For the buyer of the training course
The Occupational Safety Card (Työturvallisuuskortti®) is a harmonised national training programme on occupational health and safety issues at a common workplace. The duration of the Occupational Safety Card course is eight hours, and the training must be renewed every five years. Occupational Safety Card courses can be held by course instructors who meet the criteria and have completed the two-day Occupational Safety Card training for course instructors.
- Occupational Safety Card training
- Your card is a certificate of completed training
- Choice of training method and course instructor
- One-day training to maintain professional qualifications
- Organising the course in a language other than Finnish
- Course prices
- Course materials
- Feedback on the courses
- About the programme
Occupational Safety Card training
The Occupational Safety Card training takes eight hours to complete. The training can be done in one part or divided into suitable units. The training can also be longer, and the course day can be accompanied by practical exercises and tasks and involve the use of different learning environments, such as safety parks.
The course includes an electronic exam, which can also be taken the traditional way on paper. If a participant has difficulties related to reading or learning, it is possible to take the exam orally. This should be agreed with the course instructor in advance. If you do not pass the exam, you can retake it twice.
Your card is a certificate of completed training
The Occupational Safety Card is a certificate of completed training. The mobile card at https://mobiili.korttitieto.fi/(siirryt toiseen palveluun) (you will be transferred to another service) also serves as proof of the card
If necessary, the course instructor can write a temporary certificate of completion of the course that is valid for up to one month (4 weeks).
The certificate must contain the following information:
- name of the course: Työturvallisuuskorttikoulutus (Occupational safety card training) 8 h.
- participant’s name and date of birth
- name of the organisation and course instructor who organised the training
- place and time of training
- period of validity of the certificate, up to one month (4 weeks).
- handwritten signature of the course instructor.
In the case of professional qualification training for lorry and bus drivers, a written certificate of completing the training must always be issued to the participant in accordance with the requirements of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom.
The Occupational Safety Card is valid for five years.
Choice of training method and course instructor
Occupational Safety Card training can be provided as a customised training for the company, or the participants can attend an open training course. In many cases, using the company’s own Occupational Safety Card course instructor is also a good option.
Benefits of customised training include the opportunity to flexibly integrate the course day as part of the development of occupational safety skills of employees and occupational health and safety within the organisation. The course can be easily customised to cover company or client-specific practices and workplace-specific needs. In an open course, the different backgrounds and work experience of participants can help enrich and diversify the training.
A competent course instructor who is familiar with their field is able to address issues that participants need to support their professional skills and competences and knows how to use industry-specific additional materials to support the training.
One-day training to maintain professional qualifications
Occupational Safety Card training is one possible option for lorry and bus drivers who need to attend further training to maintain their professional qualifications. Check that the course instructor has a training centre permit granted by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom and that the day is organised as a professional qualification further training.
The training programme used is the “Kuljettajana yhteisellä työpaikalla” (Driver at a common workplace) approved by Traficom, diary number TRAFICOM/439311/05.03.07/2021. You can find the list of approved training centres on Traficom’s website, www.traficom.fi (opens in a new window, you will be transferred to another service)(avautuu uuteen ikkunaan, siirryt toiseen palveluun)
Organising the course in a language other than Finnish
The training can be conducted in any language spoken by the course instructor or with the assistance of an interpreter. You can also search for courses by language on the Tyoturvallisuuskortti.fi website.
Training organisations and businesses offering the training price their courses independently. For a general idea of prices, see the course search tool on the tyoturvallisuuskortti.fi website (you will be transferred to another service)(siirryt toiseen palveluun).
Fixed costs of the training for the course instructor include €5 (incl. VAT) per participant for the textbook and €5 (incl. VAT) per participant for the card, as well as the costs of mailing the cards and the rent for the facilities, if applicable.
In the case of customised training, we recommend asking for a quote from the course instructor on the cost of the course.
The course instructor may charge a fee for issuing the certificate of completed further professional qualification training for lorry and bus drivers in accordance with Traficom’s list of fees valid at the time. The list of charges and fees is available on Traficom’s website, www.traficom.fi (opens in a new window, you will be transferred to another service)(avautuu uuteen ikkunaan, siirryt toiseen palveluun)
The standard course material is a textbook distributed to participants, which contains forms for safety observations and workplace risk assessments. The material and exams are also available in Swedish, English, Estonian and Russian.
To complement the basic course materials, there are additional industry-specific materials that should be used particularly when the participants work in the same field. The additional material can also be used in open courses to illustrate challenges at a common workplace in different industries.
Additional materials are available for the following industries and sectors:
- Motor vehicle traffic
- Construction: building construction, construction products manufacturing and infrastructure sector
- Real estate services (cleaning, property maintenance, security)
- Port operations
- Forest industry*
- Rubber and tyre industry*
- Metal processing and foundry industry (TBP)
- Chemical safety, general materials
- Health and social services
(Sectors marked with an * require a separate course instructor training before gaining access to the material)
Feedback on the courses
It is possible to give feedback on Occupational Safety Card training courses using the electronic exam form at the end of the course or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (you will be transferred to another service)(siirryt toiseen palveluun).
About the programme
Information about the Occupational Safety Card programme, its development and latest news can be found on the tyoturvallisuuskortti.fi website.