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QQI Safety & Health at Work Day 1 – 5N1451

16 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Course Outline

QQI Safety & Health at Work is a 4 day module which is available to everyone with  the relevant experience (Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).  If you are interested in working with us, please visit our recruitment page.

Course Dates

Day 1: 16th January 2020

Day 2: 23rd January 2020

Day 3: 30th January 2020

Day 4: 6th February 2020

Qualification Details

QQI Course Code: 5N1794 | NFQ Level 5 | Award Class Minor

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Determine the rules, regulations, procedures & evacuation plan of the training location
  • State the principle aspects of Health & Safety Awareness & Regulations, Acts & Legislation
  • List the responsibilities of employer & employee
  • Describe the role of the HSA (Health & Safety Authority).
  • Describe the general principle of prevention, functions of a safety statement
  • Outline the Promotion of Safety & Health in the workplace
  • Evaluate the role, importance & understanding of personal hygiene, grooming, healthcare, diet, & exercise
  • Discuss the effects of medication & substance abuse, together with personal behaviour & PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) to minimize accidents.
  • Explain the need to control risks & hazards found in the workplace
  • Discuss control measures associated with the working environment to include physical / chemical / biological & human factor hazards, entrance, exits & waste.
  • Discuss the importance of cleanliness in the Workplace
  • Identify various cleaning chemicals, labels, dilution rates, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), procedures for the use & disposal of hazardous materials & waste
  • Cross-contamination, colour coding & cleaning pie, bacteria/viruses, correct cleaning techniques & procedures
  • Investigate various types of cleaning equipment.
  • Identify document types / forms, relevant workplace safety, policy & procedures, risk assessment, accident or incident report form, emergency procedures, fire safety check list & hazard identification forms
  • Explain the relationship between risks & hazards, including identification / analysis / assessment / prevention / review of mechanical & electrical equipment
  • Discuss control risks, lifting equipment, slips, trips & falls, & electrical installations.
  • Analyse the cause & prevention of fire related events / emergencies & when to call the emergency services
  • Carry out a fire evacuation plan, identify emergency routes to emergency exits
  • Identify a range of fire types / classes / extinguishers / fire-fighting equipment
  • Discuss the Fire Triangle and demonstrate the use of a fire extinguisher & carry out correct procedure for checking smoke alarms.
  • Examine a range of issues related to infection control
  • Describe the conditions for the growth & development of microorganisms, and the mode of transmission
  • Identify the symptoms of ill-health and preventative measures
  • Outline the emergency procedures for suspected contamination.
  • Explain the requirement for Manual Handling awareness, ergonomics, leverage effect, cumulative strain & posture abuse
  • Demonstrate a single lift technique and an assisted lift technique
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for moving & handling heavy / hazardous / fragile items.
  • Explain the critical factors in association with workstations / VDUs / DSEs / furniture / ergonomics & health in relation to Workplace safety
  • Explain signage, their shapes / colour / principles of the safety system of safety signs / information / instruction & geometrics. Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace.


This course takes place one day a week over 4 weeks


Lucan Centre, Lucan, Dubiln. This is accessible by frequent public transport buses. Full details will be provided upon booking.


The cost is €195 per person for the entire course, including all training materials.

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16 January, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Private HomeCare
01 621 9101
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Lucan Centre
Primrose Lane
Lucan, Co. Dublin K78 XT10 Ireland
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01 628 0393