IOSH Western District Event in Galway – Challenges of Emergency Management

The IOSH Western District Committee are holding a free seminar in the Oranmore Lodge Hotel @ 7pm on Tuesday the 11th of November.

We have all seen the damage that was done as a result of last winter’s floods and storms. Emergency Services had to get into action to save people from danger as well as to minimise and repair damage done to property and infrastructure.

Speakers on the night:
  • Derek Hynes, ESB Networks will talk about their experiences of Storm Darwin which occurred in February 2014.
  • Shane Mooney of SPeco Services will discuss the immediate challenge of emergency management and the protection of business continuity following on from such an emergency.
  • Paul Duffy of Galway County Council Fire Service will discuss flooding hazards and the response of the fire service to such hazards.

  • For more information contact Áine Newell on or check out the event The Challenges of Emergency Management flyer for more details.

    Tips for keeping your child safe this Christmas

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    Christmas can be an exciting and wonderful time for children. But it can also be a dangerous time of year. Taking a quick look around your home and you may see extra decorations, both small and large, Christmas lights and loads of lovely new toys. The very last thing you want is for your child or visiting children to fall ill or to be injured.

    Tip for keeping your child and visiting children safe the Christmas:
    • Position your tree safely and securely and away from door ways, walk ways, open fires, stoves, radiators and heaters.

    • Keep all toy and decoration packaging in a secure place out of reach and sight of children.

    • Try to avoid decorations that are easily broken – this will reduce the risk of cuts if children come in contact with them.

    • Check that your decorations don’t contain small parts – this will reduce the risk of choking should children get their hands on them.

    • Do not hang or attach Christmas decorations or stockings on the fireplace where small children may pull them down and injure themselves or risk setting fire to the decorations.

    • Use a spark guard around fireplaces at all times.

    • Do not use Christmas light that are faulty.

    • Switch off Christmas lights when going to bed and when leaving the house.

    • For a comprehensive list of tips to keep your child safe this Christmas, check out the HSE’s Child Safety at Christmas page.

      SME Safety wishes you a safe and healthy Christmas!

    Taking Care of Business – Free Event Limerick 21st May 2013

    The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are holding a free Taking Care of Business event in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on May 21st from 9.00am – 1.00pm. This event aims to help small business owners and managers understand the benefits of effective health and safety management.

    Topics on the day include tips on managing workplace:
    Slips, trips and falls
    Fire safety
    Manual handling
    Display Screen Equipment
    Chemical safety
    Electrical safety

    The event will also introduce the HSA’s BeSMART online risk assessment tool and give attendees an opportunity to try out the tool for themselves.

    Click here for more information regarding this event and how to book a place.

    Source: Health and Safety Authority, News and Events

    IOSH Ireland Western District Seminar – 9th April 2013

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    IOSH Ireland Western District committee are hosting a free seminar in the Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick from 7pm-9pm. The seminar will cover the following topics:

    Implications of Part M Building Regulations 2010 & Making Buildings Accessible and Usable
    Eoin O’Herlihy‘s presentation will address why accessibility is important, who benefits from accessibility and barriers to access. The seminar mainly aims to equip participants with an understanding of the requirements of Part M 2010 and ensure participants appreciate the key content of Technical Guidance Document M 2010. The content would be particularly beneficial to Health and Safety Officers, Architects and Technicians, Engineers, Building Control Officers, Fire Officers, Fire Consultants, Facilities Managers and all those with an interest in Building Regulations and making buildings accessible.


    Safety Leadership Overview and the Role to be played by OHS Professionals
    Mary Darlington’s presentation will outline the key issues regarding Safety Leadership, what it is and the role to be played by OHS professionals in driving it. The presentation will cover; health and safety as a core value, what is safety leadership, the role of OHS professionals and the benefits of safety leadership.

    It will be of particular interest to people involved in Safety Management including Employers Managers, Supervisors, Safety Managers and Safety Officers and Operatives working in these areas.

    To book a place, please email

    The event is open to IOSH members and non-members.

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