November 6, 2012
November 2012 in Beijing is full of events important for SafeChina project: two training events, one international conference, oral exam for candidates for SafeChina trainers and certification activities. Prof. Jovanovic, will attend most of the events, but also use the opportunity to meet representatives of SafeChina partners and to discuss actual issues. more
August 15, 2012
R-Tech has considered the situation on the project realization and submitted the request to DEG for extension of the project for another 3 months. The request has been approved by DEG.  more
June 15, 2012
China Work Safety News, official newspaper of Chinese State Administration of Work Safety, published the news about SafeChina "Train-the-trainer" activities on June 12, 2012. The news has been also published on web sites of Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection (read the news) and Beijing Academy of Science and Technology (read the news). In addition, the news will be published by monthly journal Safety in July. more
May 31, 2012
SafeChina course TTT "Train-the-trainer" took place in the period May 31 to June 2, 2012 at BMILP, together with extraordinary round of exams for SafeChina courses. 19 participants of SafeChina courses having score on the exams higher than 85%, have expressed the wish to become a "SafeChina" trainers and have participated this course. more
April 24, 2012
This training included study visits to selected companies in Germany and Switzerland (see the program of the study visit) and has provided participants with practical insight to the implementation of EU directives related to the RBI, RCM/RCFA, HSE, OSHA, REACH and other topics from the framework of the SafeChina project. more
April 20, 2012
New partnership agreements with Chinese partners are in consideration in the SafeChina project. These agreements tend to ensure sustainability of the education structure after the project is finished. more
April 2, 2012

Course III-R8 Fire: Fire Protection is finished on Friday March 23, 2012 at the premises of Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection. 21 participants attended the course improving their knowledge in fire protection and modeling according to the practice in EU countries. 

March 23, 2012
New DEG officers in charge for SafeChina project paid a visit to BMILP of March 26, 2012. In this occasion, the actual results of the project and planned activities have been discussed. more
November 3, 2011

Based on success of previous courses, Sinopec Corporation Beijing YANSHAN PETROCHEMICAL Co. Ltd, Education and training has asked to host next course, course #6 HSE and HSSE: Health, Safety, Security and Environment.

October 30, 2011
Course #5 RCM / RCFA, Reliability Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Failure Analysis is finished on Friday October 29, 2011 at the premises of Sinopec Corporation Beijing YANSHAN PETROCHEMICAL Co. Ltd. more
October 20, 2011

Autumn /Winter round of SafeChina training started October 17, 2011 with the courses

#4 RBI-PETRO: Risk Based Inspection - Petro.

The host of the training is Sinopec Corporation Beijing YANSHAN PETROCHEMICAL Co. Ltd. 47 participants from different industrial, consulting or engineering companies take part in the training.

July 31, 2011
SafeChine training in July 2011 included two courses  

with 37 participants from different Chinese institution (universities and industries).

Both courses were hosted by Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection.

June 15, 2011
SafeChine training continues in July 2011, the online applications for the coming courses are open!

See short description of SafeChina

Two new courses, out of 10 planned, will be held, both hosted by Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection.

May 16, 2011
Representative of the German Government, Mr. Volker Schwab from DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (the German investment and development agency) met on May 24, 2011 SafeChina project partners and discussed the progress of the project and involvement of new Chinese companies in the realization of the project. more
April 14, 2011
SafeChina training plan agreed with Chinese partners. The plan includes training courses with main topics, related to industrial safety, on-the-job training in Germany and other EU countries, certification for professional titles and training of the future SafeChina trainers. more
March 20, 2011
The first SafeChina Course #1 INTRO, Introduction to Risk and Safety Management in Industry took place in the week March 14 - 18, 2011! The course was hosted by Beijing Municipal Institute of Labour Protection. more

Promoting the EU and German standards and practices of Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety in China

Chinese reference: “The German-Chinese cooperation Program in Training for SafeChina – Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety" (TPSC)

The project aims to build a sustainable education service in China offering the engineers and relevant professions to learn about the EU HSE practices and regulation and qualify as Environmental- and Safety engineers according to EU criteria, guidelines and practice. It is financed by DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (the German investment and development agency) and realized by the Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB) represented by Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies.

The SafeChina project benefits from the experiences from the previous successfully concluded DEG-project ESPRIT www.esprit.risk-technologies.com. The contents and procedures are similar but adapted to the specific local conditions in China. It is therefore expected to execute the working packages described below more efficiently and with reduced costs.

After a first systematic assessment of the current situation of HSE in Chinese companies and company specific risks, control strategies and mechanism shall be developed enabling the project participants to react adequately on company specific health, safety and environmental risks according to EU standards. Within the framework of this project, curricula of the specific courses are to be elaborated, and the educational “infrastructure” created in Germany and in China. The educational structure in China is  to be organized by Beijing Municipal Institute of Labor Protection BMILP (www.bmilp.com), as the main Steinbeis strategic partner in China. Both Steinbeis and BMILP are members of the EU-VRI (European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, www.eu-vri.eu), which ensures good collaboration framework.

The core of the SafeChina project is:

a)  a set of courses selected from the curriculum of European Master and Certification program in Risk Engineering and Management to suit the needs of China beneficiaries, combined with

b) a system of on-the-job training in EU/Germany and China and

c) certifications scheme according to the EU requirements.

A minimum of 10 different 5-days-courses will be offered, containing different focuses in the areas of environmental management, risk analysis, risk management. These courses shall be executed during the project period depending on the demand and will be combined with the on-job-training in Germany and possibly other EU countries. During the PPP project period all SafeChina courses are free of charge. The target is to obtain a minimum of 200 course participants out of which about 100 will gain HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) certificates as the risk professionals. The certificates will be issued by Steinbeis University, Berlin, according to the certification schemes developed in DEG project ESPRiT. The next target is to train as a minimum 5 SafeChina trainers, preferably the best students among the course participants. 

Besides the theoretical education, the training participants will be prepared for the daily operational practice in their companies through on-the-job a training in the German/EU companies. Costs for travel and assistance for the participants during their stay are not covered by the project. On-the-job-training in Germany includes lectures at the Steinbeis Hochschule Stuttgart (four weeks or longer stay) for 3 selected participants and practice oriented visits to German companies (one week stay) for 20 selected participants. The competences obtained during this combined training, participants of the training will apply in their practice in the Chinese companies.

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Figure 1: Concept and contents of the SafeChina training

The execution of the trainings and qualification will be done by Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB – Steinbeis-Transfer-Institute Advanced Risk Technologies) in cooperation with other partners (DEKRA Akademie, Germany, INERIS, France). Relevant specialists as lecturers will be provided. The required educational structure will be established by Beijing Municipal Institute of Labor Protection. 

The project shall be structured in Work Packages as follows:

WP 1.        Analysis of the current situation in the area of HSE in China 

WP 2.        Preparation of course materials/handouts customized for the Chinese needs and situation

WP 3.        Preparation of the educational framework in Germany

WP 4.        Preparation of the educational framework in China

WP 5.        Performing of the courses and education

WP 6.        Certification of trainees in China and in Germany

WP 7.        Performing of the on-the-job-training

WP 8.        Evaluation of results and project impacts

WP 9.        Project Management

A set of measurable indicators of the project success has been established and the satisfaction of the stakeholders monitored continuously.