Briefing on Nature’s Hazards

Lyme Disease (Borreliosis), Weils Disease (Leptospirosis) and Photodermatitis (caused by the exposure to the sap of the Giant Hogweed) Training Course Dublin Ireland

Introduction: Working outdoors can expose us to many hazards. However,
this programme deals specifically with:

  • Lyme Disease Training Dublin & Ireland (Borreliosis)
  • Weils Disease Training Dublin & Ireland (Leptospirosis)
  • Exposure to Giant Hogweed which can lead to Photodermatitis Training Dublin & Ireland

Lyme disease is currently the world’s fastest growing vector-borne infection. It is a bacterial illness which is spread by ticks (which are carried by deer) and can be contacted when they bite the skin. Lyme disease can cause abnormalities in the skin, joints, heart and nervous system.

Aims of Course: To provide the learner with the knowledge to help prevent Lyme Disease (Borreliosis), Weils Disease (Leptospirosis) and Photodermatitis (caused by  exposure to the sap of the Giant Hogweed).

Course Content:

  • Who is at risk
  • Pathogens
  • Signs and Symptoms of Lyme Disease
  • Signs and symptoms of Weils Disease
  • Signs and symptoms of Photodermatitis
  • Prevention

The briefing is aimed at those who are required to manage or supervise outdoor/field staff, and the staff themselves, who may be exposed.

Maximum number of learners: 20. Duration of Briefing: 3 Hrs.