QQI Safety Representative- Level 5

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Book your place on a Safety Representative course today!

Phone: 061 4222 07

Mobile: 087 616 2564


Do Safety Representatives Require Training?

Yes. The HSA provides clear guidance on safety representative training and has provided a syllabus that safety representative training should include. Safety representatives need health and safety knowledge and skills. They need to know enough about general safety and health matters and the specific hazards and risks in their work place. - 

Who provides the training - and who pays for it?

Safety representatives training courses are provided by various organisations. 

Employers are responsible for training safety representatives on the specific hazards and safe systems of work in their own workplaces.


Representatives_and_Safety_Consultation_Guidelines.pdf (28 March 2018)




Any person requiring knowledge and skills to fulfil their roles as safety representatives.


Please contact OSS Training Coordinator for public or individual course fees and availability. Group Discounts available


The course is delivered one day a week for 4 weeks


Group Training / Maximum: 8 participants 


No special requirements. Note: Candidates will be required to complete a verbal skills demonstration, a project and short examination. To ensure an effective learning process for all participants please inform the OSS Training Coordinator, when booking, of any learning concerns or needs.


Courses can be delivered onsite at your company or we can organize a suitable venue close to your location ; Tipperary, Limerick, Shannon etc...


Room suitable to seat 9 people comfortably (with tables /desks if possible) and suitable area for manual handling demonstrations.White wall or projector screen


At the end of the training course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role, rights and function of the safety representative
  • List core health and safety legislation
  • Describe the importance of the safety statement , hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Explain the fire hazards , their sources and the requirement for fire prevention controls
  • Outline the factors of accident causation , describe prevention strategies and policies
  • Understand the concepts of safety, health and welfare promotion in the workplace
  • Understand the communication process and effective participation in meetings


Day 1

Unit 1 Role and Rights of Safety Representatives

Unit 2 Health and Safety Legislation

Unit 3 Role and Function of the Health and Safety Authority

Unit 4 Safety Statements

Day 2

Unit 5 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Unit 6 Fire Hazards and Fire Prevention

Unit 7 Occupational Health

Day 3

Unit 8 Accident Causation and Prevention Strategies

Unit 9 Effective Communication and Meeting Participation

Unit 10 Health and Safety Promotion in the Workplace

Day 4 

Skills Demonstration / Examination /Project Submittal


Skills Demonstration: 20%

In skills demonstrations, candidates will be assessed in communication skills (dialogue, discussion and moving to a decision/ conclusion) an observation check sheet will be used to identify the expected skills and activities.

Examination: 30%

This is a theory based examination of approximately 90 minutes duration that assesses the candidate's ability to recall and apply theory and understanding of components from all the units. Candidates will be require to complete in writing or orally.10 out of 12 short answer questions and 2 of 3 structured questions.

Project 50%

Candidates will be required to complete a project that demonstrates their ability to carry out a safety, health and welfare inspection, indentifying hazards, risks and control measures in their work place with appropriate documentation.


Pass 50 64%, Merit 65 - 79% ,Distinction 80-100%