The 'Choose Safety' Programme

Introducing the principles of workplace safety and health to Senior Cycle and Further Education students

The Choose Safety Programme is designed to prepare young people for the world of work and work experience. Transition Year and Senior Cycle students can explore core principles of health and safety as they may apply in their current or future places of work. Choose Safety can be taught as a structured 20 hour programme or teachers may select units from the Programme to cover specific topics as desired and/or integrate them into other subjects in the classroom. If your Post Primary school, College of Further Education, PLC or Youthreach centre is interested in receiving FREE Choose Safety Teacher and Student books in English or as Gaeilge, please complete the Programme Registration Form and return it to Kilkenny Education Centre.

  • Choose Safety Programme resources are also available to download online to facilitate online learning via electronic devices, should that be preferred.

HSA Digital Badges - A Digital Badge is an online symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. The badge can be displayed on an online CV, social networking site and once clicked on, badges provide a direct link to learner achievements. The HSA issue Digital Badges to students in Post Primary schools, Colleges of Further Education, PLC's and Youthreach centres in the Republic of Ireland who participate in the Choose Safety Programme. Badges can be earned for each module of Choose Safety that is completed, as well as the four Choose Safety full programmes on offer. Teachers simply register their students for Digital Badges on the HSA e-learning portal and badges are directly sent to students' email addresses.

Also found on the HSA’s e-learning online portal are a range of health and safety courses, which are free of charge. One such course is Get Safe – Work Safe, a free 45 minute course preparing young people for the work place. This course can be accessed on the online e-learning portal under ‘Post-Primary Schools’ – ‘Post-Primary Schools – Curriculum’. Groups of learners can be set up on the portal and they can do the course in their own time and at their own pace. It can be useful as a teacher/facilitator to set them up using the Group Manager system on the homepage; the teacher/facilitator can then monitor who has completed the course.

To learn more about the Choose Safety Programme in our Centre please click here.

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