Safety Rep Training

Safety Rep, Safety Rep Training

Become a Safety Rep and reduce hazards and risks in your workplace.

This 4-day Safety Rep training course concentrates on training the attendee to apply sound principles to Safety and Health issues as part of a total strategy to reduce hazards and risks in the workplace.

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 workers may select and appoint from among their fellow employees, a Safety Rep. The Safety Rep role includes the undertaking of tasks such as workplace inspections, accident investigations, investigation of complaints and consultation on workplace health and safety matters. Training is required for Safety Reps and employers are required to ensure that such training is comprehensive and allows Safety Reps to fulfil their role in the workplace.

Who should attend?

Appointed Safety Reps who have responsibility for fostering proactive communication between management and employees on health and safety issues should attend Safety Rep training.

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, employers, and those who control workplaces to any extent, are required to:

  • Identify the hazards and assess the risks in the workplaces they control
  • Prepare a written safety statement setting out the arrangements in place for securing and managing the safety, health and welfare of their employees and other people, along with the co-operation required from employees to achieve this.

Course Requirements:

You must be involved in safety within your workplace for at least two years prior to commencing this course.

Course Programme:

  • Safety legislation
  • Role of the Safety Rep
  • Safety Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Accident Investigation Techniques
  • Safety Auditing
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • How Incidents /  Accidents Occur
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Manual Handling Risks
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Occupational Health
  • Accident  / Incident Investigation

Safety Rep Training Methodology:

The course is presented in units and includes problem based learning and practical exercises. There will be two assignments to complete and, on the last day of the course, a one and a half hour exam based on the course material presented.

Assessment/Certification:

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Safety Representation.

Please let us know if participants have any specific learner requirements.

Related Course – Safety Health & Work Certificate

This course is for those who wish to become safety officers/manager within their organisation.  They take ownership of the safety culture within the organisation and would be expected to be able to carry out risk assessments and complete safety statements and have a clear understanding of what the Safety & Health at Work Act 2005, General Applications 2007 and Codes of Practice would entail.