Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Health & Safety (NISO Certificate)

Aims

To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to enable them to communicate safety and health information to peers and supervisors on a range of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace. It also gives the participants the necessary tools to help promote a culture of safety and health in the workplace.

Entry Requirement

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for: persons wishing to obtain a general introduction to health and safety in the workplace; persons wishing to expand and update their knowledge, including directors of SMEs; production managers; safety representatives; safety committee members; any persons with responsibility for health and safety; any persons interested in health and safety.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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, Construction Safety, Accident Causation and Investigation, Agriculture Safety.

Examinations

Learners wishing to receive the NISO certification must complete an assignment and sit a written exam at the end of the programme (week 13). Students who successfully complete the requirements of all modules and assessments will be awarded the NISO Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Qualifications

A NISO Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety will be issued to eligible participants
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