Project Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation
  • Examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority
  • Explore the provision of health and safety in the workplace
  • Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement
  • Summarise safe and healthy working environments
  • Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace
  • Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences
  • Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events
  • Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) 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 (MSDS)
  • Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues
  • Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit
  • Examine a range of issues related to infection control
  • Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, etc
  • Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace
  • Promote safe and healthy working practices
  • Outline risk factors in relation to health to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness
  • Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health.

Preferred Entry Level: Relevant work/life experiences, QQI level 4 equivalent or Leaving Certificate.

Preferred Entry Level: Relevant work/life experiences, QQI level 4 equivalent or Leaving Certificate.

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