Course Description

Diploma in Health & Safety in the Workplace with a QQI Level 5 Safety & Health at Work Minor Award – January 2021

City Colleges



The purpose of this Diploma is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

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

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, ill-health, 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.


College Name City Colleges
Course Category Health & Safety, Health & Safety, Health & Safety Management
Course Type Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 1st January 2021
Course Fee 995
Course Duration 10 Weeks
Course Times Thursday evenings & Online
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Diploma in Health & Safety in the Workplace with a QQI Level 5 Safety & Health at Work Minor Award
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Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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