Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO)

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Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme


Occupational Health and Safety is a major concern to employers and employees across all industry sectors in small, medium and large organisations.

Preventable accidents, lost time and errors cost businesses both time and money not to mention the personal pain and suffering that many accidents at work bring to those affected.  Businesses with a Strategic Occupational Health and Safety Plan show lower injury rates while they enjoy higher productivity and employee morale.  Effective training and awareness is probably the most cost effective safety measure available to any company. Most workers and managers will be aware of and take action in the obvious areas, mostly in a reactive capacity. However, training sharpens the mind and increases the opportunity for a proactive systematic approach to managing workplace safety and health.


Classroom

Professional Institute


Objectives

Objectives


The primary objectives of this programme are to equip participants with the knowledge to work safely in a variety of workplaces and to comply with the competency requirements laid down in the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

The programme seeks to furnish participants with good basic knowledge and understanding of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), outlining what is required to provide a safe place of work.


Who should attend?

Who should attend?

Managers, Supervisors, Safety representatives, Persons who have some responsibility for safety and health at work. Persons who wish to gain knowledge in this area.

Programme Content

Programme Content

  • Irish Law
  • Safety
  • Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Planning and First Aid
  • Ergonomics
  • Physical Hazards
  • Chemical Safety
  • Psychosocial Hazards
  • Occupational Health
  • Accident Causation and Investigation
  • Construction Safety
  • Agricultural Safety

This programme comprises of a series of thirteen, two hour modules, illustrated with examples and case studies.  The presentations are based on the core theme of hazard identification, risk assessment and identification and evaluation of control measures.

Programme / Certificate Validation

Programme / Certificate Validation

Students who successfully complete the requirements of all modules and assessments will be awarded the NISO Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Certificate.

Programme Materials

Programme Materials

Comprehensive learning materials are supplied and include a NISO eResourse CD containing extensive up to date OSH legislation, OSH Guidance, Codes of Practice, Standards and NISO designed Risk Assessment Templates.

Evaluation Methods

Evaluation Methods

The programme assessment includes an assignment based on carrying out a small risk assessment in the workplace. It is to be submitted during the programme. At the end of the programme, there is a 2 hour written final examination with multiple choice questions and essay questions.

Progression

Progression

Successful students of this programme are eligible to apply for the BSc in Environmental, Health and Safety Management (Level 7) and may gain entry if they have relevant work experience. Many students in the past have pursued this.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


Mature applicant.


 

Details

Duration

13 weeks
100

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Programme Fee

€425 NISO members (including examination fee)
€525 non-members (including examination fee)
€250 unemployed rate (including examination fee)

Commencing

7.00 pm Monday 21 September 2020

Enquiries

Dr Sean Reidy, MICI, MRSC, C.Chem
[email protected]

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