Health and Safety At Work

The Health & Safety at Work (or Safety & Health at Work) course is designed to provide participants with the key information necessary to promote health and safety within their organisation on a day-to-day basis. They can then take ownership of the safety culture within their 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 entail.

This is an introduction course is for those who wish to become safety officers/managers within their organisation.  

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives
  • Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation.
  • Examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority
  • Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement.
  • Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments.
  • Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace.
  • Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences.
  • Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment.
  • Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace.
  • Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS).
  • Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue.
  • Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use.
  • Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination.
  • Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs.
  • Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace.
  • Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace.
  • Outline risk factors in relation to Safety and Health at Work to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness.
  • Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health.
Course Topics
  • Health and safety legislation
  • The safety statement
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Good housekeeping
  • Fire safety
  • Workplace machinery
  • Environmental factors
  • Safety signage
  • Accident investigation and reporting


A maximum of 10 participants can attend each Health and Safety at Work training session.


The Health and Safety at Work course is 5-days in duration.


On successful competition of the Health and Safety at Work course participants will receive an Accredited Certificate. The certification will expire after 3-years.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course. 

Site Requirements

There are no special site requirements  associated with this course.

Public Course Dates

Summary Of Assessments
  • Exam 
  • Assignment

Useful Information

Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences

This post is to assist you to understand the requirements set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Reporting of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 370 of 2016). It explains why accident and dangerous occurrence reporting is required, what is reportable, what is not reportable, who should make the report and how the report should be made.

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