Training is essential for a ‘Return to Work’


CILT SKILLNET, the National Agency for Worldplace Learning is providing training courses for companies as they prepare to return to business, sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). To date these courses are filling up. See training courses details and dates below.

CILT Skilnet received an overwhelming response to their initial COVID-19 Designated Person Training course. The modules were fully booked in a matter of hours and to meet this demand they are running an additional course on 18 June.

In addition to the Designated Person Training, they are running a Returning to Work with COVID-19 Training Programme. This programme is for Business Owners and Managers and has been designed to help plan for the practicalities of a safe return to work for employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and visitors etc.

All CILT Skillnet COVID-19 Training Programmes can be delivered on an in-company basis and can be tailored to meets specific sectors.

For details on current COVID-19 Training Courses click here. Contact for more information.

COVID-19: Designated Person Training 

Date & Time: 18 June 2020 – 9 am to 11 am
Location: Online Zoom Webinar
Subsidised Cost: €20

The Return to Work Safely Protocol published by the Department of Business, Enterprise &  Innovation with its underlying guideline for all sectors in reopening their workplaces has specifically mentioned the nomination of a COVID-19 Designated Person in each place of work and for them to receive training in this role.

This online, trainer-led webinar will provide an overview of the role, what is required of them and a list of safety considerations for the workplace they will have to implement, monitor, review and report on.

Course Content

Introduction What is Coronavirus?
COVID19 Designated person Function
Role – What is involved?
Support from Site Management
Communication to all staff
Reporting to Management regarding adherence to safety measures Monitoring of behaviours and discipline of breaches
Health & Safety Legislation Measures were undertaken to address staff wellbeing
Preventing the spread of COVID19 Close Working
Behaviours – Everybody has a part to play
Shift Adjustment/Cross over
General Site Considerations Return to Work Process
Social Distancing
Site Walkways and General Access
Communal and Welfare Areas
Wider Considerations Customer-Facing Roles
First Aid Responder Guidance
Management of Meetings
Travel to/from Work
Contractors / Suppliers / Visitors What do they need to know about site safety measure before coming on-site
COVID19 Response Person Procedure in place to address a Suspected COVID19 Cases in work

Cleaning space following suspected COVID19 case

Information sources Monitoring updates from Government Departments, HSE etc
Communications of updates to staff teams


This is an intensive, interactive training course. A certificate of completion will be awarded to verified participants. The webinar will be delivered via Zoom by Mary Finn, Connect4Work.

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