Health and Safety Training

Health and safety legislation requires employers to provide adequate health and safety training. The College provides a comprehensive training programme that is available to all staff and postgraduate students. 

Training enables staff to acquire the skills and knowledge that, with experience, make them competent in the health and safety aspects of their work. The quality of the sessions is maintained through the use of in-house expertise and the use of outside consultants where appropriate. Certain courses lead to nationally recognised certification, for example FETAC Level 5 award in Occupational First Aid.

Do I have to attend Health and Safety training

Employees must attend training that has been deemed mandatory under legislation, and/or as a result of being highlighted in a risk assessment or in a training needs assessment.

Please book all training through the HR CORE Portal.

Specialised training will be provided for staff whose job necessitates they have additional training because of their role or because it has been identified in a risk assessment.

  • Critical Incident Team
  • Safety Representative
  • Safe Pass
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • Biological Safety Officer
  • Manual Handling Instructors course
  • Display Screen Assessors course

The Health and Safety officer will work with the individual functional areas to identify local training needs, develop appropriate training materials and identify competent training providers. Training requirements identified as necessary to control risks at local level must be documented in local safety statements.

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