Health & Safety Games (2015-2017) Erasmus+ Program
European Training and Innovation Project, with which games integrated into a mobile application will be developed to encourage basic competences learning in terms of Health and Security in construction works.
Designation: H&S Games. Serious games on Health and Safety for mobile learning.
Project: Belonging to the European Union Erasmus+ Program, 2015 Call, of the Key Action 2 of Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of Good Practices.
Project Identification: 2015-1-ES01-KA202-016003.
Duration: 24 months, since October 2015 until September 2017.
Budget: 145.157 €.
Coordinator of the Project: Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Spain).
Partners: Sataedu Satakunta Educational Federation -Sataedu- (Finland), Open Universiteit Nederland (Netherlands), Die Bauindustrie Handwerkskammern in Nordrhein-Westfalen -Handwerk-NRW- (Germany), Fundatia Romano-Germana Timisoara -FRG Timisoara- (Romania), Warrington Collegiate (United Kingdom) and Centro Edile Andrea Palladio (Italy).
With H&S Games, a mobile application will be developed (app) with serious games about health and safety on site. This European Project brings together training, fun and innovation. Trough mobile devices –smartphone or tablet-, workers in the sector, or any interested citizen, could acquire in a funny and easy way, very useful basic skills about health and safety.
This is an essential matter in construction, and to assume this knowledge, the use of mini-games allows an easier access to workers in the sector. Hence the Project objective’s to create an easy and intuitive tool, with procedures that shows how to work safely.
A mobile application, open and extensive, for a cross-border usage
Harmony of the different focus and methods will make it feasible to make this games appropriate for a cross-border usage, with the aim to extend it to other European countries where this skills are equally relevant for a wider group of workers. Moreover, the App will be available in all languages of the consortium, but Dutch. This fact will benefit, also, migrant integration, who could gain specific language skills.
The app tries to inform differently , through free accessible contents, encouraging safe attitudes and behaviours in work environment at the same time encouraging worker’s involvement in risk prevention in the workplace. And, last but not least, it promotes a greater consistency between labour world and training, in addition to the “collateral” acquisition of reading, digital and even languages skills.
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