FETAC (Further Education Training Awards Council)
Work Zone Training / Renewable Energy Systems Training Institute (RESTI) applied for FETAC Registration through Quality Assurance for RESTI in April 2010 and was validated as a registered provider in October 2011. FETAC works alongside the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQUAI) and its partners in education and training in the development of the new National Framework of Qualifications. This framework comprises of 10 levels and thereby encompasses all levels of education and training awards in the State. FETAC has specific responsibility for levels 1-6. In January 2005 following agreement by the National Qualifications Authority (NQUAI), all former and existing FETAC awards were placed on the National Framework of qualifications at levels 3, 4, 5, and 6. The Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 will amalgamate NQUAI, FETAC, and IUOB into a new single agency, Qualifications and Quality Assurance Ireland (QQAI).
City and Guilds
Work Zone Training / RESTI applied to be a registered centre in March 2010 and was approved as a City and Guilds Centre through Quality Assurance in July 2010. City and Guilds is the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, offering over 500 awards across a wide range of industries, and progressing from entry level to the highest levels of professional achievement. With over 8500 centres in 100 countries, City and Guilds is recognized by employers worldwide for providing qualifications that offer proof of skills they need to get the job done.
The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics Ireland
Work Zone Training / RESTI is on the list of recognized training providers with the competent authority HSA www.hsa.ie and the examinations authority CILT www.CILT.ieThe Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) was appointed by the Health and Safety Authority as the examination body for Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSA) for the transport of dangerous goods by road as of 11th July 2001.
The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations, 2011 (S.I. No. 349 of 2011), provides for the appointment and vocational qualifications of safety advisers (DGSA’s) for the transport of dangerous goods by road both in the State and Internationally in Europe in accordance with ADR. The European Communities (Transport of Dangerous Goods by Rail), Regulations 2010, (S.I. No, 651 of 2010), provides for the appointment and vocational qualifications of safety advisers (DGSA’s) for the transport of dangerous goods by rail, both in the State and Internationally in Europe, in accordance with RID.
The Regulations, respectively, prohibit the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail both within the State and Internationally in Europe by an undertaking unless it has appointed a safety adviser (DGSA); subject to exemptions contained in these regulations.
In this context, undertaking is defined in both sets of regulations and includes consignor, carrier as well as packer, filler loader, unloader and operator of tank-container/portable tank.
The safety adviser is required to fulfill specified functions including advising the undertaking who appointed him/her as to health, safety and environmental matters in connection with the transport of dangerous goods and the preparation of the necessary reports.
Each company involved in the transport of dangerous goods by road or rail is required to have a certified safety adviser. Mutual recognition of vocational training certificates issued in other member States of the European Community or in Northern Ireland is also provided for.
In order to facilitate the new DGSA regulations S.I. 349 of 2011- European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road) (ADR Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, Work Zone Training / RESTI will be carrying out DGSA certification courses throughout Ireland. These courses will prepare participants for the examinations of (CILT).