About this course
This 4-day course outlines the role and function of the Safety Representative and Safety Committee. The course content follows the current QQI guidance on training for Safety Representatives/Committee.
This course may also suit small to medium office based businesses that require a Health & Safety person on site.
The Programme Aim is To promote Health & Safety in the workplace and to allow participants receive a QQI Level 5 recognised qualification.
There is no specific entry criterion including a minimum age. However, a course participant must be mature enough to comprehend the knowledge, skills and implications associated with defibrillation and have a maturity to complete assessment to receive certification.
This course takes 4 days to complete
1. Legislation relating to safety, health and welfare at work
2. Role and function of the Safety Representative
3. Safety Statement
4. Communication skills
5. Planning & organising safety meetings
6. Ergonomics and manual handling
7. Hazard identification/risk assessment
8. Accident recording and investigation
9. Ergonomics and VDUs, Office environment, Internal transport
10. Information sources
Course content may vary to suit individual clients as applicable.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a QQI Level 5 Minor Award
- A written examination of duration 90 minutes will be completed on the afternoon of the fourth day. (30%)
- During the programme learners must demonstrate their ability to:
- employ effective methods of communicating and promoting safety in the workplace
- participate in group discussion and decision making at a safety meeting.(20%)
- A workplace safety audit project will be completed and submitted within 3 weeks of completing the programme (50%).
QQI Learner Information
QQI Information for Learners:
DX2 Training Solutions provides the following programmes that lead to Certification by Ireland’s national awarding body for further education – QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland).
- Occupational First Aid
- Manual Handling Instruction
- People Handling Instruction
Each learner will receive a comprehensive set of course notes and will be provided with all additional course materials specific to their programme of study.
Learner Assessment Information
It is the responsibility of the Learner to complete the relevant assessment as per the guidelines provided. Learners will be provided with assessment information and schedule at the beginning of each programme.
Once learner evidence is submitted to DX2 Training Solutions it will be marked and graded in accordance with the standards for the award and in line with DX2 Training Solutions’ Quality Assurance agreement with QQI.
DX2 Training Solutions will investigate any form of assessment malpractice which could impact on the validity of the assessment.
Learners must sign that work submitted by them is their own work. If any evidence of plagiarism/assessment dishonesty is found, it will result in the disqualification of the learner.
DX2 Training Solutions provide reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of a learner who has additional needs that may prevent them completing an assessment in its original form. DX2 Training Solutions in specific circumstances will adapt assessment to remove possible barriers preventing a learner achievement of the award without altering the standard of the award.
The adaptation will amend the elements of the assessment technique or instrument which prevent a learner’s participation in the assessment. It will be used where the particular assessment technique(s) or instruments disadvantages the learner in assessment.
DX2 Training Solutions has put in place an Appeals Process. This process will enable the learner to appeal the assessment result.
Only approved results can be formally appealed by the learner. DX2 Training Solutions will inform the Learner of their approved result.
Learners must inform DX2 Training Solutions of their intention to appeal within two weeks of receiving their approved result using the designated appeals form provided.
The appeals procedure will involve a review of the Assessment Process for the specific learner concerned; including where appropriate the review of learner evidence and the assessment results. The examiner who evaluates a learner appeal will not be the examiner who made the original assessment decision.
The learner evidence reviewed at the appeal is the original evidence submitted by the learner, no amendments of new evidence will be taken into consideration during the appeals process.
The learner will be informed of the outcome of the Appeals Process within an agreed timescale.
Following the completion of the Appeal Process, the results for the learner(s) concerned will be forwarded to QQI as the final result and certificates will be issued to reflect the submitted result.
QQI Assessment Periods
DX2 Training Solutions results are submitted to QQI at the following Assessment Periods February, April, June, August and October.
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Dan is a qualified paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and a graduate diploma in emergency medical science from UCD. Along with Dan’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate and a diploma in continuing education and training from NUIM.
Troy is a qualified paramedic with a diploma in Emergency medical technology from Northeastern University USA. Along with Troy’s many years of clinical practice he also holds a Cardiac First Responder Advanced Instructor certificate.