Occupational Health and Safety - NISO Tus Midlands
The primary objectives of this programme are to equip participants with the knowledge to work safely in a variety of workplaces and to comply with the competency requirements laid down in the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. The programme seeks to furnish participants with good basic knowledge and understanding of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), outlining what is required to provide a safe place of work.
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Occupational Health and Safety is a major concern to employers and employees across all industry sectors in small, medium and large organisations.
Preventable accidents, lost time and errors cost businesses both time and money not to mention the personal pain and suffering that many accidents at work bring to those affected. Businesses with a Strategic Occupational Health and Safety Plan show lower injury rates while they enjoy higher productivity and employee morale. Effective training and awareness is probably the most cost effective safety measure available to any company. Most workers and managers will be aware of and take action in the obvious areas, mostly in a reactive capacity. However, training sharpens the mind and increases the opportunity for a proactive systematic approach to managing workplace safety and health.
- Irish Law
- Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
- Risk Management
- Safety Management
- Fire Safety
- Emergency Planning and First Aid
- Physical Hazards
- Chemical Safety
- Psychosocial Hazards
- Occupational Health
- Accident Causation and Investigation
- Construction Safety
- Agricultural Safety
This programme comprises of a series of thirteen, two hour modules, illustrated with examples and case studies. The presentations are based on the core theme of hazard identification, risk assessment and identification and evaluation of control measures.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)
Leaving Certificate Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)
QQI Level 5 Full award with a minimum of eight modules. or Recognition of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
Induction – Saturday 11th September 2023
Classes – Week commencing Monday 13th September 2023
€425 NISO members (including examination fee)
€525 non-members (including examination fee)
Classroom- Mon (7-9pm), 13 Weeks
Students who successfully complete the requirements of all modules and assessments will be awarded the NISO Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health Certificate.
Progression from the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is on to the level 7 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management, which is a two-year programme. Entry criteria to the BSc is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the Environmental Health and Safety field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the NISO programme. Following successful completion, students are eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental, Health and Safety Management. And, again on successful completion and an average of 50% across all modules (GPA) and students are eligible to apply and progress to the Level 9 Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management.