ONSHORE SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES
To provide delegates with a general understanding of the skills and knowledge required by Safety Representatives.
A basic understanding of general safety would be advantageous but not essential.
Lecture notes, audio-visual presentation and discussion.
On successful completion of the course delegates will receive a NETA certificate.
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Upon completion of this course delegates should be able to:
- Explain the basic principles of occupational health, safety and welfare both on-site and in the workplace
- Explain the role of the Safety Representative
- Explain the role of Safety Committees
- Apply the general principles of risk assessment as a preventative measure when implementing a variety of safety inspection techniques.
- Describe the processes of accident and complaint investigations
- Interpret how all relevant legislation can be used by the Safety Representative in the reporting of hazards to management.
- Understand the importance of effective Safety Management and the systems to measure performance.
Statutory Requirements and Legislation
- The 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act.
- European Health and Safety Legislation.
- Key Regulations including:
- Inspectors and Casualties Regulations
- Operational Safety
- Health and Welfare Regulations
- Emergency Procedures Regulations
- Fire Fighting Regulations.
- Protection from Victimisation
Role of Safety Representative
- Purpose of the Safety Representative
- Functions of the Safety Representative
- Powers of the Safety Representative
- Duties of employers
Company Safety Policy
- Importance of the Policy Statement, Organisation and Arrangements
- Responsibilities – employer and individual
- Safe working procedures
- Key Personnel
Principles of Incident/Accident Causation and Prevention
- Statistical triangles/iceberg concept
- Unsafe acts/conditions
- Definition of incident and accident
- Accident sequence – domino effect
- Causes of accidents
- Preventative measures
Principles of Occupational Health
- Substances hazardous to health
- Assessment of health risks
- Prevention or control measures
- Monitoring exposure
- Health surveillance
Safe Systems of Work
- Plant and equipment
- Protective clothing
- Inspection procedure
- Collection of data
- Assessment of accident cause/complaint
- Through Safety Committees
- Use of accident statistics
Communicating the Safety Message
- Poster Campaigns
- Notice/Information boards
- Newsletter, bulletins etc.
Health and Welfare
- Medical facilities
- Occupational hygiene
Effective Safety Management
- Individual responsibility and accountability
- Resources for safety
- Employee representations
- Measurements of Performance
- Hazard awareness
- Monitoring the workplace
The Effective Safety Representative
Role of statutory authorities
Sources of advice