About this course
Health and safety legislation places certain legal duties on employers and employees to ensure a good standard of health and safety in the workplace.
Legal Island’s Workplace Health & Safety eLearning course is tailored specifically to Irish law and to provide your employees with comprehensive training on health and safety practices in the workplace.
This course has been recently updated and now includes the most recent health and safety statistics in Ireland, a new ‘Meet the colleagues’ section, and real life examples of organisations that have encountered health and safety issues in the workplace.
To enhance our ability to provide cutting-edge learning solutions, we have integrated AI tools for eLearning into this course.
Why is workplace health and safety training important?
Good health and safety practices in the workplace are essential in the prevention of injuries and ill health. Unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviours may lead to personal harm and they will have an adverse effect on the business as a whole.
The impact of an accident on an organisation includes:
- The cost of an accident investigation can be expensive
- Costs to recruit temporary staff
- Bad publicity
According to the Health and Safety Authority for Ireland, 1,053,000 days were lost due to work-related illness in Ireland in 2020.
Who needs health and safety training within the workplace?
To reduce the likelihood of injuries and ill health within the workplace, it is good practice to provide all staff with health and safety training on, or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment.
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of common health and safety issues. An employer is primarily responsible for managing health and safety, but all employees have a duty to take care of their own health and safety and that of anyone who could be affected by what they do at work.
It is vital employees have an understanding of their responsibilities under health and safety law and the dangers which may be present in the workplace.
According to the Health and Safety Authority for Ireland, 38 workers were killed in work-related accidents and 8,279 non-fatal incidents were reported in Ireland in 2021.
How long does this health and safety training take?
The course will take no longer than 45 minutes to complete including an assessment. Each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion.
Topics covered within the course include: