CILT Skillnet & Professional Development Courses

QQI Level 5 Safety Rep Training Course

About the Course

Our 4-day Safety Rep training course concentrates on training the participants to apply sound principles to Safety and Health issues as part of a total strategy to reduce hazards and risks in the workplace.  Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 workers may select and appoint from among their fellow employees, a Safety Rep.  The Safety Rep role includes the undertaking of tasks such as workplace inspections, accident investigations, investigation of complaints and consultation on workplace health and safety matters.  Training is required for Safety Reps and employers are required to ensure that such training is comprehensive and allows Safety Reps to fulfil their role in the workplace.  The course is accredited by QQI – Quality and Qualifications Ireland.


Price:   € 430 per participant
Location:   Dublin & Cork

4th—7th June 2019  (Cork)

24th—27th June 2019  (Dublin)

9th—12th September 2019  (Dublin)

16th—19th September 2019  (Cork)

2nd—5th December 2019  (Dublin)

9th—12th December 2019  (Cork)

Duration: 4 Day Course

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Who should attend?

Appointed Safety Reps who have responsibility for fostering proactive communication between management and employees on health and safety issues should attend Safety Rep training.


Course Requirements:

You must be involved in safety within your workplace for at least two years prior to commencing this course.

Course Content

  • Safety legislation
  • Role of the Safety Rep
  • Safety Management
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Accident Investigation Techniques
  • Safety Auditing
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • How Incidents / Accidents Occur
  • Fire Safety Management
  • Manual Handling Risks
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Occupational Health
  • Accident / Incident Investigation

Safety Rep Training Methodology

The course is presented in units and includes problem based learning and practical exercises. There will be two assignments to complete and, on the last day of the course, a one and a half hour exam based on the course material presented.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Safety Representation