Safety & Health at Work

Safety & Health at Work

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Safety & Health at Work

FETAC Level 5

A new textbook based on the revised QQI module (5N1794) introducing the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

  • Analyses the duties of employers and employees as specified in current safety, health and welfare at work legislation.

  • Discusses the role and function of the Health and Safety Authority.

  • Examines the importance of communication, training and safe work practices.

  • Explains the causes, prevention, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences, and presents guidance on emergency procedures.

  • Identifies specific hazards and risks when working with equipment, and the appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.

  • Examines issues related to infection prevention and control, including emergency procedures for suspected contamination.

  • Investigates risk factors in relation to safety, including the effects of medication, alcohol and drugs.

  • Details the contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate uses


All courses where Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) is a component module.