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Occupational Health & Safety

Status: Closed




13 Weeks


Applied Science

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



To provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to enable them to communicate safety and health information to peers and supervisors on a range of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace. It also gives the participants the necessary tools to help promote a culture of safety and health in the workplace.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements. The course is suitable for: persons wishing to obtain a general introduction to health and safety in the workplace; persons wishing to expand and update their knowledge, including directors of SMEs; production managers; safety representatives; safety committee members; any persons with responsibility for health and safety; any persons interested in health and safety.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?


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, Construction Safety, Accident Causation and Investigation, Agriculture Safety.

More Information


Delivery will be online and will take place over 12 Weeks of online lectures, following which a final examination will take place on week 13. 
Lectures are scheduled to take place on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
The provisional commencement date is Tuesday 21st September 2021


Learners wishing to receive the NISO certification must complete an assignment and sit a written exam at the end of the programme (week 13). Students who successfully complete the requirements of all modules and assessments will be awarded the NISO Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.


A NISO Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety will be issued to eligible participants


€525 for Non NISO members

€425 for NISO members (proof must be produced)

This programme is offered at a subsidised rate of €100 for full-time students of Limerick Institute of Technology (Student ID Card must be produced to prove eligibility)

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