Training

e-H&S Training Instructions

At present there are two (2) e learning H&S courses available to UCC staff. These relate to

Workstation Ergonomics VDSE (VDU) course (introduced to UCC in 2007), 

A UCC bespoke e-Fire Safety Course (introduced in 2009)

The SHWW Act 2005 places an obligation on all employees to co-operate with their employer and attend necessary safety training that their departments may specify and assist the University to comply with its statutory obligations.

Staff may now complete both of these on-line e- Safety H&S Training Courses in a flexible manner. To avail of these courses staff must have a valid UCC staff email address and must self-register at:

https://o-las.net/logins/companyLogin/5144

The registration instructions are contained in the link given at the end of this section. 

Each staff member may complete these courses whilst seated at their own PC. Each course may be undertaken directly once the staff member completes a simple self-registration \ enrolment online.  Each staff member is entitled to complete each course singularly on a 3 year cycle.

The Health and Safety Office introduced a refresher facility in Q1 of 2013 whereby staff who have previously completed these e-courses will be automatically notified, by e-mail, of an opportunity to undertake a full refresher course (upon/ after the three year anniversary of first completion has passed). This refresher facility is triggered on the 3 year anniversary (or longer than 3 years in the initial cycle of refreshers) of course completion.

 Note:

The unique UCC staff email addresses which each user registered on first use is the means of notification and access.  

The Health and Safety Office also intends to launch an e learning hazardous substances/chemical awareness course in 2015 as part of the expansion of e-learning health & safety training service for UCC Staff.

As of the 8th May 2012 UCC migrated to an updated version of the e-learning delivery platform OLASv2.   The new version has enhanced functionality.

Revised Online e-H&S Training Service (Staff) Instructions

 

General Info & course pre-requisites

1. A minimum of 6 participants are required to run a course.   Courses will be held subject to viability/value for money.

2. Participants on practical courses must adhere to requirements  as outlined  re suitable clothing notification of injuries, ill health, pregnancy  - see 5  below

3. Note: Nominal costs are chargeable to Colleges/Schools/Departments/Centres etc. for staff H&S training in some instances

4. Attendees must successfully complete an entire course in order to be deemed as having completed same.

5. Any attendee who has a medical condition or injury/illness, which would prohibit him/her from taking part in the practical exercises of practical based courses, should make this fact known to Health and Safety Office a minimum of 4 working days before the Course commences.  Attendees are also asked to advise H&S Office at time of booking if they have any special needs.

6. For enquiries, course details and forms   please email Ms Nicola Kerin healthandsafety@ucc.ie. Completed Forms must be returned to the H&S Office on/before the due date specified on each form.   Please note that return of a Form does not automatically secure a place on a Course.

7. N.B. All members of staff who have commenced employment in UCC within the past 2 years should avail of this opportunity to attend a Manual Handling Course and complete the E-learning Workstation Ergonomics VDSE/UCC Bespoke Fire Safety Course online.

PREGNANT EMPOYEES:

In the case of pregnancy intending attendees for any practical/exercise based H&S Courses i.e. Occupational First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Extinguisher   must have notified the Department of Human Resources and Health & Safety Office of their pregnancy. In such cases, the Employer’s doctor and the University Occupational Physician will advise in relation to the attendee’s participation in the Course. NOTE: Under SHWW Pregnant Employees Regulations, a Pregnancy Job Risk Assessment form must be conducted at departmental level in relation to the impact of work on the person/unborn child. A completed copy should be returned to the Health and Safety Office 28 days in advance of the Course.

MANUAL HANDLING COURSES:

  • Staff involved in lifting should repeat the basic Manual Handling Course every 3 years.
  • Participants must be medically fit and free from any condition which would restrict their ability to undertake practice work which is an essential part of the training. If a participant is considered unsuitable in the opinion of the instructor with due consultation & discretion the participant may be asked to cease attendance at the Course. See note 5 above in case of medical conditions and long/short term injury.
  • Please note it is a requirement to wear loose/comfortable clothing for the practical part of the course i.e. track suit, loose trousers, and flat “closed” shoes. (Jeans and long dresses should be avoided).

USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHER COURSE

  • Attendees at this Course are obliged to have completed the UCC Bespoke E-Fire Safety Course.
  • A minimum of 10 people are required to run this Course
  • See note 5 above in case of medical conditions and long/short term injury.

CHEMICAL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES:RISK ASSESSMENT AND CONTROLS COURSE

  • Attendees at this Course need to fully understand chemical hazards as a prerequisite to attending this Course

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID /FIRST AID REFRESHER COURSES:

  • On successful completion of the Occupational First Aid/First Aid Refresher Course, candidates will be Qualified Occupational First Aiders & AED users. They will be required to act as an Occupational First Aider for their College/School/Department/Centre for a minimum of 2 years.
  • As of 1 September 2008, Occupational First Aid Certificates are valid for 2 years only. In order to keep their Certificate valid, First Aiders who hold an Occupational First Aid Certificate are obliged to successfully complete a 1 ½ day Refresher Course before their Certificate Expiry date. It is strongly recommended that all First Aiders complete a 1 ½ day Refresher Course on an annual basis to keep “up to date” with First Aid practice and procedures but also to ensure their Certificates are continuously valid.
  • Participants selected for Occupational First Aid training must be persons who are reliable and likely to remain calm in an emergency. In addition, they should have the aptitude and ability to cope with a course of intense study and be able to use the knowledge and skills learnt during the course. Participants must be medically fit and free from any condition which would restrict their ability to undertake practice work at ground level which is an essential part of the training. If a participant is considered unsuitable in the opinion of the course co-ordinator, with due consultation & discretion the participant may be asked to cease attendance at the Course.
  • Please note it is a requirement to wear suitable loose clothing (i.e. trousers/track suit) for the practical part of the course. (Jeans and long dresses should be avoided).
  • See note 5 above in case of medical conditions and long/short term injury.

August 2018 H&S Training Application Forms

August 2018

 

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES (CLASSROOM BASED)

COURSE  DATES

CANCELATION DATE

LOCATION

 Manual Handling Refresher (1.5 Hours)

8th PM Manual Handling Refresher 5 working days before course date

Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn

 Manual Handling Initial (0.5)

8th AM, 16th August AM & PM Manual Handling Initial 5 working days before course date  Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn

Use of Fire Extinguishers (0.5 )

Use of Fire Ext 31st (0.5 day) AM  USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

5 working days before course date

Cooperage

FAR FIRST AID Certificate

(including CPR and AED) Course (4 Days)  

FAR FIRST AID COURSE 4  day 21st -24th First Aid Response

13 working days before course date

Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn

 

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 Days)

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE First Aid Response Refresher  

(2 day) 14th & 15th 

13 working days before course date

Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn

 

(1) Workstation Ergonomics VDSE VDU**

(2) UCC Bespoke Fire Safety** 

** See Web:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/occupationalhealthandsafety/occ-training/overview/

Always available for staff with a UCC staff IP address (Courses must be completed within 6 weeks of self-registration)

 

N.B. SEE PAGE ATTACHED OUTLINING INFORMATION RE FREE E-LEARNING COURSES PROVIDED BY THE H.S.A.

 

 

July 2018 H&S Training Application Forms

 ........ H&S Training Forms (July 2016 core courses)

 

JUNE H&S Training Forms (2016 core courses)

 

 All courses are run subject to viability. For course pre-requisites - read course schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

E-LEARNING HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES

DATES

CANCELATION DATE

(1) Workstation Ergonomics VDSE VDU**

(2) UCC Bespoke Fire Safety** 

** See Web:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/occupationalhealthandsafety/occ-training/overview/

Always available for staff with a UCC staff IP address (Courses must be completed within 6 weeks of self-registration)

 

N.B. SEE PAGE ATTACHED OUTLINING INFORMATION RE FREE E-LEARNING COURSES PROVIDED BY THE H.S.A.

 

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES (CLASSROOM BASED)

   COURSE  DATES

 

Manual Handling Initial/Refresher Course (0.5 Day)

Manual Handling Initial 

(0.5day) 18th July 2018 Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn AM

 

 

Manual Handling Initial(0.5day) 18th July 2018 Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn PM

 

Manual Handling Refresher(1.5 Hrs Main Campus) 19th July 2018 a.m.

Manual Handling Refresher(1.5 Hrs Main Campus) 19th July 2018 pm

 

5 working days before course date

Fire Marshall Course (On behalf of UCC Fire Consultant).

 (2 Hours Briefing)

FIRE MARSHAL 0.5 AM day 6th July  2018

Western Gateway Building

5 working days before course date

Use of Fire Extinguishers (0.5 )

USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 0.5 day AM 27th July2018

5 working days before course date

FAR FIRST AID Certificate

(including CPR and AED) Course (4 Days)  

First Aid Response 4  day 124th, 25th, 26th, 27th, July 

13 working days before course date

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 Days)

First Aid Response Refresher (2 day) 10th, 11th July

13 working days before course date

Managing Health & Safety for Heads of Function & Department Managers

Managing Health and Safety for Heads of Function & Dept. Mngt Low/Normal - 4th July (1 day) 5 working days before course date

 

 All courses are run subject to viability. For course pre-requisites - read course schedule.

 

 

 

JUNE 2018 H&S Training Application Forms

JUNE H&S Training Forms (2016 core courses)

 All courses are run subject to viability. For course pre-requisites - read course schedule.

 

 

E-LEARNING HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES

DATES

CANCELATION DATE

(1) Workstation Ergonomics VDSE VDU**

(2) UCC Bespoke Fire Safety** 

** See Web:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/occupationalhealthandsafety/occ-training/overview/

Always available for staff with a UCC staff IP address (Courses must be completed within 6 weeks of self-registration)

 

N.B. SEE PAGE ATTACHED OUTLINING INFORMATION RE FREE E-LEARNING COURSES PROVIDED BY THE H.S.A.

 

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES (CLASSROOM BASED)

   COURSE  DATES

 

Manual Handling Initial/Refresher Course (0.5 Day)

Manual Handling Initial 

(0.5day) 13th June 2018 Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn AM

 

 

Manual Handling Initial(0.5day) 13th June 2018 Duthalla, Áras na MacLeinn PM

 

Manual Handling Refresher(1.5 Hrs Main Campus) 14th June 2018 a.m.

Manual Handling Refresher(1.5 Hrs Main Campus) 14th June PM 2018 pm

 

5 working days before course date

Fire Marshall Course (On behalf of UCC Fire Consultant).

 (2 Hours Briefing)

FIRE MARSHAL 0.5 AM day 8th June 2018

Western Gateway Building

5 working days before course date

Use of Fire Extinguishers (0.5 )

USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS 0.5 day AM 29th June 2018

5 working days before course date

FAR FIRST AID Certificate

(including CPR and AED) Course (4 Days)  

First Aid Response 4  day 19th, 20, 21st, 22nd June

13 working days before course date

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 Days)

First Aid Response Refresher (2 day) 5th & 6th June

13 working days before course date

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 Days)

First Aid Response Refresher  (2 day) 28th & 29th June

13 working days before course date

 

May 2018 H&S Training Application Forms

 ........ H&S Training Forms (2018 core courses)

 All courses are run subject to viability. For course pre-requisites - read course schedule.

 

 

E-LEARNING HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES

DATES

CANCELATION DATE

(1) Workstation Ergonomics VDSE VDU**

(2) UCC Bespoke Fire Safety** 

** See Web:

http://www.ucc.ie/en/occupationalhealthandsafety/occ-training/overview/

Always available for staff with a UCC staff IP address (Courses must be completed within 6 weeks of self-registration)

 

N.B. SEE PAGE ATTACHED OUTLINING INFORMATION RE FREE E-LEARNING COURSES PROVIDED BY THE H.S.A.

 

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES (CLASSROOM BASED)

   COURSE  DATES

 

Managing Health and Safety for Heads of Function and Department Management  (1 Day) 

Managing Health and Safety for Heads of Function & Dept. Mngt 14th MAY (Low/Normal)

14th May 2018

5 working days before course date

Manual Handling Initial/Refresher Course (0.5 Day)

 Manual Handling Initial 15th AM & PM(0.5day) 15th May 2018 a.m.

Manual Handling Initial 15th AM & PM(0.5day) 15th May 2018 pm

Manual Handling Refresher 16th AM Duthalla.(1.5 Hrs Main Campus) .

Manual Handling Refresher 16th PM Western Gateway Building(1.5 Hrs Western Gateway Building) 16th May PM 2018 

 

5 working days before course date

Fire Marshall Course (On behalf of UCC Fire Consultant).

 (2 Hours Briefing)

Fire Marshall 0.5 day 11th May AM

5 working days before course date

Use of Fire Extinguishers (0.5 )

Use of Fire Ext 0.5 day25th May AM

5 working days before course date

FAR FIRST AID Certificate

(including CPR and AED) Course (4 Days)  

FAR FIRST AID COURSE 4 day 22,23,24,25 May

13 working days before course date

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 Days)

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 day) 9th & 10th May

13 working days before course date

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 Days)

FAR REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE (2 day) 29th & 30th May

13 working days before course date

 

 

 

 

N.B.  INFORMATION REGARDING ALL STAFF H&S COURSES 

Note: Expression of interest forms for the above must be down loaded above and returned to Joan Lenihan email: j.lenihan@ucc.ie of the Health and Safety Office per the following time line:

Occ. First Aid/First Aid Refresher Courses :  18 working days prior to Course date.  All other Courses :    8 working days prior to Course date. Courses are held subject to viability.  Course pre-requisites, T&Cs and cancellation policys apply.                                                  

           

 

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