QQI Level 5 Safety Representation Certificate

About the Course

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 workers may select and appoint from among their fellow employees, a safety representative. The 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 representatives and employers must ensure it is comprehensive and allows them to fulfil their role in the workplace.

This course trains representatives to apply sound principles to safety and health issues as part of a total strategy to reduce hazards and risks in the workplace.

Requirements Those attending this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until The CILT training team can confirm your RPL eligibility. RPL is an application made on behalf of participants by a training provider to facilitate the delivery of training with an emphasis on particular elements of a programme where learners due to previously attained knowledge, skills or life experience have full knowledge of these outcomes and so may concentrate on the delivery of other outcomes.
Duration 4 days
Dates TBC



Skillnet courses are eligible for funding which will reduce this price. The size of allowance is dependent on your training needs analysis.

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Course Content

  • Safety legislation
  • Role of the safety representative
  • 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

Delivery of Course

It is presented in units and includes problem based learning and practical exercises.


Two assignments to complete

1 ½ hour examination on final day – this will be based on the course material presented.


QQI Level 5 Safety Representation Certificate

CILT Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills