Research conducted at the European level through the PRIMA-EF project identified clearly the need for awareness raising and training of key stakeholders, such as employers/managers, employees, occupational health practitioners, labour inspectors in the prevention and management of psychosocial risks at work. However, courses addressing this area and promoting a unified European approach while being flexible and usable with SMEs are lacking. The PRIMAeT programme aims at addressing this gap by developing an e-learning training course on the recently developed European framework for psychosocial risk management (PRIMA-EF).
PRIMAeT will develop a training course delivered online by means of an interactive virtual learning environment (VLE). The training package will include information to raise awareness as well as tools that can be used at enterprise level to prevent and manage psychosocial risks. The training programme will be built on research conducted through the PRIMA-EF project and will focus on the development of innovative ICT-based contents for promoting psychosocial risk management at the workplace. It will allow users to not just learn about good practice but also share good practice on the VLE. The training programme will be available in English, Italian, German, Polish and Finnish.
2) PRIMAeT Trainer's Guide
The training will be provided by means of an e-learning course which will enhance accessibility. The option of providing the course through a blended learning model will also be explored. A trainer's guide will also be prepared for this purpose.
3) Training availability review for psychosocial risk management
4)Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for psychosocial risk management - PAS 1010
The partners are work with the British Standards Institute towards the development of a of a new guidance standard (Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for psychosocial risk management - PAS 1010) on the management of psychosocial risks at the workplace. It is expected that the standard (PAS 1010) will set a consensus led benchmark for psychosocial risk management and will increase and enhance awareness in this area. PAS1010 is expected to be published in October 2010.