Project Title:
Health, Safety and Environment Training curriculum development for joining technologies.
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Taking into account the hazards of the workplace for the environment and safety personnel specifically related to welding (fume, radiation, noise, vibration), factors with potential high risk on the health and safety of welders, and also its significant impact on the environment, the necessity of management system implementation and personnel training has a major importance, both for employers and employees. Besides assuring a safe work conditions, the employer must provide information, instruction, training and supervision in the field of health and safety for his workers, and the necessity of the presence of a person in charge having these responsibilities, is mandatory. To obtain the expected results (less accidents, less occupational diseases, clean and safety workplaces, friendly environment) the technical personnel that leads the health, safety and environmental management systems in the company must have an updated knowledge and the necessary expertise to fulfill their tasks.

These competencies should be achieved only in the frame of harmonised training courses at European level, which until now does not exist.

The HSE Joining project intends to help solve this situation by developing a harmonised curriculum for training in joining, adjusted to the market (employment) needs and requirements, allowing a perfect match between the market demand, the job seek and the VET offer.

As so, HSE Joining will develop 4 Intellectual Outputs that will include the Curriculum and the support materials for the implementation in the training courses:

IO1 - Harmonised Curriculum for HSE implementation in joining                  

IO2 - Educational materials                                                           

IO3 - Training assessment                                            

IO4 - Serious games on HSE                        

In this way the present project aims to address an increasing market need and the existing lack of a harmonised training and qualification in the field of HSE Training in Joining Technologies; to create an European Curriculum to harmonise and improve the quality of the training and qualification of personnel in this field, recognised at European level, having as a direct result the relevance of qualification in the labour market in the HSE Training in Joining Technologies; to develop Educational Materials, Training Assessment Database and a Serious Game using ICT, making the training more appealing for both trainers and trainees and to enhance job opportunities in this field of expertise, where qualified personnel is sparse.

The consortium is formed by 6 partners from 4 EU countries: Portugal (ISQ and ISQe), Italy (Istituto italiano della Saldatura - Ente Morale), Romania (ISIM), and Belgium (EWF and VCL), being the project coordinated by VCL– Vervolmakingscentrum voor lassers.