E-learning course on Strengthening and Modernizing Labour Inspection

E-learning course on Strengthening and Modernizing Labour Inspection

E-learning course on Strengthening and Modernizing Labour Inspection

5–30 October 2020
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

This e-learning course will address the main features of a modern labour inspection system, and will expose participants to selected international best practice. It will provide participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, share experiences and reflect on key issues, trends and challenges to modernize their labour inspection system

Who attends this course?

Managers of labour inspectorates from central or decentralized level; Labour administration and labour inspection officials; ILO officials and staff of technical cooperation projects; experts, researchers, trainers and consultants in labour-related issues.

Objectives

The course will address the main features of a modern labour inspection system, and it will expose participants to selected international best practice. It will provide participants with the opportunity to gain new insights, share experiences and reflect on key issues, trends and challenges to modernize their labour inspection system. 

At the end of the course participants will be able to: 

• Explain the principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection; 

• Analyze the benefits of a sound labour inspection policy and planning; 

• Apply the ILO strategic compliance model; 

• Plan and conduct labour inspection campaigns; 

• Improve the inspection of safety and health at the workplace; 

• Include an effective COVID-19 response to labour inspection; 

• Apply new tools and information systems for labour inspection; 

• Recognize good practices of labour inspection, including in response to COVID-19.

Contents

The course will be divided into 7 modules on the following topics: Principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection; Policy and planning; Strategies of compliance; Cooperation and partnership including labour inspection campaigns; Key issues related to occupational safety and health; Labour inspection visit; Information systems and tools for labour inspection. 

In addition, live sessions or webinars will take place on the following topics: ILO strategic compliance model; Social dialogue and labour inspection; Labour inspection campaigns; Labour inspection and COVID-19; Labour inspection and migrant workers; Psychosocial risks and violence at work; Selected good practices of labour inspection including in response to COVID-19; Experiences from participating countries; Moving towards a more strategic and effective labour inspection.

Format and methodology

This e-learning course will be held entirely online. It is composed of 7 modules. Each module contains texts, exercises, quizzes and/or assignments. Participants can learn from any location, any time of the day or night as the course is delivered through distance learning. Participants will be asked to make comments on specific topics and to discuss different issues in a dedicated forum, and will be required to complete quizzes and assignments relating to the different modules. 

In addition, 9 live sessions and webinars will take place spread over 4 weeks. These interactive sessions will focus on key issues of interest to labour inspection managers (see list of topics in Contents section above). Live sessions and webinars will be conducted through video conference.

Applications and fees

If you wish to participate in this course, please fill in the online application on the above link. The application should be accompanied by a letter from the sponsoring organization committing to cover participation cost (2,500 Euros). 

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