Nowhere to Go But Up: Uplifting Safety Standards

July 15, 2019

While Vietnam’s construction industry is growing rapidly every year, concerns about safety and maintenance procedure are also increasing. To minimize the risks associated with elevator and escalator malfunction, ASSIST launched project ELEVATE or “Enhancing Life Safety, Work, & Energy Efficiency in Vietnam through Awareness Training and Education.”

In the second quarter of 2019, a series of trainings on health, safety, and environment w a s held in technical universities and colleges across Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities. The training aims to teach potential trainers in universities and colleges with workplace safety courses that they can in turn teach their students who would join the future workforce.

Project ELEVATE also targets to support safety experts to be eligible for the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC) in Occupational Health & Safety, which is the most popular health and safety qualification in the United Kingdom. Those accredited with this qualification can identify, evaluate and control a wide range of workplace hazards.

Project ELEVATE has an overall objective of raising awareness and transferring knowledge on safe and efficient energy usage and deployment of elevators and escalators in Vietnam. The project is supported by Schindler Vietnam and KfW DEG.