
    • routes of infection
    • symptoms
    • ill-health
    • preventive measures
    • emergency procedures for suspected contamination
  • Describe the elements of a balanced diet


Course Accreditation/Assessment


This course is QQI (formerly FETAC) accredited at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The course meets the requirements of QQI Component Specification D20165, a QQI Minor Award. Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass all parts of the assessment will receive QQI certification. 


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

  • Complete a theory-based examination at the end of day 3
  • Complete Two Assignments.  The assignment instructions will be given to the delegates at the end of the course and must be submitted to SQT within three weeks following course completion.


QQI Certification for this course will expire at the end of 2015.  Training will need to be completed by 18 Sep 2015 to meet the final assessment deadline of 09 October 2015.


The grading of the QQI award is as follows:

Pass                      50-64%

Merit                      65-79%

Distinction              80-100%


Course Tutor                       Antaris


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Course Times                      9.00am - 5.00pm


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.


This course is available exclusively on an In-House basis.


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