Diploma in Health & Safety Law

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

D15926-0048 

Click here to view provisional Spring 2018 timetable.

This programme gives students a practical introduction to core regulatory structures in the area of health and safety. The course will cover legally imposed employer and employee obligations as well as common methods of enforcement by regulatory bodies. Particular attention will be paid to general standards of care imposed by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and subsequent legislation.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This ten week course aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of health and safety law as it is written and enforced. Students will become familiar with the general legal obligations imposed on employers, employees and other parties present at a place of work. Additionally, students will be introduced to the modern regulatory preference of encouraging prevention over the more traditional post-hoc apportionment of liability.

Assessment

To be awarded the Diploma in Health and Safety Law a student will be required to complete a written assignment (100%).

Programme Content

Labour Law: Regulatory Bodies and Methods of Enforcement

The structure of Labour Law adjudication: administrative bodies and courts structure. The Injuries Board and the Health and Safety Authority. Civil and Criminal jurisdiction.

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Repeal of the 1989 Act: remaining secondary legislation. Expanded definition of Place of Work. Employers’ general duties. Employees’ general duties. Protective and Preventive Measures. Safety Representatives and Consultations. Regulations and Codes of Practice. Offences and Penalties. Safety Statements and Risk Assessments.

General Application Regulations 2007

Supplemental provisions with general application to all places of work, including: The Workplace; Work Equipment; Personal Protective Equipment; Manual Handling of Loads; Display Screen Equipment (VDUs); Electricity; First Aid; and Control of Noise.

Bullying, Stress and Harassment in the Workplace

An examination of recent decisions of the Irish courts in this emerging area of Health and Safety Law ;The Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and its role in the prevention of Bullying ,Stress and Harassment in the Workplace; the impact on Irish Law of English and Scottish decisions on Bullying,Stress and Harassment in the Workplace;Constructive Dismissal and Bullying,Stress and Harassment in the Workplace. 

Occupiers Liability

The Occupiers ' Liability Act of 1995, Premises and the Scope of Liability, Categories of Entrant;Visitors Recreational User and Trespassers and the Duties owed to  each category of entrant;Modification of Occupier's duties to entrants and an examination of miscellaneous provisions of the Occupier's Liability Act 1995.

Industry Specific Legislation/Workplace Standards 

Examples of legislation in areas requiring greater regulatory oversight, such as construction (Construction Regulations 2006) and mining ( Quarry Regulations 2008) HSA Code of Practice and other publications on workplace safety. 

Structure

This programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of health and safety law as it is written and enforced. Students will become familiar with the general legal obligations imposed on employers, employees and other parties present at a place of work. Additionally, students will be introduced to the modern regulatory preference of encouraging prevention over the more traditional post-hoc apportionment of liability.

Career  Progression Opportunities

Students will have a solid foundation in the field of health and safety thereby enhancing their career options. The area of health and safety is a major area of the regulatory legal framework in Ireland; on completion of this programme participants will optimise their potential for current and prospective employers in both the public and private sectors.

Student Profile

Typically, participants on the programme have been employed in a variety of roles in the public and private sectors. Students generally in the course of their work fulfill roles with a health and safety dimension or indeed hold employment where health and safety compliance is the major function of their role.

Fees

The fee for this Diploma is €1,325.This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.  View all DBS Evening Diploma Fees here.

DBS Diploma students can also avail of a wide range of facilities to assist them in every aspect of their studies, please see below for more details.

DBS Student Facilities

• Online Notes System (DBS Moodle)- is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
• DBS Library Aungier Street- the Library provides a programme of classes in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. 
• DBS Careers and Appointment Service- which provides a range of services for Diploma students such as career advice and workshops in CV writing and interview skills.
• Subsidised Parking- DBS provides subsidised parking arrangements for students, which provides easy access to all main public transport routes in and out of the city centre.
• Subsidised Student Canteen- Diploma students can avail of the Student Canteen which is open in the evenings and offers a wide variety of choices on its menu.

Next Steps

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2018

Awarding Body: 
Dublin Business School
Schedule: 1 evening per week, 6.15-8.30pm
Intake: October & February
Duration: 1​0 weeks ​Part-time

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2018. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
Opening times:
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5:15pm