Safety Management Training Course

This Safety Management Course is designed to equip learners to become fully competent in setting up a practical risk management system in the workplace, supervise its implementation, and evaluate work its effectiveness.

This course is ideal for participants who are interested in managing health and safety, or existing health and safety managers who wish to perfect their skills.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives

On competition of this course the participant should be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of a good safety culture in the workplace.
  • Understand the role and function of management in providing a safe place to work.
  • Understand the nature of risk management in the workplace.
  • Develop a wide range of skills required to implement a safe place of work.
Course Topics

Accident Causation

  • Analyse accidents to determine causes.
  • Specify the legal requirements associated with ‘duty of care’ in the workplace.
  • Describe measures to minimise the risk of legal challenge through tort of negligence.
  • Identify the general duties of the employee at their place of work as per the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
  • Describe the role of the manufacturers and designers in relation to produce used at work, as outlined in the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
  • Evaluate the role of a supervisor in relation to providing a safe place of work.
  • Design a system for recording and reporting incidents and accidents in the work place.
  • Design a procedure for identifying the various factors that contribute to the causes of accidents and incidents.

Safety / Work Culture

  • Describe the term ‘Safety culture’.
  • Explain the legal issues surrounding ‘Safety /work culture’
  • Quantify the general aims of a safe work culture as currently written.
  • Describe the term ‘behavioural modification’.
  • Describe the means by which behaviour can be reinforced.
  • Analyse the relationship between a good safety culture and job satisfaction.
  • Explain the relationship between culture and work practice.
  • Evaluate the benefits of a good safety culture to the strategic management of a company.
  • Design a procedure for recording a weekly ‘behavioural’ safety audit.
  • Design a system for providing feedback on behaviour performance.
  • Organise a review of the findings of a ‘behavioural’ observation study/safety audit with staff inviting them to suggest improvements.
  • Define ‘Terms of Reference’ for worksite ergonomics.
  • Specify who within a specific workplace type ‘Duty of Care’ in relation to ‘Safety /Work culture’ resides with.

Risk Management

  • Explain the terms ‘hazard’, ‘risk’, ‘risk management’.
  • Evaluate the contribution that risk management can make to the overall effective management of the workplace.
  • Design a hazard analysis sheet for an area of work.
  • Evaluate the use of risk controls.
  • Explain the conditions under which health surveillance should be carried out at work, as outlined in 2005 and General Application Regulation 2007.
  • Design a system of reporting to ensure that relevant health surveillance is carried out routinely.
  • Describe the purpose of a safety statement.
  • Describe the role of the supervisor in relation to the effective implementation of the safety statement.
  • Evaluate the contribution that employees can make in compiling a site-specific safety statement.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of treating/controlling- identified risks.

Training and Education

  • Describe the role of the employer in relation to the provision of information, training and consultation as per the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
  • Explain the advantages of training and education in providing a safe place of work.
  • Carry out a training needs analysis on front line staff in relation to safety training completed and safety training required.
  • List some of the methods of training available.
  • Describe the role of the employer and employee from a selected normal operating procedure in relation to providing and using personal protective equipment at work.
  • Design and deliver a short training session on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Evaluate the benefits of effective use of personal protective equipment.
  • Present a short training session on coding and the use of signs at work as per Safety Health and Welfare at Work, (General Application) Regulations, 2007.
  • Analyse the content of an induction-training session for new staff in relation to safety awareness at work.


A maximum of 10 participants can attend each Safety Management training session.


Safety Management training sessions are 5-days in duration.


On successful competition of the Safety Management 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

Project and Exam

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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