Kick-off Meeting in Brussels

The project partnership met in Brussels on November 2nd to start the transnational team-working and work through the content of the first project deliveries.

Johanne Toft-Petersen from the Danish Erasmus+ national office presented project responsibilities and the Erasmus+ administration system.

The teams decided on the upcoming dissemination activities and the first version of the project website and the OER was presented.

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Roundtable in Valencia

Two representatives from the Safety4El consortium, Anabel Menica and Kent Andersen, demonstrated the OER (Open Education Resource) prototype, which is being developed in the project with the aim of improving safety for electricians and other employees in the construction industry. The OER is fully free to use, all you and your students need to do is to register at the address: www.safety4el.net/moodle/

All texts in the present version of the OER are © Electrotechnical Certification Scheme: https://www.ecscard.org.uk/Downloads/PoliciesAndDocuments/ECS033-HS_Revision_Guide-July-2015.pdf The texts are used with permission from the SJIB (Scottish Joint Industry Board for Electrical Contracting Industry). In the coming year the partnership will develop similar OER units in Danish, English, Greek, Maltese, and Spanish.
It was a great pleasure for the two presenters that Mariette Harmsen from ROC Midden Nederland has offered to test the OER with Dutch students and also a message through LinkedIn from Sioulis Heracles in Greece, who looks forward to follow the project, showed the importance of the project. This also shows the value of an EfVET roundtable.

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Dissemination during the EBBD conference in Aalborg

Safety4El was invited by the European Business Baccalaureate Diploma (EBBD) conference to present the way the project intends to deliver bilingual teaching and Content and Language Integrated Learning. Kent Andersen presented the Clilstore system (multidict.net), which is used in the Safety4El Open Education Resource system, so all words in the training texts are linked to online dictionaries covering 118 languages. The slides (in Danish) from the presentation can be downloaded from www.safety4el.net/presentations/Aalborg2016.ppt


Reasons for submitting the project in Denmark

In-National Research Centre for the Working Environment tad-Danimarka bagħat 50,000 kwestjonarju lil ħaddiema impjegati u li minnhom rċieva lura 27,000 (Marzu 2014). Dan wera li, meta tqabbel ma’ gruppi oħra ta’ xogħol, l-elektrixins huma involuti f’medja ogħla ta’ inċidenti u medja ogħla ta’ ħsara minn strapazz. Xi ftit eżempji juru dan. Nagħtu każ xogħol li jsir għarkopptejh jew kokka 61.19% mqabbel mal-medja tal-gruppi l-oħra ta’ 17.2%, irfigħ u ġar għal aktar minn kwart tal-ħin tax-xogħol 56.57% mqabbel mal-medja tal-gruppi l-oħra ta’ 30.68%, u li jagħmel xogħol b’dirgħajh merfugħin ’l fuq 51.43% mqabbel mal-medja ta’ gruppi oħrajn ta’ 18.33%.

Waħda mid-differenzi hi li mill-pajjiżi sieħba fil-proġett, hu biss ir-Renju Unit li jobbliga lil min jaħdem joqgħod għall-eżamijiet regolari. Nagħtu każ, ħaddiema fir-Renju Unit li jmissu l-elettriku huma obbligati li jgħaddu minn eżami fuq is-saħħa u s-sigurtà (Fl-Industrija tal-Bini u l-Kostruzzjoni).

In-numru ta’ inċidenti fuq il-post tax-xogħol fl-UE ivarja ħafna. Pereżempju, skont ir-rata ta’ inċidenti fatali (kull 100,000 ħaddiem) fuq il-post tax-xogħol, fid-Danimarka hemm medja ta’ inċidenti li tqarreb sew il-medja Ewropea, imma xorta waħda għadha d-doppju tal-inċidenti li jiġru fir-Renju Unit. Din l-istatistika (Eurostat, ESAW, 2012) tinħadem wara li jitnaqqsu n-numru tal-imwiet li jsiru waqt it-trasport ta’ persuni li jkunu sejrin minn u lejn il-post tax-xogħol. Statistika bħal din insibuha wkoll Spanja, Ċipru u Malta.


Project Priorities

The project will strengthen the teaching of safety in electricians’ training during their school periods as well as on the job training through online modules. It targets three EU sectoral priorities:

-Further strengthening key competences in VET curricula

-Transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications to facilitate learning, employability and labour mobility

-Open and innovative education, training and youth work, embedded in the digital era