Author Archives: Jason Kearns

About Jason Kearns

Owner of Guardian Safety Training. Qualified health and safety practitioner (CMIOSH), I have worked in health and safety for the past 13 years both as an employee and a consultant. My Client base spans across a number of different sectors (shops, schools, crèches, Pharmaceuticals, stud and farms, factories, enterprise centres, gymnasiums)
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    Safeguarding Children Training Online

    Posted on May 28, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    Safeguarding Children Training Online     Safeguarding Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). These courses have been created because, first and foremost, each and every one of […]

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    Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Online

    Posted on May 23, 2018 by in Uncategorized

          Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Training Online Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). This course describes in detail the many facets and […]

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  • Company fined €30,000 following accident which resulted in amputated thumb

    Posted on July 11, 2016 by in Uncategorized

    A chocolate manufacturer, was fined €30,000 by the Circuit Court last month after pleading guilty to not providing a “safe system of work” following an accident which resulted in an employee’s thumb being amputated.  The HSA inspector giving evidence, told the court that there was difficulty packaging a new product in the warehouse and this […]

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    Does Manual Handling Training Reduce Risk of Injury?

    Posted on July 5, 2016 by in News

    Traditional Manual Handling Training Does not Reduce the Risk of Injury I spoke to a guy a month ago who had just learned that the excruciating pain and suffering he was experiencing in his back and legs over the past number of months was down to a slipped disc (prolapsed/herniated disc). He is an engineer who lifts heavy […]

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  • Difficult customers are the biggest risk – according to an EU-OSHA survey

    Posted on May 24, 2016 by in News

    Difficult customers are the biggest risk – according to an EU-OSHA survey Difficult customers, patients and pupils, working in repetitive, tiring & painful positions are the most common risk factors throughout Europe’s workforce, according to a survey published by EU-OSHA recently. The survey examines how occupational health & safety is managed in European workforce. The […]

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  • Hospital exposed to two needle stick injury claims

    Posted on April 7, 2016 by in News

    Two Employees awarded €10,000 each against Waterford General Hospital THE ERKAL CASE Facts of the Erkal Case Ms Erkal a cleaner, suffered a needle stick when removing a mop head. She did not use the procedure in which she was trained, which was to use the tabs on the mop handle to remove the head. […]

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  • Manual handling training guidance given by Court of Appeal

    Posted on March 31, 2016 by in News

    An employer was found not liable for injuries suffered by an employee who had been provided with manual handling training.  The Court of Appeal has held that the employee carried out a task which was contrary to the system of work in place. The original award of €67,000 given by the High Court, was appealed and […]

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  • Meat factory worker awarded €415k over ‘chronic’ back injury

    Posted on December 11, 2015 by in News

    A MEAT factory worker has been awarded €415.000 by the High Court after he sued his employer over a back injury. Mohammed Ali Saleh, who was recruited from Egypt to work in Ireland, suffered a disc injury. He now walks with two crutches, is unable to work and has a miserable existence, a judge said. […]

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  • Insurers losing money on EL cover

    Posted on November 10, 2015 by in News

    €17 million is the loss for insurers on employer’s liability cover last year, but €59.6 million is the profit on public liability insurance. These are the figures from Insurance Ireland which show loss and profit for private and public liability. The figures come after a considerable national media coverage of increases in motor insurance premium […]

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  • Construction firm fined €40,000 after workers sustain serious burn injuries

    Posted on October 14, 2015 by in Blog

    Construction firm fined €40,000 after workers sustain serious burn injuries A construction company was fined €40,000 this morning (Monday 12th March) by Judge Patricia Ryan in the Central Criminal Court, Dublin for a breach of health and safety legislation. The case arose out of an incident that occurred in North Dublin on 29th August 2007. […]

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