FETAC Safety and Health at Work

Safety & Health at Work

Learn the skills to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment.

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  1. Analyse the duties of employers and employees as specified in current Safety, Health and Welfare at work legistlation
  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 and fire equipment
  9. Comment on specific hazards and risks when working with equipment to include mechanical and electrical equipment
  10. Investigate how personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the workplace
  11. Explore appropriate procedures for use and disposal ofhazardous materials and waste in the workplace to include reference to material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  12. Examine the control and associated risks of a range of health and safety issues to include noise, sound, fumes, dust or any vocationally specific work issue
  13. Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate use
  14. Examine a range of issues related to infection control to include conditions for the growth and development of micro-organisms, routes of infection, symptoms, ill-health, preventative measures and emergency procedures for suspected contamination
  15. Investigate risk factors in relation to safety to include hazards, work environments, work practices, effects of medication, drink and drugs
  16. Interpret a range of safety signs in the workplace
  17. Promote safe and healthy working practices in relation to oneself, others and the workplace
  18. Outline risk factors in relation to health to include stress, lifestyle, diet, illness
  19. Outline the role of diet and exercise in the promotion of good health

All learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Assignment 60% – An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time
  • Examination – Theory 40% – An examination provides a means of assessing a learner’s ability to recall and apply knowledge, skills and understanding within a set period of time and under clearly specified conditions. A theory-based examination assesses the ability to recall, apply and understand specific theory and knowledge

Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Transfer

Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.