QQI Level 5 Safety & Health at Work Course

About the Course

The purpose of this 5 day QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain health and safety in your work environment.

Duration:    5 Day Course
Time:  09:00 to 17:30
Location: Dublin & Cork

Monday to Friday, 1st—5th July 2019  (Dublin)

Monday to Friday, 8th—11th July 2019  (Cork)

Monday to Friday, 7th—11th October 2019  (Dublin)

Monday to Friday, 14th—18th October 2019  (Cork)


€ 600 per participant

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Learning Outcomes of the QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work Certificate

On course completion learners will be able to:

  • Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation and examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority. 
  • Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace and comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement. 
  • Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments and outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace and explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences. 
  • Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle and fire equipment and comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment. 
  • Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace and explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS). 
  • 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 and investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs. 
  • Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use and examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination. 
  • Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace and promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace. 
  • Outline risk factors in relation to Safety and Health at Work to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness and outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good healthh.


Assignment 60%: An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time.

Examination – Theory 40%: An examination provides a means of assessing a learner’s ability to recall and apply knowledge, skills and understanding within a set period of time and under clearly specified conditions. A theory-based examination assesses the ability to recall, apply and understand specific theory and knowledge.



  • Pass 50% — 64%
  • Merit 65% — 79%
  • Distinction 80% — 100%


QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work Certificate