Training

Ergonomic Safety While Temporarily Working from Home

During the current University shutdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, useful information regarding your ergonomic safety while working from home can be found here: Home Worker Ergonomic Guide.

For First Aiders: Health Service Executive and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, Covid-19 Related Advisories

The HSE has provided guidance on providing CPR in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic: HSE Advisory.

The PHECC Medical Advisory Committee has provided guidance to practitioners of all levels related to the outbreak of Covid-19. The full advisory can be found here: PHECC Advisory.

Staff Health & Safety Training

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 the employer has a responsibility via functional area line management to provide adequate instruction and training for each employee. Specifically, the Act states that there is a number of courses that are mandatory for each employee to undertake. These courses include: Visual Display Unit training, Manual Handling training and Fire training/emergency procedures. 

Subject to Health & Safety Office budgets, the office runs a finite monthly and rolling quarterly schedule of selected core training courses, to part-assist schools & departments with their overall staff training needs analysis.

Table one below details the courses provided by the Health & Safety Office.

Specialised course or non-core courses or off-programme courses are a direct provision matter for relevant Schools/Deptartments across UCC.

Course

VDU online

Manual Handling

Fire Safety online

Managing Health & Safety

First Aid

Risk Assessment

Frequency

3 yrs

3 yrs

3 yrs

5 yrs

2 yrs

5 yrs

Applicable to:

All staff

All staff

All staff

Managers & Supervisors and PI’s

Select

PI’s & Technical staff

Table two below details other core courses that are not delivered by the Health & Safety Office.

For Fire Safety training, please contact Declan O'Shea, Occipational Fire Officer at declan.oshea@icem.ie. Further contact details are available here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/build/buildings/firesafety/. Declan O'Shea operates under the direction of the Buildings & Estates Office.

Course

Fire Drill

Use of Fire Extinguisher

Fire Marshall

Frequency

Annually

5 yrs

5 yrs

Applicable to:

All staff

All staff

Select

Health & Safety Office

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