The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, was brought in to make further provision for the safety, health and welfare of persons at work. This Act clarifies and enhances the duties of employer’s , the self employed, employees and various other parties in relation to safety and health at work.
Who is course aimed at?
Any staff member who requires the necessary knowledge to promote and maintain safety and health in the working environment. This includes all employers, self-employed and employees in all places of work, who require principles and procedures of health & safety in the workplace.
The FETAC Safety and Health at Work Level 5 ensures that participants have the knowledge and skills to manage Occupational Safety and Health in the workplace. This course enables all the participants whether managers, supervisors or employees to learn the skills necessary to actively communicate safety and health information in the Workplace. The Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health is also suitable for those who are embarking on a career in health and safety.
Accreditation for this course
Work Zone Training acknowledges that the Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety is accredited at Level 5 within the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) by FETAC.
The course is also accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the academic requirement for membership of the Institution at Technical Level (Tech IOSH).
Holders of the Certificate in Occupational Health
What is the preferred entry level?
Candidates should have a relevant Fetac level 5 certificate (or equivalent) and at least one year experience in the field of health and safety.
Work Zone Training /RESTI is committed to equality in relation to all employees and all potential learners We do this by promoting a learner centred training environment that is free from discrimination.
Transfer & Progression
Holders of the Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety will be ideally placed to progress onto a number of university courses available across the country and internationally through City & Guilds.
The course is planned over a six day training schedule to allow for maximum interaction between tutor and learners.
What will be covered during the Occupational Health and Safety Course?
Our courses follows the FETAC Component Specification and Specific Learner Outcomes Handbook. A list of learning outcomes for the course is below (this list in not exhaustive):
- Legislation including the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
- Regulations including Statutory Instrument No.299 of 2007.
- Managing safety and healthy working practices for oneself, others, and the workplace.
- The role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace.
- Describe the role of the employer in relation to the provision of information, training & supervision as per the Act.
- 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 which is completed and required.
- List some of the methods of training available.
- Describe the role of the employer and the employee from a selected normal operating procedure in relation to PPE.
- Specifying who within a specific workplace has a duty of care including employers and employees.
- Evaluating hazard identification and risk assessment in the workplace.
- Promoting proper Health and Safety work practices.
- Identifying risk factors in relation to safety including hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink & drugs.
- The use of personal protective and respiratory equipment in the workplace.
- Procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace including hazard labels and (MSDS).
- Environmental factors and Physical Hazards in the workplace which include noise.
- Chemical Hazards, chemical agent regulations, risk phases and safety phrases and hazard warning symbols, toxic effects of chemical on the body.
- Interpreting a range of safety signs in the workplace.
- Identifying factors contributing to good health.
- Risk factors in relation to health including stress, lifestyle, diet, illness.
- Describing the content of a first aid kit and their appropriate use.
- Reporting procedures for absence in the workplace.
- Infection control including conditions necessary for the growth of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures, emergency procedures for suspected contamination.
- Examinations (Theory-Based) and two separate candidate assignments to allow candidates to examine two aspects of safety and /or health in the workplace. These assignments will consist of: Carrying out a general risk assessment exercise for a place of work, to include identification of Hazards, the evaluation of risks and recommendations to eliminate or reduce the levels of risk to an acceptable level: Preparing a Safety Statement for a workplace in line with Modern Safety Management System principles.
How to apply
Contact Work Zone Training to apply for the Occupational Health and Safety Course.