The DSE offers several specific trainings in collaboration with external trainers. These courses are reserved for EPFL staff and their cost is borne by the employee’s department.
Training in driving counterbalanced and reach forklift trucks:
- One-day training: for people wishing a scale-up training; it is imperative to hold a valid forklift driver permit that is recognized by SUVA. Course fee: CHF 265.-
- Two-day training: for people who wish to obtain a forklift driver permit recognized by SUVA and who already have practical experience. Course fee: CHF 620.-
- Four-day training: for people who wish to obtain a forklift driver permit recognized by SUVA and who have little or no practical experience. Course fee: CHF 1,190.-
This training takes place during one day.
Course fee: CHF 300.-
This one-day training leads to an operator permit and is recognized in Switzerland. It is a theoretical and practical training on safety, checks, and choice of slings, cables or chains. A variety of manipulations will be covered, as well as placement accuracy and counterbalancing.
Course fee: CHF 1’400.- for the day from 1 to 6 participants
Reminder instruction on Swiss legislation in the area of electricity and electric testing of your mobile units and devices.
- Target audience: scientific employees who work with mobile devices in your various laboratories.
- Program: reminder of the dangers of electrical installations, physiological phenomena, demonstrations of protective measures, examples of accidents, accident statistics and sequences, overview of legal obligations and tasks limits, brief information on the test procedure for mobile devices with plugs. For those who are interested (max. eight to ten people, please indicate that on your participation request), brief information on the test procedure for mobile devices with plugs and visual observation exercises of hazards using devices provided by EPFL.
At the end of the training:
- Participants know the hazards of electricity. They have the necessary knowledge to replace plugs and power cords on the lab devices they use. They can also safely carry out simple modifications to these devices. They are informed of the limits of the tasks they can carry out within EPFL legislation and internal guidelines, particularly the prohibition of any intervention upstream of and on network plugs.
- Participants will receive a training attestation under OICF, art. 3, ch. 20.
Course fee: to be defined