Health and Safety Management is the process of integrating resources of the organisation. Organisation resources are people, place and business of an organization and their integration to achieve a safe work environment. Health and Safety Management is about making decisions which will reduce a business's negative impact within the work environment. The purpose of Safety and Health at Work (QQI 5N1794) is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

Who this Course is for

Safety and Health at Work (QQI 5N1794) is designed to help you improve and develop relevant Health and Safety skills. Health and Safety skills is aimed at managers with existing experience working in middle to senior management with responsibilities for specialised and complex Health and Safety functions. This programme is also suitable for those aspiring to update their Health and Safety skills.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand the duty of employers in relation to the Health and Safety at work legislation
• Understand the role of the Health and Safety authority
• Explore the role of communication and training in the provision of workplace Health and Safety
• Identify the elements and functions of the safety statement
• Summarise the factors which contribute to Safe and Healthy working environments
• Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace
• Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences
• Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment
• Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment
• Investigate how personal protective equipment is used in the workplace
• Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets
• Examine the control and associated risks of a range of H & S issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue
• Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their use
• Examine a range of issues related to infection control, routes of infection, symptoms, ill health and preventative measures for suspected contamination
• Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs
• Interpret a range of safety signs
• Promote safe and Health work practices
• Outline risks factors in relation to Health and Safety to include stress, lifestyle, diet and illness
• Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health

Qualifications Gained

Minor QQI award level 5

Course Structure

An industry specific 4 day intensive course delivered within the organisation.


Please contact Lynda O’Neill to discuss your business's needs.
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Assessment Criteria

Assessment includes:

• One minor examination consisting of a number of short questions
• Two practical assessment tasks that are work-based, reflecting live business projects


Our Lecturers

We have a team of over 12 lecturers with varied experience within the sector. Our lecturers are experienced in management of facilities, property or in related fields. They are all passionate about training and development.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.


Further Studies

When learners engage in lifelong learning the often discover their love of learning and are often enthusiastic to continue their professional journey. We support lifelong learning in the Centre for the Modern Environment and continue provide assistance and advice to learners on future opportunities.