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'Taste and Sea' - Company Days Out with Freedom Surf School this May. 

Experience the Joy and Welbeing of the Coast through a number of coastal activities including :

  • Surfing - BodyBoarding 
  • Paddle Boarding 
  • Ecology & Historical Coastal Walks 
  • Sea Food Forrage 

Try our locally Roasted Artisan coffee supplied by Trá Coffee Roasters in our new Coffee Bar. 

'Relax, Breathe in the salt air and enjoy a visit to the coast with Freedom' 

For full Itinerary and details on these unique days out contact Freedom on 051 386773 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Freedom Surf School - Bilingual Adventure Education - An Award Winning Centre in Tramore.

Smovey Vibration Therapy

FREE CLASS FOR ALL CHAMBER MEMBERS

Smovey was designed to offer an increased level of fitness, happiness, and relief, by stimulating the body and mind in a fun and enjoyable way, free of heavy lifting or impact training.

If you're into exercising or only coming back to it now a smovey class is for you as all the exercises can be tailored to any levels of fitness and through the vibrations you receive from the smovey rings you will be helping yourself physically and mentally.

Some of the benefits from using smovey are:

  • IMPROVED MOBILITY
  • IMPROVED BALANCE
  • IMPROVED CIRCULATION
  • IMPROVED COORDINATION
  • MORE ENERGY
  • STRENGTHEN CORE
  • WEIGHT LOSS

We are delighted to offer a free class to Chamber members to come and try them out. Classes are being held in Tramore, Waterford City, Kilmacthomas, Dungarvan, Mooncoin, Clonea-Power.

Each class is 1 hour long and will include smovey exercises & smovey massage.

To reserve your free space please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see www.smoveyhealth.com for more information

New Links Training Solutions logo

Course Code: 6S3372 – Special Purpose Award in Training and Development   **** Places Available

Day/dates: 6 Thursdays – May 2,9,16,23,30 and June 6

Time: 9.30am – 4pm

Location: New Links Training Solutions – Airport Business Park, Waterford

Tel: 051 385720

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web: https://www.newlinkstraining.com/train-the-trainer/train-the-trainer-waterford/

On completion of this course participants will:

  • Identify a variety of educational theories and concepts.
  • Be able to compare and contrast concepts of training, teaching and facilitation.
  • Conduct advanced session planning.
  • Deal with complex issues such as interrupting, discrimination, group process dynamics, managing unconscious dynamics.
  • Recognise what motivates an adult learner.
  • Plan, undertake and evaluate a training needs analysis.
  • Set clear and achievable objectives for a training course.
  • Develop and deliver a professional training programme to learners.
  • Demonstrate the communication skills needed to deliver a training programme.
  • Have the ability to evaluate a training session through written and oral feedback.
  • Recognise current legislation and its influence on training and delivery.

“I’m a manager of a premises and we have recently carried out some refurbishments. Am I required by law to carry out a floor-slip test to make sure the floor is safe?”

Firstly, regardless of any statutory obligation – it makes good business sense to check the slip potential of floors. Slips, trips and falls are the most common contributor to workplace accidents – so if one of your staff, or a member of the public slips on your new floor it could have a significant impact on your business. The risk of slipping on a floor is associated with 3 factors – the type of flooring, contamination on the floor surface and the footwear. Testing the slip potential of floors before the accident happens is the best approach – LCE provide floor slip testing from as little as €150.

Now to answer the question in relation to legal obligation – yes, employers are required, by law to assess the risk of slips and to control those risks.  

Think workplace safety… think LCE. www.LCE.ie

rikon

RIKON are hosting a 1/2 Day Business Facilitated Workshop in conjunction with the Waterford Chamber on Thursday 25th of April, 2019 in Arclabs, WIT Carriganore Campus. This interactive workshop will be of interest to any Waterford Business looking to grow and improve their company in 2019.

The workshop will be facilitated by dedicated strategists and market specialists from RIKON who will work with the attendees on various business model elements throughout the day.  The workshop is free to attend but places are limited.

For more information and booking, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EY brexit watch

Our deal outcome probabilities reflect yet another tumultuous month for Brexit, with the no-deal probability increasing since the last issue of Brexit Watch. The British Prime Minister promised to step down if MPs had approved her deal. Despite this, all 12 indicative votes were rejected by parliament and meaningful vote three failed to pass.

The British Labour Party, on the back of public demonstrations in the UK, have continued to call for any deal to be put to a vote by the British people. The rejection by MPs of the third meaningful vote and failure to reach a consensus on any alternative path forward signify that the UK could very well be heading towards a no-deal Brexit. Of course, businesses and small businesses in particular, continue in a state of limbo. With varying exit dates remaining in play, it is almost impossible to make any investment decisions or plan for the future.

Read our latest Brexit Update here.

Every manager needs to have an understanding of their H&S responsibilities!

The IOSH Managing Safely training does just that - it is aimed at all managers, supervisors and team leaders to ensure that they understand their role when it comes to safety within the workplace.

The benefits in training your managers in IOSH Managing Safely include:

  • Increased productivity – less hours lost to sickness and accidents
  • Internationally recognised certification
  • Staff engagement is boosted which leads to further workplace improvements
  • Enhanced reputation within the supply chain
  • Improved organisation-wide safety awareness and an appreciation of safety measures.

Book your place on the next course from 15th – 17th May 2019 with LCE Workplace Safety.

Only €550.00 per person including documentation, lunch and refreshments as well as the globally recognised IOSH accreditation.

Waterford Chamber Discounts apply for 2 or more attending from the same company.

Contact LCE for more details – 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.LCE.ie/booking/

Language Xchange Ireland ISOLanguage Xchange Ireland, a unique work experience-based English Language program, offer international English students Voluntary Work Placements within the business sector, in the South East of Ireland.

This BREXIT proof business has experienced a 40% growth in business in the last 12months and this trend is set to continue after successful marketing campaigns in Europe, over the last two years. This year Language Xchange Ireland were awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certification for their systems and procedures along with ISO 45001 Health & Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental, making them the first Work Placement business, to achieve this combined Certification in Ireland and the UK.

With a team of 7 on board, Language Xchange Ireland have been providing access to local businesses, to our many groups of international students coming to Ireland. They offer a refined, well-oiled business model which meets student’s needs and the needs of Erasmus +, the usual EU grant provider chosen by international schools.

Language Xchange Ireland students work voluntary in Waterford City / Tramore / Dungarvan for 2 - 4 weeks at a time and many business in Co. Waterford have availed of their high calibre students over the years. Their students are prepared for the programme via home e-Learning online in advance of arrival, orientation training on arrival and continuous monitoring while in Ireland. LXI students included 2nd & 3rd year – Chefs, Electricians, Carpenters, Beauticians, Waiters, Metal Fabricators, IT Coders, Hairdressers, Dental Nurses, Farmers, Nurses, Retail, Aircraft Technicians and Administration students. Some local businesses use this platform to recruit highly skilled & motivated graduates.

LXI assure their students a very pleasant, unique experience in Ireland. Con Furey, Managing Director, has established partnerships with many European schools from which they receive groups of students annually, bringing repeat business not only to us but also to local businesses and services. LXI are always willing to accept new Host Companies in Waterford City / Tramore / Dungarvan town & Waterford County.

The accommodation spend for LXI students host families exceeds €250,000 annually and each student come with an average spend of €500 - €900 pocket money, over the 2 or 4 week period in your local economy.

LXI have 5 groups of Business School students & Trades coming to Waterford County this year - If you would like a student to complete some administration, marketing, catering or reception duties at your business, or you want to find out more please visit the Language Xchange Ireland at – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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“Our membership of Waterford Chamber helps us stay connected with what’s happening in the local environment. Working in a fast-moving multinational company makes that information-sharing and networking all the more valuable as we look to think globally and act locally. It is also important that we have a group like Chamber to represent Waterford’s interests with government and other key stakeholders in a cohesive way. This strong voice for Waterford business will help ensure Ireland’s oldest city reaches its full potential and prospers in the 21st Century.”

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