Why do accidents happen? Machines do not make accidents happen – they can only injure. Unsafe Conditions and Unsafe Behaviour leads to accidents.

Safety of people at work/ onsite is an area of concern for any organization. Many unsafe events have brought pain, loss of family member, loss of man days and thereby loss of earning for a family or loss of productivity in the organization. The concept of safety, broadly known as Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSES) has become a matter of prime importance. The previously held mantra of ZERO ACCIDENTS has now become ZERO INCIDENTS.

There are two primary causes for all industrial accidents: negligence and lack of knowledge regarding safety precautions. As a result, the work force needs to be fully aware about HSES in order to be compatible with the demand of modern industry.

ICECD along with IL&FS set out to train a set of trade instructors/ teachers from their skill centres located pan India. The general objective of this project was to sensitize and create awareness of minimum mandatory safety standards for trainers. It is also to improve awareness and create receptivity towards strengthening safety skills and to build safe culture on the industrial shop floor. The Specific Objectives are:

  • To understand workplace safety and well-being for employees in any industry.
  • To initiate the process of institutionalizing safety in industrial sector through subsequent skill building initiatives among teachers and students

It was crucial that the trade subjects taught were relevant in the context of total industrial safety for which ICECD designed the teaching material comprising of various aspects of Teaching Safety – at orientation level, for detailed general safety and specific to various trades.

The Training of Master Trainers was implemented at Delhi. The 16 trade teachers/ instructors represented trades like welding, electricity, painting and decoration, instrumentation and CNC.

The Master Trainers trained would have improved and honed their teaching and training skills. This should result in:

  • A skilled set of Master Trainers who will in turn train the other subject teachers and trainers in their skill centres and other centres, thus creating a multiplier impact.
  • The students who complete their respective training courses will be equipped with industry safety skills and knowledge.
  • In the long run the students from identified skill centers will show better applicability of safety in their work areas which their parent organizations will recognize.