Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on promotion of good workplace practices for SMEs

The workshop focusses on improving OSH practices in the manufacturing sector using ILO’s Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) methodology.

A TOT workshop is being carried out to promote good workplace practices for SMEs that will contribute to the effective implementation of the OSH policy in India. It is being held in collaboration with Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI), Ministry of Labour and Employment.

This training package is aimed at upgrading the skills of WISE trainers in Asia who conduct training courses and provide technical assistance for local small enterprises. It helps both entrepreneurs and workers benefit from the productivity gain and safety and health improvements. Its six basic training principles are: build on local practice; focus on achievements; link working conditions with other management goals; use learning-by-doing; encourage exchange of experience; promote workers’ involvement.

WISE has been widely used in many countries as a practical risk assessment and management methodology to assist employers and workers in improving OSH. WISE training applies participatory approaches for practical, low-cost OSH solutions that can be implemented by employers and workers