The Health & Safety Office provide regular safety training courses on campus. New first aid arrangements came into force on the 1st June 2018. The Health & Safety Office also run specialised safety training as required by Departments.
If you have any queries regarding training please contact Brendan Ashe at (01)708 4720.
Occupational First Aid Course - Course To Be Arranged.
This is a 3 day Level 5 course accreditated by QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland, formerly FETAC). Classes start at 9.30am and run up to 5.30pm approx each day. Participants must attend all three days training at the end of which they will undertake a written and practical exam. First Aid Certificates are valid for 2 years after which participants are required to do a one day refresher course within 3 months of cert expiry date.
Refresher First Aid Training - Course To Be Arranged.
This course is for First Aiders who completed 3 day occupational first aid training or refresher training in 2014 and are now due 2 yearly refresher training.
Fire Warden Course - Two courses - Course To Be Arranged.
The Fire Warden Training Course provides participants with a comprehensive knowledge of their duties and actions to be followed during a fire or emergency. As an important component of the training a practical demonstration regarding escape routes and identification of hazards is also included. Participants will also gain valuable ‘Hands On’ experience using a fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire using our ‘live fire simulator’. Training will include:
- DUTIES OF A FIRE MARSHAL/WARDEN
- PRE-FIRE PLANNING
- FIRE & SMOKE SPREAD
- ASSESSING RISKS
- FIRE PREVENTION
- MEANS OF ESCAPE
- CALLING EMERGENCY SERVICES
- ASSISTING THE FIRE BRIGADE
- SAFE USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Fire Safety Training/How to Use Fire Extinguishers
Fire Safety session will include a presentation on classification of fires, types of fire extinguishers and a live fire demonstration at the end of which candidates will be proficient in the use of fire extinguishers. Sessions last approximately 1 and a half hours.
Manual Handling Training
Manual Handling training is available to all staff whether you are lifting small items or are required to lift heavier loads.
Health & Safety Induction Seminars for new Staff and Postgraduates
New staff members must attend this session as soon as possible after they join the University. This session will give them an introduction to the health and safety policy and procedures of the University. It will also help participants to decide, in conjunction with the departmental safety plan, what further training they will need. By the end of the session participants will:
- understand the University Safety Policy
- understand their responsibilities in regard to Health & Safety
- know what actions to take in the event of a fire alarm sounding or other emergency
- know to report accidents and incidents
- be conscious of campus safety
- identify what further training they need and how they can access it
As places on all courses are limited it is essential that places are booked in advance with:
Brendan Ashe, Health & Safety Officer, ext. 4720 or email: Brendan Ashe