Small and micro-sized enterprises (SMEs) are an important part of a nation’s economic activities, however, due to deficits in both human and financial resources, SMEs tend to have higher rates of workrelated accidents and diseases. In addition to huge human suffering, as SMEs employ a large proportion of the workforce in many countries, the lower productivity in SMEs caused by this high rate of work-related accidents and diseases will prevent sustainable national economic growth.
The International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with SafeWork (the ILO programme which promotes OSH), is organizing this course in Turin to acquaint participants with international guidelines and ILO principles and the experience of consolidated and successful national OSH systems and programmes. Although each country presents different problems where its national OSH situation is concerned, and therefore requires different solutions, this course provides participants with useful inputs to the decision-making process for the improvement and development of OSH governance in their respective countries.
Training of trainers on improving safety and health in small and microenterprises, this course is intended for: - Trainers and technical advisers from government institutions responsible for supporting SMEs on OSH and working conditions; - Representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in supporting their members in improving OSH and working conditions; - Representatives of non-governmental organizations actively supporting SMEs in OSH and working conditions; - Staff of technical cooperation projects supporting SMEs; - Consultants, university teachers and researchers working in the fields of OSH and working conditions.
This course aims at strengthening the institutional capacity to improve OSH and working conditions in SMEs and in the workplaces of the informal economy.
Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
This training of trainers course would have two parts:a distance-learning phase based in an online virtual platform and then a residential short course.
The distance learning part will use an Internet-based learning platform. This distance learning part is a preparatory part to ensure that all participants have a level of knowledge of the subject that allows them a greater benefit of the face-to-face part of the course.
During the residential part, a highly participatory and action-oriented approach will be used during the course, giving much emphasis on the exchange of experiences in looking for innovative and practical solutions to problems and challenges.
A permanent monitoring of the learning process will be conducted throughout the training by the course coordinator. At the end of the course, an individual end-of-course evaluation questionnaire will be used tom know the level of knowledge acquisition and to allow participants to express their view about the training.
Participants who successfully complete the programme would be awarded with a diploma of achievement authorizing them to deliver training courses on PAOT programmes.