Safety Rep Training

Safety Rep, Safety Rep Training, Health and Safety Rep

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

Upcoming Courses

  • ZOOM
    November 28th, 29th, December 5th & 6th
    • €450.00 excl.
Our 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. The course is accredited by QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

*This course now includes the role and the reponsibilities of the Safety Rep in the prevention of COVID-19 in the workplace.*

DAYTIME VIRTUAL COURSE – 4 Days

Online Training Requirements:

  • You must have access to a laptop/computer with a webcam to complete this training
  • You must be available to complete the whole course as 100% attendance is required
  • You will receive a link by email to access the training and the platform controls will be discussed at the beginning of the session

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.

Learning Outcomes

On course completion learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the main Irish health and safety legislation, the various codes of practice and the function and powers of the key state agency with responsibility for health and safety
  2. Explore differences between civil law and criminal law in relation to health and safety legislation
  3. Describe the main duties of employers and employees as specified in the current health and safety legislation
  4. Investigate key sources for health and safety information and advice
  5. Describe the risks and the control measures for the following in the workplace: -noise-dust-vibration-fumes-other factors appropriate to a work environment
  6. Outline the risk factors in relation to health to include stress, bullying and harassment
  7. Explain the importance of health and safety promotion in the workplace and its implementation
  8. Explain the term PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and its use in a range of work environments
  9. Illustrate the techniques of accident prevention
  10. Investigate accident trends in the workplace to include factors contributing to accidents, the accident sequence, accident behaviour and the outcomes of accidents
  11. Explain the health and safety policies in a specific workplace including the safe handling of materials and products
  12. Examine the role and rights of the safety representative including their selection and appointment
  13. Interpret the health and safety management structure in a workplace with clearly identified responsibilities
  14. Analyse the various fire hazards in the workplace and methods of fire control
  15. Carry out hazard identification in the workplace including whom may be affected by these hazards
  16. Explain risk assessment methods
  17. Select appropriate hazard control measures to control risks in the workplace
  18. Complete a safety audit
  19. Employ effective methods of communicating safety in the workplace
  20. Participate in group discussion and decision making at safety meetings
  21. Outline the legal requirements relating to safety statements, describing the purpose and main elements of the safety statement
  22. Explain the employers responsibility to his employees regarding the safety statement
  23. Explore the main components of good safety culture and the importance of promoting a safety culture

Course Requirements:

You must be involved in safety within your workplace 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.