Skillsteam Training Courses

Health and Safety Awareness Training


Course Outline

This course has been designed to provide participants with a basic knowledge of health and safety training in the workplace and to assist in complying with the requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The responsibilities of the employer and employee under current health and safety legislation are outlined together with the purpose and content of the company safety statement. The course, which is relevant to all workplaces, explores the role of the Health and Safety Authority and analyses reported workplace accidents and injuries.

Common workplace hazards are introduced, and suitable control measures discussed, in order to promote an increased level of awareness when dealing with everyday workplace situations. This training course, which is divided into five units, is delivered online and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Who is the Course for?

The course is suitable for employees of all levels who require a basic knowledge of the legal requirements and working practices necessary to ensure a safe working environment.

Course Aim

The aim of the training is to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to comply with the law, work in a safe and appropriate manner and to maintain good health and safety practices.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • List the benefits of health and safety procedures in the workplace
  • Identify the legal responsibilities of the employer and the employee
  • State the functions of the safety statement
  • Recognise common workplace hazards
  • Describe methods of controlling workplace hazards
Course Content


Unit 1: Introduction to Health and Safety
  • What is health and safety?
  • Benefits of health and safety
  • The role of the Health and Safety Authority
  • Workplace injuries and fatalities
  • Reasons to manage health and safety
  • Consequences of poor health and safety
Unit 2: Health and Safety Legislation
  • Primary legislation
  • Responsibilities of the employer
  • Responsibilities of the employee
  • Overview of safety statement
Unit 3: Workplace Hazards
  • What is a hazard?
  • What is risk?
  • Common workplace hazards
Unit 4: Controlling Hazards Part 1
  • Manual handling
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Electricity
  • Fire
Unit 5: Controlling Hazards Part 2
  • Chemical safety
  • Workplace equipment
  • Moving traffic
  • Safe working environment
Assessment and Certification

On completion of the course students are required to complete an end of course Quiz consisting of 20 multiple choice style questions.  You will have 2 attempts to complete the Quiz and must achieve 80% in this assessment in order to achieve your certification.