Safety Representatives Course


Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 workers may select and appoint from among their fellow employees, a Safety Representative. The Safety Representative role includes the undertaking of tasks such as workplace inspections, accident investigations, investigation of complaints and consultation on workplace health and safety matters. Training is required for Safety Representatives and employers are required to ensure that such training is comprehensive and allows Safety Representatives to fulfil their role in the workplace.

This course aims at providing the skills & knowledge to the participant to apply sound principles to Safety and Health issues as part of a total strategy to reduce hazards and risks in the workplace.

Who should apply?

The course is suitable for: persons wishing to obtain a general introduction to health and safety in the workplace; persons wishing to expand and update their knowledge including directors of SMEs; production managers; safety representatives; safety committee members; any persons with responsibility for health and safety; any persons interested in health and safety.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Health & Safety Promotion
  • Safety Legislation
  • Role of the Safety Rep
  • Role of the HSA
  • How Incidents/Accidents Occur
  • Incident/Accident Investigation
  • Emergency Planning/Procedures
  • Fire Safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk Auditing
  • Manual Handling Risks
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Course Summary

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