Briefing on Nature's Hazards


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

  • Lyme Disease (Borreliosis)
  • Weils Disease (Leptospirosis)
  • Exposure to Giant Hogweed which can lead to Photodermatitis
  • Exposure to sunlight which can lead to Melanoma

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.


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


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

A certificate of attendance is provided by FPPI Ltd., which is valid for 2 years.

 This course can be provided over health and safety training via zoom dublin ireland

Maximum number of learners : 20
Course duration : 3 hours

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