The Technologies Research Centre, Ikerlan, is leading the Var Trainer European project, which consists of developing training simulators for handling machinery aimed at workers in the construction sector to avoid risks in the workplace. This initiative is promoted by associations of construction companies and manufacturers from six European countries.
Accidents in the workplace, particularly concentrated on the construction sector, are a cause for concern for public and private agents, and for society in general, which requires measures to reduce the number of accidents occurring during work activities. The Var Trainer project aims to respond to this demand, by designing mechanisms which give appropriate training to workers without requiring the direct use of the machine, but using simulation instruments instead.
Participants from six European countries
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