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LCE Office Ergonomics

4th – 8th November 2019

This five-day course gives attendees the knowledge and skill needed to have a better understanding of ergonomics and how to apply these in the workplace.

The course looks at topics such as human capabilities, ergonomic assessment tools and design interventions. Upon completion attendees will be able to conduct ergonomic assessments with confidence, understand how to identify & manage risks and be able to carry out VDU assessments in the work environment.

LCE will run the Certificate in Practical Ergonomic Assessment in November, beginning Monday 4th. If this is something of interest to you more detail can be found on the LCE website www.LCE.ie or alternatively you can call 051 364 344 and speak to Karen who will be more than happy to go through any queries with you.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

EAP Institute DrugAlcohol2020

The EAP Institute will present a one day seminar for Drugs and Alcohol at Work- Managing Reasonable Suspicion, in Cork, Kingsley Hotel, Thursday 14th November, Limerick Strand Hotel Thursday 13th February 2020 and Galway Clayton Hotel 5th March 2020.

About this seminar

Under Section 13(1) b the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 all employees must ensure that they are not under the influence of an intoxicant (defined as drugs and alcohol) to the extent that he or she is in such a state as to endanger his or her own safety, health or welfare at work or that of any other person.

Managing Reasonable Suspicion

Information given by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is that from a health and safety perspective, companies need to be confident that employees are not a risk to themselves or others. If managers perceive that there is a risk action should be taken to remove the employee from the risk.

Presenters Maurice Quinlan, Director EAP Institute, Ireland, and Duncan Carmichael, Sales Manager, AgriYork 400Ltd, United Kingdom

  • Thursday 14th November 2019, The Kingsley Hotel, Cork
  • Thursday 13th February 2020, Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd
  • Thursday 5th March 2020, Clayton Hotel, Galway

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While we feel a long way away from the UK/EU border in Northern Ireland, Brexit still has its long reaching effects here in Waterford. Just this week, Waterford software development company Handheld.ie received advice from the Department of Revenue through help from the Local Enterprise Office to contact our clients in Northern Ireland to inform them that there will be no tariffs on our products in a post Brexit event.

It was an ongoing concern for many of our clients that they could face and up to 28% tariff on the software that they use every day to produce their products, store their stock and sell their goods in Northern Ireland and throughout the Republic. Having informed our clients that there would be no tariff increase, several clients admitted had there been a tariff it would have had to serious impact on our business together.

Ciarán Cullen, Chief Executive of Handheld.ie outlines that “Northern Ireland and border crossing producers make up almost a quarter of our annual turnover and that business is growing. Ironically, while Brexit has been a significant threat to our business it has also presented a significant future opportunity to encourage our clients to track and determine the provenance of their food and engineering products, tracking where they were produced, their ingredients and how they are being transported.”

He continued, “Handheld.ie is certainly part of the answer to the questions posed by any new border following Brexit. We're testing solutions with a few clients in the bakery sector around the border to ensure that they meet potential future requests from British and European custom officials.”

While Brexit does provide opportunity, Handheld.ie would much prefer a seamless border, where our clients can do business without any hindrance, because no matter what potential opportunity there may be for Handheld.ie, the certain outcome of reduced growth, both North and South of the border, will only damage our clients which will ultimately damage our business.

To counteract these effects, Handheld.ie has been active in the Belgian market and are looking to the Norwegian and Swedish markets, all of whom are keen to move to the type of software systems that we design and make in Waterford to capture and distribute data from portable hand held devices which empowers our clients to easily track orders, trace ingredients, locate stock and eliminate costly paper procedures from the entire production to delivery process.

Tramore Racecourse Christmas Party 2019

Christmas parties at Tramore Racecourse

Saturday 14th & Friday 20th of December at Tramore Racecourse 

€45 per person

On Arrival enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco followed by a delicious 4 course dinner, spot prizes & a fun night of dancing the night away on the 14th to Sleeze "n" Cheeze & on the 20th The Strobes.

Call Catherine on 051-386144.

Home Instead Winter ReadyWith evenings drawing in and temperatures falling as winter makes its presence felt, Home Instead Waterford offers some useful tips and practices that can be put in place to ensure our senior relatives, friends and neighbours stay warm, safe and cared for over the winter months.

Danette Connolly, Director of Care, Home Instead Senior Care Waterford says it is our collective responsibility to ensure our senior population is particularly well looked after during the winter.

“We would ask people to check in on senior family and friends over the coming weeks and make sure they are winter ready. Make sure the house is well stocked with the essentials, such as batteries for the smoke alarm, medicines, particularly repeat prescriptions and plenty of tinned fruit and veg and non-perishables such as pasta and rice, so they don’t have to venture out in the cold and dark.”

Danette advises that encouraging our senior relatives to wear several thin layers of clothes, instead of one heavy layer and to keep all internal windows and door closed to keep heat in, will keep them warmer longer throughout the day.

“It is important that seniors eat regular hot meals, as the body keeps warm by burning the food we eat. Porridge is an excellent source of nutrients, it’s quick and easy to prepare and fuels the body for hours.”

Other tips include:

  • Clear pathways of wet leaves, which pose a trip hazard
  • Keep all emergency / contact numbers close at hand
  • Block draughts and keep curtains closed at night to retain heat
  • Ensure electrical devices are unplugged at night
  • Have Eircode beside phone to assist emergency services in reaching property quicker in case of an emergency

“Please make an extra effort to call in on an older relative or neighbour. If they are dependent on solid fuels for heating, bring a bale of briquettes or a bag of coal. Doing a grocery shop is also helpful and practical as they will have all the essentials at hand.”

Home Care providers during times of adverse weather conditions will always prioritise care to the most vulnerable i.e. those who live alone. If you are able to help out with your loved one, please let your home care provider know.

Visit www.homeinstead.ie or call Home Instead Senior Care on 051 333966. Home Instead Senior Care if you are concerned about the welfare of a senior family relative or neighbor.

Home Instead also offers an array of senior care services such as light housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, transport and companionship, up to and including personal care, dementia care, post hospital care and disability care.

Smovey Free Workshop Oct 2019

We are holding a FREE chair yoga, meditation, breathing and Smovey workshop for people with Neurological Conditions.

We will start with deep breathing and meditation which can be great distraction technique for people that are in pain or discomfort, this will also be a beneficial tool to help you manage your condition when you are at home and away from the comfort and security of the class environment. We will then do some chair yoga and exercises to help increase mobility and flexibility. The Exercise Part of the class will be for the 1st hour and the remaining 30 minutes will be socialising which has been scientifically proven to increase B.D.N.F. which is miracle growth for the brain. Please see www.helpingpeoplewithparkinsons.com for a range of personal testimonials.

Irene Treacy is PD Warrior and Parkinson’s Regeneration Trained, a certified yoga instructor specializing in brain injuries and Ireland's 1st smoveyCOACH. Irene is also a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming and currently studying to become a Holistic Councillor.

Workshop takes place on the 21st October at 10am at Smovey Health, Unit 13 Seapoint, Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Waterford.

Spaces are limited and can be booked by calling 085 8525766 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Colourtrend Charity Coffee Morning Oct 2019

Colourtrend Paint and Wallpaper Waterford are hosting a coffee morning supporting The Friends of St Patricks Hospital on Friday, 18th October in the store at Kingsmeadow Retail Park.

On the day we will have tea /coffee and cakes and treats sponsored by Jack Molloy Catering. We will also have face painting for the kids. We are delighted to support The friends of St Patricks Hospital. Monies raised will go towards the Patent Care Fund which provides additional facilities and comfort to patients under the voluntary work of the Friends of St. Patrick’s Hospital in conjunction with the staff of the hospital. Many thanks to Jack Molloy for his support on donating goodies for the event.

Call down for some great colour and decorating advice and enjoy some fresh cakes and goodies and donate to a very worthy cause.

Carters Corporate Gifts

Award Winning Carter's Chocolate Cafe have an exciting selection of Corporate Hampers and Presentation Gift Boxes from Irelands favourite Chocolatiers including Lily O'Briens's, Butlers and Lir available for nationwide delivery this Christmas Season.

With boxes from €8 there's something for all companies to help express your gratitude to clients and colleagues this festive season.

Call Philip on 051-841802 to discuss today and support local businesses this Christmas.

 

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