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An educational package - ‘Passport to health and safety skills’ - was developed in the project ‘Top Excellence in Health and Safety at Work (2004-2005)’, coordinated by Skills Finland, and health and safety was included in the WorldSkills competition for vocational training. The aim was to develop health and safety material to support teaching and learning in the different fields of study, and to plan practical tools for promoting occupational safety and health in the education of young people in vocational schools and in on-the job training. To achieve this goal, special emphasis was placed on developing methods for achieving effective cooperation in health and safety between the young people, workplaces and educational establishments. Planning started in spring 2004, and the objectives of the health and safety passport were established: to raise students’ awareness of safety and teach them to appraise their own health and safety knowledge and skill to make students familiar with the central safety issues of the trade concerned to analyse the safety of the workplace and to develop the student’s and the workplace’s way of action to develop the students’ health and safety knowledge and skills for skills competitions. The health and safety skills passport was divided into four units containing seven task cards.

Level of Education: Initial vocational education and training

Lead Organisation: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH),Finnish Work Environment Fund and the,Veto Programme of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

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