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Life Care – new Business Stream in TÜV Rheinland Romania

Business Stream Life Care

The development of new products and services in TÜV Rheinland Romania is related to a new business stream called Life Care which provides services like occupational health, work protection and safety, health management, medical devices, prevention and wellness.

First successful Business Breakfast

This year, TÜV Rheinland Romania planned to organize a series of events called suggestively Business Breakfast. By organizing these events, TÜV Rheinland Romania has proposed to initiate an effective dialogue within the business environment focused on a certain theme in areas such as Health & Safety, Informational Security, Food Safety, etc.

The first Business Breakfast was held in Bucharest on 29th May and the main discussed topics were related to the Construction area. The experts have claimed three short presentations and answered the guests’ questions, who were very satisfied in terms of H&S information and news related to the topic. The event was opened by Mr. Lucian Adrian Frantiu, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Romania through a short presentation about the offered services in Romania. After that Mr. Nikolaus Graen, EU Sales and Project Management Occupational Health and Safety of TÜV Rheinland Life & Care presented information on OSH Statistics, European and Romanian Legislation, OSH requirements on construction sites (GD no.300/2006) regarding  work place preparation and work place execution,  Duties on construction sites: of clients/project managers, of employers, Effects and results of accidents on employers and last but not least Services and References of TÜV Rheinland. The last presentation was held by Mr. Campean, Construction expert, about specific risk situations on construction sites, the risks with subcontractors.

We had audience formed by 15 participants from 10 construction companies which provided a very good feedback regarding the new field of activity. Due to the highl level of interest, we already held Start-up meetings with two strategic customers in terms of Stress management and Road transport of dangerous goods.

Updated information regarding the new field soon on our website of TÜV Rheinland Romania.

TÜV Rheinland sets up vocational training center with Shenzhen’s Third Vocational and Technical School

Shenzhen to Introduce German Dual System of Vocational Training

TÜV Rheinland sets up vocational training center with Shenzhen’s Third Vocational and Technical School

TÜV Rheinland Guangdong Ltd., the world’s leading service provider of quality certification and technical training services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Third Vocational and Technical School of Shenzhen, to jointly open a Training Center of Quality Management, and deem to start vocational training courses from the second half of the year. The two parties will actively support SZ government to enhance vocational education and “talent city” strategy, work together to nurture the high-end quality management talents and technical talents needed for industrial development, so as to break new grounds towards uplifting “Shenzhen Quality” and  establishing “Shenzhen Standard”.

With great support from the Shenzhen government along with many enterprises and workers, Shenzhen Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) plans to develop innovative vocational training approach in order to exploit the potential of employees by conducting a key project of systematic vocational trainings. The development of new competencies and skills and more effective use of knowledge will enhance the employability of individual workers and improve the competitiveness. The Training Center is a key part of Shenzhen FTU – Shenzhen Worker Quality Promotion Project.

Enrico Ruhle, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Group in charge of Business Stream of Academy and Life Care introduced, “At TÜV Rheinland Academy, we offer various levels of training programs. We train skilled workers, specialists and junior managers as well as a new generation of well qualified and highly motivated workforce. Our students obtain a recognized vocational degree after 2 – 3 years of training. Our diplomas and certificates can be a stepping stone to a successful professional career.”

“Vocational education is well accepted in the EU countries and enjoys a very high degree of social status especially in Germany where this type of occupational training serves as a main source of high-quality talents for enterprises. The cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and the School as well as Shenzhen FTU will help Shenzhen government rapidly enhance the overall quality of workers and the construction of an effective vocational education system,” said Yushun Wong, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China at the signing ceremony.

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Shenzhen to introduce German dual system of vocational training and education

The Training Center, located in Futian campus of the School, will work closely with TÜV Rheinland Academy in the domain of Shenzhen’s secondary vocational education. The School will be responsible for the promotion of training courses, taking charge of student enrollment and organization work by using their education resources and the strong network of Shenzhen FTU. TÜV Rheinland will undertake the teaching and the issuing of corresponding certificates. The two parties will jointly foster and train top quality-management and skilled technicians in Shenzhen with support from the municipal government.

According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in several areas, which include establishing school partnership, training teachers for the school, introducing vocational education courses from German TÜV Rheinland Vocational Schools and Colleges, learning from the dual system of Germany vocational schools, training for international vocational qualification certification, developing bilateral exchanges of teachers and students, and so on.

Future cooperation to extend to higher vocational education

Starting from the second half of 2015, the two sides will work together to develop training courses adapted to the future industrial development of Shenzhen. It will be done by means of extensive research on the demand for quality-management talents and skilled technicians.

The two sides also agreed to discuss the feasibility of establishing Shenzhen TÜV Rheinland Vocational and Technical College and embark on higher vocational education when the time is ripe. The efforts will accelerate the innovation of the vocational education system of Shenzhen.

If the early stage of cooperation runs smoothly, both TÜV Rheinland and the School have the intention to deepen cooperation; the two parties can jointly build a Sino-Germany TÜV Rheinland Shenzhen Training College (Tentative). The new college will be located in Bagualing and Pingshan campuses of the School.

European online degree programs in Asia Pacific

European Online Degree Programs Now in Asia Pacific

Earn a Postgraduate Qualification in Risk & Safety Management or IT Security. Enhance your career with a recognized European degree.

The partnership between Risktec Solutions (TÜV Rheinland Group), and Liverpool John Moores University offers a unique opportunity to study for a postgraduate degree. Levels include:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
  • Masters Degree (MSc)

Participation through online Distance Learning allows you to study from anywhere in the world, at times which suit you. Courses are taught in English.

The next program commences 1st February 2016.
Apply now to join.

Want to join the IT security program?

In cooperation with Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), and isits AG (TÜV Rheinland Group), we offer the on-the-job distance learning course “Applied IT Security Master of Science” and online courses for those wanting to specialize in one particular field of IT Security. Distance learning makes it possible to study from anywhere in the world. Materials are sent per post and our e-learning platform provides participants additional information and resources.

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health and safety training in India

Siemens and TÜV Rheinland for Occupational Safety in India.

SITRUST stands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. Here’s more about the Siemens TÜV Rheinland Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety in Mumbai in partnership with TÜV Rheinland.

Zero incidents – it is achievable, according to one of the principles of the “Zero Harm Culture@Siemens” program. The occupational safety program launched in fiscal year 2012 is having an increasingly positive impact. Significant progress in enhancing the collaboration with contractors and improving the safety culture was made in the Middle East and in India.

sitrust-iindia-parkThe Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety at Mumbai (see model of the center left) is an admirable example of this approach. SITRUSTTM stands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. This training program is the global answer for safety training in India in order to change the perception towards risk and safety. Since there were mostly theoretical classroom trainings available without practical approach in the past, SITRUST includes an extensive practical component with a simulated construction site environment and uses “learn the theory, master the practice” skills. The training incorporates simulations and practical case studies of complex risks combined with multiple hazards such as working at heights and close to high voltage power lines as well as welding/gas cutting activities, etc.

Through structured and practical site situations in the form of storyboards, SITRUST™ will provide hands-on training modules to:

  • Identify hazards,
  • Identify what is good/bad,
  • Identify what is acceptable/not acceptable,
  • Adopt safe practices, and
  • Identify and mitigate risks by having proper control measures in place.

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TÜV Rheinland and Siemens co-developed this practical simulation of site conditions and completed the program with a certification process. About 100 safety cards have been developed for trainers and trainees and integrated into 10 – 15 different story boards. About 5 to 10 participants per group will solve various subtasks. The complete program, after a theoretical briefing, includes 2 days in the training park. To maintain independence and ensure the assessment is neutral, all trainings and certifications are conducted exclusively by TÜV Rheinland.

Global Skill Center and the SITRUST™ Training Program:

  • have a multitude of object lessons within a small area
  • have a highly practical approach: “learning by doing”
  • simulate the object lessons under real work conditions
  • simulate the most common mistakes in work safety
  • train everyone to realize risk interactions
  • train everyone to do the right thing in the right way
  • prepare everyone for working in real projects
HSE management at VW construction site in Poland

Health and Safety Coordination at VW Construction Site in Poland

TÜV Rheinland manages HSE at VW construction site in Poland

In Września – between Frankfurt Oder and Warsaw – the brand Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge is building a new factory. Occupational health and safety prevention plays a major role at the building site. We are proud that VW, as investor, has commissioned and authorized TÜV Rheinland Poland to manage safety surveillance.

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Construction sites are among the most dangerous places for workers. Rife with risk, there are a number of injuries that can occur on the job. In order to prevent dangers like damages to health and goods, Volkswagen AG has commissioned TÜV Rheinland with the supervision and coordination of safety in the construction of their new commercial vehicles plant in Poland.

HSE at construction site of VW Wrzesnia, Poland

Representatives of TÜV Rheinland visit the VW construction site in Wrzesnia, Poland.

The VW factory for the production of the successor model to the VW Crafter is being built on a site of 224 hectares in Wrzesnia near the western Polish city of Poznan. About 3,000 people will be employed in the new manufacturing facility which includes the body constructions, paint shop and assembly areas as well as a supplier park. Construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016.

At the peak of the construction project, around 2,000 people of all trades will be working on the construction site in Wrzesnia. Therefore, ensuring safe working conditions has the highest priority. The commissioning of TÜV Rheinland primarily comprises of the supervision and coordination of health and security personnel of the various contractors employed on site. The occupational safety experts of our company will ensure that construction proceeds smoothly without any time lost arising from potential threats and accidents.

 

TÜV Rheinland is an experienced HSE management partner

TÜV Rheinland was previously successful in a similar function in the construction of a Volkswagen plant in Mexico and an Audi plant in Hungary. (See reference case)

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CAIRN training center India

Skilling India

Training activities of TÜV Rheinland in India meet the needs of the growing Indian industries.

The TÜV Rheinland training experts train young people to become highly motivated and qualified members of the workforce.  Read here about TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India, CAIRN Centre of Excellence operated by TÜV Rheinland, and SITRUST™ – first Indian holistic practical Health & Safety Training Center.

One of India’s biggest challenges, as well as advantages, is its growing, young population. The average Indian will only be 29 years old in 2020. India targets the creation of 500 million skilled workers by 2022, and Germany is one of its strongest partners for this.

indian-workerUntil now, companies have regularly complained of the intense difficulty of finding appropriately skilled, employable workers for jobs in factories or services, such as sales or customer service agents, while poorly-educated young people struggle to find remunerative work. Skilled construction workers are also in acutely short supply.

The activities of TÜV Rheinland in India meet the needs of the growing Indian industries. Examples include both the NIFE Academy and the CAIRN Centre of Excellence (CCOE). The goal of the TÜV Rheinland training experts is to train young people to become highly motivated and qualified members of the workforce. In the vocational training courses the attendees learn a wide range of professional skills through practical training which will further enhance their qualification.

TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India

TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India has been part of TÜV Rheinland since January 2014. The Indian training service provider currently supports more than 10,000 participants in 65 cities across India. The company operates over 40 direct training centers, 28 franchise centers and 3 information centers with top-class training.

Operational health and safety is a hot topic in the world of business today. Fire safety is at the crux of international business and is a critical requirement for all business operations. TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy was founded with the vision of providing vocational training programs to meet industry demand for highly qualified people.

TÜV Rheinland NIFE Academy India attracts young people aged 17 to 24 with its wide range of unique and well-designed courses – from seminars lasting several days to university degrees. The training catalogue is focused on training and certificates in:

  • fire and safety
  • lift technology
  • fiber optics technology
  • facilities

A certificate program in inventory and stores, and a corporate training complete the portfolio.

CAIRN Centre of Excellence (CCOE), India Goes Into Operation

The new state-of-the-art center for providing training in advanced disciplines goes into operation. It was established by Cairn India in Jodhpur, Rajasthan with a total investment volume of US $10 –11 million CCOE is operated by TÜV Rheinland in India. It develops competent and confident market-ready professionals with world-class vocational skills.

The center offers vocational training in

  • welding
  • automobile – servicing and maintenance
  • renewable energy – installation and maintenance
  • retail – customer sales agent

Seminars and courses on various topics will be organized on a regular basis.

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The newly built training center provides training courses with high a relevance to the modern economy thus providing the state of Rajasthan with a world-class facility supported by industry and with strong placement linkages. Courses pertaining to the oil and gas industry will be introduced as a next step.

About CAIRN

Cairn India Limited is one of the largest oil and gas exploration companies in India and one of the fastest growing energy companies in the world. The company is committed to conducting its business in a socially responsible, ethical and environmentally friendly manner and to continuously work towards improving the quality of life of the communities in its operational areas. CCOE was established in one of its large scale CSR initiatives.

SITRUST™
First Indian holistic practical Health & Safety Training Center

SITRUSTTM stands for Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training. Here’s more about the Siemens TÜV Rheinland Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety in Mumbai in partnership with TÜV Rheinland.
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Hot off the press: Welder Training Guide For Russian Construction Industry

“Educational and practical guide for welder training” presented in Moscow

 textbook-welding-russiaThe freshly published training guide is designed for theoretical and practical training of prospective welders at the training sites of the construction industry in Russia. The outcome of the cooperation between TÜV Rheinland Academy, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) and NOSTROY (National Association of Builders) Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) war presented to the public in Moscow on 14th November, 2014 during the international scientific conference “Integration, Partnership and Innovations in Construction Science and Education” at MGSU by the project partners Elena Gogina (Vice-Rector of MGSU), Nadezhda Prokopeva (Director of the Nostroy department of vocational education and qualification standards) and Ursula Taege from TÜV Rheinland Academy.

 

1. Kongres Gospodarki Senioralnej w Warszawie

Demographic Change in Poland Places New Demands on Society

The first congress of the Polish senior citizens economy created a new model for private and public investment in services for the elderly.

On October 29, 2014, the first congress of the so-called “silver economy” took place in Poland. The topics included:

  • Demographic change and new economic challenges.
  • Options for financing programs for senior citizens.
  • New construction and modernization of senior citizen housing and residences.

The congress was organized by the Forum for Economic Development & Entrepreneurship and hosted by the National Institute of Economics and the Adam Smith Center.

The first congress of the Polish senior citizens economy created a new model for private and public investment in services for the elderly. Congress participants rated the potential of the industry and its importance to the national economy, especially for the labour market. Services for seniors open up new employment opportunities in small and medium-sized centers that are now threatened by depopulation and chronic unemployment among young people and people aged 50+.

In addition to a presentation program, the event provided discussions on various topics. As part of the topic “Labour Market, Training and New Training Facilities for Professionals” Ursula Taege from TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany presented the German education system of the nursing profession as well as the Professional Academy for Nursing at TÜV Rheinland. Anna Konewecka from TÜV Academy Polska shared experiences from the project “Education of Nursing Assistants with Personal Certification”. In this project, the academy in Poland trained Polish experts in 24-hour-care in Germany on behalf of temporary employment agencies. Further training for nursing staff is under preparation.

Columbian Academy for Occupational Safety in the Mining Industry

The Colombian mining industry has grown at a fast pace during the past decade. In our times, Colombia is an important player in the world mining industry as a producer of high quality minerals.

Working conditions in the mining industry are hard. In order to protect the miners and avoid accidents, the government has enacted an extensive set of regulations which also include guidelines for dealing with vehicles for the transport of raw materials as well as the operators of cranes of all kinds as well as other lifting devices. The operators of mines are legally obliged to provide their employees, who are involved in the relevant tasks, with the appropriate training and to verify such training.

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TÜV Rheinland offers essential expertise for training and education. Our experts in Columbia train mine workers in the safe driving with off-road trucks with all-wheel drive and educate crane operators. Training content includes the following:

  • Defensive driving in high mountains (16 course units)
    • Defensive driving in industrial and mining environments
    • Movement of the vehicle on difficult terrain or high risk areas

Objectives: Participants learn about their own abilities and how to assess the vehicle safely as well as how to identify risks and avoid them.

  • Safety course for operators and lifting operations with bridge cranesand gantry cranes, rigging applications and critical evaluation oflifting.

Objectives: To provide theoretical and practical knowledge for the safe and efficient overhead cranes, gantry cranes and its relationship to good use rigging (slings, slings, shackles, eyebolts, turnbuckles, lifting equipment and other) operatinguserequired.

The certification of lifting equipment and qualification of their operators by an independent third party ensures that both equipment and operators dedicated evaluated by qualified personnel for this task. At present, companies around the world, aware of this need and are looking for a CA Ernst and support for this type of work required.

Windmill Training Center in India

Windmill Training Center Inaugurated at PPG Institute of Technology in Coimbatore

А Center for Training on Renewable Energy – Windmill Training Center – was opened at PPG Institute of Technology in Coimbatore. It is aimed to meet the demand for the need of trained windmill technicians in India. The Windmill Training Center is the first-of-its-kind in the country, complete with horizontal and vertical windmills, solar photo voltaic power panels, etc. The new training facility consists of various parts and machinery that а windmill possesses. The scope of training includes design, installation, service and maintenance of windmill technology.

The wind energy industry in India is experiencing a very high growth rate next years. It has the potential for immediate application as a viable component of the Indian strategic energy plan. Most states are already actively involved in this industry in India. The vocational training center gives opportunity for students, who want to pursue a career in windmill technology or start their own enterprise in windmill related activities. This profession offers a great possibility for the young generation and entrepreneurs as the wind energy industry is looking for skilled man power.

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During the opening event, Timothy Miller, General Manager of TÜV Rheinland Training in India, announced that the center would not only conduct special training programs, but also research activities in renewable energy.Р. Prabhakaran, Country Head, Training and Consulting of TÜV Rheinland in India explained the training programs that will bе mаdе available at the training center.

We Train Windmill Service Technicians

The Windmill vocational courses prepare individuals for career entry and advancement opportunities with wind energy technologies. The program is designed to prepare students to become Windmill Service Technicians to support the installation, operation and maintenance of the wind energy industry.

After completion of the training the students will be qualified to:

  • Install, test, service and repair windmill systems and components
  • Troubleshoot and maintain automated control and PLC systems
  • Troubleshoot and maintain Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Perform all job functions in a safe manner in compliance with applicable safety standards
  • Understand the usage of essential personal protective equipment

The Students can expect an innovative approach to wind turbine training that will include classroom, computer-based and hands-on training. Upon completion of this wind turbine technician training program, students will understand the critical safety requirements of an industry. Students successfully completing this program will be fully prepared for jobs in wind power and qualified for entry-level positions as windmill technicians.

The program is based on international standards and focuses on the development of industry-defined competencies. It includes the topics Electricity, Electronics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Computers and Networking, Mechanical Systems and Mechanisms, Mechatronics, PLCs, Electrical Power Generation and Distribution, Wind Power Systems, Teamwork, Quality and Safety.

The practical training on windmills will take place in partner companies of TÜV Rheinland. Our TÜV Rheinland experts impart extensive training on safety procedures.

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See brochure windmill training courses

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Training Courses for Professionals in Windmill Energy Industry

  • Design Courses
    This course introduces participants to wind systems, including wind generator theory, operation, site evaluation, installation, service and safety. It will be a combination of classroom training, hands-on exercises, and field experience that provides students a broad and solid foundation in wind energy.
    Content:
    Basics of wind power, introduction to windmills, basics of power production using windmill, design of a windmill and introduction to costing
    Duration: 1 month
  • Installation
    The students who undergo this course will be trained in windmill basics with the emphasis on applicable building regulations, pre-work survey / inspection, (consideration to) batteries / off-grid systems, siting for best performance, earthing and bonding requirements, wind speed surveying, recording of test results and completion of certification, electrical test procedures, structural survey, electrical safety legislation, standards and terminology, hilt chemical fixing, fixing & mounting methods, installation of electrical components.
    Content:
    Introduction to windmills, history of windmills, working at heights – safety, unloading & transporting of parts of wind mill, installation of windmill
    Duration: 3 month
  • Maintenance
    Content:
    Basics of a wind power, need for maintenance in windmills, maintenance, repair and cost over view, safety during maintenance, gear box maintenance, rotor blade protection maintenance, common maintenance tasks, cost maintenance
    Duration: 3 month

 

The windmill training center is the outcome of the memorandum of understanding between the institute and TUV Rheinland India Pvt. Ltd.

  • TÜV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TÜV) …
    is a member of TÜV Rheinland Group, a German pioneer in providing technical services worldwide. We are Germany’s 2nd largest provider of vocational training, teaching more than one hundred thousand students. TÜV Rheinland has wide exposure towards industrial practices and business processes. TÜV Rheinland has a worldwide presence in 65 countries and 500 locations employing 17,200 globally and 30 locations in India with more than 600 professionals working.
  • PPG Institute of Technology, (PPGIT) …
    is a flagship institution conceived in the year 2008 and established under the aegis of renowned P. Perichi Gounder Memorial Education and Charitable Trust (PPG Trust), Coimbatore, with the motive of imparting value education par excellence. The College bestows
    an erudite atmosphere crafted with ethics and ethos of Indian culture. With excellent facilities and stateof-the-art infrastructure the college is all geared up to perform and progress. Apart from grooming and equipping the students to be industry ready it inculcates in them value and vision.