SustainSME

SustainSME - Extended skills management for ensuring and managing the design of preventive working practices in small and medium-sized enterprises

SustainSME

Extended skills management for ensuring and managing the design of preventive working practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Construction industry: prevention undergoing change

Demographic change harbors major challenges for construction companies: it is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitably qualified employees; vacancies can often no longer be filled. At the same time, new market segments are emerging in the construction industry, for example with senior-friendly or barrier-free building or the installation of assistance technology. Maintaining and promoting the ability to work and to find employment is therefore becoming more important. The long-term motivation, creativity and performance capability of employees must be heightened. This calls for skills management and new preventive occupational health and safety concepts that are also accessible to SMEs.

SustainSME project objectives

  • The SustainSME project combines an awareness of healthy working practices with prevention in order to develop new digital tools.
  • On the basis of an analysis of specific requirements in the building industry, a process is being developed that will allow small companies to implement health prevention measures.
  • To increase their awareness of healthy working practices. In the pilot phase, the tools are evaluated and assessed with regard to their transferability.

From individual cases to the  benchmark: the concept developed will be designed in such a way as to make it transferable. The first scheduled step is its transfer to other construction industry companies. After that, the collaborative project partners will transfer the process to other industries with the aid of a training module, a guideline and an implementation concept. The SMEs involved in the project will use the tools prototypically, thereby assisting with the scientific evaluation of the overall concept.

Project partners:

  • Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
  • Zentralstelle für die Weiterbildung im Handwerk e.V.
  • Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes e.V.
  • Gebr. Hölscher Bauunternehmung GmbH
  • Gebr. Kickartz GmbH

 

Project Duration: August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2019 

The human factor is increasingly becoming a differentiating factor for internationally operating medium-sized enterprises and corporations. At the same time, it is a driver for innovation and competitiveness. In addition to machines and plants, intellectual property rights and data, the expertise of companies, be it at the level of employees or company organisation, will become the most important resource of the future. We support companies in which strategic and professional qualification and competence management can provide solutions that contribute to sustainable corporate success.

Change processes such as internationalization, digitization and demographic change require constant adjustments. For companies, this is the way to becoming an organization that learns. In this way, we accompany companies in the development and implementation of competence (management) models with the latest findings from applied research.  

Change processes such as internationalisation, digitalisation and demographic change require constant adjustments. For companies this is the way to a learning organization. In this way, we accompany companies in the development and implementation of competence (management) models with the latest findings from applied research.

SustainSME

Extended skills management for ensuring and managing the design of preventive working practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Project Website

www.sustain-sme.de 

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Further information on the collabroative projects can be found at www.gesundearbeit-mega.de(German only).

In the funding priority Preventive measures for tomorrow's safe and healthy work, prevention alliances from science, industry and occupational health and safety are developing application-oriented approaches for preventive work structuring in 30 nationally funded joint projects. The aim is, among other things, to develop sustainable occupational health and safety with the support of smart technologies, concepts and models.

 

The funding priority is scientifically supported by the MEgA project.

The projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA).

 

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.