Title European Qualification for Occupational Safety and Health professionals - EUSAFE
Project Number 510362-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Identification of methods and instruments for the recognition of the new qualfication (WP4)
Title Identification of methods and instruments for the recognition of the new qualfication (WP4)
Product Type transparency and certification
A tool to evaluate the performance requirements and training needs of a Safety Manager and a Safety Technician has been developed within the activities of Work Package 4.
The tool has been based on the existing EurOSHM and EurOSHT (ENSHPO EUROSH (M) and EUROSH (T), 2012) standards.
Appropriate terminology and levelling activities have been carried out so that the tool could be used as the definitive ‘job specification’ for OSH practitioners.
The activities for Work Package 4 started as an academic exercise. A series of performance standards were developed based on the UK National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Health and Safety Practice, these were adapted for the broader European perspective. Performance standards describe what a person needs to be able to do in practice rather than education or training programmes. They are required to give the underpinning knowledge, skills and competence as described by the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
The revised EurOSHM and EurOSHT standards were evaluated as EQF levels 6/7 and 4/5
respectively by the consortium and the performance standards were mapped against these levels.In order to present a cohesive approach to the development of learning outcomes as
described by the EQF, it was necessary to place the performance standards in groups. The
OHSAS 18001 Safety Management standard model was used to facilitate this.
Target group VET providers and educational institutions, national authorities for the development of professional standards and qualifications.
Result Matrix with standards of performance
Area of application The performance standards can be used to identify education and training needs as they indicate the expected outcomes from the learning objectives.
Product Languages English