Safety Representative Training – House Certificate
The Safety Representative (commonly known as Safety Rep) training course outlines the roles and functions of a health and safety representative. It trains the participant to promote and maintain 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 a safety representative from among their fellow employees.
This course is designed for appointed safety representatives have responsibility for fostering proactive communication between management and employees on health and safety issues.
Available as an Onsite Course
NOT Available as a Public Course
A Safety Representative is elected by the staff and acts as a go-between with staff and management. They do not hold any responsibility regarding health and safety in the workplace, however, they would be excepted to guide the Health and Safety Authority on a site visit to the workplace.
Training is required for Safety Representatives, and employers are required to ensure that such training is comprehensive and allows them to fulfill their role in the workplace. This course is designed to provide attendees with the requisite skills to fulfill their role as Safety Representative. This role includes the undertaking of tasks such as workplace inspections, accident investigations, investigation of complaints and consultation on workplace health and safety matters.
- Health and safety legislation.
- Occupational health and safety.
- Role and function of the safety representative and safety consultation
- Effective communication skills.
- The role of the Safety Representative in hazard identification and risk assessment at work.
- Risk assessment principles.
- Safety auditing.
- Safety management.
- The role of the Safety Representative in completing accident investigations and implementing preventative strategies, along with case studies.
- How incidents/ accidents occur.
- Accident/ incident investigation and techniques.
- Accident investigation and reporting.
- Active and reactive monitoring.
- Emergency preparedness.
- Fire safety management.
- Manual handling risks.
- PPE (personal protective equipment).
- Toolbox Talks.
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.
A maximum of 12 participants can attend each Safety Representative training session.
On successful competition of the Safety Representative course participants will receive a House Certificate. The certification will expire after 3-years.
Course Entry Requirements
There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.
There are no special site requirements associated with this course.
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