Course Description

Health and Safety at Work (QQI Level 5)

The Open College

This QQI Level 5 Health & Safety at Work  module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

  • The learner will be supported in achieving an awareness of safety and health issues in the workplace.
  • The tutor will assist the learner in becoming familiar with the responsibilities and duties of the employer and employee with regard to health and safety.
  • The learner will be facilitated in developing skills in identifying hazards and carry out risk assessments and will be supported in identifying the relevant national legislation and statutory bodies.


Topics covered include:

  • Legislation
  • Accidents
  • Hazards
  • Risk Assessments
  • Chemical Control Strategies
  • Machine Hazards
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual Handling
  • Health Promotion
  • Emergency Planning
  • Fire-Related issues
  • Safety signs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Infection Control.

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Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 5N1794
College Name The Open College
Course Category Business
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 18
Course Fee 295
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times This  Health and Safety at Work course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI level 5 component Certificate in Health and Safety at Work (5N1794)
Entry Requirements Leaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Sports, Healthcare, Childcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Career Path Students who successfully complete this module may use this Level 5 credit towards the QQI Healthcare Support Level 5 Major Award – 5M4339.
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The Open College

Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland

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Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin
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