Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Science and Health & Safety

  • 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


    Progression from the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is on to the level 7 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management, which is a two-year programme. Entry criteria to the BSc is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the Environmental Health and Safety field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the NISO programme. Following successful completion, students are eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental, Health and Safety Management.  And, again on successful completion and an average of 50% across all modules (GPA) and students are eligible to apply and progress to the Level 9 Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management.


     

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements


    Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)


     

    Details

    Details


    Duration

    13 weeks
    100

    Monday 7 pm to 9 pm Online.

    Please note these classes are NOT recorded.

    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 20th September 2021

    Enquiries

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

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  • Safety and Health in the Workplace is a key priority for all organisations.

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