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Construction Training

BSS TRAINING DIVISION

 

At BSS we work hard to ensure work places are safe and provide advice and training services in a number of areas to facilitate this. We provide expert advice and safety training for a diverse range of industries. We provide training both in-house or at our training centre in our Head Office centrally located on the South Quays in Dublin. The training courses we currently offer are Manual Handling, Working at Heights & Abrasive Wheels.

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Training Courses

Course Details

The Working at Heights course is specifically designed to prevent falls in the workplace and ensure the safety of individuals working in areas such as roof works, scaffolding, ladders and more.

Who should attend?

This Working At Height Training Course is designed for those whose work includes Working At Height as part of their duties, particularly anyone who regularly needs to wear a harness for fall arrest.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Fully understand the principles of fall arrest and work restraint.
  • Be capable of fitting a working at height helmet and fall arrest harness.
  • Be capable in the usage of basic fall arrest and restraint system.

Course Programme

Course covers the following:
  • Legislation & Regulations around working at height.
  • Fall restraint.
  • Fall arrest.
  • Working at height hazard management.
  • Inspection of harnesses/lanyards/anchorage.
  • Selection and fitting of a harness.
  • Safe use of ladders.
  • Fall Dynamics.
  • Selecting fall arrest for working with MEWP’s.
  • Logging & maintenance of working at height equipment.

Course Details

To comply with current Health and Safety legislation, staff engaged in manual handling must be given training in safe manual handling techniques. This training will show your staff how to carry out manual handling tasks correctly and therefore avoid back injuries. By training your staff how to conduct manual handling safely you are complying with your legal requirements.

Who should attend?

All staff engaged in manual handling activities during their working day.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Lift and handle loads safely
  • Recognise a load which is too heavy or awkward

Course Programme

Course covers the following:
  • Dangers of careless and unskilled methods
  • Principles of levers and laws of motion
  • Anatomy of the spine and muscular system
  • How the body is harmed through incorrect handling techniques
  • How to handle loads safely
  • Lifting to and from ground level
  • Lifting to and from a height
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Lifting (bags, sacks, barrels, where appropriate)
  • Other organisation specific lifting tasks
  • Competence testing

Course Details

This course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe use of Abrasive Wheels to comply with the “Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1982” (SI 30 / 1982)

Who should attend?

This abrasive wheels training course is legally required for all those who are involved in the purchase & selection, storage & handling, mounting, dressing and use of abrasive wheels. This includes either fixed (e.g. Bench grinders or polishers) or portable (e.g. angle grinders) abrasive wheels.

Course Objectives

On completion of this training participants will be able to:
  • Safely store and identify abrasive wheels
  • Be able to select the appropriate wheel use
  • Be able to inspect and recognise damaged wheels
  • Be able to mount an abrasive wheel
  • Understand the hazards and risks when using abrasive wheels

Course Programme

Course covers the following:
  • Abrasive wheels regulations
  • Identifying the hazards working with abrasive wheels
  • Selecting the correct wheel for the job
  • Inspection & testing of abrasive wheels
  • Guarding of grinding and cutting operations
  • Dressing and truing of abrasive wheels
  • Functions of components, flanges, blotters etc
  • Differences between grinding and cutting operations
  • Safe mounting of the abrasive wheel

Course Details

Fire Wardens/Marshals are designated the responsibility of executing this plan in an emergency situation. This course aims to ensure that Fire Wardens/Marshals are aware of their responsibilities.

Who should attend?

Employees designated as fire wardens/marshals in the organisation or those with aspirations to move it to a position of fire protection.

Course Objectives

On completion of this training participants will be able to:
  • List and understand their duties as Fire Wardens/Marshals
  • Describe the make up of fire
  • Identify fire hazards in the workplace
  • Manage and control fire evacuation procedures
  • Select and use the appropriate fire fighting equipment to deal with an undeveloped fire

Course Programme

Course covers the following:
  • Risks associated with fire
  • Legal and regulatory framework that underpins fire management
  • Understand the chemical and physical nature of fire and the various fire classifications (types of fire)
  • Be aware of the processes needed to manage fire risk including fire prevention and fire fighting
  • Be aware of when to use the correct type of fire extinguishers
  • Have knowledge of emergency procedures and evacuation procedures
  • Processes required to conduct a fire risk assessment and design, implement and manage a fire emergency plan and fire safety measures