Initiatives for teaching safety and risk management in civil engineering studies in German universities
Since 1970 the statutory accident insurance organisation for the construction sector - BG Bau - has been involved in teaching OSH in tertiary education. At present, experts of the BG Bau teach safety and health for construction sites at 54 universities and universities of applied sciences (FH) in Germany. The target group is typically students of construction engineering, civil engineering and architecture in bachelor or master programmes. BG Bau offers different modules which can be mainstreamed into study programmes, depending on the desires of each particular university. In most cases, the teaching activities are also undertaken by experts in statutory accident insurance. This can be described as the key success factor regarding why some estimated 80% of students of construction / civil engineering can be offered lessons in occupational safety and health. BG Bau profits by the activities since it is one way to cut the costs of work place accidents. Participating universities: Universities and Technical Universities: U Bochum, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, TU Dresden, TU Leipzig, TU München, U Hannover, U Kassel, U Lüneburg, U Stuttgart, U Rostock, U Nürnberg, U Wuppertal, U Hamburg. Universities of Applied Sciences: FH Augsburg, TFH Berlin, FH Biberach, FH Bielefeld, FH Bochum, FH Bremen, FH Coburg, FH Deggendorf, FH Lübeck-Eckernförde, FH Erfurt, TFH Stuttgart, FH Hannover-Nienburg, FH Hildesheim-Holzminden, FH Kaiserslautern, FH Koblenz, FH Lausitz, FH Leipzig, FH Lippe-Höxter-Detmold, FH Mainz, FH Minden, FH München, FH Neubrandenburg, FH Buxtehude, FH Nürnberg, FH Oldenburg, FH Regensburg, FH Rosenheim, FH Stuttgart, FH Wiesbaden, FH Wismar, FH Würzburg, FH Zittau-Görlitz, FH Aachen, FH Kaiserslautern, FH Münster, FH Trier, FH Darmstadt. Other facilities: University of the Military Services Neubiberg, Technical Academy (TAS) Kaiserslautern, University of Cooperative Education (BA) Sachsen.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: BG Bau (Statutory Accident Insurance for the construction sector)