CIF offers three new training programmes – Lifting Supervisor, Conservation and Business Management

by | Aug 9, 2021

Conor Greham, Business Development Executive, CIF Learning and Development, outlines three new training programmes available from conservation and heritage to management and lifting operations

Annually, the CIF learning and development department endeavours to increase its course offerings for companies nationwide. Courses added to the current suite are because of member feedback, portfolios gaps and specific CPD staff requirements.

Lantra Lifting Supervisor (2 Days)

After many years of running The Appointed Person Lifting Operations course, over the last 18 months we have witnessed a demand for a Lifting Supervisor/Crane Coordinator course. This is being driven by updates to a number of codes of practice – National Standards for the Safe Use of Cranes in Ireland, Safe Use of Tower Cranes & Self-Erecting Cranes (with reference to parts of BS7121, UK crane reference material) and Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines.

The blended Lantra Lift Supervisor/Crane Supervisor course consists of a one day virtual delivery via Zoom and a one day site-based activity at our task specific, purpose-built training centre in Lecarrow, Kilglass, Co. Roscommon. The aim is to enable people to evaluate and supervise a site-specific lift plan including choice of lifting appliance and accessories, which are required to carry out the task safely and efficiently in line with relevant and current legislation and codes of practice.

Participants will be able to understand the legislation and certification applicable to the industry in Ireland, know the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in lifting operations, be able to choose the correct lifting appliance and accessories to use as well as supervise and implement the lift plan to suit site requirements.

Successful completion of the course delegates will receive:

  • Lantra Lift Supervisor/Crane Coordinator Certificate
  • Lantra Lift Supervisor/Crane Coordinator Card, which is valid for four years
  • 14 Structured CPD points

Access to Conservation and Heritage Sites (1 Day)

The CIF Access to Conservation and Heritage Sites was developed in partnership with O’Herlihy Access Consultancy (OHAC) a leading specialist in access consultancy. The course is for companies who are working in the conservation and heritage sector and individuals who wish to get a greater understanding of the legal requirements and implications in this area.

It is geared to equip building managers, safety personnel, heritage and conservation officers with the knowledge and skills to combine the requirements of the disability legislation with heritage legislation and appropriate guidance. Participants will get with an understanding of the important role accessibility plays in conservation and heritage sites. Participants will gain insight into the latest legislative requirements, best practice and identify methods to mainstream accessibility within protected structures and buildings of historical significance.

Case studies used throughout the course on both national and international best practice ensure people will leave with an understanding of the requirements of Part M 2010 in relation to buildings of historical significance ensure and appreciate the key requirements to make a protected structure accessible and usable for all people.

On completion of the course attendees will receive:

  • CIF Access to Conservation and Heritage Sites CPD Cert
  • 6 Structured CPD Points

Business Management for Construction Managers

The Construction Industry Federation has a plethora of training resources for construction managers both experienced and new to the industry. Feedback from our members was a deciding factor in setting up a business management programme to assist construction and site managers, HR and office managers and team leads in the daily tasks of managing teams both on and off site. Titled Business Management for Construction, this four module programme is delivered over four days.

The modules are:

  • Delivering Operational Excellence
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Conflict Management

The programme is highly interactive with a fusion of theory and workshops. The workshop element requires people to take a hands-on approach to immediately implement the skills they are learning. Workshops provide real-life scenarios and insight into topics to motivate students to explore new areas of interest.

They are planned to accommodate a relatively small set of participants, encouraging individual attention to each attendee by the tutor. By the end of the course attendees will have the tools and frameworks to assist them to run a project in an operationally efficient manner, while negotiating with stakeholders, mentoring current and new staff and dealing with the possible challenges of conflict on site.

On completion candidates will receive:

  • CIF Business Management for Construction Certificate
  • 24 Structured CPD Points

For queries on any of the above courses call Conor Greham on +353 1 406 6031 or email [email protected]

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