Workplace Training

Manual Handling

To comply with the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) regulations training must be provided to any employees involved in manual handling tasks.

The regulations define Manual Handling as “any transporting or supporting of a load by 1 or more employees and includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving a load which by reason of its characteristics or unfavourable ergonomic conditions involves risk, particularly of back injury to employees.”

Chemical handling

At B Mac Safety Solutions tailor-made training programs can be delivered to cover Chemical handling to cover from cleaning simple spills to entry into the body and how best to handle this.

Courses are designed for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical industry and also for businesses where only a small amount of chemicals are used which deal with everything from the legislation on same to storage and handling etc.

Forklift Training

Forklift training is provided which covers from complete beginner to refresher courses for experienced drivers.
All our training consultants are RTITB certified.


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Brendan McAuliffe

Trainer / Instructor

Brendan McAuliffe has 25 years industrial work experience holding facilities managers’ role in both high volume manufacturing and in the pharmaceutical industry. He understands at first hand the employers’ duty with respect to health and safety management to their employees. The primary duty of the employer under the SHW@W Act 2005 is to provide a safe place of work for their employees and anyone affected by their business. Safety and health management ultimately means creating an environment free from the risk of injury and ill health. So it is not just focusing on safety issues but also the long term effects of the working environment on workers’ health, i.e exposure to noise, vibration, active pharmaceuticals, solvents, paints, boring repetitive work etc.

Brendan has a 1st Class hons. degree in Health and safety from the University of Limerick.
He is also and Irish Heart Foundation and Pre Hospital Emergency Care BLS and CFR Instructor.
He has a Foundation Diploma in Education from University College Galway.
He is a breathing apparatus instructor from International Fire Training Centre in the UK.
He is a QQI approved First Aid and Manual Handling trainer and a PHECC approved FAR Instructor.
He has 10 years Safety Consultancy experience working with small and medium entreprises and also multinationals.
He has also instructed on both the PSCS and PSDP courses.

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