Safety Committee Training

The purpose of the safety committee is to assist management in providing a safe workplace. The committee members accomplish this by being active safety advocates. Safety committee members act as the liaison between workers and management in a cooperative effort to improve health and safety in the workplace.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • List the implications of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and other relevant legislation.
  • Identify hazards in the workplace.
  • Define the role and function of the Safety Committee.
  • State actions to be taken in order to communicate the health and safety message in the company.

Course Attendance:

  • Maximum of 12 participants.
  • 1 day duration.

Training Methods:

  • Classroom presentation on projector, supplemented by videos, and flip chart discussions throughout the course.
  • Course handouts, training records, evaluation forms are also provided and used.

Course Content :

Legislation:

  • Implications of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
  • General Application Regulations 2007.
  • Additional relevant legislation.

Systems for Managing Health and Safety:

  • Hazard Identification.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Control Measures.

Consultation & Committee Effectiveness:

  • Role and Function of the Committee.
  • Consultation.
  • Ensuring a high profile.
  • Terms of reference.
  • Members duties.
  • Communicating the health and safety message.

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