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Safety Representative Training

Safety Representative Training


These courses can be booked by your line manager via the Health and Safety Helpdesk at www.hse.ie/safetyandwellbeing. See Helpdesk Flowchart for instructions

Course code SR-SHST-016:01

Why should you attend?

The Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 provides for consultation between employers and employees to help ensure co-operation to prevent accidents and ill-health. Under section 25 of the Act, employees are entitled to select a safety representative to represent them on safety and health matters in consultations with their employer. It is essential that Safety Representatives have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their functions effectively.

Who should attend?

  • All recently elected Safety representatives
  • The Safety representative must have been formally nominated and elected by their colleagues.


  • To assist the Safety representative in the effective discharge in their role
  • To increase awareness and knowledge in all aspects of health and safety

 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role and rights of a safety representative
  • Describe the legislative structure and enforcing agency for health and safety at work
  • Be aware of safe practices for a wide range of operations
  • Be aware of how to communication effectively · Understand the HSE risk assessment process and incident management system
  • Be able to undertake safety inspection and audit
  • Explain the risk assessment process required by legislation and the HSE Corporate Safety


Three days

Maximum number of participants



These courses can be booked by your line manager via the Health and Safety Helpdesk at www.hse.ie/safetyandwellbeing. See Helpdesk Flowchart for instructions