QQI Level 5 – Safety & Health at Work (5N1794)

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The purpose of the programme on Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) is to provide learners the opportunity to the study Safety and Health, and its key concepts, theoretical concepts and practical applications and is designed is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to work as an appropriate worker and member of a team at work.

Learners will gain an understanding of accident prevention approaches in the work environment and how to ensure and work safely. Learners will develop attitudes of self-accountability for safety and health in the work environment and will have gained awareness of taking responsibility for their own learning about Safety and Health at Work.

Learners will be able to:

1 Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legistlation

2 Examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority

3 Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace

4 Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement

5 Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments 2

6 Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace

7 Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences

8 Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment

9 Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment

10 Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace

11 Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS)

12 Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue

13 Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use

14 Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, illhealth, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination

15 Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs

16 Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace

17 Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace

18 Outline risk factors in relation to health to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness

19 Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health.


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