Safety & Health at Work QQI Level 5

Safety & Health at Work QQI Level 5

16th October 2019
6:30 pm

James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket

Course Name:           Safety & Health at Work QQI Level 5
Date:                            Wednesday 16th October
Time:                           6.30pm-9.30pm
Duration:                   10 Nights
Venue:                        James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
Accreditation:           Minor QQI Level 5

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment. It is a compulsory minor award module to become a Healthcare Support Worker.

 Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation.
  2. Examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority.
  3. Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace.
  4. Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement.
  5. Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments
  6. Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace.
  7. Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences.
  8. Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment.
  9. Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment.
  10. Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace.
  11. Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS).
  12. Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue.
  13. Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use.
  14. Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination.
  15. Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs.
  16. Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace.
  17. Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace.
  18. Outline risk factors in relation to health to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness
  19. Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health.


  • Assignment- 60%
  • Examination – Theory 40%

For further information & booking please contact Jacinta on 029-60633 or email [email protected] 

This project is part supported by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund (ESF) Fund 2014-2020 as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.