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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! A brief review of the year that was

Dunboyne, Ireland – 15 December 2023

At Nationwide Safety Training, we’d like to take the opportunity to wish our customers, colleagues, supporters and friends a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

We’re closing our offices on Thursday December 21 at 16:00 and we will reopen on Tuesday January 2 at 08:30.

A huge thanks to everyone who continues to be part of the Nationwide Safety Training adventure!

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

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3 New Courses from Nationwide Plant and Machinery

Plant and Machinery Courses

Dunboyne, Ireland – 15 November 2023

At Nationwide Safety Training, we specialise in Safety Instructor Training, offering high standard Safety Awareness Training for operators/end users and Safety Consultancy and Advisory Services.

We pride ourselves on understanding changes in the workplace, which can result in changes in training requirements for our customers.

We’re delighted to announce three brand new and unique courses in the Plant & Machinery arena.

For more details, please click on https://www.nationwidesafetytraining.ie/courses/plant-machinery-courses.

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

Halloween 2023 Tricks for treats!

Dunboyne, Ireland – 24 October 2023

Halloween can be a fun and festive time for children and adults alike, but it’s important to prioritise safety to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and incident-free holiday. Here are some fire and safety tips for Halloween in Ireland:

Fire Safety:

• Use battery-operated candles or LED lights in pumpkins and decorations instead of real candles to reduce the risk of fire.
• If you do use real candles, ensure they are in sturdy, non-flammable holders and placed on a stable surface away from flammable materials.
• Keep a close eye on any lit candles and extinguish them before leaving a room or going to bed.
• Make sure children are aware of the dangers of open flames and supervise them when they’re around candles or lanterns.
• Ensure all smoke alarms in your home are working properly.
• Don’t allow children to attend unsupervised bonfires.
• Extinguish any open flames and turn off or plug out any electrical Halloween decorations when going to bed.
• Don’t approach failed fireworks.
• Never handle lit fireworks.
• Never point/aim fireworks at others.

Costume Safety:

• Choose costumes that are made of flame-resistant materials. These should be CE marked.
• Avoid costumes that are too long, as they can be a tripping hazard.
• Use face paint and makeup instead of masks that can obstruct vision.
• Ensure costumes are well-fitted to prevent tripping and falling.
• Use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags to increase visibility when trick-or-treating in the dark.

Pumpkin Carving Safety:

• When carving pumpkins, use proper carving tools, not sharp kitchen knives.
• Supervise children if they’re involved in pumpkin carving.
• Consider using glow sticks or flameless candles inside pumpkins for illumination instead of open flames.

Trick-or-Treating Safety:

• Trick-or-treat in well-lit areas and stick to familiar neighbourhoods.
• Plan a route and share it with someone at home.
• Children should travel in groups and very young kids should be accompanied by an adult.
• Ensure children are visible by adding reflective materials to their costumes or carrying a flashlight.
• Only visit homes with lights on, indicating they are participating in Halloween activities.
• Check all treats before allowing children to eat them and discard any unwrapped or suspicious items.
• Stay on footpaths and use designated traffic crossings or check left and right before crossing the road.

Road Safety: (Drivers)

• If you’re driving on Halloween night, be extra cautious for pedestrians, especially children who may dart into the road.
• Slow down and obey traffic rules and signs.
• Avoid using your phone while driving.

Home Safety:

• Keep your home well-lit to prevent trips and falls.
• Ensure walkways and stairs are clear of obstacles.
• Keep pets in a separate, quiet area to prevent them from getting anxious or escaping due to the commotion.
• Extinguish any open flames and turn off or plug out any electrical Halloween decorations when going to bed.

By following these safety tips, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable Halloween for you and your family. Remember that safety is a priority, and it’s important to stay vigilant and aware of potential risks this year.

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

World Mental Health Day 2023 Mental Health is a universal human right

Mental Health First Aid Training

Dunboyne, Ireland – 06 October 2023

Safety in the workplace is not just about physical safety. It is important that we are mindful of the struggles, often unseen, with which colleagues and friends may be dealing.

Tuesday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. The theme for this year’s event is “Mental Health is a universal human right”.

To mark World Mental Health Day, we are pleased to announce that we have developed a new one-day course – Mental Health First Aid Training. This course, carefully developed over many months, is designed to highlight and teach the skills to provide support to individuals that are experiencing mental health challenges.

You can view details of this course and all of our other First Aid courses by visiting our First Aid Courses page.

You can learn more about World Mental Health Day 2023 by clicking on this link. (The link will open in a new tab in your browser).

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

Construction Safety Month 2023 Nationwide announced as Official Partner

CIF Safety 23

Dunboyne, Ireland – 19 September 2023

Since its inception, Nationwide Safety Training has been synonymous with Safety in the Workplace. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been named as official partners to The Construction Industry Federation’s Construction Safety Month 2023 #CIFSafety23.

During the month of October, we will be delivering Site Safety Tool Box Talks with a spotlight on Critical Risks and Positive Mental Health & Wellness.

We will be covering a diverse range of topics in these Tool Box Talks including:

Safe Working at Height
Safe Access & Egress
Safe Use of Mobile Plant
Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels
Loading, Unloading and Load Security
Mental Health & Wellness in Construction

Spaces are limited, so please get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.

Call us on (01) 825 1302, or send an email to info@nstn.ie to learn more.

Nationwide Safety Training – Proud Partners of Construction Safety Month 2023

In the News SFA Small Business of the Year Awards

Dunboyne, Ireland – 10 March 2023

We’ve been busy in the media this month, with our continued involvement in the SFA National Small Business of the Year Awards. We were thrilled to attend the Gala Finals Evening last night. A wonderful event, with our Team representing the business in all of their finery!

As part of the event, we were interviewed by the Irish Independent. You can see the article above. Our Director, Sinead was also invited to record a piece with the SFA’s media team, outlining the history of the business and our plans for the future. You can hear edited highlights by clicking the Podcast Button below, or you can listen to the whole episode at https://www.ibec.ie/ibec-podcasts/ibec-voices/episode-26.

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

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First Aid in the Workplace Get to know the AVPU Methodology

Dunboyne, Ireland – 23 February 2023

Without the correct skills, an incident at the workplace can be challenging to deal with. Take a look at this 20 second clip demonstrating the AVPU methodology to assess a patient’s state of well being. Knowing these simple steps will help you to rapidly assess a situation and determine the next course of action.

At Nationwide Safety Training, we offer a broad range of First Aid Training Courses. We have assembled a team of three highly skilled and experienced colleagues, who will be able to help you and your business develop and hone your First Aid Response expertise, to build a safer working environment.

Click the button below to see our First Aid training courses.

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

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Join us at the SFA's Business Connect Event Aviva Stadium - Wednesday February 8 - 08:00 to 13:00

Business Connect
Business Connect

Dunboyne, Ireland – 1 February 2023

You may have heard that we’re finalists in the Outstanding Small Business Category of the SFA National Small Business Awards, sponsored by Cisco.

As part of the process, we’ve been invited, along with our fellow finalists to attend and partake in the Business Connect Event, hosted by the SFA at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday next, February 8th. It promises to be a super day, with Small Business meeting Large Business in an iconic setting.

Entry to the event is by ticket only. Entry is free to SFA members, or tickets may be purchased for €99 per delegate for non-members.

We’ve got some FREE tickets to give away, though! Simply fill in the form below to be in with a chance to win one of 20 delegate passes for the event.

Business Connect Agenda
08.00 – 09.00 Tea/Coffee, Registration & Networking
09.00 – Welcome, Geraldine Magnier, Chair, SFA, Co-founder, Idiro Analytics
09.06 Address, Imelda Hurley, Ibec President, CEO Coillte
09.12 Circularity through the supply Chain
10.15 Minister Ossian Smyth
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 Paul Mc Neive
11.30 Business Process Innovation
12.15 New Markets New Opportunities

The event is a great opportunity to establish new contacts for your business, so apply now!

If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

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    Apply Here to win Tickets to the Business Connect event





    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! A brief review of the year that was

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 19 December 2022

    At Nationwide Safety Training, we’d like to take the opportunity to wish our customers, colleagues, supporters and friends a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

    We’re closing our offices on Thursday December 22 at 17:00 and we will reopen on Tuesday January 3 at 08:30.

    A huge thanks to everyone who continues to be part of the Nationwide Safety Training adventure!

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

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    Another Milestone for Nationwide Safety Training We are finalists in the SFA's National Small Business Awards

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 28 November 2022

    Since its inception in 2016, Nationwide Safety Training has had plenty of notable milestones.

    Having begun as a single person, home based lifestyle business, we’ve seen many changes over the years. We’ve assembled a team of outstanding colleagues, have grown our customer base year on year and have recently moved into our new purpose built Training Centre in Dunboyne Business Park.

    We are deeply grateful to our team, our clients and our supporters, who have helped us on our journey. We continue to foster exceptional business partnerships, which sees us being acknowledged as true leaders in our field.

    We’re now delighted to announce that we’re finalists in the Outstanding Small Business Category of the SFA National Small Business Awards, sponsored by Cisco. We’re thrilled to be in such auspicious company, and we’re looking forward to the next phase of the competition. We see this new milestone as a recognition of our efforts, and it further demonstrates the truly Nationwide element of our name.

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

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    Continuing your journey in Safety Training? Read our Guide to Becoming a Safety Trainer

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 07 September 2022

    There is currently a skills shortage in the wider economy, especially in the construction sector and our own area of expertise is no different.

    So, how can we help? We’ve created a simple “how to” for those who wish to become full or part time safety trainers. This guide is not only for those who are thinking of creating your own business empire! Others, for example, after the hiatus in recent years, may wish to refresh or add to their existing skills.

    As our business has grown, we have fostered strong and professional business partnerships and built strong relationships in the safety training arena. We are acknowledged by our customers and peers as being leaders in our field.

    If you’ve decided to take the next step to start your own enterprise, we can help you achieve the certifications and accreditations that you will need to be recognised in your career.

    We can also assist with other elements of business, such as Company Formation or setting up as a Sole Trader, understanding the pros and cons of being self-employed, preparation and pricing of bespoke courses, marketing, accounts and Internet Presence. We will be happy to introduce you (with no obligation) to some of our partners in these ancillary fields that will help you start your business on a solid footing.

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Welcoming Our Newest Colleague The inimitable Anthony Berry!

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 17 May 2022

    We’re delighted to welcome our newest Team Mate, Anthony Berry.

    Anthony comes to Nationwide Safety Training with a wealth of experience augmented by his long-standing association with the Civil Defence and Auxiliary Fire Service. Some of Anthony’s areas of expertise is Fire Safety, First Aid, Abrasive Wheels, Manual Handling to name but a few. 

    Like most superheroes, Anthony is a man of few words, but his actions shout louder – both inside and outside of work. Our newest team member sat with us to reveal a little more about the man that is, Anthony Berry. (He didn’t give away any of the secret stuff, though) 😊

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Not so long ago In a Galaxy not that far away

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 10 March 2022

    Relationships and reputation are the building blocks of any successful business endeavour. We’ve worked hard to create, hone and deliver our courses. The test for any product or service is what people say about it. Our customers have been telling us about their experiences and it’s been a very positive experience.

    Thanks to everyone who has left such wonderful messages for Nationwide Safety Training. We’re thrilled to let you know that we’ve just hit a large milestone for a growing business – 100 5-Star Google Reviews!

    Click on the “Our Reviews” button below and in the Google Information panel that appears, select “Google Reviews” to see what people have been saying.

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    NSTN & Dunboyne Cardiac At the Heart of the Community

    Heart of the Community

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 14 February 2022

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    At Nationwide Safety Training, we take pride in being at the heart of the community, which is why we’re delighted to partner with a group that is literally at the heart of our community, by providing a training space at our HQ for it to train new recruits and to refresh the skills of existing members. So, while you’re busy dealing with affairs of the heart, please take time to read about one of our partner organisations, Dunboyne Cardiac.

    Dunboyne Cardiac is a local volunteer group that assists the National Ambulance Service with cardiac arrest calls in the Dunboyne area.

    When a member of the public calls 999 or 112, the National Ambulance Service control room will dispatch an emergency ambulance to the incident, if that emergency is within 5 kilometres of Dunboyne, the local First Responders also get notified.

    In most cases the Community First Responders will be on the scene within minutes. This early attendance could literally mean the difference between life and death for the patient, especially when the casualty has suffered a Cardiac Arrest and requires immediate potential lifesaving interventions.

    • Community First Responders attend calls in their own vehicles.
    • Community First Responders are trained in Adult, Paediatric and Infant CPR & choking
    • Chest Pain Management and Aspirin administration,
    • The use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
    • Stroke recognition (using F.A.S.T.)

    Community First Responders do not replace the statutory bodies. They are a VOLUNTARY addition and may not always be on call, this will depend on numbers trained and available in your community.

    Dunboyne Cardiac is always looking for new members, so if you feel that you can help, please make contact by email at dunboynecfr@gmail.com or by visiting its Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008329545975

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 20 December 2021 

    We would like to thank all our customers, training partners, trainers & friends for their amazing support throughout 2021 and we wish everyone a Wonderful Christmas and a Safe New Year. We look forward to working with you all again in 2022.

    This year, in lieu of gifts, we made a donation to St. Vincent de Paul. Its been a tough few years for many people for various reason. We feel fortunate to be able to give a little back.

    We will be closing our offices at 3pm on the 23rd December and reopen at 8.30am on the 4th January 2022.

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Working locally Community Spirit

    Community Spirit
    Community Spirit

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 29 November 2021 

    At Nationwide Safety Training we pride ourselves on being involved in the local community. We were delighted to assist St. Peter’s GAA Club with its training requirements for Manual Handling and General Safety Awareness in the Workplace. The delegates were led on a scenario-based and multidisciplinary course to understand how Safety in the Workplace can and must be applied to the day-to-day running of an organisation run by volunteers.

    Pictured (L to R) are Willie Keague (Nationwide Safety Training), Peter Moran (Facilities Management), Ned Dowdall (Pitch Management), Des Rooney (Safety Officer), Andrea Lynch (Secretary), Seamus Dunne (Facilities) and Tom Dermody (Bar & Internal Facilities Management).

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Meath Business and Tourism Awards 2021 We're nominated!

    Nominees
    Nominees

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 3 November 2021 

    A good news story on a crisp Autumn Day. Over the past 18 months, we’ve re-evaluated our strategies, refined our products, acquired and moved in to our new custom premises, from where we coordinate our business and run a large variety of courses. We’ve also added a new full time colleague to the team.

    Earlier in the year, we entered the Meath Business and Tourism Awards. We’re thrilled to let you know that we’ve been shortlisted for an award in the Local Enterprise Office category.

    Another little step in a year full of milestones!

    We feel that this is a real vindication of our continued pursuit of excellence in the field of Health & Safety Training and Consulting, and is a ringing endorsement of the efforts of our colleagues. We are extremely grateful to our loyal clients for helping our business to continue to grow.

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whatever they may be, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Working from Home Heaven, or Hell?

    HeavenHellLandscape

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 14 October 2021 

    As we await further announcements in relation to the further lifting of restrictions and with the gradual return to the office for many, we’ve been discussing the pros and cons of the home office.

    During the past 18 months, we have spoken to hundreds of people about the benefits and drawbacks of working remotely. It’s fair to say that there are a number of mixed emotions at play in the minds of working people. For some, there’s a real feeling of excitement and anticipation, while others are feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the prospect of their circumstances changing.

    Well, what is it? Heaven or Hell? From what people are saying to us, the simple answer is that it can be both, in equal measure! It depends on the person and his or her unique set of circumstances. It’s about finding the right solution for you and getting a balance that works.

    If you’d like to see how we can help you with your Health & Safety Training and Consultancy needs, whether you’re continuing to work from home, or returning to the office, please get in touch by telephone on (01) 825 1302, or by email to info@nstn.ie.

    Welcome to our New Home! Unit 30, Dunboyne Business Park, A86FH76

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 16 September 2021 

    At Nationwide Safety Training, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have completed the move to our new purpose designed premises in Dunboyne Business Park. It’s been an incredible journey for us these past 5 years, having started out working from home out of the spare room, to finally buying a place we can now call home. 

    This was only made possible because of the support of our wonderful loyal customers and the amazing team here at NST. Thank you to one and all from the bottom of our hearts. 

    If you’re in the area pop in and say hello, the kettle is always on, and we’d love to see you. Check out the video to see some of the work that we carried out to prepare our new “home”.

    Nationwide Safety Training Working with Europe's Leading airline to assist it with its training requirements

    Working with Europe's largest airline

    The Issue

    The client needed a cost effective, blended Health & Safety Training programme, but found it difficult to find a provider that could meet its needs. There were no integrated courses available that would enable it to satisfy its diverse requirements.

    The Outcome

    NST proposed, designed and delivered a tailor-made training programme that met all the customer’s requirements, resulting in the client being able to amalgamate multiple facets of our Health & Safety Training courses to ensure that its needs were both addressed and delivered.

    The Message

    Whilst Nationwide Safety Training has over 100 safety courses available, it is possible that your business has bespoke and specific needs. Talk to us today to see how we can customise our training to suit your company.

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 17 August 2021 

    At Nationwide Safety Training (NST), one of Ireland’s leading H&S Training and Consultancy companies, we have consistently striven to meet the varying, diverse needs of our customers.

    When we were approached by Europe’s leading airline to create a tailored training environment, we relished both the opportunity and the challenge. The client had struggled to find a provider that could meet their complex H&S Training needs. 

    We were able to propose, design and deliver a bespoke H&S training programme to satisfy all of the client’s needs.

    We can build any solution for any business.

    To see how we can help, email info@nstn.ie or call us on (01) 825 1302. 

     

    Meet our IPAF Instructors

    Accredited MEWPs and IPAF Instructors

    Dunboyne, Ireland – 10 June 2021 

    Nationwide Safety Training (NST), one of Ireland’s leading H&S Training and Consultancy companies, is pleased to announce that our colleagues Willie Keague and Stephen Ryan have been certified as IPAF Instructors. IPAF is a global organisation, promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment. Certification as an IPAF Instructor enables Stephen and Willie to deliver IPAF’s industry-leading training programmes for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). 

    Prior to launching NST, Willie worked in the field with Height for Hire. He now joins an elite group of IPAF Instructors in Ireland, qualified to deliver IPAF MEWPs Operator Training to ISO 18878 standard. 

    Stephen is no stranger to heights, having previously run a successful roofing business, before upskilling as a trainer with NST in 2017. Attaining IPAF Certification shows his, and our, commitment to quality.    

    At NST, we take pride in setting standards. We deliver the highest quality H&S Training and Consultancy services. Adding IPAF Certification is a natural step forward in our pursuit of excellence. 

    To see how we can help, email info@nstn.ie or call us on (01) 825 1302. 

    * All IPAF Training is provided third party through an IPAF registered training centre

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    At Nationwide Safety Training, our customers are not only our lifeblood, but often our muses. We constantly tailor and adapt our courses to ensure that they fit with both theoretical and real world situations.

    Our customers have been saying some nice things about us for a long time now, so we’re confident that we’re doing something right! Don’t take our word for it alone – see some of the recent reviews that our clients have written about their experiences with us. Click on any of the customer reviews to see the full content.

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    At Nationwide Safety Training, we say what we do and then, we do what we say. We’ve built our reputation on the principles of honesty, integrity and value for money.

    Talk to us today to understand how we can help you ensure that your colleagues’ qualifications are up to date in line with all current legislation. Ensure that your business is ready for the imminent return of construction and other sectors of our economy.

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    At Nationwide Safety Training, we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of Quality Safety Training Courses & Services throughout Ireland.

    Our Mission is to help ensure the Health & Safety of all our customers and trainees, and of those around them, through raising standards and awareness in all aspects of Health and Safety. Our customer reviews bear this out.

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    Dunboyne, Ireland – 6 April 2021 

    At Nationwide Safety Training (NST), we pride ourselves on being one of Ireland’s leading H&S Training and Consultancy companies. Every now and again, though, we like to canvass our clients to ensure that they are receiving the care and attention that they need and expect.

    We asked a selection of our customers to write about recent experiences with NST. We’re thrilled to say that they’re very happy with our approach, our courses, our team and our service. Take a look at the reviews to see more. 

    To see how we can help, email info@nstn.ie or call us on (01) 825 1302.