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Safety Committee Course

It is well known that safety committees have the potential to be a very effective method of creating a ground-up safety culture and communication network. However the number of inadequate committees far out-weighs the effective ones. Committees live or die, succeed or fail on the basis of a number of core issues, including their composition, their terms or reference and the organisation's commitment to health and safety.

This course aims to participants with the building blocks to set up a health and safety committee which will be effective and results orientated. The course takes into account the requirements of the fourth schedule of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Who Should Attend:

Health and Safety Officers and Managers, Human Resource or Personnel Officers and Managers or anyone who wants to pursue the idea of a Safety Committee. Prospective committee members will also find the course useful.

On completion of this course participants will have a good understanding of:

  • Overview of Legislation
  • Who is responsible for health and safety?
  • Establishing parameters – e.g. What are the functions?
  • Who are the members?
  • Developing a constitution
  • Health and Safety management systems and the role of the committee
  • Making things happen – creating a results orientated process
  • Information sources

Course Programme:

  • Implications of the 2005 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act
  • General Application Regulations
  • Additional relevant legislation
  • Systems for Managing Health and Safety
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control Measures

Consultation & Committee Effectiveness
  • Role and Function of the Committee
  • 1989 Act and Consultation
  • Ensuring a high profile
  • Terms of reference
  • Communicating the health and safety message

Course Manual:

This course comes with a comprehensive manual, which proves an excellent source of reference after completion of course.

Training Methodology:

Classroom-based course, which is highly interactive and uses practical exercises and simulated case studies to reinforce understanding and learning.

Duration: 1 Day
Participation: 12 max

For more information on Safety Committee Course contact Carraig Safety Consultants
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