Glenealy IT Centre

Trade Skills Safety Training Courses

Accredited health and safety training courses at Glenealy IT Centre

Workplace safety training is vital for a safe and healthy working environment and is a requirement of various relevant legislation. Health and safety training enables employees and the self employed to recognise safety hazards in the workplace, correct them and apply best practice safety procedures to their work.

Here at Glenealy IT Centre we run a wide range of certified safety training courses including: Safe Pass, Manual Handling, Chainsaw Skills, Abrasive Wheels, FAR First Aid Responder, and Pesticide Hand Held Sprayer.

Students and tutor in classroom at health and safety training courses Glenealy IT Centre Wicklow

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All construction workers in Ireland, including apprentices and trainees, are required by law to hold a valid Safe Pass Registration card. Safe Pass is a mandatory one-day health and safety awareness programme with the aim of raising the standard of safety awareness in the construction industry. 

Upon successful completion of this programme candidates will receive a Safe Pass Registration card.

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The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, (General Applications) Regulations 2007 outlines the requirements that must be adhered to in relation to manual handling. Regulation 68 of the legislation defines the type of manual handling activities which needs to be assessed as  Manual Handling involves any transporting or supporting of any load by one or more employees, and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load, which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees(HSA website).

One of the key elements of the Regulations is the requirement to provide instruction and training to relevant staff on best practice. 

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Felling timber using chainsaws is one of the most dangerous tasks carried out on farms and in forests. The Health and Safety Authority(hsa.ie), states that If you need to use a chainsaw to fell a tree and are not competent to do so safely, then you should have completed an accredited chainsaw training course.

This City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 /LANTRA accredited course will teach participants the knowledge and skills necessary to  minimise the dangers of working with a chainsaw and covers the felling and processing of trees up to 380mm in diameter.

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There are very serious hazards and dangers involved in working with abrasive wheels. Incorrect use or incorrect mounting of abrasive wheels can lead to serious injury or fatalities. As a result, legislation requires that only trained, competent and appointed personnel can work with abrasive wheels.

Our half day course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of these hazards and dangers. Participants will be instructed in all aspects of the correct mounting, setting, storage and operation of abrasive wheels, in compliance with the Regulations, for both fixed or portable abrasive wheels.

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In Ireland, only a Registered Professional User can apply pesticides authorised for professional use. A prerequisite for registering with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Register of Professional Users is that the professional user is required to have formal training in the safe use and application of pesticides. This QQI qualification is recognised by DAFM as being appropriate training for the purposes of registration.

This QQI Level 5 accredited course equips the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to apply crop pesticides using a hand held applicator in accordance with recommended safe practice and legislation.  

The course is suitable for all users of professional pesticides (e.g. horticulturalists, gardeners, farmers, landscapers, council staff, golf club staff, etc., whether employed or self employed) who use pesticides in the course of their professional activities. 

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The Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response training standard is the new and only recognised Health and Safety Authority standard for occupational first aid training in the workplace. Training is designed to meet first aid and basic life support requirements that a First Aid Responder may encounter pending the arrival of the emergency medical services.

This course is appropriate for anyone who is required to act as a first aider at work, in a community or voluntary organisation or in the home. 

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Funding

DEASP funding for these safety training courses is available, dependent on criteria. Please enquire for further details.