• Health and Safety Courses

    CARE, in association with Heartsafety Solutions, are offering a series of Health & Safety courses to stud and stable staff at a subsidised rate of €40 per person.


    The next series of courses will take place in February 2018 and will cover two training courses on the one day, Occupational Health & Safety in the morning with Manual Handling in the afternoon. 


    Places can be booked on the course using one of the methods below:


     1. You can book your place with a credit or debit card payment here


     2. You can pay via your HRI account using the authorisation form which is available to download here.


    Dates and locations for the Occupational H&S and the Manual Handling courses are as follows:

    Tuesday 6th February

    • The Keadean Hotel, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
    • Cork Racecourse, Mallow, Co. Cork

    Tuesday 13th February

    • Fairyhouse Racecourse, Ratoath, Co. Meath

    Tuesday 20th February

    • Tipperary Racecourse, Limerick Junction, Co. Tipperary

    Tuesday 27th February

    • Gowran Park Racecourse, Co. Kilkenny
    • Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, Co. Galway

    The course will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm with a one hour break for lunch (lunch is not provided). To book a place using a credit or debit card click here, to book a place using a HRI account, click here. If you have any queries please ring 045-455488 or email [email protected]


    Content details for each of the courses are outlined below:


  • Learning Outcomes
     This course is designed specifically for racehorse personnel and will equip the participant with the skills and  knowledge required to deal with the most common medical emergencies encountered wlthin the industry.

      • Accident Scene Management
      • Casualty  Assessment
      • Bleeding and Shock
      • Burns & Scalds
      • Musculoskeletal Injuries (sprains, strains, fractures & dislocations)
      • Dealing with Spinal Injuries

      • Unconsciousness & Recovery Position
      • Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest
      • Adult, Chlld and Infant CPR
      • Use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
      • Choking

    Duration 1 Day (9:00am - 5:00pm)

     HeartSafety Solutions ‘Emergency First Aid’ certificate valid for 2 years

    Learning Outcomes
     Working in a busy stable or racecourse is rewarding yet challenging, especially when it comes to looking after your  health and safety. This manual handling course has been designed by our Physical Therapist with the needs of  racehorse employees in mind in line with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and General Application  Regulations 2007. Partlclpants wlll learn the Importance of looking after their own health within the workplace,  particularly when moving and lifting loads.

      • Manual Handling Legislation
      • The anatomy of the spine
      • Common Back Injuries
      • Biomechanics of manual handling
      • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
      • Safe Lifting Techniques
      • Dealing with Unfamiliar Loads
      • Lifting bales, sacks, bags etc
      • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • Back care, fitness & flexibility

    3 Hours

     HeartSafety Solutions ‘Manual Handling’ certificate valid for 2 years

    Learning Outcomes:
    This course is designed to give those working within the racing industry a basic knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety within their environment, an overview of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and other relevant safety legislation.

    • Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005
    • General Application Regulations 2007
    • Fire Services Act 1982
    • The Health & Safety Authority
    • Hazard Identification and Risk Management
    • Chemicals in the Workplace
    • Safety Management Systems
    • Accident Prevention and Investigation
    • Risk Assessment/ Safety Statements

    Duration: 3 Hours


    Joint HeartSafety Solutions ‘Manual Handling’ certificate valid for 2 years

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