Health and Safety Legislation. (Including Course Assignment brief)
A good comprehension of the Irish legal system as it applies to health and safety in the construction sector. A key learning outcome is that learners recognise the key health and safety legislation covering work and work in construction, and understand how the requirements are to be applied, monitored and enforced in practical terms.
Accident Investigation & Insurance Claims.
Learning outcome is a deeper understanding of the need for accurate accident reporting and investigation, which includes an outline of the recommended processes/tools/guidance for undertaking investigation and for identifying the root cause(s) to prevent a reoccurrence. A case study is utilised to demonstrate how poor site management can contribute to an accident, and to discuss the methodology to be used during accident investigation.
Risk Assessment & Hazard Identification including Method Statements.
Learning outcome is a good comprehension of the hazard identification and risk assessment process, with demonstrated implementation of a risk assessment for the learner’s chosen scope of work. The appropriate means for relaying the findings of risk assessments and for outlining safe systems of work are explained.
Fire & Electrical Safety in Construction.
Learners will be able to effectively plan and oversee work mindful of the potential fire and electrical hazards, considering contingency planning.
Work at Heights systems & prevention of falls.
Learning outcome is a deeper understanding of the hazards and associated risks with this area of site activity, which is one of the major courses of injury and death. This complex and hard to manage workplace is one of the critical areas which requires on site supervision/management to ensure falls from height which is a leading cause of fatalities due to the incorrect selection of work equipment or systems of work.
Scaffolding and hazard spotting.
The CIF’s experienced tutor brings a unique knowledge with regards to scaffolding. Systems, and shares a very practical approach, which can be immediately applied on site to recognise issues with scaffold or tower systems that can lead to critical failures
Excavations, Roadworks and Confined Spaces.
Learners will understand how to identify live services and be able to implement protective measures for safe working in underground services, excavations, confined space and on roads.
Plant & Machinery in Construction.
Learners will be able to apply their knowledge of best practice measures to protect workers from the risks associated with vehicles, mobile equipment and tools typically found on construction sites.
Occupational Health Construction.
Learners will be able to apply their learnings in terms of recognising occupational health considerations and implementing appropriate control measures to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all persons in the workplace.
The examination process is by risk assessment /method statement assignment and on the final day of the course via an online examination with multiple / varied choice type questions to be completed via the CIF examination portal.
30 CIRI CPD points are awarded upon completion of the CIF IOSH Safety for Construction Managers Program.