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Developing Safety Competence Process for Vocational Students

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Human Systems Engineering and Design. IHSED 2018.
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
EditorsTareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Redha Taiar
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-02053-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-02052-1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design : Future Trends and Applications - CHU-Université de Reims , Reims, France
Duration: 25 Oct 201827 Oct 2018
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design
Abbreviated titleIHSED 2018
Internet address


In the safety-critical process industry, workplace learning during vocational education and training (VET) is essential when developing the safety competence of process operator students. Due to the Finnish VET reform, workplace learning needs to be reorganized and requires new methods. This study aims to examine the current development needs regarding the guidance of workplace learning in the process industry with respect to VET. Expert interviews (n = 12) and a workshop (16 participants) were carried out with participating organizations. The results were reviewed from the perspectives of process industry companies and VET providers. Based on the results, further actions are suggested to help companies and VET providers adapt to the new situation and process safety requirements. The results can help guide companies and VET providers toward shaping future process safety and the safety culture in the process industry.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland