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 Septiembre 2022
El curso está disponible en English
Presentación del curso

The 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.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?
  • Managers from the labour inspectorate from central or decentralized level;
  • Labour inspectors from central or decentralized level;
  • Trainers from labour administration/inspection training institutions;
  • ILO officials and staff from technical cooperation projects;
  • Experts, researchers and consultants in labour-related issues.
  • Explain the principles, functions and main characteristics of labour inspection
  • Apply the ILO strategic compliance model
  • Describe the ILO guidelines for the inspection of the working conditions and the employment relationships
  • Plan and conduct labour inspection campaigns
  • Improve the inspection of safety and health at the workplace
  • Design and apply a labour inspection strategy for domestic workers
  • Apply new tools and information systems for labour inspection
  • Recognize good practices of labour inspection, including in response to COVID-19.

The course will be divided into 7 modules on the following topics:

  1. Introduction to labour inspection: principles, functions and main characteristics
  2. Strategies of compliance
  3. Inspection of working conditions
  4. Inspection of the employment relationship
  5. Inspection of occupational safety and health
  6. Labour inspection visit
  7. Tools for labour inspection.


In addition, live sessions or webinars will take place on the following topics:

  1. Social dialogue and labour inspection
  2. Moving towards a more strategic and effective labour inspection
  3. Labour inspection and domestic workers
  4. Labour inspection and new forms of employment
  5. Labour inspection campaigns
  6. Psychosocial risks and violence at work
  7. Selected good practices of labour inspection including in response to COVID-19
  8. Technological experiences from participating countries.



Format and methodology

This first 7 modules of this e-learning course will be held entirely online through an online platform. They contain texts, quizzes and/or assignments. Participants can learn from any location, any time of the day or night. Participants will also be asked to make comments on specific topics and to discuss different issues in a dedicated forum.

Additionally, 8 live sessions through 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 conferencing software (a link with instructions will be provided to participants). Participants should therefore be able to have access to a computer with a stable connection to internet and quiet room to participate in all live sessions. Full video of the webinars will be recorded and stored on the dedicated e-platform.

Duration and course load

The course will have a total duration of 4 weeks. The total course load of 60 hours requires an average of 15 hours of study per week.

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