Worksite Visits Programme

ICOH 2018 Organising Committee are delighted to offer delegates the opportunity to participate in one of the below worksite visits during their time at the Congress.
Please note that these worksite visits comprise of a significant portion of on foot touring and comfortable shoes and outdoor clothing should be worn.
Because of the nature of these visits with behind the scenes access to some of Ireland’s largest operations numbers in the tour groups are limited and bookings are on a first come first serve basis.
These visits will be available to book from the 12th February 2018. A nominal fee will apply in cases where transport applies to cover costs.

Dublin Port

Dublin city was founded by Vikings at the lowest crossing point of the River Liffey (Near Guinness’s brewery) and since then the Port has gradually moved eastwards.  Today two thirds of the traded goods in Ireland pass through Dublin Port each year, it caters for cruise ships (upwards of 100 per year) ferry cars and passengers (1.8 million per year), Roll on Roll off freight and container ships and bulk carriers.  It is significant in the social and political history of Ireland.  Its busiest week ever was in 2010 when aircraft were grounded due to volcanic ash from Iceland.  The largest car ferry in Europe operates from Dublin Port to Holyhead in Wales.

Delegates will visit the administration building for a presentation followed by a bus tour of Container, Roll on Roll off and Cruise Liner Berths.

Dates: Tuesday 1st May & Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (delegates are open to book either of these dates on a first come first serve basis)

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Transport: Delegates will be accompanied on foot from the CCD to Dublin port by the congress organising team

Dress Code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or rain coat (just in case!).

Guinness Brewery

This tour will commence at the main Reception office. There will be a lecture on the history of the medical services at Guinness, talks from safety/ occupational health and a video of the operations carried out on site (The visit will NOT include the Guinness Storehouse visitor attraction centre nor any factory production areas).

Dates: Tuesday 1st May & Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours.

Transport: Delegates can make their own way there (Luas) or join “walking bus” with some sightseeing on the way (see map).

Dress Code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or rain coat (just in case!).

Tesco Distribution Centre

This is the longest Building in Ireland (1.3km) so bring robust walking shoes! The site tour will be preceded by a talk with particular emphasis on a unique rehabilitation programme for musculoskeletal conditions. The site is 740,000 square feet & Built on 17 acres with 6 miles of aisles this centre is responsible for the distribution of 1, 500000 cases of goods which are delivered to store each week. There are 600 people working on site from 24 different countries.

Dates: Tuesday 1st May & Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours.

Transport: A bus will be arranged to take delegates to and from the venue (30min drive each way).

Dress Code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes.

Additional notes: The site operates a random search policy, all visitors should be aware off this to avoid any concerns should you be “selected for search” on the day this is normal practice for this site.

Hi vis jackets will be supplied and must be worn.

Irish Aviation Authority

This afternoon lecture will give an overview of the role of the Irish Aviation authority and the function of the Aeromedical section. Further details on the lecture content to follow soon. We will make our way on foot from the congress venue (CCD) to the IAA. On route, there will be the opportunity to see an old Caisson used to construct the Dublin Quays and a monument to a gassing accident in a Dublin sewer which claimed the lives of 3 workers in 1908. Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is close by O’Connell Bridge (there is a Jet engine in the window) it is 1.3km from CCD.

Dates: Tuesday 1st May & Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Time: 2:30pm depart CCD on foot as a group, start 3pm at the IAA & finishes at 5pm

Duration: 2 hours.

Transport: Delegates must make their own way or join the walking group departing the CCD at 2:30pm

Dress Code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or rain coat (just in case!).

The Guinness Architectural Legacy

A walking tour from St Stephen’s Green to St James’s Gate to enjoy the buildings, monuments and parks, constructed, restored or laid out, and donated to the citizens of Dublin by several generations of the Guinness family. The tour will last for between one and one and a half hours, with a walking distance of  approximately five kilometres and around six stops along the way.  As it is a walking tour delegates should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The tour will be led by James Howley who is an architect and an author based in Dublin.

Dates: Tuesday 1st May & Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

Time: 3:30pm – depart CCD, 4pm – 6pm Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Transport: Delegates must make their own way or join the group leaving the CCD at 3:30pm to take public transport (Luas) to the starting point and make their own way back.

Dress Code: Casual clothing with comfortable walking shoes, an umbrella or rain coat (just in case!).

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