Accredited Training & Safety Courses in Cork
At Safety Alliance, we offer a broad range of safety and training courses tailored to meet your requirements and at times that suit you, the customer. We provide in-house training, if necessary, to eliminate downtime to our customer's daily work activities. Our trainers are highly qualified and have years of hands-on experience relating to the courses they are teaching.
With our highly trained safety officers , we also offer a number of services to help keep your business up to date with Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and ensure that your business is fully compliant and as safe as possible for both employees and customers.
Manual Handling Training
It is important to take care of your body when working in any sort of manual related sector. This is anyone from a construction worker to an employee in retail. We provide accredited training in this area under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 with trainers that are highly qualified safety officers, with manual handling instructor qualifications.
Many workplaces contain areas that are considered "confined spaces" because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.
This course provides training under Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 for those who are working in confined areas, and outlines procedures to their day-to-day work, this course is carried out by our highly qualified safety officer with confined space accreditation.
Abrasive Wheels Training
Nearly half of all accidents resulting from abrasive wheels happen due to unsafe working practices and operator errors. If you work with abrasive wheels, then following strict health and safety practices is paramount to protect both yourself and others from harm.
This Abrasive Wheels course will provide you with an introduction to working safely with abrasive wheels so that you can understand the risks and know which control measures are needed to prevent injury and ill-health.
FIRE SAFETY AWARNESS
Fire Safety Awareness is the key to the prevention of fires. Everyone at work has a duty to prevent fires from occurring. A fire safety culture is based on a shared set of positive attitudes, knowledge, perceptions and beliefs about fire prevention and fire protection. It is important to be confident in the correct usage of fire extinguishers, or how to follow safety protocol in the event of fire in the workplace. This is a requirement under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
We provide training for all types of forklifts, counterbalance, reach, moffett-mounty, power pallet trucks, etc. Training is provided by highly qualified instructor operators with years of hands-on experience within the forklift industry. Under Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, forklift operators must be trained to an acceptable standard and be able to operate these machines in a safe manner so as not to cause harm or damage to themselves or others.
A tachograph is a device fitted to a vehicle that automatically records its speed and distance, together with the driver's activity, selected from a choice of modes. Safety Alliance & Training provides a course outlining correct use of the tachograph unit, how to use the correct modes, and understanding of the driver’s activities throughout the working day, explaining driver hours, drivers’ daily breaks & rest, weekly rest, etc.
The trainer providing this course has over 30 years’ experience within the transport industry-as a driver, operator, transport manager, both in the haulage & passenger industry. This trainer has an abundance of knowledge relating to the correct use of the tachograph and the laws. This trainer has also been awarded by the RSA (Road Safety Authority) for their contribution towards road safety in Ireland. Therefore, when it comes to protecting your licence, saving money on fines, and also downtime from incorrect use of this device, then this is the trainer and course for you.
Modern farm tractors provide most of the muscle power needed for today's high output agricultural enterprises. Tractors are more common on farms than any other piece of equipment. They are used to carry mounted and semi-mounted implements, to transport equipment and materials, to pull tillage equipment and wagons and also as remote power sources for other equipment.
Unfortunately, every year, tractor accidents result in serious disabling injuries and tragic loss of life. Losses due to property damage, medical bills, time off work, reduced productivity and insurance costs are considerable. The major causes of injury and death to tractor operators are rollovers, falls and contact with tractor attachments.
Health & Safety is relevant to all farming businesses. As a farmer, under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, you are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of yourself, employees and others that may be affected by what you do. This includes contractors, casual or part-time workers, trainees, neighbours, and family members.
We offer the farmer or a group of farmers the opportunity to meet with a safety officer, we can offer on-site inspections to assess what the farmer is doing right or wrong. We will give direction on any aspects of our findings which may need attention, we can also cover risk assessments and safety statements that may be required. All equipment can be inspected and certified by the safety officer who has the adequate mechanical qualifications.
Your vehicle on public roads is the first visible point of contact to new and existing customers, and the manner in which the vehicle is been driven can be good or negative. It is especially important that first impressions last in a positive way.
A driving assessment can help a company to determine whether it is safe for individuals to use a company’s vehicles or equipment attached to the vehicle out on a public road. This assessment will help with ongoing repairs (Brakes, Tyres, and general breakages), and can help to eliminate accidents and keep insurance costs down. Fuel is a massive cost to any company operating any number of vehicles and fuel efficiency is a big saving. By doing a driver assessment we observe the driver’s manner of driving, the way they accelerate, changing gears at the correct time, gear selection for the type of roads that are driven on, keeping speed limited, and driving suitably for the conditions of roads or weather.
It is up to an employer to make sure that drivers maintain a standard of driving, and a driver assessment is key to achieving this.
PLANT & MACHINERY CERTIFiCaTION, AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS
Safety Alliance offer a weekly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly inspections and audits on all types of plant & machinery (Engineering, Construction, Woodworking, Farm Machinery). This service gives you peace of mind relating to any type of machinery that falls under Safety, Health & Welfare at Work regulations of 2007 to 2020 and covers your insurance responsibilities so that any type of Plant or any type of machinery is fit for purpose.
We Audit under the headings
A GA1 Certificate is provided after certain types of equipment have been inspected. Inspections are carried out by one of our qualified personnel. The inspections are in accordance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Regulations of 2007 to 2020. Employers are required to ensure safe working conditions for their employees.
The GA1 Certificate is valid for 12 months. Other types of equipment need inspection more frequently. The inspection frequency should be based on how quickly the equipment is likely to deteriorate. For more information, please contact us.
A GA2 inspection is a weekly record and examination of Lifting Equipment (Wire ropes & chains, Hydraulic systems, Operator’s controls, etc.) used on construction sites and Garages, as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 to 2020.
The GA3 Inspection comes under the compliance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 Regulation 119 – Inspection of Work Equipment in relation to scaffolds, guard-rails, toe-boards, barriers or similar means of protection, fixed and mobile working platforms, nets, airbags or other collective safeguards for arresting falls, personal fall protection systems, work positioning systems, rope access and positioning techniques, fall arrest systems, work restraint systems and ladders. The inspection frequency should be based on how quickly the equipment is likely to deteriorate. For more information, please contact us.
Safety Consultancy Audits
A safety audit is a structured, methodical assessment and evaluation of how workplace activities affect safety and health. It helps organisations determine the success of their safety, health and environmental programs, Process safety management and consultants and are key in maintaining a good work environment,
The relationship between your company and organisations such as the Health & Safety Authority (HSA), the Road Safety Authority (RSA), An Garda Síochána, Insurance companies, employees & members of the public are very important in the running of any company, and for a company to run smoothly you have an obligation under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work regulations of 2007 to 2020 to provide a safe place of work.
We at Safety Alliance can offer a meeting with a Safety Officer to assess what your company requirements are to stay up to date with the rules and regulations. Having a health and safety management system can save you from litigation of any financial costs to a third party.
The (RSA) Road Safety Authority conduct inspections at the roadside in conjunction with the An Garda Síochána. They can check compliance with vehicle roadworthiness standards and also drivers’ hours, tachograph, drivers CPC and requirement to hold a Road Transport Operator Licence. They can also inspect your premises regarding your vehicle maintenance system.
Safety Alliance offers an RSA pre-inspection by a fully qualified inspector with more than 35 years’ experience within the transport and mechanical industry, in order to evaluate your vehicle maintenance system prior to the RSA visiting your premises. The benefits of this inspection is to make sure that the requirements that are expected of you, a company operating commercial vehicles, reaches a standard that satisfies the Road Safety Authority requirements. Resulting in keeping your company rating high and eliminating regular inspections and less interruption to your company and drivers out on the roads.
Safety Alliance inspections are part of occupational and environmental health and safety systems, for checking that an organisation’s operating and working procedures are meeting the required legal standards. Safety Alliance inspections can identify occupational hazards and be the first step in introducing measures to improve conditions. Our Safety Officer’s inspection can be formal, informal, recorded, or unrecorded, but the important aspect is that Safety Alliance’s Safety Officer inspections are carried out to a set standard at an appropriate frequency.
A (HSA) Health & Safety Authority inspector may visit an organisation to examine the arrangements in place for assessing and controlling risks from work-related pressures or other workplace health, safety, and environmental issues. During an EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) inspection, inspectors will be looking for evidence that the organisation has undertaken or plans to complete a suitable and sufficient Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risk assessment.
Safety Alliance work with customers from so many different industries, but when it comes to Health & Safety, they are all following the same guidelines, and we at Safety Alliance help to keep companies up to date with what is required of them.
As a driver, by law, you must make sure that any vehicle you drive on a public road is maintained and used so that it is unlikely to cause a danger to anyone.
The vehicle you are driving must:
have a Certificate of Roadworthiness (Section 18 of the Road Traffic Act 1961) if it is more than one year old; and
comply with all Construction, Equipment and Use Regulations (Section 11 Road Traffic Act 1961) relating to key items including wheels, tyres, brakes, lighting, steering and suspension.
If you the driver or operator briefly check specific items on your vehicle every day, it will help you to identify obvious vehicle defects. If you discover any problems, you must report these to the person in your company who is responsible for ensuring that the problem is fixed. This is a vital first step in an effective vehicle preventive maintenance system.
If you check your vehicle every day, it will help to make sure that:
you are complying with the law.
the vehicle you are driving is safe for you and other road users; and
you can complete your job on time and are not delayed because of breakdowns.
If you are stopped at a roadside check and it is found that your vehicle is defective or does not comply with the law, you can be taken to court, prosecuted and, if found guilty, can be fined, receive penalty points, or be sent to prison.
The vehicle can also be stopped from going ahead with its journey.
By filling out these report books every morning it will confirm to a roadside inspector (RSA, HSA & ROAD POLICING UNIT) you have complied with your duties as a professional driver and the vehicle you are driving is fit for purpose, Companies are required to have a system in place for drivers to record there daily walk around (Risk Assessment) on their vehicle before taking it out on a public road.
We at Safety Alliance can provide these vehicle Risk Assessment books
How do I book my place on a safety course?
Clients can book a place on one of our safety courses by visiting our dedicated Book a Course page or by contacting us by phone or email. Get in touch with us if you have any questions on your relevant course.
What is confined space training?
Safety Courses offer confined space training in Cork. Our confined space training Cork courses are designed around the current applicable legislation.
Confined space training explains what confined spaces are and why they are dangerous. Our training is aimed at individuals who work in confined, poorly ventilated spaces. Our confined space training in Cork is built around the latest legislation and gives learners the tools and competencies to identify hazards within a confined space and follow safety instructions and health and safety best practices.