About Us

About Choice Training

Choice Training & Consultancy is the No 1 Choice for Health and Safety professional training and consultancy services nationwide with offices in Kildare and Dublin.

Choice is owned and managed by Orlagh Deegan who is dedicated to providing a high quality service to all clients. CPD is very important to Orlagh, she is most certainly a life-long learner and when not delivering training, she is usually on a course.

In 2016, Orlagh was selected as a high potential start up and was a participant on the 2016/2017 ACORNS Programme supported by the Department of Agriculture and is currently participating in continued development along with many other successful businesses.

To keep up with client demand we are currently expanding our training offering. We recently started delivering QQI Manual Handling Instructor Courses. Our next course starts in Naas, Co Kildare on 15th Feb 2018. See more information HERE.

Qualifications & Certifications:

  • Professional Diploma Education
  • MSc Business & Entrepreneurship
  • BSc Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • QQI Manual Handling Instuctor Training Course
  • QQI Patient Handling Instructor Training Course
  • QQI Food Standards Auditing
  • NHP Management of Food Hygiene HACCP – Student of the Year Award Finalist
  • PHECC CFR Instructor (Community First Responder)
  • British Safety Council VDU / DSE Assessor
  • VTCT Assessor

Professional Memberships:

Food Safety Professional Association (FSPA) bring together Irelands best food safety consultants to promote and improve food safety standards in Ireland through training & consultancy. The FSPA is an ISO 9001:2015 approved training center providing courses that lead to QQI certification.  The FSPA also run the Food Safety Assurance Award scheme, certification is based on a three-year cycle. Orlagh Deegan is a full member, trainer and member of the auditing panel with the FSPA. Orlagh is on the membership committee of the FSPA. If you require information about joining, please do not hesitate to contact Orlagh.

Environmental Health Association Ireland (EHAI) is a professional body that promote Environmental Health, provide information and advice to both the public and food safety professionals. The members are environmental and food safety professionals from government bodies and private industry.  The association provides and validates courses in Food Safety. Orlagh is a licenced trainer with the EHAI.

The National Hygiene Partnership (NHP) represents the food safety training requirements of thirteen key member organisations including government agencies and industry representative bodies with an interest in promotion of food hygiene. Orlagh is a licenced trainer with the NHP and delivers The Management of Food Hygiene Programme, The Essential Guide to HACCP Compliance, a level 3 food safety training course for managers. Orlagh runs both public and in-house courses accredited by the NHP, mostly in Dublin and Kildare but also Nationwide.

The Institute of Occupational Safety & Health IOSH is the chartered body for health & safety professionals worldwide. The role of IOSH is to provide support, research, advice and training, striving towards a world where work is safe and healthy for every working person. Orlagh is a member of IOSH.

Network Membership:

  • Food Safety Professional Association FSPA
  • The International Food Safety & Quality Management Network (IFSQN)
  • ACORNS 2
  • SafeFood Knowledge Network
  • County Kildare Chamber
  • West Wicklow Business Network

All of the trainers and consultants who work for Choice Training & Consultancy are highly qualified, experienced and are committed to fulfilling clients’ requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact Orlagh to learn more about Choice Training safety courses and services.

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  • My experience of engaging the services of Choice Training & Consultancy as our online training provider has been very positive and professional. Service and assistance was throughout, efficient and speedy. The training provided was specific to our industry and all material and content engaging to trainees and exceptionally well formatted and presented. Incorporating elearning into our team training plans has proved a very efficient way to deliver training across multiple sites. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services and look forward to a continued partnership.
  • Choice Training is our first Choice for Health & Safety Training. A personable and friendly company to deal with. The standard and expertise of trainers is excellent. The online training that they offer is brilliant! Never mind the cost savings, it saves a lot of time and removes the headache of planning training. Their general efficiency made it a pleasure to work with them and we look forward to working with them as our preferred training partner in the future.
  • We engaged the services of Choice Training and Consultancy before opening our new Café in Robertstown, Kildare. Orlagh trained our staff in Food Safety and HACCP. We found her advice so helpful in setting up our food safety management system for the new business and are thankful for the ongoing support. We are confident that we are reaching a high level of food safety standards. 
  • Safety Works have collaborated with Choice Training & Consultancy to coordinate, facilitate and deliver training to some of our key clients. We know we can trust the team to look after our clients and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a professional provider for your Health & Safety needs.
  • Orlagh from Choicetraining.ie has been of great assistance to us in the West Wicklow Business Network in devising our digital strategy and promoting our network. Orlagh has also provided superb training to our members on the best use of social media in their businesses.  Orlagh is an excellent presenter and trainer and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a consultant/trainer in any of her fields of expertise, thank you Orlagh for your time, enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment.