College of Management and IT (CMIT)QQI Safety and Health at Work

QQI Safety and Health at Work

12 Weeks
Online, Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details
This distance learning, QQI Safety and Health at Work course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of Safety and Health at Work. Learners will be provided with the knowledge and skills needed to interpret health and safety hazards, rules, regulations, and signs and to complete work in a healthy and safe manner. Learners will become familiar with items such as safety statements, health and safety reviews and incident reporting and the individual responsibilities of both employees and employers regarding safe and healthy work practices.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access

Who should complete this Safety and Health at work course?
Individuals with health and safety responsibilities in the workplace or those who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in the subject matter and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

  • Leaving Cert, Level 4 award or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland and hold a valid PPS Number.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • Learners will be required to draw on either current or previous experience in a work setting to complete assessments.
    As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
    A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.

Topics covered in this QQI Safety and Health at Work course

Unit 1: The importance of health and safety

The importance of health and safety management
Primary legislation
Communicating about health and safety

Unit 2: Health and safety planning

Health and safety statements and policies
Factors which contribute to a safe working environment
Health and safety reviews
Incident reporting

Unit 3: Hazard identification

Identifying hazards
Safety hazards
Ergonomic hazards
Biological hazards
Handling of waste and linen
Chemical hazards
Physical hazards
Psychosocial hazards

Unit 4: Health and safety practice

Health and safety responsibilities
First aid kits and safety notices
Basic First Aid advice
Promoting healthy work practices, diet, and lifestyles


  • This Safety and Health at Work course is assessed through completion of an assessment and an examination.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.


Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

  • This Safety and Health at Work course leads to a Level 5 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 5 Healthcare Support (5M4339). For more details contact us.



  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) from QQI.
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.

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