Safety Representatives Foundation Course

Every place of work is subject to the provisions of the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act. The Act gives workers the right to consultation and representation. The workers may select from among themselves a person known as the Safety Representative. The Safety Representative has certain rights. This Programme is designed to meet the rights of the Safety Representative to adequate training.

The three day course will enable the Safety Representative to understand his/her role in the organisation and to carry out the task in a professional manner. On completion of the course the Safety Representative should;

  • Gain a clear understanding of his/her role.
  • Understand the legal requirements involved.
  • Be able to identify and assess hazards and risks at the workplace.
  • Be able to access safety information.
  • Have begun the process of learning to be a competent safety representative.

Part 1 – Day 1

09.30 – 09.45 Administration, welcome and miscellaneous
09.45 – 10.45 Introduction to Safety legislation
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005: Duties & Responsibilities
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.45 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005: Duties & Responsibilities
14.45 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 16.30 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005: Duties & Responsibilities
16.30 – 17.00 Questions & Answers, Wrap up etc.

Part 2 – Day 2

09.30 – 10.45 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005: Duties & Responsibilities
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005: Duties & Responsibilities
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00 Hazard Identification (With emphasis on clients hazards)
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.30 Hazard Identification (cont.) Assessment of Risks
16.30 – 17.00 Questions & Answers, Wrap up etc.

Part 3 – Day 3

09.30 – 10.00 Personal Protective Equipment
10.00 – 10.45 First Aid (Outline of legal issues etc.)
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Fire Prevention (How fire starts and how they might be controlled)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 15.00 Other relevant legislation
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 16.30 Sources of Information
16.30 – 17.00 Questions & Answers, Wrap up etc.

This course is also suitable for Safety Committees and others who need to know more about safety at work.

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