Choose Safety Digital Badges

Unit 1 - Induction

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The Induction badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 1, Starting work. The recipient should now be able to:

  • outline the key provisions of the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996
  • describe the benefits of induction training
  • outline key employer and employee responsibilities with regard to health and safety at work.

Unit 2 - Workplace Hazards

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The Workplace Hazards badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 2, Workplace hazards. The recipient should now be able to:

  • identify and categorise hazards
  • define risk assessment
  • outline the following hazards and their respective controls; manual handling and ergonomics, slips, trips and falls, fire and first-aid
  • outline the core principles of ergonomics
  • outline the principles of safe lifting.

Unit 3 - Risk Awareness

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The Risk Awareness badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 3, Doing your job. The recipient should now be able to:

  • outline key considerations when working at height
  • list precautions to be taken around workplace vehicles
  • describe how chemicals can cause harm
  • outline the use of Safety Data Sheets
  • recognise labels on chemical products
  • identify the hazards associated with two key work sectors – farming and hospitality
  • outline employer and employee responsibility in relation to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Unit 4 - Responsibility

Responsibility

The Responsibility badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 4, Roles, tasks, and you. The recipient should now be able to:

  • outline the roles of safety officer and safety representative
  • outline the factors that contribute to a healthy work environment
  • list factors that contribute towards positive and negative workplace health and well-being.

Unit 5 - Communication

Communication

The Communication badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 5, Communicating safety. The recipient should now be able to:

  • list methods of communicating health and safety issues
  • comment on a few aspects of health and safety legislation
  • outline the difference between an accident and a dangerous occurrence
  • illustrate the use of accident reports
  • prepare for a workplace meeting following an accident
  • describe the purpose of a safety statement
  • identify common safety signs and what they mean.

Unit 6 - Case Studies

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The Case Studies badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 6, Reflections, Part 1: Case Studies. The recipient should now be able
to:

  • discuss the impact of workplace accidents on individuals and business
  • apply some of the principles of health and safety learned in the Choose Safety programme
  • discuss aspects of real-life accidents
  • complete a major assignment on one aspect of the course.

Unit 6 - Major Assignment

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The Major Assignment badge is awarded on successful completion of Unit 6, Reflections, Part 2: Major Assignment. The recipient has completed a major assignment on one aspect of the course..

Choose Safety Completion

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The Choose Safety badge is awarded on successful completion of the Choose Safety programme. The badge is awarded in recognition of the recipient’s increased understanding of health and safety at work..

Choose Safety Completion with Distinction

Distinction

The Choose Safety Distinction badge is awarded to students who have satisfactorily completed the optional major assignment. The badge is awarded in recognition of the recipient’s advanced understanding of issues raised and for exceptional completion of the Choose Safety programme.

Choose Safety Work Experience Completion

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The Work Experience badge is awarded on successful completion of work experience.

Get  Safe - Work Safe Online Course Completion

eLearning

The e-learning badge is awarded to students who have successfully completed the Health and Safety Authority’s online course Get Safe –Work Safe..

Choose Safety Transition Unit Completion

Transition Unit

The Transition Unit badge is awarded on successful completion of the Transition Unit programme. This full programme is for Transition Year students who have completed the Choose Safety programme plus work experience plus the e-learning course Get Safe - Work Safe on http://hsalearning.ie.

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