Under national agreements signed between the Caisse Nationale de l’Assurance Maladie (National Health Insurance Fund) and the French Ministry for National Education with a view to providing Occupational Health and Safety Education, INRS has, since 2004, set up an online system for managing occupational health and safety training routes online both for teaching staff and for students of vocational training. Today, this training management system monitors the training routes of over 15,000 teachers and over 250,000 students and apprentices per year. Key elements The training includes six modules: occupational risk prevention methods and approaches, first aid, working movements and postures, authorisation for doing electrical work, safe driving and safe operation of lifting and building vehicles and machinery, and working at height. Most of the training is validated by a certificate recognised in industry, construction companies and other firms. This system of management via the Internet enables the various partners in initial occupational training (education districts, regions, Caisses Régionales d’Assurance Maladie (Regional Health Insurance Funds), and teaching establishments) to manage the skills of the teaching staff and to cascade the training down to pupils, students and apprentices. This online management training in health and safety at work is part of a policy of lifelong learning, enabling people to acquire skills throughout school and their working lives.
Level of Education: Initial vocational education and training, Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (French Research and Safety Institute for the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases)