#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Nornickel Corporate University has started training specialists for work at the Sulfur Program’s objects. These specialties are an operator of neutralization, oxidation, preparation of raw materials and dispensing of semi-finished and finished products, a bunker operator.
Unique equipment requires special knowledge and skills. Special programs have been developed for future employees, and the most modern training methods are used.
The Nornickel Corporate University’s department for organizing vocational training’s head Elena Gorshkova said:
Each specialist is trained individually and directly at the enterprise with a fixed mentor. Consultants work according to a program specially developed by the Corporate University. It includes all the competencies, skills and knowledge that a specialist will need.
Now the university has more than 830 study programs. They are constantly supplemented and updated.
The company is recruiting employees to work on new projects, including those from other Russian regions. The Corporate University introduces new forms of education in a mixed format to prepare the necessary specialists. The underground miners’ training program is being updated on this principle now.
The Company’s press service told:
In the first module, on-the-job training takes place remotely through the corporate app Nornickel Academy. After that a full-time part with a teacher is provided with the use of simulators. Finally the acquired knowledge is consolidated directly at the enterprises. It is planned to launch this program in the third quarter of 2022.
Another educational area is training employees to work safely. An additional training module was developed for the current program in a remote format for extraordinary the labor protection requirements’ knowledge training and testing.
Three new programs are being developed now. The first one is devoted to general labor protection’s issues and the labor protection management system’s functioning. The second program involves training in safe methods and techniques of work when exposed to identified harmful factors and sources of danger. The third one is training in high-risk work’s safe methods and techniques.
In addition, an eight-hour training module First Aid for Victims will be developed. The program will include not only theory, but also practical exercises on a special simulator complex.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Nornickel press service, the editorial archive