Work safety - Supervisor

Type: Online Course
Duration: 4 hours



The following objectives have been defined at the base of the planning and realization of this training intervention:

  • Describe the characteristics of the role of the manager in the corporate prevention system
  • Describe the characteristics of the main subjects of the corporate prevention system
  • Describe the characteristics of risk factors and missed accidents
  • Describe worker communication and awareness techniques



The target of the course is made up of workers employed in the private sector (Article 37 of Legislative Decree No. 81/2008), who have the regulatory obligation to provide training / information on the subject of safety, as established by the State Regions Agreement of 07/07/16. In particular, workers employed in the exercise of commercial activities of sale or distribution of goods or services, including work in the warehouse if at low risk.



The Supervisors, as defined by Legislative Decree 81/2008, are fundamental professional figures in the management of safety and health at work: they supervise the work activity and guarantee the implementation of the directives received, checking their correct execution by the workers. It is important to highlight how Article 299 of Legislative Decree 81/2008 considers every worker in charge who actually supervises and controls the work of other workers, even without a specific appointment, thus identifying him as a "de facto supervisor".

To perform these functions, Article 37 of Legislative Decree 81/2008 provides that all Supervisors receive adequate and specific training and periodic updating by the employer in relation to their duties in the field of occupational health and safety, training which also includes that already provided for workers ( general training lasting 4 hours and specific training lasting 4, 8 or 12 hours).

Training for Supervisors can be carried out for the General part in e-learning mode pursuant to the State-Regions Agreements of 21 December 2011 and 7 July 2016, and includes an additional part of frontal training in the classroom of a further 4 hours.



MODULE 1 - The person in charge and company prevention

- The subjects of corporate prevention
- Relations between company subjects
- Corporate prevention
- Formative test
MODULE 2 - Risk factors and near misses

- Identification of risk factors
- The main risk factors
- Accidents and near misses
- Formative test
MODULE 3 - Communication

- The elements of communication
- Effective communication in the workplace
- Raising awareness of workers
- Formative test

Final test


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