QQI L5 Safety Representative

Start Date

01/10/2024 9:30 am


4 days 9.30am-5.00pm Oct 1-2-8-9


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QQI L5 (Minor) Award


Skillnet Subsidised Investment €510

This programme is designed to provide the learner with the skills and knowledge to fulfil their role as a safety representative; to promote and maintain safety and health in the context of the learner’s workplace and to effectively represent employees on health and safety issues. Training is required for safety representatives and employers are required to ensure that such training is comprehensive and allows Safety Representatives to fulfil their role in the workplace to allow consultation on safety, health and welfare issues.

Assessment: Assessment will include a written exam and a skill demonstration.

Certification: QQI Level 5 (Minor) Award

Training Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel over 14 days in advance of scheduled training date shall incur no cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel within 14 days of scheduled training date shall incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost. Registrants who cancel within 24 hours or fail to attend training will be charged 100% of the full fee.

Learning Outcomes

Describe the role, rights and function of the safety representative
• List core contents of our main health and safety legislation
• Describe the importance of the safety statement, hazard identification and risk assessment
• Explain the fire hazards, their sources and the requirement for fire prevention controls
• Outline the factors of accident causation, describe prevention strategies and policies
• Understand the concepts of safety, health and welfare promotion in the workplace
• Understand the communication process and effective participation in meetings

Who is this course for?

Any employee requiring the skills and knowledge to fulfil their role as an employee safety representative.


• Role and Rights of Safety Representatives
• Health and Safety Legislation
• Role and Function of the Health and Safety Authority
• Safety Statements
• Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
• Fire Hazards and Fire Prevention
• Occupational Health
• Accident Causation and Prevention Strategies
• Effective Communication and Meeting Participation
• Health and Safety Promotion in the Workplace

Trainer Profile

Safetech Training – Delivered by a competent Health & Safety Consultant/Trainer.

Employed Trainee Profile Form

Our training programs are open to all private or commercial semi-state companies based in the Republic of Ireland.

QQI L5 Safety Representative

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