The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places considerable statutory responsibility for employers and managers. The course focuses generally on both, and specifically on the role of the manager. Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 responsibility for safety and health is placed directly on those in charge in the workplace. In other words, directors and managers who control the work being done must take on this responsibility.
This Safety Managers Training Course will provide managers an overview of their roles and responsibilities for the day-to-day health and safety needs within a company. The course will set out to give participants the basic arrangements and provisions that need to be in place with regards to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety and Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007. We also provide Safety Awareness Training Course and Safety Representative Training Course.
This Safety Managers Training Course will cover Section 80 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 which provides that a director, manager or other similar officer of the undertaking may be deemed to be guilty of the same offence as the undertaking if the doing of the acts that constituted the offence has been authorised, or consented to by, or is attributable to connivance or neglect on the part of the director. In such instances, for example, ignoring a safety and health issue could constitute neglect.
Section 80(2) states that if a person is proceeded against under that section then it is presumed, until the contrary is proved, that the breach or neglect was authorised by him/her. It is for the director or the manager to show that he/she did all that could be reasonably expected under the 2005 Act and was not negligent.
Senior Managers, Heads of Department and Line Managers
All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher.
Participants will be required to fully participate in workshops
Safety management is managing business activities and applying principles, frameworks and processes to help prevent accidents and injuries and minimise overall risk. It also includes training employees in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and the use of protective clothing and equipment.
The primary purpose of a Safety Management System is to provide a management tool to reduce the risk of occupational injuries, ill health and fatalities and to effectively manage workplace hazards, risks and dangers within the organisation, avoiding unwanted and unnecessary loss.
The objective of a Safety Management System is to provide a structured management approach to control safety risks in operations. Effective safety management must take into account the organisation’s specific structures and processes related to safety of operations.
It is a systematic, explicit and comprehensive process for managing safety risks. As with all management systems, a safety management system provides for goal setting, planning, and measuring performance. A safety management system is woven into the fabric of an organisation.
A safe and healthy workplace not only protects workers from injury and illness, it can also lower injury/illness costs, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity and quality, and raise employee morale. In other words, safety is good for business. Plus, protecting workers is the right thing to do.
A Safety Statement is a legal requirement for all employers. The company Safety Statement is a written document which describes how Health and Safety within your company is managed. A Health and Safety Statement is your duty of care to your employees to manage risks and hazards in the workplace
A health and safety policy is a written statement by an employer stating the company’s commitment for the protection of the health and safety of employees and to the public. It is an endorsed commitment by management to its employees regarding their health and safety