Safety Managers Training Course

This Managers Safety Awareness course focuses on the provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Safety Managers Training Course

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places considerable statutory responsibility for employers and managers. The course focuses generally on both, and specifically on the role of the manager. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 responsibility for safety and health is placed directly on those in charge in the workplace. In other words, directors and managers who control the work being done must take on this responsibility.

This Safety Managers Training Course will provide managers an overview of their roles and responsibilities for the day-to-day health and safety needs within a company. The course will set out to give participants the basic arrangements and provisions that need to be in place with regards to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety and Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. We also provide Safety Awareness Training Course and Safety Representative Training Course.

This Safety Managers Training Course will cover Section 80 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005  which provides that a director, manager or other similar officer of the undertaking may be deemed to be guilty of the same offence as the undertaking if the doing of the acts that constituted the offence has been authorised, or consented to by, or is attributable to connivance or neglect on the part of the director. In such instances, for example, ignoring a safety and health issue could constitute neglect.

Section 80(2) states that if a person is proceeded against under that section then it is presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the breach or neglect was authorised by him/her. It is for the director or the manager to show that he/she did all that could be reasonably expected under the 2005 Act and was not negligent.

Course Aims

To provide managers with a knowledge of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and associated regulations, to enable them to manage safety effectively in their workplace.

Course Objectives

  • The role of a manager in safety and health in the workplace
  • The key provision of the 2005 Act and associated regulations
  • The components of a health and management system
  • The importance of consultation
  • Keeping records
  • Accident investigation
  • Hazard Identification and risk assessment

Who Should Attend This Course?

Senior Managers, Heads of Department and Line Managers

Pre-Course Requirements

  • 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

Course Programme

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Responsibilities of the manager
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • The Safety Statement
  • Consultation with staff
  • Emergency Planning
  • Accident reporting and record keeping
  • Welfare facilities
  • First Aid
  • The role of the Health and Safety Authority
  • Accessing useful references and resources
  • Course review

Our Tutors

All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher.

Training Methods

  • Classroom based power-point presentation
  • Workshops
  • Assessment
  • Participants will be required to fully participate in workshops


Upon successful completion of this course, learners will receive a Phoenix STS Certificate
Course refresher is recommended after 3 years.

Course Materials

Course handouts

Maximum Number of Learners



1 day

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