Workplace Safety Training

Are you…
Newly Employed | Returning to Work Changing Job | Seeking Employment| Interested in Health, Safety & Welfare …?
…then this is for YOU!

National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO), supported by Insurance Ireland, is running a nationwide One Day Workplace Safety Workshop series starting in September 2017.

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Stay Safe at Work AND INCREASE YOUR Employment Opportunities by attending one of these training sessions.

The Workplace Safety Training Workshop is a one-day health and safety workshop running from 09.30hrs to 16.15hrs, organised by National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO). The workshops will be presented by presenters from NISO and representatives from the BeSMART programme of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).


Athlone, Dublin, Castlebar, Cork, Letterkenny, Limerick, Carlow, Dundalk

Subsidised Attendance Fee: €20*

*Special discounted fee thanks to support from Insurance Ireland. Standard workshop fee is €120 NISO members/€145 non members.

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This series of workshops is designed to provide:

  • the learner with an appreciation of the importance of workplace safety;
  • the skills to handle workplace items and safety equipment safely and effectively,
  • enhance learners’ employment opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • Persons entering the workforce for the first time
  • Persons returning to work from a period of absence
  • Employees changing jobs or moving to a new sector
  • Persons wishing to enhance their employment opportunities
  • Anybody who is generally interested in occupational health and safety
  • Organisations that have recently taken on new employees are encouraged to signup these employees for this one day training.

Workshop content:
This one day workshop will cover the following areas:

  • Workplace terminology, workplace areas, workplace business operations and organisation
  • Introduction to risk assessments and the safety statement
  • The role of the Health and Safety Authority, the employer and the employee as required in workplace legislation
  • Identify workplace hazards, control and work safety practices

Dates and Venues:
Cork: 23 October 2017: Regional Training Centre, Innishmore, Ballincollig, Co Cork
Castlebar: 26  October 2017; GMIT Mayo Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co Mayo
Letterkenny: 2 November 2017; Station House Hotel, Letterkenny
Dublin: 16 November 2017; NISO Training Centre, A11 Calmount Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12
Limerick: 23 November 2017; Clayton Hotel, Steamboat Quay, Limerick
Carlow: 30 November 2017; Seven Oaks Hotel & Leisure, Athy Road, Carlow
Dundalk: 8 March 2018; Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk
Athlone: [TBC]

[More venues may be added subject to demand]

Workshop Programme:

  • 09.30–11.00: Workplace terminology, workplace areas, workplace business operations and organisation
  • 11.00–11.30: Tea/Coffee Break
  • 11.30–13.00: Workplace hazards identification, controls and safe work practices
  • 13.00–14.00: Lunch Break
  • 14.00–15.00: The role of the Health and Safety Authority, the employer and employee as required by workplace legislation
  • 15.00–15.15: Tea/Coffee Break
  • 15.15–16.15: Introduction to risk assessments and the safety statement

1 day from 09.30hrs to 16.15hrs.

Course Certificate:
Participants who have successfully completed the training will be issued with a NISO certificate of attendance.
There is no assessment but active participation is required.

Course tutors:
Each Workplace Safety Workshop will be delivered by representatives from National Irish Safety Organisation and the BeSMART division of the Health and Safety Authority.

About this training

This one day training programme introduces those seeking employment together with new, inexperienced and transferred workers to issues relating to health and safety at work. It will involve interaction with supervisors, co-workers, work areas, and jobs, and especially to health and safety. Training and extra assistance during the initial period of employment is critical, regardless of the age of the employee, as workers are not familiar with the hazards of the job or the workplace.

During an orientation or induction phase, each worker develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are necessary to work in a safe and healthy manner. While training (or refresher training) is always important, training should always be provided when employees are:

  • transferred to jobs or work areas they are unfamiliar with
  • returning from a period away from work
  • who are new to the work force
  • seeking employment to show prospective employers that they appreciate the value of positive health and safety initiatives in the workplace

Not all training can or should be done on the first day. Time the orientation sessions to best match the needs of the workplace and the work done, but be sure all areas are covered. Our one day training is not a replacement for full safety induction training but is designed to give the participants a good grounding in health and safety where further induction training specific to the workplace and job can be carried out on-site.

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Any questions? Phone us at 1850 723389 or 01 465 9760

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