Training of Trainers Course in Occupational Safety and Health Training of Trainers Course in Occupational Safety and Health

Training of Trainers Course in Occupational Safety and Health

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DECP organized, together with the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry a train the training course on Occupational Safety and Health in Hanoi and Cam Pha, Vietnam. The first part of the training course with 15 participants consisted of a 3 day training of potential trainers for OSH. Part of the programme was a visit to a metal company where spare parts for pumps were manufactured.  The trainers noted workers walking around on slippers, oil spills, greasy floors, waste material and finished products laying on heaps, unguarded metal cutting machines, ruptured lifting equipment. So sufficient subjects to be mentioned in their risk assessment and action plan for improvement, which they had to draw up the next day. The participants also have been taught to apply a model for designing a training programme for which the company visit was used as a case study.
At the end of this part of the study course an outline for a marketing plan for OSH-trainings was developed.

In the second part 5 Vietnamese trainers, selected from the participants in the first part, together with the Dutch OSH expert Theo-Jan Heesen presented an OSH workshop to 28 participants in a 2 day in-company workshop at the Cao Son Coal Mine in the north near Ha Long.  This ToT training course was a follow-up training course of the training course organized in Hanoi in June this year.
In the evaluation discussion with the participants at the coal mine showed that the programme was a little bit overloaded for them and that most of them needed more time for the exercises. Also the course could be more adapted to the specific problems experienced in a coal mine, so it should be more tailor-made. The overall scores for the training course were however quite high and the management of the company expressed its gratitude for the excellent workshop.