17th to 19th April at LCE Training Academy, Waterford

9am – 5pm approx. each day

*€550.00 per person including documentation, lunch and refreshments

This course is aimed at Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads and anyone that has to manage their teams safely and effectively within their organisation.

Course content includes:

  • Module 1 - Introducing managing safely
  • Module 2 - Assessing risks
  • Module 3 - Controlling risks
  • Module 4 - Understanding your responsibilities
  • Module 5 - Identifying hazards
  • Module 6 - Investigating accidents and incidents
  • Module 7 - Measuring Performance
  • Module 8 - Protecting our Environment

On successful completion of this course each participant will receive a Certified IOSH Managing Safely Certificate which is recognised worldwide and participants will:

  • Understand the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’
  • Be competent in evaluating risks using a structured risk assessment approach
  • Identify and implement appropriate workplace precautions for specific risks or seek advice on workplace precautions
  • Know how to prepare written risk assessments
  • Understand and have input into their organisation’s health and safety policy and health and safety management system
  • Communicate & integrate health and safety matters
  • Ensure that their own work and that of the employees for whom they are responsible is carried out safely, i.e. without unnecessary risk to themselves and others
  • Report relevant accidents and incidents
  • Identify methods of monitoring the safety of their workplaces

Contact LCE to avail of a *5% Waterford Chamber discount – spaces filling up for this course! Alternatively you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your course.

LCE – Your Business Partner For Workplace Safety, Training and Ergonomics

Easily located and only 90 minutes from Red Cow roundabout and Kinsale Road roundabout with ample FREE parking available to the rear of the building!

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James F Wallace & Company is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted as Small Practice of the Year in the Irish Accountancy Awards.

The Waterford-based practice has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years advising owner-managed businesses nationwide.

Frank Wallace, Principal, said "We really are thrilled to be shortlisted and this achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff."

Key to the firm's success has been its agility to notice how business changes and the speed of those changes. The firm believes that technology is the key to constantly innovating and ultimately reducing fees to our clients.

Over the years, Frank realised that just being a typical accounting firm was not enough. "Business is fun and involves working together with a client. We really believe our client service is second to none with unique service offerings such as EasyKeep which predicts profits and expenses throughout the year and our input and archive software PaperLess; these offerings and the relationships we forge really epitomise the idea of a trusted business advisor."

About James F Wallace & Co.

James F. Wallace & Co. was established in 1985 by Frank Wallace FCA and over the years has built a solid reputation advising owner-managed businesses nationwide. The firm now has 10 staff providing a wide range of accounting and related financial services to both individual and corporate clients, including Audit Compliance, Accounting Services, Tax Compliance, Corporate Finance and Insolvency services. The firm's client portfolio includes small to large size enterprises, covering a wide variety of business sectors including retail, hospitality, construction, motor, financial services and manufacturing.

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Ardkeen Quality Food Store have launched their latest brochure which highlights their #TrueValue campaign with focus on the many unique small batch Irish producers and their food stocked instore.

You can view the brochure here: https://issuu.com/ardkeen/docs/ardkeen_quality_food_store_easter_b

Ardkeen Quality Food Store has a developed a unique food offering. People want to know about and trust the people who produce their food so we specialise in sourcing the best fresh produce and local foods from artisan food producers that we know and trust.

As an independent supermarket we have the flexibility to buy the produce our customers want. Using links developed over the years with really good food producers we now have a range of fine foods that surpasses all competition in terms of food quality and provenance.

Port of Waterford DD VigilantThe Port of Waterford has today (Monday, 26th March 2018) announced details of its trading results for 2017.

The company reported operating profits for the financial year of €1.7m, a significantly improved operating performance from the €250,000 recorded in 2016. Turnover was €7.6m (vs €6.3m in the previous year) and shareholder’s funds ended the year at €30.5m.

Bulk throughput came in at just over 1.3m tonnes, a 27% increase on 2016. Containers handled grew by 3% with strong results from project cargo and break bulk activity.

Frank Ronan, Chief Executive, Port of Waterford Co commented: “This has been an excellent trading year for Port of Waterford. Buoyancy in agri markets has driven strong demand for fertiliser and feedstuffs. These factors together with good construction demand and project cargo activity around renewable energy infrastructure has kept us very busy in Belview during 2017.”

2018 indicators

Mr Ronan noted: “Activity during the first quarter of this year is pretty much in line with last year. We anticipate that some lines may not perform quite as strongly in 2018 as they did in 2017 due to market conditions. Having said that, we see some very significant and timely investments going ahead in the Port zone this year that will underpin and drive growth in 2019 and beyond.

“On the container handling side, we have not attracted any new services that would provide deep sea connections into the Port. However, we are seeing ongoing growth in our traditional short sea routes serving European markets. Brexit may well provide further opportunities for these load-on/load-off container services that bypass the UK land bridge and provide a very efficient solution for cargo into and out of Europe.


Capt Darren Doyle, Harbourmaster, confirmed that the estuarial model developed during 2017 is now fully functional and available to support the masterplanning process that is now underway. He noted that: “This process will evaluate demand, environmental issues, facilities and any required development in a systematic and transparent way. We look forward to ongoing consultation and engagement with our wide range of stakeholders over the next nine months on this issue.”

Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford was named ‘Region of the Year’ for the second year running at the sixth annual Musgrave MarketPlace Region of the Year Awards. The event took place on Friday, 9th March at the Galmont Hotel & Spa, Lough Atalia Rd, Co. Galway.

The annual awards acknowledge the excellent team effort that goes in to the running of Musgrave MarketPlace stores around the country as well as awarding individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the business.
This year’s event saw 16 award categories in total with 170 Musgrave Wholesale Partners colleagues in attendance. The Waterford branch received the top award due to its continued remarkable sales performance, QA audits, mystery shopper scores and employee engagement results over the course of 2017.

Commenting on this highly commended industry accolade, General Manager of the Waterford branch Brian Jacob said: “This is a truly tremendous achievement for all of us here at Musgrave MarketPlace Waterford and we are honoured to be recognised as Region of the Year for two years in a row! Our team is committed, hardworking and focused on the common goal of driving sales and wholesale excellence. I wish to thank each and every one of our staff for their dedication and passion in providing a first-class customer experience.”

Also speaking about the Region of the Year Awards, Paul Kerrigan, MarketPlace Director at Musgrave MarketPlace said: “I would like to congratulate Brian and his hardworking team at Waterford, as well as all our winners across the country on their achievements. The Region of the Year awards are a great way to celebrate a strong year as well as the teams and individuals that work so hard towards our goal of leading the future of food wholesaling and convenience retailing.”

Other awards announced on the night recognised best employee initiatives for improving efficiency in the workplace, best customer service champion as voted for by Musgrave MarketPlace customers, and best central support and commercial colleagues.

Risk Assessments Prevent ACCIDENTS!

All employers are legally obliged to have health and safety risks assessed – has your organisation got someone trained on how to carry out these Risk Assessments?

This very practical 1 day course will give attendees the knowledge and skills they need to carry out general work place risk assessments.

1 Day Risk Assessment Training

When: Wednesday 4th April

Duration: 9am – 5pm

Where: LCE Training Academy, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford

Cost: €295.00*

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Have an appreciation for risk driven legislation and its implications for workplace risk assessment
  • Be able to carry out general risk assessments
  • Have an understanding of the risk assessment process for specialist risk assessments e.g. MMH
  • Be able to “quality assure” risk assessments
  • Understand the limits of their competencies

Ring LCE on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to BOOK Your Training Today!

LCE Training Academy is located at Unit 10B, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford and is easily accessible from all routes with FREE parking and FREE Wi-Fi.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

*5% Discount for Chamber Members

With Daffodil Day on Friday March 23rd, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre will hold a fundraising event on the day.

Now in its 31st year, Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer Society’s flagship fundraising event to help fund lifesaving research and crucial services to ensure cancer patients and their families are fully supported.

On the day, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre will hold a wide range of fundraising events and Karen Fagan, Clinical Nurse Specialist said the day is always popular with patients and staff.

“Daffodil Day is a particularly special day at Whitfield Cancer Centre. Not only because we’ll have plenty of fun events taking place for patients and their families to enjoy, but because the support from the Irish Cancer Society has been invaluable to many of our patients.”

“The support from the Irish Cancer Society is not just emotional, it’s practical. Many of our patients benefit from ICS services such as one-to-one counselling, the Volunteer Driver service which transports those who have difficulty getting to chemotherapy treatments and Travel2Care, which is a transportation assistance fund to support people who have financial difficulty in meeting some of the costs of travelling to current appointments.”

The events taking place on Daffodil Day on March 23rd at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre include fundraising raffles, the Daffodil Selfie Frame and live music with local singer/songwriter Liam Merriman. The adjoining Whitfield Clinic will also hold a bake sale in the Atrium Café in the foyer of the hospital.

Since 2006 UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre has been offering the most advanced radiation therapy treatments for prostate, breast, lung, head and neck and colorectal cancers to public and private patients from the southeast region.

Daffodil Day at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, Cork Road, Waterford takes place on Friday, March 23rd and all are welcome to come along.

For further information call UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre on 051 337444 or visit www.upmcwhitfieldcancercentre.ie.


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