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

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    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

    • What is safety management?

      Safety management is managing business activities and applying principles, frameworks and processes to help prevent accidents and injuries and minimise overall risk. It also includes training employees in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

    • Why is safety management important?

      The primary purpose of a Safety Management System is to provide a management tool to reduce the risk of occupational injuries, ill health and fatalities and to effectively manage workplace hazards, risks and dangers within the organisation, avoiding unwanted and unnecessary loss.

    • What are the objectives of safety management?

      The objective of a Safety Management System is to provide a structured management approach to control safety risks in operations. Effective safety management must take into account the organisation’s specific structures and processes related to safety of operations.

    • What does a safety management system do?

      It is a systematic, explicit and comprehensive process for managing safety risks. As with all management systems, a safety management system provides for goal setting, planning, and measuring performance. A safety management system is woven into the fabric of an organisation.

    • What are the benefits of safety?

      A safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury/illness costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity and quality, and raise employee morale. In other words, safety is good for business. Plus, protecting workers is the right thing to do.

    • What is a company safety statement?

      A Safety Statement is a legal requirement for all employers. The company Safety Statement is a written document which describes how Health and Safety within your company is managed. A Health and Safety Statement is your duty of care to your employees to manage risks and hazards in the workplace

    • What is a safety policy?

      A health and safety policy is a written statement by an employer stating the company’s commitment for the protection of the health and safety of employees and to the public. It is an endorsed commitment by management to its employees regarding their health and safety