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Malta

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Directorate for Educational Services of the Maltese Ministry for Education and Employment

The unit is working to promote awareness among all students on health and safety issues.
There are sixteen peripatetic H&S teachers in all. These work in pairs as follows: four teams of two service the primary schools of three colleges per team in Malta, while the fourth pair service Gozo; another pair services the ‘special’ schools by which we mean the six schools for children with special needs and any place where children learn that is not a regular college school; while the last pair are running a H&S program particularly designed for the school leavers of the secondaries especially those who are not academically inclined and who would probably not continue their education beyond Form 5.
There are also two other teachers, one in Maria regina and the other in Gozo teaching the very young in a project named “Catch-‘em-young”.
The appointment of Health and Safety teachers at Secondary level has almost attained the required number. In fact there are now 47 Health and Safety teachers. All this has facilitated the organisation of a structured Health and Safety programme in State Schools.
Apart from teaching Years 4; 5; and 6 in the primary sector, the peripatetic H&S teachers laid emphasis on the upgrading of fire-fighting equipment and fire alarm systems. Evacuation drills were planned and carried out in all schools in Malta and Gozo. Now we are working on an educational programme on basic hygiene (with particular reference to AH1N1) which is being delivered in all primary schools during the first weeks of this scholastic year.
In the Secondary and Post Secondary sector activities include safety audits, upgrading of fire-fighting facilities and fire alarm systems. Safety weeks, talks by the Malta Red Cross Society and seminars are also organised. Evacuation drills are planned and carried out.
The ongoing education of Health and Safety teachers are also seen to, through regular Staff Development courses and on site visits.
Contact

Directorate for Educational Services of the Maltese Ministry for Education and Employment

Great Siege Road
VLT 2000 Floriana
Malta
2598 0000

Contact person:

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University of Malta

The Centre for Labour Studies (CLS) is an independent, educational, documentation and research centre at the University of Malta. It longs to strengthen the University's link with working persons, employers and the world of work at large and promote social dialogue, active involvement and the effective participation of workers, and their representatives, in specific workplaces and in labour policy more generally.
To pursue this mission, CLS seeks to establish healthy working partnerships and promote synergies between academics, government, trade unions, employers and other actors from civil society involved in the field of labour relations, organise educational programmes aimed at sensitising people actively involved or interested in labour issues to current trends, relevant concepts and analytical tools pertinent in this area. The center acts as a national monitoring agency and clearing house for trends and developments occurring in employment and industrial relations and carries out research, consultancy and disseminate information on issues related to industrial and employee relations in Malta and abroad.
Since 1997, the CLS has been offering a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Malta’s main crop of occupational health and safety practitioners has derived primarily from graduates of this diploma programme. In 2016 the Centre started offering this course at a Bachelor level as a Degree (Honours) in Occupational Health and Safety.
The Centre for Labour Studies (CLS) was the first and prototype centre set up at the University of Malta in 1981. The Centre offered its first part-time evening Diploma Course in Labour Studies in 1983. This was modelled on a similar one run by the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and Ruskin College, Oxford University. This course was subsequently re-named Diploma in Social Studies (Industrial Relations).
In 2010, the Centre launched a Bachelor Honours Degree Course in Work and Human Resources (Honours) which replaced the Diploma in Social Studies (Industrial Relations). This course is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy.
In addition to these courses, the Centre also provides out-reach educational programmes tailored to the specific needs of the particular participants to whom the course is intended. For example, short courses have been carried out in the past for employees at the Malta Drydocks, Air Malta, the Office of the Prime Minister, CDRT, and the Department of Inland Revenue, among others.
Another important initiative of the Centre in the educational field is the organisation of seminars and conferences aimed at addressing issues related to issues in the Maltese labour market and industrial relations system. Since 1990, these tripartite educational activities, targeted at officials representing the social partners and persons involved or interested in the world of work, have been carried out on a regular basis. In the past these activities were supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
Since 2005 the Centre for Labour Studies has been providing regular reports on the Maltese Labour Market to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). This is a tripartite EU agency which is located in Dublin. It provides knowledge to assist in the development of social and work-related policies at EU level.
In 2014 the Centre for Labour Studies under the auspices of the Office of the President of Malta launched the Forum Nazzjonali tat-Trade Unions (FNTU). This Forum brings together all registered unions in Malta and acts as a national focal point of dialogue between them. The Centre offers expertise and provides the required academic and practical support to the FNTU.
Contact

University of Malta

Humanities B
FEMA Building Room 201
Malta
+362 2340 3766

Contact person:

Dr. Luke Anthony Fiorini
Lecturer at Centre for Labour Studies Course Coordinator, Bachelor in Occupational Health and Safety (Hons)

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