University of Pisa: health and safety training
The prestigious University of Pisa, which was founded in 1343, is an extremely active center for learning and research consisting of 20 academic departments, 17 libraries, and 13 museums and collections, with their attendant service structures.
Critical issues, problems, objectives
The requirements of the University of Pisa were to manage the training activities relating to the health and safety prescriptions laid out in D.Lgs. 81/2008 and State-Regions Agreement for all of its personnel (3,700 persons). The objective was to create an integrated solution that would allow the reliable control and management of the training process in conformity with the normative and legislative requirements, as well as the mass distribution of online training programs.
For this project Sinergest brought in a partner specializing in Learning Management Systems (LMS) in order to implement two new applications: a Sinergest Suite workflow module to manage the training process and an e-learning platform to distribute online training activities. The Sinergest Suite modules, adapted to manage the tasks required by the DVR and the training activities required by law, have been installed on a Cloud Server. The function of the application is to plan courses, register their distribution, archive the relevant documentation, and to build a training curriculum of the university’s resources.
Sinergest, in collaboration with its partner, then integrated an open-source version of the most widely used Italian e-learning system with its own application and created a specific web portal for the distribution of online training. The Sinergest Suite application enables employees to take part in the course by accessing the link to the training platform and data.
Once the exam is passed (there is a legislative warranty for the distribution of the course), the information is transferred from e-learning system into Sinergest Suite app, the documentation is integrated, and the training requirements are updated, as is the training curriculum of the resource.
A video tutorial and a help desk are available for users on the e-learning platform, with request forwarding and opening of a ticjet in order to manage any need for interventions.
The complete integration of the e-learning system with the Sinergest application has therefore been achieved: immediate registration of training activities, control and monitoring of resources, and facilitated communication and distribution of the training activities through the mass distribution of the course materials.