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Work environment technician (course package)

Published: 19 February 2021

Are you passionate about safety in the workplace and that employees should feel good at work. Then this is an education for you.

Work environment technicians have broad knowledge of the work environment and its impact on humans, knowledge that includes both the physical and the organizational and social environment. After completing your education, you should be able to analyze, develop and design safe and attractive jobs, workplaces and systems that are adapted to people's needs and conditions.

The education is a contract education based on a joint initiative between LTU and LKAB as part of a long-term collaboration with Luleå University of Technology on research and education for safe, attractive and health-promoting workplaces in the mining industry.

The education is divided into 10 courses that are taken at half speed for two years:

  • Work environment work, 4 credits.
  • Physical strain in working life, 8 credits.
  • Risk and Safety 8 credits.
  • Organizational and social work environment, 4 credits.
  • Gender equality and diversity, 4 credits.
  • Physical work environment factors, 8 credits.
  • Chemical work environment factors, 8 credits.
  • Human-machine interaction, 4 credits.
  • Work management, project management and communication, 4 credits.
  • Independent work, 8 credits.

Start and scope
The education is conducted as part-time studies for two years. It starts on 30 August 2021 and ends on 18 June 2023. After completing the education, you will receive a certificate stating that the education corresponded to 60 higher education credits (credits).

The teacher-led teaching will take place according to the model "lunch-to-lunch" and is normally located on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with breaks for Christmas, Easter and summer holidays. In between, you conduct your own studies or participate in projects / group work.

The majority of the teaching is located in Kiruna / Malmberget or carried out at a distance, for example via Teams / Zoom. Some teaching can be located at the University of Luleå. The education includes a study visit to SSAB in Luleå to exchange experiences about work environment work, but also to get an insight into the entire production flow from ore to steel.

The pedagogical forms are adapted to a business-oriented learning, which means that theory is interspersed with practice through e.g. experiences from LKAB's and other participating organizations' activities. This is done primarily through dialogue based on the participants 'own experiences but also through workplace visits and lectures by LKAB's and other participating organizations' own experts in the field. An education council is attached to the education, which continuously follows up and develops the education.

In the various courses, the grades Pass (G) or Fail (U) are given. Each course is examined by showing that you have achieved the learning objectives for each course. Examinations can consist partly of knowledge tests and partly of practical and written elements where you demonstrate your understanding and ability to apply the course content. The education ends with an independent work of 8 credits which is examined through a written report.

Application and cost
In addition to the places reserved for LKAB's employees, there are a number of places offered to other interested parties.

  • The cost of the entire education program is SEK 200,000
  • The cost of a course comprising 8 higher education credits is SEK 27,200
  • The cost of a course comprising 4 higher education credits is SEK 13,600
  • In addition to this, there are costs for travel and course literature

If you are interested in following the program or courses, contact Johan Larsson, LKAB