Title A multimedia tool for increasing safety knowledge and awareness in stone sector
Project Number 2009-1-ES1-LEO05-10914
Product Web Site
Title Web Site
Product Type website
Marketing Text The website www.stonesafety.eu is the main product of the project “STONESAFETY – A multimedia tool for increasing safety knowledge and awareness in stone sector” funded through the Leonardo da Vinci programme. It was designed as a tool which aim is to make available and disseminate innovative training materials that contribute to lowering the risk of accidents in the area of natural stone processing.
The website is designed in an attractive easy-to-use manner. The homepage comprises several basic safety instructions accompanied by pictures.
Several chapters can be further accessed: the 3-D animations, each around 2 minutes long, showing most common risk situations at the workplace and how these can be prevented. These use non-verbal communication, so they can be also understood and applied by persons who are not familiar with the languages of the website.
In the chapter entitled “Safety at work”, the report on the research can be accessed. It entails important information on main risks at the workplace in a stone manufacturing company, it describes the main risk situations and analyses them. The report is available in English and Spanish.
The website also contains a compilation of European, Portuguese, Spanish and Finnish legislation in the area of safety and health at the workplace.
Information on the project, its partners and contact details can also be found on the website.
Target group The target groups are workers and companies working in the natural stone industry, training centres, profession associations, public entities related to the stone industry and / or training. This target audience encompasses all professionals, workers, trainees and business in the sector, who are interested in an innovative material that is accessible online.
The result of this website is an innovative training material and a compilation of useful data concerning risks, safety and health at the workplace in the stone industry that can be easily accessed online by everyone who is interested in this topic.
In the long term, this website could contribute to lowering the number of accidents in the stone industry sector and represents therefore a milestone in the area of risk prevention at the workplace in an area where the number of accidents is very high due to the nature of the work and of the products.
Area of application This product can be applied in initial trainings for employees working in the stone industry sector, by training centres and professional associations. The product is used for raising awareness on the risks at the workplace in this dangerous sector, for presenting them and for contributing to lowering these risks and preventing accidents, and thus contributing to the general European goal of lowering the number of accidents at the workplace.