Course Overview

Our Safety Representative's Course is a comprehensive three day programme for nominated Safety Representatives. Under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act, 2005 employees may select and appoint a Safety Representative from among their fellow employees.  The Safety Representative's role includes consultation on workplace health & safety matters, workplace inspection, accident investigation and investigation of complaints etc.

This course will help those nominated for to fulfill their role effectively and will help them to promote and maintain safety & health in their workplace

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will:

  • Understand the role of the Safety Representative

  • Understand employers and employees and safety representatives’ responsibilities under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 and other applicable legislation.

  • Understand health and safety legislation.

  • Be able to identify the contents of a Safety Statement.

  • Be able to explain hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control.

  • Understand how to investigate, report and prevent workplace accidents.

  • Understand the importance of consultation and communication in health & safety in their workplace

Course Programme

Introduction to Health & Safety in the Workplace

Promotion of Health & Safety in the Workplace


Role & Function of the Health & Safety Authority

Safety Statement

Role & Rights of the Safety Representative

Effective Communication and Meeting Participation

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Fire Hazards and Fire Prevention

Accident Causation and Prevention Strategies

Occupational Health

Course Assessment


Skills Demonstration, Theory Based Assessment & Project.


Successful participants receive an Advanta Safety Representative's Course Certificate.

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Advanta Safety

Hedgestown Road


Co. Dublin


P: (01) 5253166


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