Protection against Fire & Energy Saving: Sustainability, IT & Impact on Construction Sector Demands

In recent years lots of new technologies and materials concerning fire prevention and energy efficiency have been put on the market. This project will aim to further develop some of these products as web based pilot modules for Level 3 qualifications (skilled worker), L3a (worker with advanced skills), L4 (foreman), L5 (site manager, non-academic) alongside of SQF-CON standards (point of transfer) to show new or approved ways of how to prevent fire and to save energy.

Furthermore, this project intends to develop and to evaluate how far respective qualification levels in each partner country are responsible for procedures within the field of fire prevention and energy saving.

Within modern construction procedures these two security and sustainability aspects cannot be parted. Due to new and fast innovative materials, technologies and processes for fire prevention and energy saving, many small and medium sized companies are not well informed or trained in this area and are unable to deal with these new challenges.

PROFESSION will develop pilot web based modules which will address the relevant qualification levels and their fields of responsibility. Hence, this project will produce two outcomes: a) qualification matrices regarding fire prevention and energy saving on the basis of SQF-CON and b) 4 pilot web based training to increase the acceptance and integration of modern learning within the construction branch.

Having chosen a consortium consisting of 6 nations, there will be the following advantage: all participants are at different stages of development and implementation regarding EQF. Consequently, qualification matrices and pilot web based modules can be tailored to consider the needs of each partner country and the individuals who require the VET. Short term aims: comparison of EQF and SQF-CON standards concerning the work within the fields of fire prevention and energy efficiency.
Long term aims: development of a standardized web based training tool in order to compare and adjust SQF-CON aims and objectives for fire prevention and energy saving procedures. 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.