People First Forklift & Safety Training Tipperary


Based in Tipperary, People First Safety Training offers Forklift Training, Manual Handling, MEWP's, Working at Height and Abrasive Wheel in Munster and throughout Ireland.

People First Safety Training is a professional training company, providing training to all business sectors including industrial, manufacturing and retail.

The services offered are as follows;

  • Forklift Training
  • Manual Handling class room and online
  • MEWP's
  • Working at Height class room and online
  • Abrasive Wheel class room and online
  • Hi Ab Crane's
  • Teleporters

The business is owned and operated by Mark O’ Neill whose qualifications include;

  • RTITB qualified instructor :- Counter balance, Reach Truck,  power pallet truck , MEWP’s and truck mounted (HiAb) Cranes
  • QQI level 6 manual handling instructor
  • FETAC Level 6 train the trainer instructor
  • Abrasive wheel instructor
  • MDAL work at heights instructor

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Counter Balance and Reach Forklift and Power Pallet Truck

Novice :- no experience 5 days / 40 hour course
Experienced :- Some experience no licence 2/3 days 20 hour course
Refresher :- Renewal of licence 1 day / 8 Hours
Conversion :- Reach to counter balance, counter balance to reach 1 day

Note: Power pallet truck is ½ to 1 day depending on experience

Objectives:- By the end of the course the candidates will be able to

  • Carry out pre use inspections of the machines
  • Know the hazards of improper use of the machines
  • Know how to use the machines correctly
  • Know the load capacity and capabilities of the machine
  • Health and safety duties of employers and employees
  • Battery care and maintenance
  • Good house keeping
  • Theory test and Practical test

3 year expiry on licence

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M.E.W.P.’s Mobile Elevated Work Platforms

Novice and experienced Courses

Objectives:- By the end of the course the candidates will be able to

  • Carry out pre use inspections of the machines
  • Know the hazards of improper use of the machines
  • Know how to use the machines correctly
  • Know the load capacity and capabilities of the machine
  • Health and safety duties of employers and employees
  • Battery care and maintenance
  • Good house keeping
  • Dangers of MEWP’s eg wind terrain
  • Theory test
  • Practical test

3 year expiry on licence

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Abrasive Wheels

Half day course, On completion of the course the candidates will be able to

  • Identify types of abrasive wheels
  • Mount wheels safely onto the correct machines
  • Instruction and safe use of the machines
  • Health and safety duties of employers and employees
  • Housekeeping and storage
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Wheel structure, Blotters and speed
  • Mounting
  • Dressing and truing
  • Practical and safe use

Refresher training recommended every 2 year

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Manual Handling

Course Objectives: - At the end of this Course Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the main aspects of Manual Handling Legislation
  • Describe the 8 Principles of Safe Manual Handling
  • Apply the 8 principles of Safe Manual Handling to Manual Handling Tasks in the Workplace

Course Content:

  • Law Health and Welfare Act 2005. Employer’s and Employee’s
  • Responsibility
  • Anatomy / Anatomy injuries
  • Hazardous loads.
  • Manual Handling hazards.
  • How to avoid or reduce manual handling.
  • Good manual handling techniques and practices.
  • Basic Risk assessments
  • Good housekeeping

Duration: 3 Hours

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Working at Heights

Course Objectives: - At the end of this Course Participants will be able to

  • What and Why are we here
  • Legal Aspects, Legislation & Regulations
  • Fall Hazards
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Safe Working at Heights: Edge Protection,
  • Roofwork, MEWP’s, Scaffolding, Mobile Towers, 
  • Vehicles, Ladders, Excavations & Trenches
  • Work At Height Equipment
  • Fall Arrest & Fall Restraint
  • Capacity of Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Emergencies at Height
  • Equipment Care
  • Instruct users in safe Harness & Lanyard Practices
  • Carry out Detailed inspections of harnesses & lanyards

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HIAB Truck Mounted Crane

Course Objectives: - At the end of this Course Participants will be trained in the following:

  • Safe vehicle manoeuvring and positioning
  • Correct preparation of truck mounted crane
  • Safe operation of truck mounted crane
  • Correct slinging of loads
  • Preparation for travel
  • Understand truck mounted crane operator responsibilities
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations

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Training Terms and conditions

Online courses:

All online courses will run on weekdays starting at 9:00 12:00 and 15:00. Provisions can be made for alternate time upon request. Attendees are required to log into the links provided for the relevant training course 10 minutes before the start for brief check in with the instructor. There will be a cut off point 10 minutes after the course has started for late arrivals after that time session will be closed from anyone late trying to log in. Payment for the course will be paid on the website before course. Alternative payment options are available upon request.

The following are mandatory to receive full certificate's from online courses.

  • Photo ID and email address must be sent on the day
  • Answer questions related to the course in the format of survey - microsoft forms sheet which will be emailed or sent via text.
  • Name must be included on the survey - microsoft forms sheet
  • a video by your self or colleague recording you doing the practical aspect of the course and participant must be visible and recognisable blurry videos will not be allowed .




Cancellation Terms:

“Where no account is held, a booking deposit is required and the place is not secure until full payment is made, at least 2 working days prior to the course. Booking deposits are non-refundable.

Should a learner fail to pass a course assessment they are not entitled to a refund in respect of the monies paid for the course and/or your account will be charged in full.

In the event that you fail to attend your course with People First Safety Training or a candidate which you represent fails to attend their course you are not entitled to a refund in respect of the monies paid for the course, save in the event that adequate notice of cancellation is provided as per the following paragraph”


“Your time to cancel a course starts from the date of the booking of your course with People First Safety Training. In the event you cancel your course or a candidate which you represent cancels their course with People First Safety Training without giving five (5) working days (Monday to Friday not including the day you contact People First Safety Training, including all account holding companies) notice you are not entitled to a refund in respect of the monies paid for the course and/or your account will be charged in full”



All quotes issued are valid for 30 days. 


Data Protection

People First Safety Training treats all information and personal data that individuals or companies provide as confidential. The information provided is used for the purpose for which it was collected to allow People First Safety Training to provide goods and services. People First Safety Training may share the data with agents who act on our behalf in order to provide goods and services but only insofar as is necessary.


Late Arrival Policy

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the course start time to allow for registration, tea and coffee.

For all online courses please log in 10 minutes before course starts and access to the course will be restricted 10 minutes after the course has started.

In accordance with all courses must start at the specified start time, late arrivals will be refused entry.

For all other courses learners who arrive more than 15 minutes late to a course will be refused entry.

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Latest Policy Update:  17/11/2020


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You can contact us by emailing us at or calling

Mark on 0862119179

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