Welcome to Avalon Training Health & Safety. We are your one-stop shop for all your Heath & Safety requirements. In today’s highly regulated and legislated environment, it’s never been more important to make Health and Safety an integral part of everyday life.

Training Mission Statement

At Avalon Training we aim to develop and maintain education and training programmes to the highest possible quality and standards.  Avalon Training strives to carry out all tasks and work processes to a high standard while maintaining time, cost and environment efficiency so far as reasonably practicable.

Health & Safety Consultancy

Full consultancy service including preparation of safety statements, advising companies on accidents, claims management, on implementation of new legislation and safety auditing. Our commitment to all aspects of safety enable us to keep abreast of the very latest developments within the Safety Industry.

This course will provide your staff with the skills to carry out manual handling tasks correctly therefore avoiding physical injury. By attending this course you are complying with health and safety regulations

This manual handling training course will be tailored to the requirements of your organisation and typically includes the following modules:

  1. Legislation
  2. Structure of the Spine
  3. Injury to the Spine
  4. Fitness
  5. Ergonomics
  6. Principles of Safer Moving & Handling
  7. Practical exercise

On completion of the course participants
will be able to:

  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system

Avalon Training’s 1 Day Basic First Aid course has been devised from the most up-to-date guidelines regarding First Aid from the Health & Safety Authority.

This course will give you the skills and confidence to apply first aid skills to anyone in an emergency.
With an emphasis on hands-on practice you will leave our course equipped to deal with common emergencies in a competent way

Approaching an Accident

  • Assessing the Situation
  • Making the Area Safe
  • Calling an Ambulance
  • Assessing a Casualty

Breathing & CPR

  • Checking Breathing
  • How Does Your Heart Work
  • Common Heart Problems
  • What is CPR
  • Child / Infant CPR
  • Choking
  • Recovery Position

Wounds & Bleeding

  • Types of Wounds & Cuts
  • Internal & External Bleeding
  • Treatment of Internal Bleeding
  • Treatment of External Bleeding
  • Various Bandaging Techniques

Breaks, Sprains & Strains

  • The Skeleton
  • Types of Fractures
  • Treatment of Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
  • Treatment of Sprains & Strains – RICE
  • Bandaging & Slings

Burns & Scalds

  • Types of Burns
  • Treatment for Minor & Major Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Chemical Burns

Medical Emergencies 

  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes

This half day Fire Safety Training Course will train participants and give them the confidence to deal with fire in an emergency.

As an important component of the training a practical demonstration regarding escape routes and identification of hazards is also included.
Participants will also gain valuable ‘Hands On’ experience using a fire extinguisher. This course will emphasise the dangers of fire, the importance of prevention, and the necessity of urgent action if a fire breaks out.

  • Course introduction and objectives
  • Theory of fire and smoke behaviour
  • Spread of Fire
  • Classification of fires
  • Fire prevention and evacuation procedures (Site specific)
  • How to make evacuation realistic
  • Duties of a Fire Warden
  • Identify possible fire hazards in the workplace
  • Identify if your workplace is equipped with appropriate detectors, fire alarms, and fire fighting equipment.
  • Ensure fire equipment is inspected and maintained

Training Aim:

This half day training is designed to provide the learners with the appropriate knowledge of the hazards, risks and dangers when working with Abrasive Wheels. It also provides learners with the expertise required to mount an Abrasive Wheel safely.

Training Objectives:

On completion of the training, learners will be able to:

  • List the legal requirements of working with Abrasive Wheels.
  • Select the appropriate wheel or cutting disc for the job.
  • Correctly use and mount an Abrasive Wheel.
  • Understand the function of the Abrasive Wheel (fixed or portable).

Training Programme:

  • Legislation – Abrasive Wheels Regulations, 1982.
  • Hazards of working with Abrasive Wheels.
  • Causes of Abrasive Wheel accidents.
  • Correct selection of Abrasive Wheels.
  • Function of flanges, blotters and other components.
  • Inspection and testing of Abrasive Wheels.
  • Guarding of grinding and cutting machines.
  • Selection of correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Dress and truing of a Wheel.
  • Correct procedures for Wheel Mounting.

Training Methods:

  • Classroom presentation on projector, supplemented by videos, and flip chart discussions throughout the training.
  • Training handouts, training records, evaluation forms are also provided and used.
  • Short Assessment of learning.

Who Should Attend:

Persons who purchase, operate and maintain Abrasive Wheel machinery.  This training covers both fixed (bench grinders) and portable (con saws, angle grinders etc.) machinery or can be made specific to either.

Training Attendance:

  • Maximum of 10 learners
  • Half day duration (3-4 hours)

Avalon Training’s 1 Day Paediatric First Aid course has been devised from the most up-to-date guidelines regarding First Aid.

This course will give you the skills and confidence to apply first aid skills to any child in an emergency.  With an emphasis on hands-on practice you will leave our course equipped to deal with common emergencies in a competent way.

This course is suitable for Parents/Childcare Staff/Grandparents/SNA’s/Volunteers and Nannies

Approaching an Accident

  • Assessing the Situation
  • Making the Area Safe
  • Activating the Emergency Services
  • Assessing a Casualty

Breathing & CPR

  • Checking Breathing
  • How Does Your Heart work
  • Common Heart Problems
  • What is CPR
  • Child / Infant CPR
  • Choking in Children & Infants
  • Recovery Position

Wounds & Bleeding

  • Types of Wounds & Cuts
  • Internal & External Bleeding
  • Treatment of Internal Bleeding
  • Treatment of External Bleeding
  • Various Bandaging Techniques

Breaks, Sprains & Strains

  • The Skeleton
  • Types of Fractures
  • Treatment of Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Injuries – Sprains & Strains
  • Treatment of Sprains & Strains – RICE
  • Bandaging & Slings

Burns & Scalds

  • Types of Burns
  • Treatment for Minor & Major Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Chemical Burns

Medical Emergencies 

  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Fits & Seizures
  • Poisoning
  • Meningitis
  • Croup

This training will show your staff how to lift patients, particularly elderly or incapacitated people and therefore avoid back injuries. Avalon Training will train your staff in how to lift people safely therefore avoiding compensation claims and create a safe environment for those they take care of.

To comply with current Health and Safety legislation, SHW at Work (General App) Regulations 2007, Part 2 Workplace and Work Equipment, Chapter 4 “Manual Handling of Loads” and Amendment Regulations 2007. Nurses, Healthcare staff and care assistants engaged in patient handling must be given training in safe lifting techniques.

Patient Handling Training Objective & Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  • Explain their legal rights and responsibilities
  • Explain how the musclo-skeletal system can get injured
  • Identify risk factors associated with patient handling
  • Apply the principles of safe lifting to inanimate objects
  • Handle patients safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward
  • Understand the limitations of the spine and muscular system
  • Conduct a patient handling risk assessment
  • Lift and handle patients safely
  • Understand correct lifting techniques

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Dangers of Unsafe Lifting
  • Overview of Safety Legislation
  • Anatomy of the Spine and Muscular System
  • Safe Lifting Points
  • Injuries Associated with Manual Handling
  • Importance of Exercise and Nutrition
  • Competence Testing
  • Dangers of Careless and Unskilled Methods
  • Principles of Levers and Laws of Motion
  • Potential Harm Through Incorrect Patient Handling Techniques
  • Importance of Physical Fitness
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Patient Handling Aids and Techniques
  • Normal Patient Movement
  • Patient Risk Assessment
  • Patient Profiling
  • Use of Hoists and Other Lifting/Moving Equipment

Avalon Training′s four hour Cardiac First Responder course is designed to follow the national standards laid down by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council.

Our fully qualified instructors will ensure each student has the competency and confidence to deal with a range of life threatening emergencies for Adults, Children and Infants in addition to being able to effectively give CPR & use a defibrillator.

What is Cardiac First Response?

  • Introduction
  • Survivor’s & Success Story
  • Chain of Survival
  • Being a Responder

Approaching an Accident

  • Assessing the Area
  • Making the Area Safe
  • Giving Emergency Aid
  • Getting Help
  • Calling an Ambulance
  • Assessing the Casualty

Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest  & CPR

  • Heart Attack
  • Aspirin Administration
  • Dealing with Cardiac Arrest!
  • Adult, Child & Infant CPR

Automated External Defibrillation

  • What is Defibrillation?
  • AED use inc. Special Precautions
  • Adult AED/CPR

FBAO – Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

  • Choking in Adults/Children/Infants
  • Choking & Unconsciousness

Medical Emergencies 

  • Stroke
  • Shock
  • Recovery Positions

Legalities in First Aid Provision

  • Clinical Indemnity
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Team Concept
  • Handover & Documentation

Our Occupational First Aid training course is designed to follow the national guidelines of Occupational First Aid laid down by the health & Safety Authority. All of our tutors are recognised by the HSA, OFAAA & PHECC.

Modules Covered:

  • Unit 1: First aid in the workplace
  • Unit 2: Patient assessment
  • Unit 3: Respiratory emergencies
  • Unit 4: Cardiac First Response
  • Unit 5: Wounds and bleeding
  • Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness
  • Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock

The programme will enable learners to deliver First Aid. It will ensure competency in the preparation of First Aid assessments. This course can be delivered in-house or come along to any of our public courses throughout Ireland.

Assessment:

  • 40% – Basic Life Savings Skills
  • 40% – Skills Demonstration x2
  • 20% – Examination (Short Answer Questions)

How many will be in the class?

To enable each student gain the most from the course, we adopt the ratio of a maximum of 10 students per course.

What certification will I receive?

Our course has been validated by QQI. Successful students will receive a QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid 5N1207 certificate.

Our course has been validated by QQI.
Successful students will receive a QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid 5N1207 certificate.

Risk Assessment for Individual Computer Work Station,

This applies to any employee who has to carry out there work duties using a Visual Display Unit / Display Screen Equipment on a daly basis or for more than one hour on a regular basis.
The assessment is to ensure the Employer is compliant  with the
Guide to Safety,Health and Welfare at Work[General Application]Regulations 2007;
Chapter 5 of Part 2: Display Screen Equipment
  • The Assessment Includes
  • Legislation
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Anatomy and Backcare
  • Ergonomic Principles
  • Risk Assessment
  • Screen/Work Station
  • Environment

Avalon Training’s intensive 1 Day Sports /Pitch Side First Aid course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to give competent first aid to the ill or injured until medical aid arrives in a sporting environment.

Our course can include Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certified Automated External Defibrillator (AED) & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. This course is suitable for coaches, instructors, teachers, supervisors, sports assistants, volunteers and all involved in sport.

Approaching an Accident

  • Assessing the Area
  • Making the Area Safe
  • Giving Emergency Aid
  • Getting Help
  • Activating the Emergency Services
  • Assessing the Casualty

Cardiac First Response

  • Heart Attack
  • Dealing with Cardiac Arrest!
  • Adult, Child & Infant CPR
  • Using an AED & Defibrillation
  • Aspirin Administration
  • Stroke
  • Choking

Wounds & Bleeding

  • Internal & External Bleeding
  • Types of Wounds
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Head Injuries &  Concussion
  • Bandaging Techniques

Fractures & Broken Bones

  • Types of Fractures
  • Recognition of a Fracture
  • Treatment of Various Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Injuries (Sprains & Strains)
  • Treatment of Sprains & Strains
  • Muscle Injuries

Spinal Injuries

  • Causes of Spinal Injuries
  • Signs & Symptoms of Spinal Injuries
  • Control of a Spinal Injury

Medical Emergencies 

  • Asthma
  • Shock
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes

Avalon Training will provide your Training needs at your work premises or any other designated site. Training can be provided for a group or on  a one to one basis for any individual who requires our services. We also work at weekends and evenings to facilitate our clients,sometimes at short notice. Avalon Training looks forward to providing you with our Training services in a Professional Environment,  all our courses are certified.

Manual Handling Training every Friday at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre in Waterford City starting at 9.30 am or 2 pm. Contact us for further details.

Contact Tony Hurley at 089-2258595 or Via Contact Form Below

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