Title Training through visual communication on prevention of occupational risks in the use of agricultural machinery
Project Number 2011-1-ES1-LEO05-35863
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text As a result of the continuous progress of the agricultural mechanization farm machines are becoming increasingly complex. In spite of the progress achieved, occupational risk factors are not reduced in a uniform way. Consequently, new dangers have arisen and increased number of accidents, of which approximately 15% are due to the use of tractors and machines in general. The present project intents to reduce the number of accidents by transferying the contents of the original materials about prevention of occupational risks in the use of agricultural machinery created in the project framework of FOR.MA.AGRI. creating a visual communication system based on the use of images.
Summary This proposal was created to take advantage of the achievements got in the training materials developed in the framework of the project 'Formagri' and the experience that has been got in the development of the previous educational materials. By this way the contents have been transferred and updated using a visual methodology based on signs and symbols. The contents have been transferred to the operators of other geographical contexts: Spain, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia and Belgium now this new materials can be used by the 27 EU countries.
The general objective was improving quality and efficiency of learning processes by means of design and validation of training materials based on new technologies and fully adapted to
Specific objectives were: 1) To provide training in occupational risks prevention for workers of the agricultural sector. 2) To make safer the use of tractors and other farm machinery. 3) To use occupational risks training as a strategy to increase workers adaptability to the changes and developments emerging in the sector, thereby improving their employability and competitiveness. 4) To encourage the spreading and implementation of occupational risks policy of the European Union, contributing, therefore, to protect workers health.
Partnership was composed for several organisations with great experience in the vocational training and in the agricultural machinery.
The impact envisaged: To provide prevention of occupational risks training, for agricultural workers; Improvement of the training courses given of the VET system; To improve the employability and competitiveness of workers.
Utilization and distribution of results
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
open and distance learning
Product information The aim of 'Agricultural Code' was to tranfer the training materials developed in the framework of the project FOR.MA.GRI. and experience that has been got in developing educational materials for the adaptation of some materials to a new methodology based in the sole use of images, that is to say, a visual communication system based on signs and symbols.