SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE TRAINING COURSE
The Safety Representatives Training Course will provide those selected and appointed as safety representative(s) across various types of employment with the knowledge to carry out their role.
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 is the main piece of legislation which deals with safety, health and welfare in the workplace in Ireland. It applies to all places of employment in all sectors.
The role of the safety representative is very specific. Section 25 of the 2005 Act entitles employees to select and appoint from time to time, from amongst their number at their place of work, a representative(s) to represent them at the place of work in consultation with their employer on matters related to safety, health and welfare at the place of work.
Section 26 deals with consultation and participation of employees and safety committees. Both sections are closely linked and are generally referred to together.
As this course is aimed at Safety Representatives from across all sectors of employment, issues and examples related to their specific sector will be referred to, e.g. from construction, hospitality, warehousing, healthcare, etc.