Safety Representative

Course Details

  • Safety Solutions OGP
  • 3d
  • Minimum Places 5
    Maximum Places 20
  • Safety Representative
    Valid for 3 Years

Course Objective

To ensure:
All attendees have the required knowledge to hold the Role of Safety Representative, this will include the required appreciation of the relevant legislation and codes of practice as well as the Guidance Document published by the HSA “Safety Representatives and Consultation Guidelines” (January 2016).

All attendees are familiar with the various sources of information available to them.

All attendees have the relevant communication skills to hold the Role of Safety Representatives in their respective workplaces.


Certificate of Attendance.

Target Candidates

Appointed Safety Representatives. 

Reference To Legislation

The training course addresses the requirements of the Safety, Health and
Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005) and relevant Regulations and Orders made under the Act, including General Application Regulations, and subsequent updates.  



Course Agenda

Safety and Health Legislation
This will include detailed insight into to various applicable legislation and will address the requirements therein. 
This will include in particular the following:
    • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
    • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
    • Applicable Codes of Practice 
Examples of applicable case studies with regards to prosecutions under this legislation. 

Roles of the Safety Representative and Safety Committee Members
This will include the role of the Safety Representative and practically how these roles can be carried out.
Dealing with colleagues and suggestions/concerns expressed by colleagues. 

Effective Communication
Effective communicate skills including meeting dynamics and getting buy in from all parties. 
Mock meeting scenario will be generated with all attendees “presenting” at the meeting, they will be required to deal with distractions as well as dealing with negativity and ensuring that they can back up their points as well as ensuring ownership and ultimate closure to the issues raised. 

Identifying hazards and carrying out risk assessments
Types of workplace hazards and risk assessment templates. Rating risk assessments considering likelihood and severity as well as other factors. 
Effective control measures applying principles of prevention as well as hierarchy of controls. 
Practical risk assessment workshop. 

Safety Statement
Key elements of the Safety Statement, what is covered by the Safety Statement, suggest overview of client Safety Statement during the course. 

Safety Audits/Inspections
Scope and content of Safety Inspections, generating checklists or audit templates.
Sample audit carried out during the course with the consent of the premises manager. 

Accident Investigation
Investigation Procedures, sequence of investigation, how to get to root causes. Accident Reporting. Interview techniques, talking to witnesses. 

Fire & Chemicals Safety
General fire safety procedures and typical hazards within the applicable workplace. 
Typical chemical hazards in the workplace, routes of entry and understanding Safety Data Sheets. Workshop on Safety Data Sheets. 

Sources of Information
Various available sources of information available to Safety Representatives both outside and within the workplace.

End Test
End Test covering the main aspects of the course. Ongoing revision will be carried out during the course to ensure that effective learning has being achieved at various intervals. This will be done by Q & A, Quizzes and Team Challenges.