Title European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health ENETOSH
Project Number D/05/B/F/NT-146 253
Product Standard of Competence for Instructors and Trainers in Safety and Health
Title Standard of Competence for Instructors and Trainers in Safety and Health
Product Type others
Marketing Text The ENETOSH Standard of Competence is intended to assure the quality of instructors and trainers of occupational safety and health in Europe.
The ENETOSH standard is based on the results of an empirical task analysis for general trainer competences of OSH lecturers and trainers, which was carried out by Dresden University in collaboration with the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention in Germany.
The development at European level was conducted
within the scope of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The result is an integrated standard for improving the quality of instructors and trainers in safety and health,
its special feature being that it includes both the skills needed to be a trainer and subject‐related expertise. The standard has been recognised by 14 institutions from 10
European countries and by one European social partner. The standard has been translated into 11 languages.
In April 2008, work began on evolving the ENETOSH standard further. All of the parts of the standard had been reviewed to ascertain whether they really reflect the requirements in their area of application. This process was conducted using the critical incident technique
included in the task‐analysis‐tools (TAToo©), which had already proved successful in the study on general trainer competences. The ENETOSH standard of competence is the first research based joint requirements profile for
instructors and trainers in Europe in the area of health and safety. The validation of the standard has been finalized in May 2010 and can be downloaded from the ENETOSH website at www.enetosh.net.
Target group Instructors and trainers
The standard covers four fields of competence:
1. Train the trainer
2. Safety and health at work - the basics
3. OSH Management
4. Workplace Health Management
The ENETOSH standard of competence describes a maximum that can be expected regarding the knowledge, skills, and the wider competencies of an instructor or trainer in safety and health.
There is a checklist for each field of competence.
A matrix indicates how the fields of competence in the ENETOSH standard relate to the performance levels of the EQF.
Area of application
The ENETOSH Standard of competence provides a common, scientifically proven basis for quality-assuring lecturers and trainers in OSH in Europe. The ENETOSH Standard makes it possible to select suitable staff for the required teaching tasks, to develop training content that is similar throughout Europe and to set up a system of certifying the people involved, if it makes sense to do so for lecturers and trainers.
The standard has been implemented by ISFoP (Istituto Superiore di Formazione alla Prevenzione) in Italy. In Germany IAG has developed a training package consisting of the validated ENETOSH Standard of competence, that forms the basis for the qualification of instructors and trainers in OHS, a research-based instrument, the so called Trainer Profile Analysis (TPA), and an individual support measure: the Coaching of teachers and trainers in OSH. Currently the European project SafeHair refers on the ENETOSH Standard for a follow up project.
Product Languages Turkish