Course Name: Workplace Safety Representative

Duration: 2 Full Days

Course Aim: This course is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Safety Representative in the workplace. It focuses on practical applications and exercises to equip participants with the skills needed to effectively manage and advocate for workplace safety.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Workplace Safety: Setting the stage for the course and its objectives.
  2. Health and Safety Legislation: A detailed overview of the legal framework governing workplace safety.
  3. Role of the Safety Representative: Understanding the key responsibilities and functions of a Safety Representative.
  4. Role of the Health and Safety Authority: Insights into the authority’s role in enforcing and guiding workplace safety standards.
  5. Safety Management Principles: Strategies and practices for effective safety management in the workplace.
  6. Risk Assessment and Safety Statements: Techniques for conducting risk assessments and developing comprehensive safety statements.
  7. Handling Accidents, Incidents, and Near Misses: Procedures for addressing and reporting various workplace incidents.
  8. Accident Prevention and Investigation: Methods for preventing accidents and conducting thorough investigations when they occur.
  9. Workplace Inspections and Auditing: Skills for conducting regular safety inspections and audits.
  10. Emergency Preparedness: Planning and preparation for emergency situations, including evacuation procedures.
  11. Fire Safety Management: Understanding and implementing fire safety practices and protocols.
  12. Manual Handling, Slips, Trips, and Falls: Addressing common workplace hazards and preventive measures.
  13. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Proper use and management of PPE in the workplace.
  14. Written Examination: Assessing the learners’ understanding and application of the course material.


Upon successful completion, participants will receive an EDS (Essential Driver and Safety Training Solutions Ltd.) certificate, valid for 2 years. This certification acknowledges their proficiency as a Workplace Safety Representative, equipped with the knowledge and skills to promote and maintain a safe working environment.

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