Forklift Operation Instruction

Forklift Training Instruction

About this training course

By their nature forklifts are very useful machines, however they can be extremely dangerous if not maintained properly, used correctly and for the purpose for which they are designed.

By law, employers are obliged to ensure that their employees are fully trained and competent to operate forklifts whilst undertaking their duties. Furthermore written authorisation must be given for an employee to operate a forklift while carrying out their duties (as per the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the Safety, Health and Welfare (General Applications) Regulations 2007). Employees operating forklifts also have an obligation to receive adequate and appropriate training and consent.

The dangers of operating without adequate and appropriate training are not just the risk of accidents, injury or death, but also potential prosecution of both employer and employee, as well as the potential for significant financial and reputational damage.

There is an onus on every employer & employee to protect the physical, emotional, economic and social wellbeing of not just themselves but the entire workforce as well as the public. 

01. Aims

By the end of basic operating forklift skills training, the operator, whether Experienced or Novice, will have both the theoretical and practical knowledge and ability to be able to safely and accurately operate the forklift for which they have undertaken their training on.

02. Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about all aspects of pre-use inspection, safe forklift operation & specific best practice.
Legislative responsibilities of both employers and employees.
Socio and economic outcomes of accidents & injury due to non-adherence of good practice.

03. Who Should Attend?

Any person operating a forklift during the course of their employment.
Certification should be renewed every three years.

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Manual Handling

Manual Handling

About this training course

By its nature the definition of `Manual handling`, dictates that every employee in the state should attend and complete a manual handling course.

In essence Manual Handling is defined as  “any transporting or supporting of a 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 of unfavourable ergonomic conditions, involves risk, particularly of back injury, to employees”. 

From even the smallest and most innocuous task, to activities that require heavy or prolonged manual effort, every worker is by default `manual handling`.

There is an onus on every employer & employee to protect the physical, emotional, economic and social wellbeing of not just themselves but the entire workforce.

01. Aims

This three hour course will teach participants the fundamental and practical principals of good manual handling techniques and the long term effects of poor practice.

02. Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  • Physical & emotional effects of good and bad manual handling techniques and principles.
  • Legislative responsibilities of both employers and employees.
  • Socio and economic outcomes of injury due to poor manual handling.
  • Recommended best practice.

03. Who Should Attend?

Every person in the state who is in the workforce. Certification should be renewed every three years.

04. Presenter

Course is presented by a QQI qualified trainer, with over 25 years in the service industry.

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Abrasive Wheel Instruction

Abrasive Wheel Instruction

About this training course

This course is ideal for anyone working in construction, steel fabrication or in light industry.

There is an onus on both employers & employees to protect the physical, emotional, economic and social wellbeing of not just themselves but the general population around them.

01. Aims

This two hour course will teach participants the fundamental and practical principals of abrasive wheel selection, and the correct fitting / replacement of abrasive wheels. It also outlines the consequences of incorrect wheel selection, fitting and the potential harm as a result.

02. Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  • How to select the correct type of abrasive wheel, and how to fit and replace abrasive wheels.
  • Legislation for both employers and employees in regards to HSA legislation.

03. Who Should Attend?

Anybody who is working in construction, steel fabrication or light industry. Certification should be renewed every three years.

04. Presenter

Course is presented by a QQI qualified trainer, with over 25 years in the service industry.

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Working at Heights (Harness & Lanyard Inspection)

Working at Heights (Harness & Lanyard Inspection)

About this training course

This course is primarily aimed at people working in the construction industry or anyone working in an environment where they may be working at heights.

In essence `Working at heights` is defined as whereby working in a place, that if one were to fall that they would be at risk of injury.

There is an onus on both employers & employees to protect the physical, emotional, economic and social wellbeing of themselves and each other.

01. Aims

This two hour course will teach participants the fundamental and practical principals of the risks of working at heights, and the mitigating factors in reducing risks. This course also outlines the steps in Harness and Lanyard Inspection.

02. Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  • How to mitigate against the risks of working at heights.

  • Harness and lanyard inspection procedure.

  • Legislation in relation to working at heights.

03. Who Should Attend?

Anybody who is working in construction.

04. Presenter

Course is presented by a QQI qualified trainer, with over 25 years in the service industry.

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