Title SAFESTART.EU Formation sécurité de base sur le lieu de travail (VCA)
Project Number 2008-1-BE3-LEO05-00288
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Status En cours
SAFESTART vise à promouvoir un comportement orienté « sécurité » au travail par l'apprentissage en ligne (e-learning). Le travailleur peut acquérir les connaissances de base sur la sécurité au travail de manière conviviale et se préparer à son propre rythme à l'obtention d'une attestation de formation "sécurité de base VCA".
Le programme existe en Néerlandais, Français, Allemand, Anglais et Polonais. En mars 2010 le programme sera disponible en Bulgare, Hongare, Grec, Roumain et Turc.
Summary Safestart is a European initiative designed to enhance work floor safety through the development of an e-learning programme. The user can acquire basic knowledge of safety in a user-friendly way and prepare for the “VCA basic safety” training certificate, which is mandatory in some European countries, at his own pace.
Non-managerial staff in risk-sector companies must have a basic knowledge of safety and occupational risks on the work place, certainly by high-risk activities. A lot of European companies want their workers to be in possession of a Basic Safety Training Certificate, which can be obtained after passing an examination given by a recognised examination centre.
A certificate is required, already today, by companies in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and France. Some companies require basic safety knowledge of their new employees and their contractors' employees in the different EU member states. Discussions are taking place in order to get this certificate recognised at the European level.
This therefore mainly concerns school–leavers and jobseekers, including temps in particular. In practice, these two target groups, if they don’t have a certificate, can find it harder to enter the labour market.
At this time, this training is not yet incorporated into the professional teaching study programmes, so school-leavers have to attend an additional training and pass an examination to obtain the training certificate.
The temp group is a group at risk. It is mainly composed of young, inexperienced workers. At the time they start to work, there is often a lack of information and training, and inadequate communication between the temp, the temping company and the client company. Temps consequently run a greater risk of industrial accident. It is therefore important, especially for them, that the content of the course on safety is properly assimilated.
However, this training is difficult for them to access and constitutes an obstacle to entering the labour market. We must consequently promote this training by making it more accessible.
Innovative teaching means are necessary to incorporate this study programme into the existing vocational training and to give the possibility to school-leavers or jobseekers who do not yet have this necessary certificate to prepare for the examination required for obtaining it.
Safestart is a learning aid:
- for independent study;
- as part of blended learning;
- didactic support for courses in a class-teaching context.
Égalité des chances
Marché du travail
Formation tout au long de la vie
Activités Spécialisées, Scientifiques Et Techniques
Information et Communication
• An e-learning course that can be embedded in any SCORM-compliant learning environment. It is in multimedia form, with illustrations and animations, interactive exercises and the necessary assessment tests. The course is fully supported by voice-over audio. It includes an exam and a certificate so that the trainee can prove that he/she understood the content.
• A portal site www.safestart.eu, with general information about the content of the course, the target groups, the target institutions, contact information, etc. in the various languages. Any interested parties can refer to this portal for information about the areas covered; the portal is also the starting point for running the course.