Conserving and nurturing our Human Resources

DPC value the importance of training to support staff and in turn ensure competence. Over recent years, DPC have transferred the management of their training requirements, scheduling and recording onto a specifically configured software management system. This enables DPC to manage training more efficiently and accurately.

Investment in training (€):


In 2015, 51 courses were organised of which 625 staff attended.

  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Bachelor of Arts in UCD
  • Cardiac First Response - Defibrillator
  • Certificate in Leadership
  • Safe use of Chainsaw
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Various)
  • CPC Module 1 Control of Vehicle and Eco Driving Techniques (CVEDT)
  • ECDL
  • ECDIS Maritime Training
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Elementary First Aid Course (EFA) STCW-95
  • Emergency Management Team Training
  • Fire Marshal Training
  • Gantry Crane & associated Slinging and Signalling (M&S Overhead Crane)
  • General Stevedoring Councils Management Course
  • Global Maritime Distress & Safety
  • IPASS -Annual Update
  • IPASS - Relevant Contracts Tax
  • IPASS - Payroll Update
  • IPASS - VAT Course
  • IPASS - Professional Services Withholding Tax
  • IPASS - Maternity and Sick Pay
  • IPASS - Budget Update
  • IBEC - Conducting Investigations
  • Lead Auditor OHS Management Systems
  • Life Jacket Familiarisation
  • Manned Model Ship Handling
  • Manual Handling
  • MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform)
  • Microsoft Project
  • Minor Chemical Spill Training
  • New Horizons Ireland (Excel Level 3)
  • Supervisors Oil Jetty Person in Advisory Control
  • Non-CSCS Location of Underground Services
  • FETAC Occupational First Aid
  • Oil Spill Training
  • Professional Development
  • Powerful Presentations
  • PSA The Private Security Authority
  • PST (Personal Survival Training) Sea Survival
  • Safe Entry and Working in Confined Spaces
  • Safe Pass
  • Safety Representative
  • Security - Cruise Liners
  • Security - CSO (Customer Service Officer)
  • Security – Harbour Police/Port Security Role
  • Security - Terminal Duties
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Social Media
  • Workshop Machine Safety
  • Vehicle Traffic System (VTS) V-103 Refresher Training