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Siemens, TÜV Rheinland set up global skill centre for occupational safety

Siemens, TÜV Rheinland set up global skill centre for occupational safety

The centre offers comprehensive training programs with an extensive practical component under simulated conditions existing in typical project or construction sites

Siemens India, in collaboration with TÜV Rheinland India, has together set up the Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety in Mumbai. The centre, designed by Siemens and TÜV Rheinland, will provide practical training on the latest safety equipment and techniques.

The centre has been set up to take the first step towards a ‘zero harm culture’ that enables individuals to work responsibly and run projects without accidents and will conduct certified training courses that develop ‘safety leaders’ in the project-based businesses and industries.

Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO & Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland South Asia, said, “Siemens has a deep commitment to improving the safety of Construction / Project sites in India, and TÜV Rheinland is proud to be able to support Siemens in this venture. As the training partner, TÜV Rheinland will bring global training expertise to ensure the highest standards of health and safety are taught to participants.”

Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Ltd, said, “The Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety is a critical milestone in Siemens’ journey of driving a culture of zero harm in the industry. The training centre is designed to meet the requirements of the industry for high-quality training on site safety measures. We hope to be the catalysts of a transformation in the approach toward safety and support the industry’s efforts to maintain a zero harm culture at project sites and manufacturing units.”

The flagship program of the centre – SITRUST or Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training – is a 3-day program that includes extensive practical training using a simulated construction site environment. The course provides an experiential learning of hazard and risk identification, safety planning, risk mitigation and implementation of controls. The unique feature of the practical training program is the concept of story boards – a case study-based learning on safety management at the workplace.

In addition, the training modules also include specialized training based on real-life scenarios of an operational nature in project or construction sites, such as electrical safety, fire safety and working at height.

The target audience for the program includes occupational safety practitioners, project / site managers, construction managers, construction site supervisors, safety marshals and site engineers.


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