Occupational Health + Safety Services

Training and Consultancy Services

Health and Safety Representation (3-day programme)

For Safety Representatives, Safety Committee members and learners who wish to engage in safety consultation within the workplace

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"The Safety Rep Course was very enjoyable and the trainer's knowledge on Health and Safety was of a very high standard. I would recommend this course to anybody"
Brendan 22/11/18


The aim of the course is to equip the participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively as safety representatives and safety committee members.

Learner Profile

Learners ideally will have 2 years work experience where they will have had exposure to and some experience of health and safety related activities.

Course details:

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Understand the basics of the safety and health legal system
  • Explain the roles of the safety representatives and safety committee members
  • Engage in effective communications with management and employees
  • Identify hazards and carry out risk assessments
  • Describe how to prepare and implement the safety statement
  • Carry out safety and health inspections
  • Investigate accidents and analyse accident statistics
  • Source safety and health information
  • Understand risk-control and safety and health management at work

How you will learn

Each module adopts a practical approach to learning with detailed presentations, individual exercises, group work, interactive discussions and workplace assignments. To optimise the benefits to the learners, programme numbers will be restricted to 10 learners. This will allow each module to be customised, as far as possible, to the individual training needs of each learner.


Three assessments will be completed.
  1. A written examination of duration 60 minutes will be completed on the afternoon of the third day. (30%)
  2. During the programme learners must demonstrate their ability to employ effective methods of communicating and promoting safety in the workplace (20%)
  3. A workplace safety audit project will be completed and submitted within 2 weeks of completing the programme (50%).


Successful learners will be awarded OHSS H&S Representative certificate
For further information on any aspect of this programme, please contact: Mary Murphy 091-441637


Mary Murphy MMedScOccHealth BSc CMIOSH LFOH

Upcoming Course Dates:

H&S Representative 3-day Training Course

In-house programmes customised to learners needs contact OHSS for details
Contact: MARY MURPHY 091-441637 or info@ohssireland.com

PLEASE NOTE: "All training programmes will proceed contingent on a minimum of 4 bookings"

For details on all upcoming courses Email OHSS or Tel: Mary Murphy at 091-441637


"Excellent course on Safety Reps. Good balance across broad range of subject matter. Sufficiently in depth., provides good understanding of safety rep role and how to get the most from it. "
Avicen Fahey HR Administrator, Fintrax Group Holdings Ltd

"The trainer, Mary Murphy demonstrated complete knowledge of the subject matter and answered all questions fully. Quite refreshing."
Eoghan Kenny, Quality Manager. KPW