GUIDE TO COMPLETING GARDA VETTING AND FOREIGN POLICE CLEARANCE
If you will be working with children and vulnerable persons in the University, you must obtain Garda Vetting and Foreign Police Clearance before you start your post.
The University of Limerick liaises with the National Vetting Bureau for criminal record disclosures. PLEASE NOTE: the Garda Vetting application form, which you complete online, only covers addresses in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. For applicants who have resided overseas for a period of 6 months or more after the age of 18yrs; it will be mandatory for applicants to provide the H&S Unit with a Police Clearance Certificate from those countries stating they have no convictions recorded against them while residing there.
The steps applicants must follow are explained below. Please follow each step carefully in order to ensure the application is processed smoothly.
What you need to do
Step 1: To start the vetting process you will need to manually complete a Vetting Invitation Form and provide Proof of Identity UL Staff or Proof of Identity Affiliate Organisations to the relevant organisation*
Step 2: Present the completed paperwork (Invitation and signed declaration) to the : H&S Unit, HR Division, University of Limerick, Main Building D1-054.
Step 3: After receipt and acceptance of your signed invitation form and declaration, you will;
Step 4: The National Vetting Bureau processes the application and forwards a Vetting Disclosure to the relevant organisation*.
Step 5: The relevant organisation* views the Vetting Disclosure and notifies the vetting subject.
*The Relevant Organisation is the University of Limerick. The University's affiliate organisations shall carry out the Proof of Identity checks on their vetting subjects and retain copies of all proof of identity documents.
FOREIGN CLEARANCE GUIDELINES
For applicants who have resided overseas for a period of 6 months or more after the age of 18yrs;
HEALTH & SAFETY SERVICES
This University of Limerick Safety Statement provides a framework for the organisation of safety throughout the University. It contains guidelines for those personnel delegated safety duties who will, by their actions and encouragement to others, ensure that the University continues to be a safe place in which to work.
The University of Limerick welcomes the safety provisions outlined under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, and will continue to make every effort to ensure that they are enforced now and in the future.
HEALTH & SAFETY ESSENTIALS BOOKLET To be read in conjunction with the Safety Statement, Health & Safety Essentials or Riachtanais Sláinte & Sábháilteachta provides guidance on the very broad scope of health & safety at work, we trust you will find it useful.
The purpose of the booklet is to summarise the main points of the University Safety Statement (Part 1) and provide information on a number of general health & safety issues relevant to the whole university (Part 2).
Attached below are links to some of the most commonly requested health and safety information, forms, FAQ's.
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Accidents and Dangerous Occurences
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Fire and Emergency
Office and Laboratory Safety
Pregnant, Post Natal and Breastfeeding Employees
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