Title A 3D animation for promoting healthy workplaces in stone quarrying (SAFEQU)
Project Number 2012-1-FI1-LEO05-09245
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main aim of this project is to promote the use of risk prevention measures in the quarries of the natural stone through the production of innovative training material based on 3D animations.
Health and safety in the workplace is currently one of the most important aspects of developing an EU policy in regard to employment and social affairs. Courses are continuously being implemented in all professional sectors, particularly those where accidents happen more frequently, but not always these courses get the expected impact among attending workers and companies and the rates of accidents and work-related illnesses are still very high across European countries.
This situation is particularly relevant in natural stone industry, especially in the stone quarrying sector.
The main aim of this project is to promote the use of risk prevention measures in the quarries of the natural stone through the production of innovative training material based on 3D animations. It will be based on transferring the methodology of a previous transnational consortium working in the field of risk prevention for other sectors, which results are widely promoted and disseminated by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. It will benefit those organizations giving courses in the risk prevention field within the stone sector in order to achieve the desired impact in training related to health and safety in stone quarrying.
a) To research on the main risk situations during the processes of quarrying the stone in the countries represented in the project.
b) To define the key situations for the multimedia materials' production.
c) To produce an ICT based learning tool and enable awareness araising in the risks' prevention field from a
The main results of the project are:
a) A compilation of European and Country-specific regulations relative to safety at work and risks' prevention in the natural stone quarrying sector.
b) A report related to stone quarrying sector with:
1) the situations with highest risk of accident or injury and professional illness
2) the current situation of the companies in relation to the use of individual and collective safety equipment
c) A multimedia learning tool for training and raising workers' awareness of the importance of risks' prevention. This tool will include 10 sketches of 90 seconds each.
d) A website for the project and its products.
CONSORTIUM AND IMPACT
The project is coordinated by Finnish Natural Stone Association, organism which represents the main interests of the natural stone sector in Finland. It belongs to the European Association EUROROC which ensures the broad dissemination of results at EU level and their impact on SMEs. Marble and Natural Stone Technology Center from Spain has a wide previous experience in the field of industrial safety innovative projects. The participation of Saimaa University from Finland, Klesarska Skola from Croatia and FWG Freiburg from Germany ensures the impact of the results on trainees to be hired by natural stone quarries and ensures the participation of local quarries.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Mining and Quarrying
Human Health and Social Work Activities
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Product information 10 3D animations