Title H&S - Training programme for Health and Safety in the cleaning industry
Project Number 2010-1-IT1-LEO05-01035
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The pedagogical value of the tool, which will be implemented in the H&S project, lies in its ability to capture and channel the attention and stimulate reflection on how some habitual behavior may become a risk for the health and safety, making aware and strengthening the ability to adhere to safety regulations.
The tool, combining and harmonizing different communicative and cognitive medias, represents an effective tool in pedagogic context to transfer specific messages.
The tool will combine the communicative power of images with the special effects and the comic stories, stimulating the curiosity of the worker/users and keeping the attention to overcoming the "psychological resistance" that often come into play when using audio-visual tools in teaching. The reflective function is activated through the wise use of oral communication that highlights and emphasizes simple messages, clear and tailored to different situations that the employee encounters in the workplace.
Health and Safety at work represents today one of the most important and advanced fields of the social policy of the European Union.
Despite European resolutions and directives on personal protective equipment and workplace safety, and despite national laws and workplace regulations, acciidents at work, injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences still are a serious problem in many Member states, and the topic remains one of the priority in order to assure workplace safety and quality.
According to the COUNCIL DIRECTIVE of 12 June 1989, on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work, the RECOMANDATION 2007/C 164/01 on prevention of accidents and promotion of safety, the RECOMANDATION 2003/134/CE Enhancing the protection of health and the safety at work of the autonomous workers, information and training of workers represent a legal obligation for the employers. Moreover they are universally recognized as effective measures to improve workplace health and safety and mitigate hazards for workers. Nevertheless to be really effective training must be target tailored and must take into account problems such us indifference and opposition of workers.
This project will tackle some issues relevant to the effective involvement of workers in training on workplace safety in the sector of cleaning services.
The objective of the project is to adapt, improve and transfer from Lazio region to other Italian and European Regions an audiovisual innovative tool for training on safety for national and migrant workers. This tool and methodology has been created by Oltremodo, a company whose Memeber are cooperatives, acting in the media field in cooperation with the cooperative Colaser acting in the field of cleaning services.
The audiovisual training course presents, in an innovative way, clear and exhaustive information about risk at workplace and suggestion on correct and safe dealings. It could improve the effectiveness the quality and the attractiveness of the trainings on safety at workplace.
The consortium is composed of:
Inforcoop - National training Institute of the National Cooperative League and Mutuals - Italy
Oltremodo crossmedia co-think - Italy
APSHSTDC - Portugal
ANJAF - Portugal
COCETA - Spain
ESFERA - Spain
ANCST - National Association of Services Cooperatives - Italy - Silent Partner
Fon.Coop - National Paritetic Found For Lifelong Learning for Cooperatives' Workers - Italy - Silent Partner
The expected results are:
the spreading, trough the VET Agencies and the enterprises of the cleaning sector of the output of the project;
the improvement of the effectiveness of the training of workers and consequentially their protection of the health and safety at work.
Open and distance learning
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods- and Services-Producing Activities of Households for Own Use
open and distance learning
material for open learning
"The Adventures of Olga and Nino" is a video-course on safety in the cleaning sector addressed to national and migrant workers. Originally developed by a partnership between the OLTREMODO working group and the Colaser co-operative.
It is an innovative multimedia training product focused on the European standard for safety in the workplace.
The video-course has been drafted and engineered to face effectively the risks associated with underestimation of risk by workers, stressing in a funny way, and at the same time with precision and clarity, the behavior to prevent accidents and the correct work procedures.
It consists of six didactic modules each focusing on a specific risk activity (use of chemicals, use of electric tools, environmental risks, risk of slippage, ecc.), and built on a series of "gag" performed by a professional actor and commented by a worker-actress who reports the errors, indicating the right way to operate.
The simple and natural language, the communicative power of images and special effects and the entertaining style, aims to stimulate the curiosity of the worker and to keep alive his attention to overcoming the "psychological resistance" that often come into play in using audiovisual tools for a teaching purposes.The Videocourse will be voiced (doubled) in the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian. These languages are in fact more common among immigrant workers in the sector. Moreover short video clips will be extracted to use them for the on-line training. For each module an interactive test-game will be product to assess the learning.