Water Safety Seminar

Water Safety Seminar
  • Thu 22 Feb 2018 7:00 PM -
    Thu 22 Feb 2018 8:00 PM

  • Ballina Manor Hotel,
    Moy Weir,
    Ballina,
    Co. Mayo ,
    Ireland


  • Branch meeting

    Ireland Branch

  • This event is free to attend

Overview

This event  is to provide attendees with an opportunity to receive information relating to Water Safety and to Network with other members and interested parties.

This Seminar, presented by Michael Cusack CMIOSH and a member of the Executive Committee of IOSH Ireland Northwest District, will cover the main aspects of Safety relating to work on and near inland water sources, particularly Lakes, Rivers and Streams, and Seas.  Specific topics will include:

  • Personal Flotation Devices (Types, selection and use etc.)
  • Swift-water Rescue & other related training
  • Biological Hazards
  • Work Over Water

Michael Cusack is the Health & Safety Executive with Inland Fisheries Ireland. Michael has developed systems to manage high risk environments which include activities in isolated inland waters, rivers, large lakes, estuarine waters and open seas.

Michael has a keen interest in behavioural safety and the use of cultural evaluation systems such as the NOSACQ -50.

Michael is a Chartered Member of IOSH and a past Chair & Secretary of the IOSH Rural Industries Section. He is also involved in facilities management and all aspects of insurance management. He is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors of Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland.

What's in it for you?

Ireland is an island, surrounded by seas and covered with water; this topic is prime for the majority of workers in rural Ireland.  Attendees will learn about the risks and essential controls relating to work near and on water and become more competent to advise clients, management and workers who are at risk. This event qualifies for CPD and is a great opportunity for networking with other safety practitioners based in and around the Midlands, West and North West of Ireland.

Who should attend

This event will be of invaluable interest to all IOSH Members and particularly anyone who is engaged in or provides advice relating to Water Safety in Ireland.  Particular industries include Construction, and all Rural Industries including Agriculture and Tourism.

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