Just a reminder for any of you that have FIRST AIDERS onsite this training is due to change from  31st May 2018!

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The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) are continuing the transition process from the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Occupational First Aid (OFA) learner training standard to PHECC’s First Aid Response (FAR), as the recognised standard meeting the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007).

The current QQI Occupational First Aid (OFA) course is changing to PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council) First Aid Response Training from the 31st May. The course itself remains mostly the same but we have listed the main changes below:

  • The new PHECC course will allow up to 6 trainees per course (The QQI Occupational First Aid course allowed a total of 10).
  • The current QQI certificate is valid for 2 years and then you have 90 days grace in which time you can do a 1 day refresher up to 31st May. With the new PHECC First Aid Response course the refresher training will take 2 days and there is no 90 days grace from June 1st so once the date has passed the certificate is expired and you will have to complete the course all over again.
  • First Aid Training will now take 2.5 days (instead of 3)

Please contact us for any upcoming first aid training dates as we will be running courses here in LCE Training Academy.

PLEASE NOTE for REFRESHER training we do need a copy of your current certificate in order to verify the dates – either the 3 day OFA or the most recent 1 day Refresher training certificates to attend.

For more information contact LCE on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Don’t forget there is a *5% discount on any of our training courses for Waterford Chamber Members.

How can you avoid paper waste and prevent users printing or scanning sensitive information? Have you ever wondered how your organization can avoid documents being left on the output tray of a printer? If so, then this is the event for you.

Cantec, in partnership with Canon, are hosting a Print Security Event at 11am on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February. We’d love you to join us as we examine the impact GDPR and data breaches can have on your business. Cantec will demonstrate how to PROTECT DATA, INCREASE EFFICIENCY and REDUCE COSTS through simple and sensible print security measures – plenty of tips not to be missed!

Register online: www.cantecireland.ie/register or get in touch with Greg Tuohy, 086 2727429 or Neil Kennealy, 083 3519999 to book your place.

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Inpsiring Excellence Offer

Deal of the Week: Performance-based coaching session with Inspiring Excellence

Inspiring Excellence specialises in the principles of performance psychology and is committed to individual and collective growth. Our vision is to provide inspiration and a pathway to enhanced performance through mental skills training.

We strive to develop and energise athletes, individuals and teams in achieving sporting and corporate excellence through the medium of psychological concepts which are recognised as being of paramount importance to high performance.


001 WCW 230118Now in its fourth year, Whitfield Clinic has introduced its food, health and wellness initiative, ENRICH, to run in tandem with RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’.

With an emphasis on nutritionally balanced meals for patients, staff and visitors the Whitfield catering team has devised a series of low calorie, healthy and flavorsome meal options.

The meals, developed by Whitfield Clinic’s Head Chef, Romain Bierry, along with nutritionist Niamh Orbinski, have similar nutritional profiles as those featured on Operation Transformation.

According to Romain, the meal options are proving a hit with patients and staff. “Here at Whitfield the emphasis is on providing optimum nutrition without compromising on flavour, for those with or recovering from illness. The meals are prepared fresh each day using quality, locally sourced produce.”

Many patients who are recovering from illness, suffer a loss of appetite, thus depleting their nutrient intake and leading to weight loss. “We have formulated the meal options for patients to ensure that they get the right nutrients to speed up recovery, but not concede on taste.”

Whitfield’s team of chefs, nutritionists and local suppliers work together in serving up the Operation Transformation meal options. Every day the kitchen team creates each meal from scratch to ensure that customers enjoy higher quality food with more taste. They have a number of healthy options available which are suitable for a diverse range of palates, including any dietary requirements that patient’s might have. The meals are nutritionally analysed to ensure the nutrient profile is suitable for patients.

Alan O’Connor, Whitfield’s Catering Manager, said there’s a big demand for the healthy options from the staff. “Throughout the year we prepare nutritious meals for staff. It’s a busy environment to work in and not only do the staff need the right fuel to keep up with the demands of working in such a fast-paced healthcare environment, they want choice and flavour too. That’s why the Operation Transformation options are perfect to tick all the boxes of taste, nutrition and choice.”

Some of the exciting nutritious dishes developed include Spicy Chicken Casserole, Baked Fillet of Hake with Basil & Mozzarella Crust, Stir Fried Pork with Ginger & Egg Noodles, Malaysian Beef & Lime and Spanish Style Haddock with Chorizo. Also on offer is a range of vegetarian and salad options including Butternut Squash, Goat’s Cheese & Spinach Gratin and Turmeric scented Quiona Salad. The recipes are also available from the Atrium Café so anyone can get a copy and have their very own Operation Transformation meal options at home.

If you would like to learn more about Whitfield Clinic’s health food options, offer some suggestions, or if you just want to see what’s on the menu, contact Whitfield Catering department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out www.enrich.ksg.ie for more healthy food and lifestyle tips. 

Kneisel Jewellers Eternity Ring

Kneisel Jewellers are offering a 15% Discount on Eternity Rings.

Whether marking a special milestone or the birth of a new baby, our exquisite Eternity Ring Collection is full of pieces to treasure.

Our rings are available in 18ct Yellow, White & Rose gold & Platinum.

We will be offering a 15% discount on all our stunning Eternity rings next week.

Offer ends Saturday, 27th January.


LCE Office Ergonomics

Date: 30th January

Venue: LCE Training Academy

€280.00 for this 1 day training course with Qualified ERGONOMIST Ita Leyden!

Learn how to carry out computer workstation assessments effectively and take the first steps to becoming a competent VDU Assessor and ensuring compliance in your company.

On completion of this course you will be able to offer practical advice and guidance on the computer workstation setup.

Course content includes:

  • Over view of Legislation related to Visual Display Units
  • Principles of Ergonomics and Ergonomic Risk Factors
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders
  • Hazard Identification Process
  • VDU Risk Assessment
  • Risk reduction methods (incl. Flexibility exercises)
  • Practical Assessment
  • Questions and Answers

Call LCE today to book your course and get a 5% discount for being a Waterford Chamber Member.



Tel: +353 (0)51 364344 Fax: +353 (0)51 364251 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Web: www.LCE.ie

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