Siemens partners with TÜV

Skill Centre for Occupational Safety

Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO and managing director, TÜV Rheinland South Asia

Siemens India, in collaboration with TÜV Rheinland India, has together set up the Global Skill Centre for Occupational Safety in Mumbai. The training centre has been specifically designed by Siemens and TÜV Rheinland to provide practicaltrainingonthe latest safety equipment and techniques and thus taking the first step towards the Zero Harm Culture that enables individuals to work responsibly and run projects without accidents. The centre will conduct certified training courses that develop ‘Safety Leaders’ in the project based businesses and industries.

Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO and managing director, TÜV Rheinland SouthAsia, said, “Siemens has a deep commitment to improving the safety of construction and 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, 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 maintaina Zero Harm Culture at project sites and manufacturing units.”

The flagship programme ofthe centre – Sitrust or Siemens & TÜV Rheinland Unique Safety Training – is a three-day programme 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 programme 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 programme includes occupational safety practitioners, project and site managers, construction managers, construction site supervisors, safety marshals and site engineers.

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