16th month project meeting has been held in capital of the department of Isère on Jan. 29th 2020
Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is also known as the "Capital of the Alps", due to its size and its proximity to the mountains. Also, it is an important scientific site, with the presence of the Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), a comprehensive university offering high-quality education in all academic disciplines and at all levels to more than 45,000 students in initial and lifelong learning.
UGA, represented by Nicolas Vuillerme and Romain Balaguer, was the host of the progress meeting of the TRAIN4HCWORK Erasmus+ project “Online training course on design of human-centred workplaces management”, which aim is developing, implementing and setting the basis for a new online course focused on the design of human-centred workplaces.
This will contribute to address the challenges generated by the continuous intensification of interactions between technology and human operators through the cooperation between ergonomics practice and expertise, and all other relevant inputs to the design of work systems.
The project, coordinated by IBV, started in the fall of 2018 and it will last during 30 months. “The contents are almost ready and we will launch the pilot course in March” states Project Director José Fco. Serrano. The pilot course will be in English and it will also include audio and video slots and it will be hosted at IBV educational platform (Campus IBV).
TRAIN4HCWORK is also preparing the first multiplier event, that will be organized by the project partner Technische Universitat Darmstadt, represented in the meeting by Jurij Wakula.
Pedro Ferreira from Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) and Hugo Merelo from Structo engineering complete the attending team to the Grenoble meeting.
“The workplaces of the future will give much more importance to human knowledge, skills and cultural background”, affirms Giuseppe Caprara, Innovation Manager at IBV “and our TRAIN4HCWORK will help workplaces responsibles with accurate contents”.
Human-centred workplaces not only remain essential in the pursuit of reduced occupational and work-related diseases and injuries, and absenteeism, but they will also become increasingly critical to ensure the flexibility, agility, and competitiveness that will be imposed on future manufacturing operations.
At the end of the project, the course will be also available in French, Spanish and German.
For more information, please visit PROJECT WEBPAGE