Jun 29, 2020

Skillnet Ireland launches initiative to help enterprises bounce back safely

Skillnet Ireland launches initiative to help enterprises bounce back safely. Skillnet Ireland has today launched a new initiative aimed at helping Irish SME owners and managers across all sectors prepare and implement a return to work safely plan for the reopening of their business.


The initiative known as ‘ReBound – Back to Business. Safely’ is being offered in conjunction with industry and Government partners including Ibec, Chambers Ireland, the National Standards Authority of Ireland and the Small Firms Association. Every workplace will need to adjust as they re-open and are faced with introducing practical changes necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ReBound initiative will upskill business owners and managers to ensure they are well equipped to take on this challenge.

Participating companies will receive a combination of webinar training on implementing the Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol and mentoring to help them create and implement a bespoke Return to Work Safely Plan. The scheme is available to 3,000 Irish SMEs and Irish enterprises are encouraged to register for the initiative through the Skillnet Ireland ReBound website available at www.rebound.ie.

The ReBound webinar training and information sessions will be structured across 3 levels, with 9 unique webinars sessions repeated weekly. Participants can sign up to as many webinar sessions as required, to gain the help and support they require.

A number of Skillnet Ireland Networks will also offer targeted online ReBound programmes to assist businesses in sectors with particular challenges including the retail, manufacturing, private healthcare, hair and beauty, childcare and creative sectors.

For example, Image Skillnet is introducing an innovative programme for the hairdressing sector as it reopens in the coming weeks. To find out more, visit www.rebound.ie