The Health and Safety Authority has developed a 20 hour ‘summer course’ for primary school teachers. It is designed to be delivered over five consecutive days as per the specifications of the Department of Education and Science. There is an equal emphasis on the teacher acquiring knowledge as a worker in a workplace and on ways of positively impacting on the students’ understanding of health and safety issues. The 20 hour training programme looks at a range of health and safety issues relevant to schools. These include: - Identifying Hazards - Measuring Risk - Implementing Controls - Health and Safety Legislation - Risk Assessments and Safety Statements - Accident Reporting and Investigation On each day of the course participants apply general principles to the specifics of schools and consider lesson plans to teach the basic principles to primary level students.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training