The Safety Awareness Training Course will outline general principles of safety and explain the responsibilities and requirements under current health and safety legislation. Whether you work as a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, wholesaler, health and safety are critical issues in the current business environment. Every workplace has the potential for accidents to occur, but not taking any measure to enhance knowledge of workplace safety concerns only increases the likelihood of an employee receiving an injury or perhaps becoming seriously hurt.
The course gives an overview of the responsibilities of the employer and the employee under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. The annual incidence of accidents and injuries in Irish workplaces are explored together with the role of the Health and Safety Authority in the promotion of safe working practices and the enforcement of health and safety legislation in the workplace.
This safety awareness would be good steppingstone to completing our Safety Representative Course
An employer is responsible for keeping their employees safe and providing a safe environment for work. Here are some helpful pointers to get you started implementing a safe, healthy, and productive workplace.
- Train employees well – Preventing occupational injuries necessitates extensive training. Ascertain that all of your staff have access to – and have completed – the required safety training.
- Reward employees for safe behaviour – Rewarding employees for being safe at work is a simple approach to motivate them. Small benefits for employees who follow safety standards keep them interested, which can help reduce workplace injuries significantly.
- Use labels and signs – Labels and signs are a low-cost and practical approach to convey critical information quickly. They’re usually straightforward, with pictures illustrating danger and necessary methods. Even the most seasoned worker will benefit from these tools as reminders and warnings.
- Keep things clean – Unnecessary accidents can occur in a cluttered workplace. Make sure that boxes are packed safely and that accidents are cleaned up as soon as possible. Regularly assess for potential hazards such as tangled cords, cluttered floors, and untidy tools.
- Make sure employees have the right tools and have regular equipment inspections – The correct tools and equipment help you produce a superior product and operate in a safer environment. Cleaning, servicing, and inspecting all equipment regularly is also crucial. One of the most hazardous risks in the workplace is machine malfunction
- Encourage stretch breaks – An excellent method to increase workplace ergonomics and staff wellness is to utilize the flexibility of stretching breaks. For better joint mobility, getting your muscles and joints moving every day is beneficial. Lengthening your muscles for five minutes a day will help relax muscular tension and reduce the likelihood of recurring injuries. An active stretching technique has been proven to be more beneficial than just passive stretching alone.
- Implement safety protocols from the start – Workplace safety begins on the first day, which necessitates the hiring of qualified individuals who are detail-oriented. According to established procedures, employees who obey safety rules and do their duties are the foundation of a safe workplace.
- Keep an open dialogue – When your employees have safety and health concerns, make it as simple as possible for them to talk to you. When issues or threats are identified, your business may react immediately and find areas of concern you may not have seen. For an employee safety program, choose a safety captain who is empowered to report issues identified by employees to management, and appoint or nominate them to the position.
- Have regular meetings on workplace safety – You never know when something unexpected can happen, so always be prepared. A system of periodic meetings to review workplace safety policies and practice, as well as to discuss ways to be safe, keeps workplace safety at the forefront so that everybody understands what to do when anything happens.
Our Safety Awareness Training Course would assist you in meeting your needs to provide a safer working environment. We also provide a range of online health and safety training courses.
- Learners who complete this course will have the skills and competence to fulfil their responsibilities in relation to health and safety.
- Course Objectives
- Learners will understand the importance of being risk aware in the workplace and be able to identify hazards, assess risks and help in the implementation of controls.
- Know employee and employer responsibilities under current Health & Safety legislation.
Who Should Attend This Course?
Suitable all staff members
- English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
- Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements
- Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 (overview)
- Safety Health & Welfare at Work General Application Regulations 2007 (overview)
- Hazard Identification
- Risk assessment
- Safety Statement (overview)
All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher. The tutor working with your staff is experienced their relevant field.
- Classroom based power-point presentation
Learners will be required to partake in the course workshops
- Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS’s Safety Awareness Certification
- There is no set requirement, but it is recommended that refresher training be provided at intervals not more than every three years or where there is a change in work practices resulting in introducing a new safety system in the workplace
Maximum Number of Learners
To facilitate workshops and active engagement by all learners, the course is limited to a maximum of 16 learners
The programme is delivered over 1.5 hours