Collective action for a safe commute

Collective action for a safe commute
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Collective action for a safe commute

The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

This course was developed by the ILO Vision Zero Fund initiative, with financial support from Nike support participants in implementing the “Action manual and checklist for employers and workers in the garment and footwear sector to enhance workers’ commuting safety”. Specifically, it is meant to train and certify participants to improve commuting safety, primarily within the garment and footwear sector. Nonetheless, the knowledge and skills conveyed in this course can easily be applied to other sectors operating in urban environments. Participants will also be introduced to information and skills to develop action plans designed to improve commuting safety.

Who attends this course?

Participants from governments, employers' and workers' organizations, private sector companies (directors of human resources, enterprise advisors, plant managers and transport supervisors) , OSH officers and consultants, road safety officers, professional or industrial bodies, NGOs, and/or consultants interested in or involved in conduct a commuting safety assessment within and around the factory premises, and develop an improvement action plan.

What will I learn?

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills for promoting collective action between employers, workers and other stakeholders to address commuting risks faced by workers.



What will I be able to do?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the key challenges impacting commuting safety in urban environments, especially within the garment and footwear industries.
  • Describe the underlying theory of change for improving commuting safety.
  • Explain how to assess commuting safety at workplace level and design an improvement action plan.
How is the course organized?

The course is developed in a virtual and autonomous way, which allows the participants to have greater flexibility in the time of dedication and study schedules.

Before starting this course, you will be asked to answer a series of questions related to the course to find out your level of knowledge on the subject.

The course material consists of the following 10 modules:

  • Module 0: Introduction to commuting safety
  • Module 1: Individual risk awareness and commuters’ safety behaviour
  • Module 2: Safe transport available for commuting
  • Module 3: Assessing collective transport vehicles and their drivers
  • Module 4: Safe entry to the industrial park and/or the factory
  • Module 5: Safety outside the industrial park and/or factory premises
  • Module 6: Commuting safety concerns can be raised by workers and are addressed
  • Module 7: Commuters’ preparedness in case of accidents and insurance
  • Module 8: Enhanced collection of commuter accident data
  • Module 9: Training and implementing the guidance

At the end of the careful reading of the 10 modules, you must take the final test to assess your understanding. If you pass this final test, you will obtain a Digital Certificate of the course.

Visit our how-to page for more details on the Digital Credentials.

When you self-register in the course it is very important that you put your correct name accurately, since the system will use this name provided when releasing the Digital Credentials of the course.

Why should I join?

This course is designed for those interested who need instruction and certification for the acquisition of knowledge on collective action for a safe commute. If this is your case, join.

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