QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work Certificate

About the Course

Equips participants with the knowledge and skill to promote and maintain health and safety in your work environment.

Duration 5 days

13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th February

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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Benefits of the QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work Certificate

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current safety, health and welfare at work legislation.
  • 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.
  • Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement.
  • Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments.
  • Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use.
  • 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.
  • Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs.
  • Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace.
  • 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 and illness.
  • Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health.


60% Assignment – an assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included.

40% Theory examination – a theory-based examination assesses the ability to recall, apply and understand specific theory and knowledge.


QQI Level 5 Safety and Health at Work 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