Safety training parks – A case study on the effectiveness of the trainings: Paper presented on Working on Safety Conference (WOS) 2017

Tuula Räsänen, E. Sormunen, Arto Reiman, Louise Møller Pedersen, S. Väyrynen, O. Airaksinen

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The Safety Training Park (STP) concept is a unique Finnish safety training innovation. The STP provides different actors of the construction industry and other branches a practical occupational safety and health (OSH) training area. To the authors’ knowledge, no such parks exist in Europe besides Finland. Objec-tive was to study the effectiveness of the STP trainings at a large case company which participated in this study and which has actively trained its personnel in the park. The study was conducted from February 2015 to Feb-ruary 2017. Several key success factors were identified in the interviews of this case study. In addition, the company OSH statistics (2010 – 2016) showed a positive development at safety level. However, The Nordic Safety Climate Questionnaire did not show any significant change of results in a one year period. According to the results of the group interviews the learning possibilities in the STP was evaluated positive most of the per-sons in groups. Especially it was seen very useful for students and for everyone who needs introduction for safety.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1 Oct 2017
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017) - Prag, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Oct 20176 Oct 2017
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017)
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

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