Courses

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  • Advanced Skills in Employment Investigations and the Application of Disciplinary Procedures

    Investigations involving employees have legal implications for both employees and employers. Key legal principles apply and must be adhered to. Frequently managers are unclear on how to proceed. They fail to understand the legal implications of what they say and do. A defective employment investigation will prevent employers from dealing effectively with disciplinary issues. They may lead to legal proceedings which if reported by the media can convey a negative image of your organisation in the eyes of your clients or the public.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: Can merit 12 CPD Hours

  • Advanced Skills in Fraud Investigation

    A modular based intensive training programme for personnel who have a fraud investigative role. Delegates will receive training that ensures that they carry out their investigations in a professional manner. They will be able to obtain and secure evidence in compliance with the law and to present and stand over it in court. This training will provide attendees with the essential skills needed to investigate fraud in compliance with best practice principles. It will illustrate the way that the evidence is collected and recorded affects the admissibility, credibility and weight of the evidence.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours:

  • Advanced Skills in Healthcare Investigation

    Relevant for any inspector involved in inspection of healthcare facilities. Tailored course to meet specific requirements of our clients. •Law, evidence and procedure •Best Practice in investigating interviewing •Investigative interviewing role play •Excellence in recording and statement writing •Excellence in writing reports •Giving effective evidence

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: Can merit 6 CPD Hours per day.

  • Advanced Skills in Investigation and Enforcement

    This highly successful training programme is designed to ensure that those with an investigative role have the knowledge, skills and confidence to competently gather, secure and present evidence to best practice standards.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour - Initiating Legal Action under The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 - In House

    Anti-Social Behaviour continues to be a challenging issue for local authorities. In the current environment with increasing demands on housing lists, local authority staff are under more pressure to address cases of anti-social behaviour. Local Authority Staff go to great lengths to address cases of anti-social behaviour through non- legal solutions in line with the good practice guidelines set out in “Preventing and Combating Anti- Social Behaviour”. However, in a number of cases, such measures fail and housing officers have no option but to take steps to exclude individuals from rented accommodation or to terminate the tenancy. At times this is the only viable option left to combat anti-social behaviour. The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 has incorporated fair procedure principles putting them on a statutory footing. This will mean that all steps and procedures under the Act must be followed.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: 12

  • Best Practice in Accident Investigations

    Good accident investigation is essential to effective risk management. Despite this many staff members do not know what to do in the “golden 24 hour period” after an accident occurs. The result is that essential information is lost or tainted. On this course delegates will learn the competencies and skills to apply best practice in their investigation of an accident. They will learn how to deal with and respond to external investigators when they arrive on site. They will learn the skills to collect, store and record essential information to minimise the risk of the accident happening again and where appropriate to defend the organisation in a civil or criminal case.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: 6

  • Best Practice in Investigating Serious Incidents in the Health Service

    Key legal principles apply and must be adhered to when carrying out investigations and reviews within the health service. Frequently those appointed to carry out these investigations/reviews are unclear how to proceed. They fail to understand the legal implications of what they say and do. A defective investigation may lead to further incidents as well as a public inquiry or legal proceedings. If reported by the media it can convey a negative image for your organisation in the eyes of your clients and the public.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: 6.5 Hours

  • Advanced Skills in Investigation and Enforcement for Planning Officers

    This 4-module intensive training programme gives Planning Officers the skills needed to carry out their investigations in a professional manner and take successful criminal prosecutions. Delegates will learn how to obtain and secure evidence in accordance with best practice standards and understand how this affects the admissiblity, credibility and weight of evidence in court.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours:

  • Advanced Skills in Investigation and Enforcement for Planning Officers

    This 4-module intensive training programme gives Planning Officers the skills needed to carry out their investigations in a professional manner and take successful criminal prosecutions. Delegates will learn how to obtain and secure evidence in accordance with best practice standards and understand how this affects the admissiblity, credibility and weight of evidence in court.

    Course available: Public

    CPD Hours: Up to 24 CPD Hours

  • Effective File Preparation - for successful local authority prosecutions

    This essential 1-day in-house training programme is delivered by lawyers for local authority staff working in the area of enforcement. It ensures that local authority staff have a clear understanding of what is required of them during the prosecution process and how to prepare a successful prosecution file from start to finish.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours:

  • Employment Law - Rights, Investigations, Disputes and Redress - In-House

    Employment law is a critical part of business and has become increasingly complex in recent years. The employer/employee relationship in Ireland is heavily regulated by contract law, judicial precedent, domestic legislation and European Union directives, each conferring different rights and obligations on employers and employees alike. Significant changes to the dispute resolution landscape have occurred since the establishment of the Workplace Relations Commission who are now responsible for the inspection of employment rights compliance, the issuing of compliance notices and the initiation of prosecutions against offending employers. Failure to comply with legislation can be time consuming and costly – both financially and reputationally. With the Irish economy steadily improving, employers have a renewed focus on getting the best from their staff and compliance in this critical area of business is key.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: 6

  • Employment Law - Rights, Investigations, Disputes and Redress - Autumn 2017

    If you are interested in running this course in-house contact Fergal O'Neill on 01 8788 265 or email foneill@latouchetraining.ie Employment law is a critical part of business and has become increasingly complex in recent years. The employer/employee relationship in Ireland is heavily regulated by contract law, judicial precedent, domestic legislation and European Union directives, each conferring different rights and obligations on employers and employees alike. Significant changes to the dispute resolution landscape have occurred since the establishment of the Workplace Relations Commission who are now responsible for the inspection of employment rights compliance, the issuing of compliance notices and the initiation of prosecutions against offending employers. Failure to comply with legislation can be time consuming and costly – both financially and reputationally. With the Irish economy steadily improving, employers have a renewed focus on getting the best from their staff and compliance in this critical area of business is key.

    Course available: Public

    CPD Hours: 6

  • Fire Safety and Building Control - Regulation, Investigation and Prosecution - Essential Legal Skills

    This three module course is designed specifically for officers working in the area of fire safety and building control. This training gives fire and building control officers a clear understanding of the governing legislation, offences that may be prosecuted and the powers officers are afforded in this area. Officers will gain a good working knowledge of the notices that may be served, how to draft documents to best practice standards, how to undertake a successful investigation from start to finish including how to give clear effective evidence in court.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: 18

  • Initiating Legal Action in Rent Arrears Cases under The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 - In-House

    Dealing with tenants who are in rent arrears is a challenging issue for local authorities. In the current environment with increasing demands on housing lists, local authority staff are under increasing pressure to handle cases in rent arrears quickly and efficiently. Housing Officers go to great lengths to address cases where tenants are in rent arrears. However, in a number of cases, non-legal measures fail and housing officers have no option but to take steps to terminate the tenancy. At times this is the only viable option available to the housing authority. The Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 has changed the landscape, incorporating fair procedure principles putting them on a statutory footing. This will mean that steps and procedures under the Act must now be followed before initiating legal proceedings for possession.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours: 12

  • Pay and Display Parking

    A system of vehicle parking and stopping restrictions is in place throughout Ireland ensuring careless parking does not cause obstructions or impinge on safety. Most Local Authorities have Traffic Divisions or Roads Departments which are responsible for creating bye-laws that list places with parking restrictions (disc parking, permit parking, car parks and “pay and display”) and decide the value of parking fines. La Touche Training has created a unique training programme to assist local authority staff with this process.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours:

  • Succeeding at Oral Hearings

    Oral hearings for planning issues are an essential feature of the planning process. Any individual who is involved in such a hearing in any way either as an applicant, an objector or a member of a prescribed body should be very clear on the structure of a hearing, their role and the expectations of that role, the inspector’s role and how to make a clear case.

    Course available: In-House

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  • Technical Report Writing

    This one-day course will ensure delegates fully understand what is involved in writing a technical report. They will consider the content of reports by considering the source and weight of evidence to be included, and learning to distinguish between facts, inferences and opinions. They will also consider the process of report writing, including grammar, layout, format and style. They will receive a model format which can be adapted to suit the field and context that is required. Delegates are required to bring a copy of a final report from a completed case. They will receive feedback on their report from an experienced lawyer trainer and from the other delegates.

    Course available: In-House

    CPD Hours:

  • Waste Enforcement - Investigation & Prosecution

    Despite increased public awareness about appropriate recycling and waste management, waste enforcement is still a significant issue. The introduction of waste collection charges and the reduction in number of open municipal waste landfills has contributed to some of the classic waste enforcement issues, like illegal dumping and burning waste. This continues to be of considerable concern to Local Authorities due to the huge environmental harm and clean- up costs. Local authorities are responsible for investigating these waste crimes and for taking appropriate enforcement action.

    Course available: Public

    CPD Hours: 13