Invest in workplace health & safety: Training options with Peninsula

Noel Collins - Health and Safety Team Leader

May 10 2022

First published: May 10th, 2022

As Ireland’s leading provider of HR and health & safety advice to small businesses, we know how often employment legislation in Ireland changes.

We also know how frustrating it can be to constantly train staff on the latest occupational health and safety requirements. That’s why we provide two training services that do just that on your behalf: e-learning and face-to-face training.

So, what exactly do these training options include? Let’s find out…

E-learning training

E-learning training courses can be done anywhere, at any time, and at a steady pace.

Our health & safety training e-learning sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes and are designed for managers and supervisors. Each session explores the latest legislation in simple terms and provides guidance on how to avoid mistakes that have the potential to lead to large fines or legal action.

Here’s an example of what we cover:

  • Fire safety
  • Display screens & office safety
  • Manual handling  
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Slips and trips
  • Occupational health

The benefits don’t stop there either. Our e-learning sessions are CPD certified, so you can earn recognition for your professional development and get a certificate of attendance on request.

Face-to-face training

Our face-to-face training courses cover a broad range of health & safety areas. This extensive list includes training on:

  • Manual handling
  • Risk assessments
  • Hazardous substances
  • Fire awareness
  • Fire warden
  • Legionella awareness
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Asbestos awareness
  • Food safety

Each training option is tailored to the individual needs of the business. Should you want one particular thing covered, all you need to do is ask.

Employers’ responsibility for health and safety in the workplace

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, you have a duty of care as an employer to protect the health and safety of your staff in the workplace. Not adhering to health and safety legislation in Ireland could lead to a complaint to or a visit from the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).

The benefits of outsourcing your health & safety needs go on and on. But, to give you a better idea of how Peninsula’s workplace health and safety training helps your business, we’ve selected three key benefits:

Your workplace health and safety hazards and risks are reduced

Educating yourself, managers, and staff through one of our health & safety courses can help ensure a safe and compliant workplace.

Creating a safer environment reduces hazards and the risk of accidents in the workplace. Our health & safety expert will cover industry-specific information and requirements, meaning the risk of non-compliance is reduced. This will save you from breaching health and safety regulations ─ breaches that can lead to fines and reputational damage.

You save on expenses

Employing a health & safety expert can be a financial burden for many SMEs. It’s often an added expense that is too costly for a growing business to justify…

When your team receives health & safety training from Peninsula, you save on the costs of hiring a full-time employee. Not only that, training also ensures that your business is compliant with health and safety legislation in Ireland.

Your business becomes more appealing

When you put effective workplace health & safety policies and practices in place, your current staff will feel safer and, in turn, your business will become a more desirable place to work. That’s because your business culture will appeal to applicants, an aspect of our working lives that people find increasingly important to job satisfaction.

Better workplace health & safety practices will also improve your business reputation. Showing partners, customers, and competitors that you take every aspect of your business as seriously as the next can improve your business’s worth, integrity, and status. These are three factors that instantly set you apart from other businesses in the marketplace.

Interested in our training options?

If you’re interested in booking one of our health and safety courses, you can do so today by contacting us on 0818 923 923.

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