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HSE Lean Academy

Lean Green Belt

More and more we need to understand our processes and identify where we can create more value for our patients and customers.

The Green Belt is intended for individuals who are looking to acquire skills in Lean Six Sigma to undertake a substantial process improvement project.

The aim of the Lean Green Belt programme is to embed knowledge and skills within the workforce and across the organisation.

This will enable the delivery of Operational Excellence projects through the application of Lean processes and tools.

Lean Green Belt

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6 Months

Blended Learning

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Programme Benefits

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Developed by Experts

This innovative programme has been developed with the support of the University of Limerick and leading organisations, in both public and private sector, ensuring the programme is diverse enough to be applied to a wide variety of services

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Hands-on Projects

A core aspect of the Lean Green Belt programme is the successful completion of a series of onsite projects by participants aimed at delivering verifiable process improvements and cost savings that can be sustained over time

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Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Lean Tools required to complete and verify Lean projects, i.e. DMAIC, Statistical Analysis, Design for Thinking, Design for Six Sigma, Technology Transfer etc

The Learning Experience

The main aim of this blended training programme is to provide you with the skills to identify, analyse and develop solutions for Business Excellence and Improvement projects. As you progress through this programme, you will develop the ability to:

  • Undertake projects using a systematic approach
  • Apply a Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology (DMAIC) to an improvement project
  • Use statistical analysis software to understand trends and patterns of variation within your process, enabling data-based decision making for improvement.
  • Create an end of project report to document and communicate your project to Senior Management within the HSE.
  • Become an accredited Green Belt practitioner

Participants of the Green Belt Programme will select a project of their choice and will receive support throughout the duration of the course through formal lecturing, distance learning and workshops.




There are two key elements to assessment and certification

  1. A completed end of project report, documenting all of the tools used within your project and the insight and understanding gained from these activities. You will demonstrate the use of Lean Six Sigma methodology in understanding your process and putting in place controlled and sustainable solutions.
  2. A Report Out Presentation of your project to Senior Management within the HSE. This presentation gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your learning and the improvements made from your project, enabling further buy in from stakeholders and project support.

Who is this Programme for?

Lean Yellow Belt graduates interested in increasing their Lean Six Sigma Toolkit and implementing an improvement project of strategic importance
in their organisation.

Departmental Managers or Process Owners tasked with developing and championing Lean projects.

Senior Management looking to gain an understanding of Lean to provide a more supportive role.

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What Participants Say

“I would recommend Lean to everyone. The experience I got through the Lean Green Belt programme has helped me understand the need for, and importance of having Lean processes and how best to achieve this using the tools available. The support received throughout the course gave me the confidence and ability to use Lean in all my projects going forward"

Ciara Wynne

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