COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training for the Audio-Visual Sector

Start date: 24/07/2020

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Programme overview

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet - Screen Skills Ireland and Skillnet Ireland Announce COVID-19 Return to Work Training for the Audio-Visual Sector

Gréasán na Meán Skillnet, Screen Skills Ireland, the skills development unit within Screen Ireland, and Skillnet Ireland audio-visual networks partner to offer free courses and webinars to support the safe return to work, based on government-approved protocols. The courses are part funded through the ReBound initiative, supported by Skillnet Ireland.

Participant Profile: This course is open to applicants that intend to work as a COVID-19 Compliance Officer or COVID-19 Lead Worker.

All applicants much have proof that they have completed the COVID-19 Return to Work in the AV sector online course and confirm that they have read and understand the COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers May 2020, Return to Work Safety Protocol – and the relevant guidelines for the sector they work in.

The course is an online, self-directed/non-tutor led course and should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by emailing: where you will be required to complete a trainee profile sheet. Once completed you will be sent a link to complete the course. Depending on the volume of applications it may take up to 24 hours in the first few weeks to approve your application and send out the link. All efforts will be made to process applications as soon as possible.

Applications received at the weekends or outside of business hours will be processed on the next working day.

This course will be available in Irish shortly.


Date: Available anytime

Tutor(s): Self-directed/Non-tutor led

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Course Profile:

This course, developed in partnership with the Skillnet audio-visual networks (Animation Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Learning Waves Skillnet, Gréasán na Meán Skillnet and Immersive Technologies Skillnet, Screen Skills Ireland), will equip you with the knowledge required to work with companies, organisations and productions to implement the correct procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

The course covers the training requirements set out in the COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers May 2020, Return to Work Protocol, in addition to bespoke elements to the Audio-Visual Sector.

The course will cover the Response Plan, Work Structures, Risk Assessments, and best hygiene practices for the Audio-visual sector.

There will be an assessment at the end of the course and learners will require a 90% pass rate to earn the Certification of Completion. If you do not achieve a 90% pass rate you can review the module(s) you failed and repeat the assessment.

You will also have access to a resources section that will contain links to the following documents, plus links to websites giving information on Public Health and Occupational Health and Safety:

  • COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers May 2020, Return to Work Safety Protocol
  • Screen Producers Ireland (SPI) Production Guidelines for Irish Film & TV (Live Action)
  • SPI COVID-19 Production Guidelines for Factual and Entertainment
  • Commercial Producers Ireland Filming Guidelines Post COVID-19