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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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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.

Premiere for Welding Specialists Training in Poland

Training Courses “Welding Specialist (TÜV)” resp. “Schweißfachmann (TÜV)” now available in Poland

In March 2013 PersCert TÜV certified that all participants of the Polish training course in welding supervision in Zabrze (Silesia, Poland) have acquired the qualification level of a Welding Specialist (TÜV) in conformity with TÜV Rheinland training and examination guideline 121. The training course of TÜV Akademia Polska, was held for the first time in Poland.

Curriculum according to the requirements
of International Institute of Welding (IIW)

The curricula for the training while working were created by the academy of TÜV Rheinland in Germany based on the requirements of the International Institute of Welding, IIW (IAB.252-07/Sv-00).

The program includes:

  • Welding processes and equipment (45 h)
  • Materials and their behavior during welding (47 h)
  • Construction and design (22 h)
  • Fabrication, applications engineering (53 h)
  • Fundamental practical skills (60 h)

 

Added Value for Graduates

“Welding Specialist (TÜV)” respectively “Schweißfachmann (TÜV)” is a professional qualification level certified by PersCert. PersCert is the independent personnel certification body of TÜV Rheinland, working on the base of ISO/IEC 17024. The International Standard sets out criteria for an organization’s certification program for individual persons. The qualification level is documented on CERTIPEDIA under the test mark ID 3011791121.

Next training course in Poland …

will start shortly. Find out details about the training course “Specjalista Spawalnik TÜV”

Anna Konewecka & Malgorzata Gracka, TÜV Akademia Polska

IT-Training Center of the Future in Berlin

Opening Event for the
IT-Training Center of the Future in Berlin

Anna Konewecka & Malgorzata Gracka, TÜV Akademia PolskaThe IT-Training Centre of the Future was opened in May in Berlin. In the ultra modern training facility in the city center of Berlin, equipped in cooperation with Microsoft, our entire IT-Training portfolio will be provided.

Among the guests: Anna Konewecka (left), Director for Training Business, and Malgorzata Gracka (right), responsible for IT-Trainings from the Polish academy of TÜV Rheinland. TÜV Akademia Polska as Microsoft Gold Partner is offering IT-Trainings since the beginning of this year.

 

Training for IT-Users, Professionals and Experts

the campus GmbH is the leading center for IT training and certification in Germany and has been effectively imparting top quality knowledge for over 28 years. the campus GmbH is a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH and belongs to the TÜV Rheinland Group. As such, it ranks among the largest providers of continuing education worldwide. the campus GmbH’s seminar portfolio encompasses topics on a vast range of challenging areas in the IT world and is aimed at users, professionals and experts alike.

IT Training & Data Security TÜV Rheinland

IT-Trainings go International

IT-Trainings by TÜV Rheinland.
Vendor Authorized IT-Trainings Wordlwide.

The worldwide need for well qualified and certified IT professionals is very large.

IT Training & Data Security TÜV RheinlandTherefore one of the reasons for TÜV Rheinland was the acquisition of the training provider “the campus” to rapidly roll out IT-training portfolio internationally. A structured planning and a tight project management are necessary for a successful organization of the IT-training roll-outs. A pilot store was quickly found: the Academy in Poland started as first organization due to the proximity to campus in Berlin.

The colleagues on site prepared all further steps systematically: a comprehensive market and competitive analysis, the creation of personnel and technical resources as well as a consistent marketing and sales concept. As of March 2013, our subsideries in Warsaw and Zabrze (Upper Silesia) initially offer the Microsoft portfolio. Authorized trainings for products from other manufacturers such as Oracle, IBM, HP and Cisco will follow. In a next step the academies in South Africa, China and Spain are scheduled to establish the product lines of IT seminars within this year. Further countries will be follow in 2014.

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Training of Elderly People Staff for Germany in Poland

TÜV Rheinland Polska trains Elderly Care Staff

Certified Nursing Assistants from Poland for Germany

The TÜV Akademia Polska in Poland qualifies nursing assistants for employment in Germany. The program takes 200 hours and terminates with the TÜV Rheinland audited qualification “care assistant / nursing assistant in elderly care”. Last year 48 people were trained. By the end of 2014, 150 nursing assistants will be qualified. The course for registered geriatric nurse is in preparation.

Anna Konewecka, TÜV Akademia PolskaInterview with Anna Konewecka,
responsible for training business in Poland

What motivated you to go into this whole new field of study?

Polish employment agencies regularly send staff to German households. They close the supply gap in home care and provide 24-hour all-round support in the familiar environment of care.
The placement is subjected to strict legal regulations. To obtain the Polish permissions of operating and staff dispatching from an employment agency, a variety of state requirements is necessary, including evidence of an actual qualification as requested by the destination country. The Polish Confederation of Temporary Work Agencies (ZAPT) therefore looked in June 2011 for a recognized training program in Germany. Our concept is based on the curriculum of the German nursing course and convinced the ZAPT.

How proceeds the Nursing Assistant training in Poland?

Since our participants – there are women to 100% – are already active nursings in Germany and come every few months to Poland, we had to adjust the German program. 120 hours are for self-study to complete 80 hours in a classroom setting. German language skills must be demonstrated before the training begins. The training terminates with a PersCert exam. The cost for training are covered by the Polish employment agencies.

How proceeded the adaptation of the training concept designed from Germany?

Upon receipt of the request of the ZAPT in June 2011, we immediately got initial information of the training courses offered in Germany via the EVP team. One week later, a kick-off meeting took place in Berlin. In the next three weeks we created the concept for the Polish program and the examination regulations with the assistance of the subsidiary Berlin-Spandau and PersCert TÜV. On this basis we were able to submit a concrete tender to ZAPT, which was confirmed in September 2011. The road then was very painstaking because unlike the welding expert or SCC training, a takeover and translation of German training materials were not possible for copyright reasons. We only had the curriculum framework and guidelines for practical training for a re-development. Therefore we searched for professionally competent partner and trainer in Poland that enabled us to develop tailor-made materials in Polish language. Thus it was difficult because there is not (yet) a nursing education as in Germany available in Poland. We got help from employees of hospices, experienced nurses who worked in geriatric care or as a dietitian at a hospital and also from product management in Cologne and Krefeld help.

What was the main benefit of the access to the new market for you?

We demonstrated that we can build a new market field very quickly in high quality. This motivated our internal colleagues, but above all impressed our customers. Since the ZAPT organized companies are not only dispatching nurses the cooperation is now being extended to other topics.

We were able to build valuable contacts with experts, opinion leaders and decision makers in Poland. The number of people needing care is increasing also in our country, so that there could be soon the same structures and need for training like in Germany. We are well prepared.

The next challenge will be the establishment of training of geriatric nurse. At present, we check the market together with the colleagues of the German Academy.

Nurses also from other countries are in action in Germany. Other subsidiaries of TÜV Rheinland could benefit from our previous achievements and experiences. The TÜV Polska Akademia has secured the copyright for all developed training materials. Therefore a transfer of the documents into other countries is easily possible.

Last but not least our training programs in nursing help us fulfill our strategic goals. Alongside the expansion of nursing courses we are currently working on the establishment of Microsoft training in the Polish market. The first training will take place in March. The feedback for our first recently completed training of “Welding Expert (TÜV)” was very positive. New incoming orders are already received. Additionally we are planning this year training on new topics in technology.