Workplace Health & Safety in Ireland

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.


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
  • Prosecutions
  • Fines
  • Imprisonment
  • Costs to recruit temporary staff
  • Bad publicity

The Health & Safety Authority in Ireland found that the fatality rate in agriculture increased, from 15.9 workers in every 100,000 in 2013 to 22.9 in 2014.


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.


How long does this Health & Safety training take?

The course will take no longer than 60 minutes to complete including an assessment. Each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion.



The standard rate of this course is €40 per staff member, however, depending on the number of staff you have, discounts may be available.
To discuss your training options or if you wish to discuss bespoke training needs regarding the inclusion of in-house documents in this eLearning programme, please contact a member of our eLearning team today - glen@legal-island.com.


What does this course cover?
This course was designed specifically for organisations based in Ireland by a team of health and safety experts.

Topics covered within the course include:

Workplace stress

Fire safety

Hazardous substances

Manual handling


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Why choose Legal Island's eLearning training to train your staff?


Ease of administration

You can train multiple people in multiple locations simultaneously without the need for travel, accommodation, and location costs.


You can train multiple people in multiple locations simultaneously without the need for travel, accommodation, and location costs.

CPD Certified

Legal Island’s eLearning courses are CPD certified to enable your staff learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive. Completion of Legal Island’s training offers your staff an opportunity to gain the points they need to enhance their personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers. 

Assessment and Certificate

An end-of-course assessment is included to ensure your staff understand key components of the training. Each member of your team will receive their own personalised certificate, providing them with proof of training. The training records are downloadable for audit trail purposes, resulting in a reduction in the length of time, effort and cost spent on your compliance record keeping.


You can train multiple people in multiple locations simultaneously without the need for travel, accommodation, and location costs.

Specific to Irish Law

You can train multiple people in multiple locations simultaneously without the need for travel, accommodation, and location costs.


Typical fines



Fines of up to €20m or 4% of your global turnover could be imposed.  If you do not follow the GDPR you will be exposing your organisation to those massive fines and the public relations nightmare that is sure to follow.  Your reputation could be ruined.

CybSafe study found that 90% of data breaches involve human error.


Health & Safety

Small businesses that breach health and safety regulations could face fines worth 142% higher than the yearly cost of compliance measures to prevent health and safety failings, according to research that highlights the alarming cost of non-compliance.

Analysis by health and safety consultancy Arinite found that the average fine for a health and safety breach levied in 2020 was £106,984, whereas it would only cost £44,214 per year for a small organisation to meet what is required by law.


The general cost of a fine - tribunal

The British Chamber of Commerce has reported that employers face an average cost of £8,500 for defending against an employment tribunal claim. Even when an employer wins a case, they will rarely recover their legal costs from the employee unless the claim can be proved to be malicious or vexatious. Even then, there are no guarantees that these costs can be recovered.


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