Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (NISO)

Certificate Occupational Health & Safety (NISO)

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

Occupational Health and Safety is a major concern to employers and employees across all industry sectors in small, medium and large organisations, for profit or not. 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


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 a good basic knowledge and understanding of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), outlining what is required to provide a safe place of work.

Who should attend?

• Managers,
• Supervisors,
• Safety representatives,
• Persons who have some responsibility for safety and health at work.
• Persons who wish to gain knowledge in this area.

What will I experience?

  • Irish Law
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management
  • Fire Safety, Emergency Planning and
  • First Aid
  • Ergonomics
  • Physical Hazards
  • Chemical Safety
  • Psychosocial Hazards
  • Occupational Health
  • Accident Causation and Investigation
  • Construction Safety
  • Agrultural Safety

What opportunities might it lead to?

Successful students of this programme are eligible to apply for the BSc in Environmental, Health and Safety Management (Level 7) and may gain entry if they have relevant work experience. Many students in the past have pursued this.

Additional Information

Enquiries: Dr Sean Reidy, MICI, MRSC, C.Chem email: sreidy@ait.ie

Award: On successful completion of the examination, candidates will be awarded a NISO Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

Course Details

Course Fees:
€425 NISO members (including examination fee) €525 non-members (including examination fee).
Course Duration:
13 Weeks
Course Commencement Date:

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 24 September 2018

Course Award:
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:


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