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Workers mandatory training on safety in the workplace issues








The current regulations on safety at work (Legislative Decree. 81/2008) provide that the Employer ensure every worker the opportunity to receive sufficient and adequate training on health and safety.

Legislative Decree No. 81/2008 defines the worker, namely the person who must benefit from training: "a person who, regardless of the type of contract, performs work tasks, within the organization of a public or private employer, with or without pay, even for the sole purpose of learning a trade, an art or a profession, excluding those involved in household and family services”

The Agreement between the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, the Ministry of Health, the Regional Governments and the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano of December 21, 2011 (published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale issue 8 of 2012) has set the final schedule, minimum contents, administration and recording methods for such required training for all workers.




In compliance with regulations and in line with the objectives set forth in its Safety Policy, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, through its Safety and Prevention Unit, provides training based on specific risk assessments of each work task.

Training for workers is therefore administered as follows:

All workers, as defined by Leg. Decree 81/2008, within 60 days from their first day of work are required to take 8 hours of Low Risk Training divided as follows:

  • 4-hour "GENERAL TRAINING MODULE" (preparatory to the next module).




The contents are shown in the following table.



(4 hours)


  • Origin, sources and evolution of the regulations on safety at the workplace
  • Organization of occupational prevention
  • Concepts of risk, injuty, prevention and protection
  • Safety officers and Organization of Safety and Prevention at the workplace
  • Organization of FBK’s Protection and Prevention Department
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of employer, managers, officers in charge of safety and employees
  • Risk assessment
  • External and internal oversight and monitoring bodies
  • Emergency management




(4 hours)


  • VDU (Visual display unit) and work environment related risks
  • Ergonomics
  • Manual handling of loads and biomechanical overload of the upper limbs
  • Workplace signs and PPE
  • Accident and injury near-misses (considerations and procedures)
  • Work-related stress
  • Electric shock risk
  • Chemical risk
  • Biological risk
  • Noise-related risk
  • Workplace fire response procedures
  • Workplace First Aid response procedures



The course sessions are arranged on a monthly basis (with the exception of August).

Where a risk assessment carried out for specific tasks should determine a higher level of risk, or after having found specific training needs, the workers involved will receive additional training according to the provisions the Agreement between the Ministry of Labor and Social Policies, the Ministry of Health, the Regional Governments and the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano of December 21, 2011.


Training is held by qualified internal and external instructors.

In order to obtain their certificate of participation, workers should attend 90% of the scheduled hours.

Workers must take a short test at the end of each Module.



Workers who have access to the INAZ portal can sign up as follows:> Applicazioni> Inaz Portale Utente> Formazione > Nuova iscrizione > Course selection and sign-up


Workers who not have access to the INAZ portal, after having identified the dates of the modules they intend to attend, can sign up by sending an email with the related request to: .


For course schedules follow this link: