Course Information & Pre-requisites

Courses will be held subject to viability/value for money.

Participants on practical courses must adhere to requirements as outlined re suitable clothing notification of injuries, ill health, pregnancy

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

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.

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.

For enquiries, course details and forms please contact the office at healthandsafety@ucc.ie or 2817. 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.

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

PREGNANT EMPLOYEES

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.

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.

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).

Attendees at this Course are obliged to have completed the UCC Bespoke E-Fire Safety Course.

USE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHER COURSE

Attendees at this Course are obliged to have completed the UCC Bespoke E-Fire Safety Course.

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

FIRST AID RESPONSE / FIRST AID RESPONSE REFRESHER COURSES:

On successful completion of the First Aid Response Refresher Course, candidates will be qualified First Aiders & AED users. They will be required to act as First Aider in the Workplace for their College/School/Department/Centre for a minimum of 2 years.

First Aid Response Certificates are valid for 2 years only. In order to keep their Certificate valid, First Aiders who hold a First Aid Response Certificate are obliged to successfully complete a 2-day FAR Refresher Course before their Certificate Expiry date. It is strongly recommended that all First Aiders complete a 2-Day FAR 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 First Aid Response 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 coordinator, with due consultation & discretion the participant may be asked to cease attendance at the Course.

Health & Safety Office

Sláinte agus Sábháilteacht

5 Carrigside, College Road, Cork

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