Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Control for the Workplace

As part of our response to the Covid-19 crisis, our expert Tutors in Health and Safety have developed a one-day training course to address Covid-19 Risk Assessment and Control for the Workplace. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2005, organisations have a legal duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of both employees and anybody visiting their premises, including customers and contractors. This includes identifying, risk assessing and controlling biological hazards, including Covid-19, which people may be exposed to at work. This one-day programme will assist the company to identify the legal responsibilities of all relevant parties and explore the practical application of these responsibilities.

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What's covered?

  • Legal requirements at work
    • Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
    • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013
    • Other relevant legislation
      • SHW at Work (General App) Regs 2007, Part 2 Workplace and Work Equipment, Chapter 3 - Personal Protective Equipment and Amendment Regulations 2007, European Union (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 2018
      • SHW at Work (General App) Regs 2007, Part 6 Sensitive Risk Groups, Chapter 2 – Protection of Pregnant, Post Natal and Breastfeeding Employees and Amendment Regulations 2007
      • SHW at Work (General App) Regs 2007, Part 6 Sensitive Risk Groups, Chapter 1 - Protection of Children and Young Persons and Amendment Regulations 2007
  • Risk assessment
    • Generic hazards and susceptible people
    • Specific work-related risk assessment
    • Risk assessment protocol
    • Risk assessment exercise
  • Controlling workplace exposure
    • The principles of prevention
    • Exposure control
    • Stress management
  • How do we monitor controls?
    • Inspections
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Hygiene and spacing
    • Identifying potentially infected employees
    • Questionnaires
    • Reporting
    • Records and record retention
  • Dealing with potential cases
    • Instruction to effected employee
    • Records
    • Incident review
  • Review
    • Evaluation of the risk assessment and control process
    • Capturing lessons learned
    • Developing a BCP

Who should participate?

This course will be of interest to anyone in the organisation involved in assessing and designing controls for the Covid-19 virus, including:

  • All Line Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Engineers and Maintenance Personnel
  • EH&S Managers and Officers
  • Employee Representatives

What will I learn?

On successful completion of this training course, delegates should be able to:

  • Identify the hazards and symptoms of Covid-19 in the workplace
  • Conduct an informed risk assessment of Covid-19
  • Provide appropriate awareness and information to employees
  • Implement appropriate controls in the workplace
  • Document and retain appropriate records
  • Continually assess and update risk assessments and controls as the situation changes
  • Capture lessons learned and prepare for the future

Who are the tutors?

Finbarr Stapleton

Finbarr Stapleton, Antaris, has a B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry and a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is a member of IOSH. He has over thirty years experience, initially as Laboratory Manager in an Analytical Laboratory, a number of years experience as an EHS Manager in the Food Industry and subsequently in technical consultancy.

He has successfully implemented OHSAS 18001/45001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 in a large number of industries. He has extensive experience of quality management and environmental and health and safety management systems, energy management, waste management as well as environmental and health and safety legislation. He is a qualified Auditor of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001/ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 management systems. Finbarr has also extensive experience of energy management systems such as ISO 50001. He has carried out a number of projects on behalf of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
He regularly carries out audits and risk assessments for client companies. He has also qualified as a dangerous goods safety adviser.

Finbarr has assisted a number of companies in making successful applications to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for an IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control) licence and has also carried out Environmental Impact Assessments for a number of companies.

Finbarr also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. He is the lead tutor for the Nebosh International Certificate and Diploma courses.


Nick Smyth

Nick Smyth graduated from the University of Limerick in 1981 with a BSc in Manufacturing Technology having taken the Materials Engineering specialisation. He has worked as a Technical, Q.A./Materials Engineering and E.H.S. professional for 24 years, which included management roles in Intel Ireland, Johnson and Johnson, DeBeers Industrial Diamond, SPS International, Abbott Ireland and Fulflex International. He holds qualifications in Quality Assurance/Management, Lead Auditing, Safety Health and Welfare at Work, Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Management.

Nick also holds an NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education, and a CAE certificate in Accessible Environments and the Disability Discrimination Act.
He joined Antaris in June of 2005 and provides consultancy and SQT training services in his areas of experience and expertise.


How do we train and support you?

In-House Courses
For In-House courses, the Tutor will contact the course organiser in advance to discuss the programme in more detail in order to tailor it specifically to the organisation.

Course Manual
Delegates will receive a very comprehensive course manual.

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