Healthcare Support QQI Level 5

AOF04 - Safety & Health At Work (QQI Level 5)

Category: Healthcare Support QQI Level 5

AOF04  - Safety & Health At Work (QQI Level 5)

Duration 10 Weeks
Cost €265.00
Night Wednesday 6.00pm - 9.30pm


 Course Description


  1. Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legislation
  2. Examine the role of the Health and Safety Authority
  3. Explore the role of communication and training in the promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace
  4. Comment on the elements and functions of the safety statement
  5. Summarise the factors which contribute to safe and healthy working environments
  6. Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the workplace
  7. Explain the causes, prevention, emergency procedures, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences
  8. Analyse the causes and prevention of fire related events to include identification of emergency procedures, the fire triangle
  9. and fire equipment
  10. Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment
  11. Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace
  12. Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include 5 reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  13. Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any
  14. vocationally specific work issue
  15. Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use
  16. Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms,
  17. routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination
  18. Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards,
  19. work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs
  20. Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace
  21. Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace
  22. Outline risk factors in relation to health to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness
  23. Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health.

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