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Defence Forces Training

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 4 October 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Questions (234)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

234. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if chemical health and safety training is provided to new recruits and cadets as part of their basic training; and if not, if it will be made mandatory as soon as possible. [42131/17]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I am advised by the relevant military authorities that basic Health and Safety training is provided to all new entrants to the Defence Forces.  Where a requirement for more specific Health and Safety training is identified for an individual or group of individuals for a post, this training is provided by qualified Defence Force safety personnel. For example, individuals working with chemicals will receive Chemical Awareness training as required.

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