Safety & Health at Work

QQI Level 5 (course code: 5N1794)

This course is designed for:

  • Those who require a solid foundation in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Those with a responsibility in their workplace for Health and Safety

Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • Understand the concepts of safety and health
  • Recognise the factors that influence health, safety and welfare
  • Apply the principles and procedures of health and safety to the workplace
  • Understand the importance of hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Promote safe working practices and procedures
  • Be familiar with core legislation in the area of safety, health and welfare

The course covers the following topics:

  • Legislation
  • The Health and Safety Authority
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures
  • Health and Safety management
  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Manual Handling
  • Workplace Hazards
  • Health Promotion


Learners will be assessed through written assignments that demonstrate the students understanding and application of a range of specific learning outcomes and also a theory based examination.


On successful completion of this course the student will be awarded a QQI Level 5 (Component) Certifcate in Safety and Health at Work 5N1794.  Safety and Health at work is a compulsory module for Healthcare Support 5M4339 and an optional module for Nursing Studies 5M4325.

Related/Additional Training:

  • Care Support
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Occupational First Aid

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