19KEC229 Choose Safety Information Evening

This Information Evening will take place as follows:

Location:                      Kildare Education Centre

Date:                            Wednesday 10th April 2019

Time:                           5pm-6pm

Tutor:                         Noeleen Leahy

Target Audience:     School management, TY/ LCA/LCVP co-ordinators, Mini-company co-ordinators or any teacher interested in this resource.

This Choose Safety programme can be beneficial in Transition year; LCA and LCVP. Choose Safety is particularly important if schools are sending students out on work experience as it would support the Risk Assessments schools are required to complete for students leaving the premises but are still under your care of the school.

The Choose Safety Programme is a free programme available to post-primary schools and colleges of Further Education. It introduces senior cycle students/students in further education to the principles of workplace safety and health. 

Choose Safety Course Structure:

 Unit 1 focuses on general health and safety in the workplace for young workers, key responsibilities, employment rights, and induction. 

Unit 2 introduces the concept of hazard and risk and the process of risk assessment. The Unit also focuses on manual handling and ergonomics, slips, trips and falls, and fire safety.

Unit 3 considers effective controls within the context of the management of working at height, workplace transport safety, and chemicals. It also looks at two key work sectors - farming and hospitality.

Unit 4 addresses the specific roles of a safety officer and safety representative and the work environment. It also covers workplace health and well-being.

Units 5 and 6 challenge the student to reflect and discuss how the principles of health and safety can be applied to real-life work practices. It also focuses on accident prevention.

Unit 6 completes Choose Safety by examining actual case studies. This Unit revisits the issues raised earlier in the course.

 Student Certificates:   Each student who has successfully completed the Choose Safety Programme can receive a Certificate of Completion in recognition of his/her increased understanding of health and safety at work.

Digital Badges:   Digital badges can also be awarded to students who participate in Choose Safety.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-04-2019 5:00 pm
Event End Date 10-04-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 0
Cut off date 08-04-2019
Individual Price Free
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    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
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