Post Primary Schools

  • An Introduction to Managing Safety and Health in Schools

    This course aims to assist principals, teachers, boards of management/ETBs and interested others, in their understanding of managing workplace safety, health and welfare in schools. 

    Course duration: 40 minutes

    Note: This course is currently being revised.  Please see the Guidelines on Managing Safety, Health and Welfare in Post-Primary Schools and further resources on hsa.ie/education.

    New course coming soon
  • Managing Safety and Health in the Science Laboratory

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    This course will help teachers of the Science subjects to improve their knowledge and understanding of safety, health and welfare within the science laboratory.

    Course duration: 140 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify hazards and risks in the science laboratory
    • Identify with laboratory rules and the types of accidents that can occur in a laboratory
    • Implement practices to prevent these accidents
    • Identify physical, chemical, and biological hazards
    • Manage a science laboratory in a safe manner

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  • Managing Safety and Health in the Technologies Classroom

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    This course was developed as an aid to teachers of technology subjects, at post-primary level, to help them in their understanding of managing safety, health and welfare within the technology classroom.

    Course duration: 140 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Identify key hazards in the technology classroom
    • Identify the measures required to prevent accidents
    • Understand safe working practices, the safety statement, safety consultation and how to conduct a health and safety audit
    • Plan for fire safety and emergencies
    • Recognise key requirements in relation to first aid, ergonomics, chemical solvents and adhesives, and safety legislation

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  • Slips, Trips and Falls

    This short course presents learners with an overview of slips, trips and falls hazards in the workplace. It introduces the process of risk assessment and prevention through examples of workplace scenarios. The content is suitable across all work sectors.

    Course duration: 30 minutes

    Learning outcomes:

    On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Determine how and where  slips, trips and falls accidents can occur
    • Identify a variety of slips and trips hazards in the workplace, and assess their risks
    • Identify suitable controls for eliminating or significantly reducing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

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