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Over 2000 attend Kerry College Open Week

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Kerry College of Further Education and Training’s first ever Open Week recently has been a great success.

Over 2000 school leavers, jobseekers, career changers, teachers, tutors, instructors, guidance staff and industry professionals attended the four campus locations across the week with 700 attending the Apprenticeship Open Evening event at Monavalley.

It was a chance for the general public to drop in, meet staff, students and apprentices and to get a favour of what each campus location has to offer. A wide range of activities, campus tours, skills demonstrations and talks were held across each campus during the week – attracting large interest from schools and the general public.

Kerry College is the first fully integrated FET college in Ireland – combining PLC/Further Education courses and Training courses. It has three campus locations in Tralee – at Clash Road, Denny Street and Monavalley with the Listowel campus catering to the North Kerry area.

The Monavalley Campus has a range of full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes starting all year round – where the Clash Road, Denny Street and Listowel Campus locations have an intake in September for the academic year.

Applicants are advised to apply early for all courses for third level progression (formerly PLC courses) as places are filled on a first come, first served basis. Many progression-focused courses are already half full. The fee structure has been revised – and now a flat fee of €130 applies to all progression-based courses. There is no change to employment-focused courses which remain free and fully funded. A range of grant and funding options are also available.

The full range of apprenticeships, full-time and part-time programmes is available to browse and book online: www.kerrycollege.ie. A copy of the printed prospectus is available from any of the campus locations or from the admissions office at 7 Denny Street, Tralee on 066 714 96 96 or email: info@kerrycollege.ie

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Insurance for building contractors

What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial fleet polices can cover many vehicles under one policy.
The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
Commercial vehicle policies usually give “open driving 25 to 70-years-old” but sometimes naming the drivers who will use the vehicle is a better option and can save you money.
You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

Employers, Public and Products Liability Insurance

Employers Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries to an employee in the course of their employment. Employee numbers and annual wages will need to be disclosed accurately and annually.
Public Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries or damage to third party property in the course of your business activities.
Your annual turnover will need to be disclosed and reviewed annually. Many main contractors and State bodies may require the tradesperson to have a minimum of €6.5 million limit of indemnity.
Products Liability Insurance covers your legal liability for injuries and property damage in connection with goods sold or supplied.

Other covers needed may include “Tools in Transit” cover which can be arranged in conjunction with your commercial vehicle policy and “Engineering Inspection Cover” may be required on plant and machinery. A “Contract Works Policy” protects the building works in progress against fire. Some insurers can include “Personal Accident” cover on a combined liability policy.

You should seek out the expert advice of a professional insurance broker to review your insurance needs. At Healy Insurances, we can review your business requirements, offer expert advice and save you money on your premiums.

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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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