Safe Patient Handling

In this lesson, you will get an introduction to the course subject and learn about the legal requirements for safe manual handling in Ireland. After completing this module, you will be able to explain the meaning of “Manual Handling” and “Patient Handling”. it will explain the legal requirement of “Manual Handling” and “Patient Handling”. List Employee and Employer duties regarding Health and Safety and how Patient Handling should be dealt with during pregnancy.

Course Content

Module 1- Manual Handling

  • Definition of Manual Handling
  • Manual Handling- Patient Handling
  • The difference between loads and patients
  • Health and Safety Legislation
  • Manual Handling and pregnancy
  • Back Injury in the workplace
  • Notification of workplace accidents

 

Module 2- The Back

  • Proper functioning of the back
  • Impact of weight on the mechanics of the back
  • Injuries of the back
  • Personal fitness and risk of injury

 

Module 3- Risk Assessment

  • The Company Safety Statement
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  • The TILE system of Risk Assessment
  • Specific Manual Handling Risks
  • Patient Handling Risks
  • Hierarchy of risk controls.

 

Module 4- Principles of Safe Handling

  • Patient Mobility
  • Preparing to Move and Handle People
  • Avoid Injury: Stop unsafe Practices
  • Safe Practices: Sitting and Standing
  • Safe Practices: Moving People in Bed
  • Safe Practices: Lateral Transfers
  • Safe Handling: Walking Patients
  • Bariatric (Overweight) Patients
  • Effective Communication

 

Module 5- Mechanical Aids

  • Making Patient Handling Safe
  • Assessing the Risk of Injury
  • The TILE system of Risk Assessment
  • Eliminate the risk of injury
  • Patient Beds
  • Slide sheets
  • Hoists and Lifters
  • Transfer boards
  • Turntables and turning platforms

Assessment

This course contains an online certification exam at the very end. On successfully passing the final certification exam you will be issued with a certificate.

Cost: €55

Resources

The course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer. Completing the course will use approximately 15MB of data which is roughly the same as watching a 5-minute YouTube video. You can complete the course on any pc, laptop or tablet device.

Other Information

You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting, and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. This course will take about 60-90 minutes to complete.

 

 

Health and Safety Induction

The Health and Safety Induction can help employees get a brief overview over the main occupational hazards: Slips, Trips and Falls, Manual Handling and Fire.

Course Content

  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Manual Handling Awareness (Induction Level)
  • Fire Safety Awareness (Induction Level)
  • Accident Reporting

Assessment

On completion of all modules you will be presented with a brief examination. You must achieve a pass mark of 60% from 15 questions in order to gain certification. The 15 questions are taken randomly from a bank of questions for each examination. This course is fully certified and in line with legal requirements.

Cost

€25

Resources

The course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer. Completing the course will use approximately 15MB of data which is roughly the same as watching a 5-minute YouTube video.

Other Information

You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. How long it takes you to complete the online course in Health and Safety Induction really depends on you, but 45 minutes is a good deadline.

 

Office Ergonomics Awareness

This certified online course is given in accordance with the guidelines of the Safety Health and Welfare Act (General Applications) 2007. By law, anyone using a visual display unit for more than 1 hour per day must have an office ergonomics assessment carried out. This course covers the topics relevant to setting up and maintaining a safe digital screen equipment workplace in an office environment.

Course Content

  • The Meaning of Ergonomics
  • Health and Safety Law including DSE Regulations
  • Workplace injury, Work-Related Illness
  • Organising your Workspace
  • Maintaining a Safe Working Environment
  • Self-Assessment

Assessment

This course contains an online self-assessment at the end of the course, followed by an online certification exam. The self-assessment does not count towards the final examination marks but simply gives you an idea of how you are doing. On successfully passing the final certification exam you will be automatically issued with a passport certificate. Your full certificate will be issued together with your workplace assessment report.

Cost

€50

Resources

The course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer. Completing the course will use approximately 15MB of data which is roughly the same as watching a 5-minute YouTube video. You can complete the course on any pc, laptop or tablet device.

Other Information

You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting, and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. How long it takes you to complete the online course really depends on you, but 60-90 minutes is a good guideline.

Certified Manual Handling

This certified course is given in accordance with the guidelines of the Safety Health and Welfare Act, Manual Handling of loads regulations (General Applications) 2007 which covers the anatomy, the spinal column, related spinal injuries, risk assessments, correct manual handling techniques and the importance of good posture and fitness levels.

Course Content

  • Safe Manual Handling
  • Possible Injuries
  • Prevention
  • Main Elements of the Back
  • Mechanics of the Back
  • Individual Risk Factors Affecting the Chance of Back Injury
  • The Role of Safety Statements as a Source of Information
  • Typical Manual Handling Activities
  • The Concept of Risk Assessment
  • Identifying Safety Hazards
  • Effective Strategies of Dealing with Unfamiliar Loads
  • Use of Available Aids and Safe Workflows
  • Safe Handling Techniques
  • Cooperation with Colleagues
  • Maintaining a Safe Workplace
  • PPE

Assessment

All Manual Handling Courses in Ireland do legally require a visual assessment so after completing the online course you will need to be visually assessed by one of our Level 6 certified assessors. On successfully completing the online course and passing the visual assessment you will be issued with a certificate.

Cost

€50- Online and you come to our training centre for a brief assessment

€80- Online and we come to you for a brief assessment

Resources

The Course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer. Completing the course will use approximately 15MB of data which is roughly the same as watching a 5-minute YouTube video. You can complete the course on any pc, laptop or tablet device.

Other Information

You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. How long it takes you to complete the online course in Manual Handling really depends on you, but 2 hour is a good guideline.The Visual Assessment is a further 15 minutes.

Certified Fire Safety Awareness

This course is designed to raise awareness of fire hazards and train participants on how to act safely in the event of an emergency fire.

Course Content

  • Fire and Smoke
  • Facts about Fires
  • Fire Safety in the Office
  • What is Fire?
  • Starting Fires-flash point and ignition
  • Extinguishing Fires
  • How Fire Spreads
  • Smoke Spread- Effects of Smoke
  • Flash over and Back Draft
  • Fire Safety Legislation and Risk Assessment
  • The Fire Services Act 1981-2003
  • Hazard, Risk, Control
  • Preventing Fires-Flammable Materials
  • Safe Storage and Transport of Flammable Materials
  • Fire Detection Systems
  • Evacuating a Burning Building
  • Detecting a Fire, Raising an Alarm

Assessment

This course contains online self-assessments after each module and an online certification exam at the very end. The self-assessment do not count towards the final examination marks but simply give you an idea of how you are doing. On successfully passing the final certification exam you will be issued with a certificate.

Course Cost

€60

Resources

The course can be taken at any time and any place so all that is required is an internet connection and a computer. Completing the course will use approximately 15MB of data which is roughly the same as watching a 5-minute YouTube Video.

Other Information

You do not have to complete the online course in one sitting and you can also break it into small chunks if you wish. Should you have to leave the course unexpectedly, it will remember where you were the last time you left it. How long it takes you to complete the online course in Fire Safety Awareness really depends on you, but 2 hours is a good guideline.

Novice CSCS 360 Excavator

Venue: Donaghy Safety Training Ltd, Newtowncunningham Business Park, Lifford, Donegal

Duration: 3 Day Course

Times: 9am-4.30pm

The purpose of this 3 Day course is to provide instruction and training so that participants can be successfully certified in the safe use of a 360 Excavator, in keeping with regulations.

This course is ideal for complete beginners to a 360 Excavator.

The programme consists of theory and practical demonstrations.

Course Content

  • Induction to the Programme
  • Plant Operator Responsibility
  • Induction to the Machine
  • Machine Safety Awareness
  • Preparation of the machine for manoeuvring
  • Back fill an open trench

On completion of this course candidates are required to spend a minimum of six months operating a machine within a two year timeframe before you can apply for the CSCS Card.

Once candidates have filled in their log book, they attend a one day experienced operators course.

Places reserved by booking only. Contact: 074 9140841

Safe Pass – Donegal

Venue: Donaghy Safety Training Ltd, Newtowncunningham Business Park, Lifford, Donegal

Dates: Training is currently suspended due to Covid-19, please contact our office for more information

Cost: €150
*Booking deposit required of €50 to secure your place*

Times: 7.30am-4:30pm

Places reserved by booking only. Contact 074 9140841/086 6033927

Description: Designed to raise the standard of safety awareness in the Construction Industry, this 1 day course ensures that all site personnel undergo basic health and safety awareness training with the aim of making a positive contribution to the prevention of accidents and avoidance of health hazards.

Course Content:

  • The Reasons for promoting Safety
  • Health and Safety at Work Legislation
  • Accident Reporting and Emergency Procedure
  • Accident Prevention
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Introduces key topics of Manual Handling, Working at Heights, Working at Electricity, Underground and Overhead Services
  • Use of hand held equipment and tools
  • Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.)
  • Safe use of vehicles
  • Noise and vibrations
  • Excavations and confined spaces

Covid-19

  • Due to Covid-19 we are currently facilitating courses in reduced numbers.
  • Booking is essential.
  • Candidates are required to wear a Face Mask at all times throughout the training centre.
  • All candidates are required to complete a Self-Declaration a minimum of 3 days prior to the course start date.
  • Donaghy Safety Training adheres to social distancing throughout the training centre and upon arrival all candidates will be subject to temperature checks.

Requirements:

  • Must be over 16 years of age
  • Must bring along 2 passport sized photographs, PPS number and Photo I.D.
  • Face Mask

Method of Delivery:

  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Videos
  • Group discussion
  • Multiple choice assessment.

CSCS/QSCS Training Courses

As one of the largest training companies in the North-West we offer a wide range of courses to suit all of our clients.

CSCS and QSCS Training can be carried out at our training centre or at locations throughout the North-West.

Experienced Operator 1 Day courses take place each week and require candidates to have a Valid SafePass and to complete a Candidate Pack outlining the candidates experience.

if you have no experience you will be required to attend the CSCS New Entrants/Novice Course.

At Donaghy Safety Training, out courses meet the construction industry needs and we provide the training, assessment and registration for these courses.

On successful completion of these CSCS courses candidates will receive a CSCS Registration Card which confirms that you have the required training and qualifications required.

Training Courses Available

CourseCertificationMax CandidatesDays
180 Excavator OperationCSCS/QQI31View Details
360 Excavator Operation (Above 6 tonnes)CSCS/QQI31View Details
Novice 360 ExcavatorCSCS/QQI41View Details
Forward Tipping Site Dumper OperationCSCS/QQI41View Details
Articulated Dumper OperationCSCS/QQI3/41View Details
Location of Underground Services (LUGS)CSCS/QQI42View Details
Health & Safety at RoadworksCSCS/QQI201View Details
Basic Scaffolding Level 1CSCS/QQI127View Details
Advanced Scaffolding Level 2CSCS/QQI910View Details
Scaffolding InspectionCSCS/QQI121View Details
Signing Lighting & GuardingCSCS/QQI43View Details
Slinger/Signaller (Banksman)CSCS/QQI41View Details
Telescopic Handler Operation (Teleporter)CSCS/QQI31View Details

 

 

 

Scaffolding Inspection

This course is suitable for foreman/managers/site supervisors who are responsible for inspecting scaffolding.

The course is designed to develop candidates understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds in order to comply with Codes of Practice and Legislation.

On completion of this course candidates will be able to inspect basic scaffolding and can also sign scafftags, however, the scaffolding must be erected by a competent scaffolder who must supply a handover certificate to certify structural compliance.

Course Content

Relevant Codes of Practice

Preventing Falls in Scaffolding and Falsework

Safety Ladder Access and Egress

Scaffolder’s Training and Working Methods

How to carry out scaffolding inspection

Scaffolding Tagging Systems

Scaffold Inspection Excercises

Course Duration: 1 Day

For further information contact our team: 074 91 40841