Module A constitutes the basic course for carrying out the function of RSPP and ASPP and is preparatory for access to the other modules B and C, upon completion of which the participant will reach the qualification to be able to exercise the function of RSPP-ASPP .

The aim of the course is to transfer the basic knowledge of general and specific legislation on health and safety and the tools to ensure adequate study and updating according to the continuous evolution of the same.


The course is aimed at anyone who intends to acquire the necessary training provided for by the State Regions Agreement of 07/07/2016 to assume the role of Head of the Prevention and Protection Service (RSPP) or of Prevention and Protection Service Officer (ASPP ).


28 hours


Without prejudice to participation in training courses, please note that pursuant to art. 32 paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree 81/08 to perform the functions of RSPP in ASPP it is necessary to have a qualification not lower than the upper secondary education diploma. Notwithstanding the above, please refer to paragraph 3 of art. 32 of Legislative Decree 81/08.


In accordance with the indications of the State-Regions agreement of 7 July 2016, for the RSPP-ASPP module A training, the course focuses on the following contents:

  • the general and specific legislation on health and safety and the tools to ensure adequate analysis and updating according to the continuous evolution of the same;
  • on all the subjects of the company prevention system, their duties and responsibilities;
  • on the functions performed by the public institutional system and by the various bodies responsible for the protection of health and safety in the workplace;
  • on the main risks dealt with by Legislative Decree no. 81/2008 and identify the prevention and protection measures as well as the methods for managing emergencies;
  • on the obligations of information, education and training towards the subjects of the company prevention system;
  • on the concepts of danger, risk, damage, prevention and protection; the methodological elements for risk assessment.



1- The prevention approach of Legislative Decree n. 81/2008 Presentation and opening of the course

  • Work environment
  • Signage
  • Relations between company subjects
  • Corporate prevention
  • The insurance system against accidents and occupational diseases
  • The news and general characteristics of the Consolidated Law
  • Organizational model exempting
  • Conformity of the organizational model
  • Community and national legal principles
  • Evolution of the legislation on safety at work
  • Characteristics of Legislative Decree 231/2001
  • Classification of risks in the workplace
  • General protection measures, training and health surveillance


2- The legislative system: examination of the reference regulations

  • The responsibilities of the actors of safety at work - part 1
  • The responsibilities of the actors of safety at work - part 2
  • The insurance system against accidents and occupational diseases
  • The risk - part 1
  • The risk - part 2
  • Occupational safety and pregnancy
  • Work safety and aging
  • The risk of fire
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire protection
  • The dangers deriving from the fire risk (Electrical Risk)


3- The institutional system of prevention

  • The institutional system
  • Security actors: obliged subjects
  • Security actors: other subjects


4- The surveillance and assistance system

  • Sanctions and provisions in criminal and civil matters
  • The Supervisory Body
  • Crimes related to safety at work
  • Environmental crimes related to water and air quality
  • Environmental crimes related to waste management
  • The administrative technical documentation


5 -The subjects of the company prevention system

  • Identification of the Workers' Safety Representative
  • Activities of the Workers' Safety Representative
  • Business qualification
  • Evolution of the regulations for RSPP-ASPP
  • The trainers and the figure of the RSPP
  • The new articulation of the training course (focus on modules A and B)
  • Module C: specialization course for RSPP functions only
  • First aid equipment and training
  • First aid in an emergency
  • First aid pantry


6- The risk assessment process

  • Risk assessment - 1
  • Risk assessment - 2
  • Measures of prevention and protection
  • Risk assessment


7- The management and organization of safety

  • Emergency management
  • The supervisory function


8 - The role of training in occupational safety

  • Raising awareness of workers
  • The importance of training
  • A point of view for trainers
  • Work safety training - part 1
  • Work safety training - part 2
  • Training for job security
  • Introduction to communication
  • A methodological proposal
  • The role of the trainer
  • The stages of the training process
  • Non-verbal communication




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