Training materials


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    New ILO Curriculum on Building Modern and Effective Labour Inspection Systems

    21 September 2022


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    ILO training package on inspection of labour conditions on board fishing vessels

    29 January 2021


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    Participatory Action-Oriented Training (PAOT)

    10 February 2020

    PAOT is a practical method of stimulating and supporting workplace initiatives in grassroots workplaces relying on self-help voluntary actions.


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    Online toolkit of resources to support member States in ratifying up-to-date standards on OSH in construction and mining

    29 March 2019

    The Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) was established in 2015 to review the ILO’s international labour standards. Through this body, the ILO’s tripartite constituents aim to ensure that the Organization’s body of standards is robust and responsive to the constantly changing patterns of the world of work, for the purpose of the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises.


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    International Labour Law and Domestic Law: A training manual for judges, lawyers and legal educators: Occupational safety and health

    21 February 2018

    This publication provides an in-depth examination of international labour standards relating to occupational safety and health and other relevant international instruments, as well as concrete illustrations of how these can be used to settle labour disputes involving occupational safety and health.


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    Fire Safety Management Course

    22 December 2017

    This self-learning course on fire safety management is accessible via the International Training Centre ILO e-campus website.


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    Extending labour inspection to the informal economy

    19 November 2015

    This course is intended to take place over a period of two days. It comprises nine sessions. A set of aims and learning objectives has been specified for each session. The toolkit is aimed at labour inspectors dealing with workers in the informal economy.


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    Training package on development of a national programme of occupational safety and health

    07 June 2013

    This training package is intended to support training activities aimed at promoting the ILO’s strategic approach to occupational safety and health (OSH). It provides inputs for the development of a National OSH Programme, as well as for the drawing up of a National OSH Policy and a National OSH Profile.


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    Good Practices in Labour Inspection on HIV and AIDS

    17 September 2012

    This publication, which was prepared jointly by the LAB/ADMIN and the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS), is intended as a tool for labour inspectors, workers and employers to improve their understanding about the linkages between labour inspection and HIV and AIDS.

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    Self-assessment tool for Labour Inspection Systems

    02 August 2012

    This tool enables national labour inspectorates to undertake self-assessments in order to evaluate their own institutional strengths and weaknesses. The tool takes a systems approach and is designed to be a practical exercise to assist countries in making decisions and taking actions to strengthen their national labour inspection systems. It is intended for institutional self-assessments and not as a self-assessment tool for enterprises or individual labour inspectors.

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    03 June 2012

    This collection of good practices represents a useful tool for labour inspectors, workers and employers with a view to better understanding the implications and complexities of a labour inspection system in export processing zones.


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    A tool kit for labour inspectors: A model enforcement policy, a training and operations manual, a code of ethical behaviour

    01 January 2006

    The toolkit provides three basic tools necessary for a modern labour inspection practice that is both efficient and effective. It is hoped that the Policy, the Manual and the Code will become the useful, standard reference texts for labour inspection and labour inspectors in many countries.

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    Integrated Labour Inspection Training System (ILITS)

    01 January 2006

    High standards of inspector training are essential for the pivotal role of labour inspection if decent work is to be promoted at the enterprise level, especially with all the challenge arising from a rapidly changing world of work. ILITS provides a new modular approach to such training.


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    A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    01 February 2005

    This handbook aims to help labour inspectors deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS. It establishes the links between the key principles and core responsibilities of labour inspectorates and the management of HIV/AIDS at the workplace. It includes training activities and practical tools to help inspectors integrate HIV/AIDS in their work.