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Introduction to Health and Safety

This one-day course is designed to provide participants with a better understanding and awareness of the key concepts of health and safety in Ireland and why it is so important for employers and employees to manage safety in the workplace. This course provides participants with the key aspects of Health and Safety legislation, knowledge needed to address safety in their organisation and the components of an effective Safety Management System


On completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • State what Health and Safety is and why it is so important to manage safety
  • Describe the Irish legal framework for Health and Safety
  • Identify common workplace hazards and prevent accidents
  • Highlight the key terms of Health and Safety in the workplace
  • Promote health and safety in the workplace

Who should attend?

Ideal for new employees who needs to acquire initial information about Health and Safety in the workplace. Also for any employee who has been given a Health and Safety role.

Course Programme

  • Health and Safety – What is it and why bother?
  • Health and Safety – Effects on individuals
  • The costs of accidents
  • Irish legal framework
  • Management and Organisation of Health and Safety
  • Hazard Spotting and Prevention
  • Practical exercises around hazard spotting and preventing accidents
  • Action Planning

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.

Pre-Course Requirements


Duration: 1 Day
Participants: 12 max

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