This is a four-day course that will provide participants with a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Health and Safety at Work (5N1794). QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland, an independent state agency for promoting and developing the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
The topics covered in this course include the following:
Legislation relating to safety, health and welfare in the workplace
- The role and function of the Construction Safety Representative
- Safety Statement and Communication Skills
- Planning and Organising Safety Meetings
- Accident Recording and Investigation
- Risk Assessments
- Hazards, including Machine Hazards
- Emergency Planning
- Fire Related Issues
- Manual Handling
- Ergonomics – including VDUs (visual display units) and the Office Environment
- Health Promotion
- Safety Signage
- First Aid Kit
- Infection Control
The program has been designed to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding necessary to take on the role of the Safety Representative in the construction environment. Successful completion of the course will result in participants being awarded 28 CIRI CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points.
In order to facilitate learning, the course takes a hands-on approach, involving a high level of trainee participation, and uses a range of syndicate exercises, case studies and questionnaires to reinforce the key messages.
The course is designed to cause as little inconvenience to employers as possible and is therefore spread over four weeks so that participants can attend just one day per week (from 9 am to 5 pm) and still work on the other four days.
This critical role provide employees access to their Safety Representative on site as this role has “rights” as set out in the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Construction Regulations 2013. This critical role adds significant value to safety communication and control of risks on site.