Health & Safety Representation

The purpose of this course is to enable elected safety representatives to represent employees on health & safety issues and to promote and maintain safety and health in their workplace. On completion, learners should be able to undertake a hazard identification & risk assessment and decide on an action plan that will further improve safety & health within their workplace.
This course is offered over 6 days, usually arranged in 3-day blocks about a month apart. We can vary this delivery to suit local needs.

Entry requirements: You must be a SIPTU member and nominated to attend the course by your SIPTU Organiser. Participants will usually be elected workplace safety representatives or otherwise with responsibility for health and safety issues at their workplace.

Certification: This course can lead to a recognised qualification – a Level 5 QQI minor award – 5N1451. It is also possible to combine this award with others towards a major award.

Support: All SIPTU College courses are taught by experienced tutors who combine their own trade union experience with appropriate academic qualifications. As a participant on a SIPTU College course you will have access to, an online portal through which you can access course notes, multimedia content, quizzes and links to relevant course material in order to reinforce classroom learning.

See our Learner Handbook for more details.