Instructor Training for the Occupational Safety Card

The instructor training for the Occupational Safety Card is organized by the Centre for Occupational Safety, who is also in charge of specifying the contents of the course and approving the course leaders. To attend the instructor training, the applicants must meet the criteria set for course leaders. The two-day (16 h) instructor training courses are organized once a month, except in July and August.

Instructor Training is organized only in Finnish.

Criteria for Occupational Safety Card Instructor Training

The approved criteria for Occupational Safety Card training instructors includes the following:

  • having actively participated in occupational health and safety, for example, served two terms as an occupational safety representative
  • having worked in a shared workplace in the manufacturing industry or a technical field
  • having completed an occupational health and safety basic training course, minimum length five (5) days
  • having practical experience as an instructor
  • having completed the two-day Occupational Safety Card instructor training.

Instructions for Applicants to the Training

1. Familiarize yourself with the course leader criteria

The occupational safety training or separately mentioned substitute training must be completed before the instructor training begins. In addition, applicants must have experience of working in a shared workplace in an industrial/technical field.

In the transport industry, the above criterion means that the applicant must have experience of working in an industrial field related to heavy goods vehicle traffic which cannot be substituted with passenger traffic experience.

Assignments within an occupational health and safety organization, supervisory positions and work related to familiarization and job introduction are considered occupational health and safety experience.

If you need assistance regarding the criteria, please contact the Centre for Occupational Safety contact persons.

2. Fill out the application for the instructor training. The application is sent to Applications are only accepted via email.

3. If you meet the criteria, you can reserve a place on a training course provided by the Centre for Occupational Safety.

4. The Centre for Occupational Safety evaluates the criteria approximately one month before the course.

The Validity of the Occupational Safety Card Instructor Training

The instructor training is valid for five years. The license to act as an instructor can be renewed through refresher training. The contact information for organizations that provide refresher training can be found on the Refresher Training Providers page.

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