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Welcome to Preferential Safety

Driver Safety - Fire Safety - Health & Safety

Based in Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, Preferential Safety offer a number of crucial services centred on driver safety, fire safety and health and safety. We offer driving courses and training for persons wishing to drive emergency vehicles, rigid truck lessons, jeep and trailer lessons, driving for work assessments and safety courses.

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ESDS Driver Training

The aim of ESDS is to create, promote and maintain a culture of safe and responsible driving for those behind the wheel of any emergency services vehicle.

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Rigid Truck & Jeep/Trailer Lessons

The rigid truck lessons can equip drivers with the crucial skills and level of knowledge needed by those wishing to have a career in the driving of HGV’s.

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Driver Assessments

Driving for work not only presents risks for the driver of the vehicle, but also to fellow colleagues and other road users, in addition to pedestrians.

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Safety Courses

Paddy Russell of Preferential Safety has decades of experience in providing a comprehensive range of safety courses ideal for use in many commercial environments.

Our Services

  • ESDS Driver Training

  • Rigid Truck Lessons

  • Jeep & Trailer Lessons

  • Manual Handling Courses

  • Abrasive Wheels Training

  • Fire Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Compliance Basis Training

  • Breathing Apparatus Training

  • Emergency Services Driving Training

  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Courses

  • Driving for Work Driver Assessments

  • Emergency Response Team Training

To hear further information on our extensive array of vital services, call Preferential Safety today

About Us

Preferential Safety was founded and is run by Paddy Russell. Paddy is an experienced emergency services driver and instructor who holds a RoSPA International Diploma in Advanced Driving Instruction. Paddy previously worked in the fire service for 38 years, working as a station officer and training officer in Waterford Fire Station. Upon retirement from the fire service in 2014, Paddy decided to focus on his passion for driver safety by establishing Preferential Safety. For 12 years, Paddy had been providing an experienced, reliable service across Waterford and nationwide.

Licence Categories

  • BE – Jeep & Trailers

  • C – Rigid Truck

  • C1 – Light Truck / Ambulance

  • C1E - Light Truck / Trailer

  • CE – Arctic / Ambulance Driver Training

  • D1 – Bus

  • D1E – Bus / Trailer

  • D – Bus

Safety Courses

Preferential Safety can carry out safety courses on site in your business premises nationwide. Some of the courses provided include:

  • Manual Handling Courses

  • Abrasive Wheels Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Compliance Basis Training

  • Breathing Apparatus Training

  • Fire Warden Training

  • Fire Training

  • Emergency Response Team Training