Safety Representative Training

Course Objectives

On completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • List the implications of health and safety legislation on both the employer and the employee.
  • Describe the role of the Health and Safety Inspectorate.
  • Define the role and function of a Safety Representative.
  • List actions undertaken to promote health and safety in the workplace.
  • Describe the consultative process within the company.
  • Identify hazards and assess the risks associated with common workplace hazards.
  • Describe the importance of routine workplace inspections.
  • Investigate accidents and recommend preventative inspections.
  • Record and analyse accident statistics.
  • Identify potential health hazards.
  • Source information relevant to the Safety Representative.
  • Define the role of the Safety Statement within the company.

Course Content

  • Legislation relating to Health and Safety.
  • Role and Functions of the Safety Representative.
  • Accident Investigation, Recording & Analysis.
  • Occupational Chemical Safety Awareness.
  • Common Workplace.
  • Hazards/Risk Assessments.
  • Manual Handling.
  • Internal Transport.
  • Fire safety.
  • VDU’s.
  • Slips, Trips & Falls.
  • Method Statements.
  • Permits to Work.

Training Methods

  • A presentation supplemented by videos, exercises and use of MSDS from the client.
  • Case analysis of common health and safety problems that arise in the workplace – and practical guidance for the safe solution of these issues.
  • Interactive problem solving.
  • Identification of sources of information to assist the safety representative in his/her duties.

Course Attendance

  • Maximum of 12 participants.
  • 3 day duration.

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