Memory Safe is a project funded by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies and carried out by INDIRE under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, University and Research, with the involvement of the social partners.
Memory Safe aims to connect health and well-being in general with safety awareness, by promoting, for the first time in the Italian school, their actual implementation at school and in the workplace.
The current legislation on health and safety attaches strategic importance to the dissemination of the values, the knowledge and the experience necessary for risk management in the workplace. A better safety awareness can be achieved only by increasing students’ knowledge of health and safety issues at school and, for their future, in the workplace.
The project revolves around the website Memorysafe and is divided into three phases:
Step 1 (Recognition phase – concluded)
The research group gathers and selects the best educational experiences on the theme of safety, carried out over the last ten years, by schools of all levels. These experiences are then organised and shared through a specific repository developed by Indire.
Phase 2 (Design – concluded)
Teachers and learners, in synergy with safety experts, are asked to propose initiatives on the subject of safety culture in the educational sphere. They can conceive different actions (multimedia objects, didactic activities, initiatives for the active participation of the learners to risk management in their own school etc.). The best are financed by the Ministry of Labour.
Phase 3 (Impact – in the implementation phase)
The results of the financed projects are inserted in the repository and published online through a dedicated Portal. Thus, the shared material becomes part of the didactic resources of the teachers involved or interested in the project.
Memory safe aims to:
- reduce work-related accidents thanks to a greater safety awareness acquired during the education cycle;
- increase recruitment by companies of newly graduated students from higher technical institutes;
- update teachers’ competencies regarding technology and school-to-work transition, for students at risk of not completing school, by providing them with learning resources, alternative to books, as provided for by “Fare” decree.