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This is a standalone foundation level awareness course for people who need to have awareness of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (ROI) as it applies in the workplace.

This course is also a pre-requisite for attending the following Lantra approved courses,

  • Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS),
  • Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP)
  • Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC)


The finer details

The programme is divided into 14 sessions delivered in one day, it is a foundation level course which can be used as a pre-requisite to more specialised further training.

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Lantra Awards

Who should attend?

Any supervisor or manager who requires a working knowledge of Irish health and safety legislation and their roles and responsibilities under it.

What will be covered?

  • Legal compliance and penalties for failure
  • Accidents/Incidents? Near miss/Dangerous Occurrences
  • The Irish legislative system
  • A Hierarchy of Compliance
  • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Hazards and risks (Section 19 - SHWA 2005)
  • Safety Statements
  • Consultation
  • The Health and Safety Authority
  • A Hierarchy of Control
  • Risk Matrix
  • Managing Safety
  • Investigating Accidents
  • Managing Safely
  • PDCA Cycle
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Time Management
  • Communication & Planning
  • Information, Sources and the FACTS
  • Safety Culture
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