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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.

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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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.