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LCE Safety CatThursday, 13th December at LCE Training Academy, Waterford

Want to take the backache out of manual handling training or the headache out of VDU awareness?

This varied one day induction course is the one for you. It  is run on a monthly basis with LCE and is one of our most popular courses!


This intensive 1 day course covers all the basic training requirements for new and existing employees – all rolled in to one cost effective course:

  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety & Fire extinguisher use
  • Computer workstation set up
  • Safety awareness & safety legislation for employees

The LCE H&S basics for employees ticks all the boxes to cover induction and training for any new employees or indeed anyone that needs refresher training. This course would be of interest to all from the self-employed, to the local retailer to the large multinational. 

At only €135 per person, this is the most cost effective way of ensuring employees receive the training they need. In addition, there is a 5% discount if you have 2 or more attending from the same company on the same day!

You can book this course online here or call LCE on 051 364344 for more information.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

KBC Investments On Your Doorstep

KBC Waterford

Hub address - 55 High Street, Waterford

Investment Specialist -  Christine O’Donovan

Contact number and email - 051515980 and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening hours, 9-5.30 Monday to Friday with late opening until 7 on Thursdays and Saturday opening 10-2.

Solas Centre RFL 221118On announcing the amount raised this year from the Run and Walk for Life, Dee Jacques, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, spoke of her appreciation to all those involved.

"To raise €170,000 at the 2018 Run and Walk for Life is just astonishing. We have such a huge debt of gratitude to pay to the runners, walkers and fundraisers. The funds generated will be used to fund our services, both in Waterford and in our west Waterford service in Dungarvan. Our services are free of charge and available to people affected by cancer, their families and carers. Each year the services are funded by the generosity of our community and we are so appreciative of this."

Tracy McDaid, Chair of the voluntary organising Committee explains how the 10th Anniversary of the event was a huge success - "The Run and Walk for Life would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and supporters. As we celebrated our 10th Anniversary this year we also celebrated Beat’s 8th year as Media Sponsor and Datapac’s 5th year as our T Shirt Sponsor - we are so fortunate to have their continued assistance on making the Run and Walk for Life such a success. We also recognise the team of over 200 hundred amazing volunteers who make it all possible."

SE2 CB0Q6675Waterford based SE2, a leading administrator for the US life and annuity insurance industry, is recruiting a wide variety of roles on the back of its recent success in securing several new contracts.

This innovative company, which currently employs 110 full time staff at its Waterford offices at the IDA Technology Park, intends to fill another 15 senior software and technology positions over the next few weeks.

According to David Forristal, SE2 Senior Director of Technology, the Irish office in Waterford City has grown rapidly since it opened in 2015 and the new positions will enhance the customer experience delivered to clients and further strengthen the company’s business continuity capabilities.

“Waterford as a regional tech hub is proving a very attractive proposition for both experienced professionals and those wishing to embark on a tech career. SE2 is one of the fastest growing business process servicing companies in the country and our growth can be attributed to the extensive talent in the region. By leveraging the talent that exists within the region, we can continue to improve our operational systems and processes to ensure the optimum customer interaction that our clients have come to expect.”

“As a place to work, Waterford is a haven for tech-innovation, so it’s accurate to say that opportunities and technologies can be found here in abundance. Not only that, it affords a more harmonious quality of life and is less burdened by rental and accommodation crises. Equally, as a member of Crystal Valley Tech, SE2 is very much behind the message that the South East will continue to grow within the ICT sector and develop its reputation as a location of choice for dynamic leading-edge technology professionals.”

SE2 is currently recruiting for a range of positions for tech and software professionals including software engineers and developers, technical leads and account service representatives.

To find out more about a career at SE2 visit

Rapid Cabs WLR drink drivingRapid Cabs and WLR fm have one message for drivers in Waterford this year and that is, “Don’t drink and drive”.

Almost one in twelve Irish motorists have been involved in a collision or experienced a near miss due to alcohol.

A survey conducted earlier this year by AA Car Insurance of over 6,000 motorists found that 7.39% of those surveyed had been involved in a near miss or collision where they or another road user were driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to the R.S.A. alcohol also plays role in a 39% of road fatalities.

Rapid Cabs CEO Eric O’Brien, “In our industry we see it all. We have invested heavily over the past few years in technology that makes our service better and safer for the customer, but you cannot allow for the human factor. It’s a simple message, never ever drink and drive, and if you are celebrating over Christmas be careful as you might still be over the limit the next morning.”

“Waterford City does not differ from any large urban environment, it is no safer or more dangerous that any City, but people need to plan their night out, and that includes getting home”.

Des Whelan, WLR CEO endorses this new initiative, "As a news outlet, WLR see’s the tragedy that can be caused by drink driving and for many years we have tried to highlight this. We are delighted that Rapid Cabs has come on board to support this campaign."

Drink drivers now face a three-month driving ban if caught. That, and the fact that Rapid Cabs will have 120 drivers on the road and expect to transport nearly 90,000 people this December gives party goers no reason not to plan a safe way of getting home this Christmas season.

Rapid Cabs is a licensed taxi dispatch operator by the National Transport Authority and all of its drivers are fully Garda vetted, insured and licensed. Open and accessible 24 hours a day 365 days a year, Rapid Cabs has a computerised booking dispatch system from its local taxi call centre and has installed in-car driver devices in all of its taxis to ensure as such efficiency as possible.

Its App is available for free on Apple and Android.


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