WorkSafe project “An online manual that aims to improve work safety for learners and apprentices within metalwork and construction during work-based learning”

Axxel (Finland)

WorkSafe (2017-1-FI01-KA202-034710) is an Erasmus+ KA2 project co-funded by the European Commission through the Finnish National Agency for Education. The project brought together six partners representing 6 European countries. The partners are:

  • Axxell Utbildning Ab, Finland (project coordinator)
  • Charlottenlund Upper Secondary School, Norway
  • Noorderpoort, Netherlands
  • Cfai Adamic, France
  • Education and Mobility, Spain
  • Ikaslan, Spain

The outcome of the project is an online manual and toolbox that can be used by VET providers, teachers, employers and work mentors within the fields of metalwork and construction. The manual is divided into 13 chapters; the first 11 chapters provide the users with information and tools that they can use to improve their knowledge and skills when it comes to providing learners with safe WBL experiences. These chapters are 1. Work Safety in general, 2. Risk Assessment, 3. During work-based learning (WBL), 4. During WBL: mentor´s perspective, 5. During WBL: teachers’ perspective, 6. During WBL: students´ perspective, 7. Young workers, 8. Addressing Sensitive Issues, 9. European Mobilities, 10. Health and safety regulations in Europe + 11. Health and Safety regulations in Finland, Norway, Netherlands, France and Spain).

Chapter 12 of the manual provides the users with contact information to the partner organisations + contact persons involved in the project. In chapter 13 you can find all checklists that were developed within the project and that help VET providers, teachers, employers and workmentors improve the quality, safety and transparency of WBL for the students within metalwork and construction.

You can access the WorkSafe – an Online manual and toolbox for Vet Providers Teachers, Employers and work mentors within Metalwork and construction from this link: https://worksafe2019.weebly.com/