State-Regions agreement on training and security: the draft text


Emma Potter


As stated in the introduction, the objective is to merge, review and modify the implementing agreements of the TUSL, pursuant to theart. 37, paragraph 2of the legislative decree n. 81/2008modified by law no. 215 of 2021to ensure:

  • duration, minimum contents and methods of compulsory training for i employers;
  • methods of the final learning assessment for all training courses;
  • monitoring of the application of the agreements and control of the training activities.

Furthermore, the intent is to proceed with theupdate ofannex XIV of the legislative decree n. 81/2008 pursuant to theart. 98, paragraph 3.

Training subjects

The agreement distinguishes three main categories of training entities.

Institutional subjects: these include ministries, regions, autonomous provinces, universities, educational institutions, INAIL, INL, and the National Fire Brigade, among others. These bodies are responsible for training school staff, students and civil protection workers, among others.

Accredited: these are training bodies accredited in accordance with regional accreditation models. To provide training courses, they must demonstrate documented experience of at least three years in the workplace health and safety sector.

Other Subjects: this category includes trade union associations of employers and workers.

Teacher requirements and course organization

Teachers must possess i requirements provided for by current legislation, specifically those of ministerial decree of 6 March 2013.

Each course must be organized with a detailed training project and include a maximum number of 30 participants per session, with a teacher/student ratio not exceeding 1 to 6 for practical activities.

Training Delivery Methods

The delivery mode of the training include:

  • physical presence;
  • synchronous videoconferencing;
  • e-learning;
  • mixed mode.

The draft then specifies that regarding the active teaching methodologiesthe use of virtual or augmented reality does not replace the practical part.

Frequency and checks

Attendance at training courses is a fundamental requirement to ensure the effectiveness of learning. AND obligatory that participants attend at least 90% of the scheduled hours in order to access the final learning tests.

The presence comes documented through registers, which can be paper or electronic. Furthermore, the legislation requires that training courses are homogeneous, ensuring that all workers receive adequate training relevant to their specific roles.

The checks, an essential element in training courses, guarantee effective learning and the effectiveness of training. They understand mandatory final exams to evaluate the skills acquired by the participants and checks during the work activity to ensure the practical application of the knowledge.

The legislation requires that the checks be documented in minutes, reporting course data, results and signatures of those responsible. Furthermore, a continuous monitoring of training activities to ensure compliance with the expected standards. These measures ensure that the training is not only theoretical but also applicable and useful in the work context.

When does the agreement come into force?

We remind you that the information reported in this article is contained in the draft text. The agreement will come into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic.

It also provides a 12 month transition phase during which courses can be started according to the previous regulations. This transitional period is essential to allow a gradual and seamless implementation of the new provisions.

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