12 Chemifloc Employees Complete Occupational First Aid Course

Pictured L-R: Deirdre O'Connor, Ciaran Larkin, Niamh Brady, Helen Downes, Chief Executive at Shannon Chamber, Fergal Lawless, Executive Director at Chemifloc, John Dillon, Fergal Gallagher, SHEQ Manager at Chemifloc and Eamon Nunan, Projects Manager at Chemifloc.

12 Chemifloc Employees Complete Occupational First Aid Course

Shannon, Co. Clare, 17 July 2017: 12 Chemifloc employees have become qualified ‘first responders’ after successfully completing specialist training in Occupational First Aid as part of the company’s health and safety programme. The Chemifloc first responders team received comprehensive training in workplace first aid including cardiac response and the use of defibrillators.

Fergal Gallagher, Health and Safety Manager for Chemifloc said, “Congratulations to everyone who received their Fetac Level 5 certificate in Occupational First Aid. It is a tremendous achievement and will be of benefit to them here at work and in their own homes. Chemifloc achieved the OHSAS18001 Health and Safety Management standard in early 2016 and we are committed to maintaining this standard by practicing and promoting health and safety in a variety of ways. All of our employees are trained in Health and Safety awareness. In addition, one third of our employees are now trained in Occupational First Aid.”

The Shannon-based employees to complete the course are: Niamh Brady, Fergal Lawless, Deirdre O’Connor, Martin Hehir, Adrian Doyle, Kevin Bergin, John Dillon, Ciaran Larkin, Aileen O’Brien, Susan O’Donnell, Eamon Nunan and Michael Hayes.

Chemifloc, which now employs over 40 people at its manufacturing facility in Smithstown and its storage facility in Foynes is one of Shannon’s longest established indigenous employers, manufacturing of chemical treatments used to produce safe drinking water for Irish homes and businesses and to protect the environment by treating wastewater since 1981.