Irrespective of the business of a company or organisation it has a statutory obligation under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 to organise its operations to ensure the safety, health and welfare at work of its workforce. This one-day course will enable participants to identify the implications of the Act and the associated General Application regulations and understand the nature of their health and safety responsibilities. The course covers the implications of the Act for employees and employers in terms of increased obligations for safety, increased powers for the HSA and substantially increased penalties for breaches of the legislation which potentially apply to all managers and supervisors. The course also covers legislation in all other specific areas such as exposure to chemicals, noise, vibration, construction, safety in industry and emergency response.
Introduction to health and safety issues, structure and principles of health and safety legislation,
EU and Irish legislation in the areas of:
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,
Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and common workplace hazards (DSE, electricity, manual handling etc.),
Exposure to chemicals and handling, storage and transportation of dangerous substances (including CLP, the REACH Regulation, Carriage of Dangerous Goods etc.),
Noise and vibration exposure,
Safety in Industry,
Emergency preparedness & response.
Legal case studies and interactive individual and group training exercises are used throughout the course to reinforce delegates’ learning. This includes identification of legal requirements specific to each attendee’s organisation.
Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality officers and managers, Safety Representatives and personnel with health and safety responsibilities which includes all managers, directors and line management.