news21 dicembre 2020

Seminars for post-earthquake damage assessment technicians

Objective: to inform and train professionals working in damage assessment of buildings after an event

To provide adequate training to professionals working in the activity of damage assessment and post-seismic event agility of public, private and cultural interest buildings. This is the aim of thewebinars reserved for technicians who have already successfully attended a course for the compilation of the Aedes/GL Aedes forms before 2 January 2018.

The training course, which is the result of an agreement between the Civil Protection Department and the State-Regions Conference, has a duration of 8 hours (A1) for those who have participated in damage survey campaigns between 2015 and 2020, and 16 hours (A1+A2) for those who have not performed damage assessment activities on site in the same period of time.

The A1 module will be available on the web platform from 22/12/2020 to 28/02/2021 and the technicians who are interested and have the necessary requirements can indicate their interest to the Administration they belong to or to the National Council of reference, which will provide the indications to be able to enroll and participate in the seminars in question through the allocation of appropriate access credentials.  Instructions on seminar A2 will be provided in subsequent communications.

Finally, the Civil Protection Department, in order to formalize in a single document the training courses for technicians to be used in post-seismic emergencies in the activities of rapid assessment of damage and the agility of the structures, on 29 October 2020, has issued the "Operational guidelines for the training of technicians of public administration, voluntary organizations and professionals registered with orders and colleges".

The document, in recalling the requirements for inclusion in the lists referred to in the Prime Ministerial Decree of 8 July 2014 on the establishment of the National Technical Committee, reiterates that the suitability is acquired by passing the final assessment tests of the training courses indicated and is valid for 5 years from the date of acquisition of the suitability itself, without prejudice to the updating procedures for each individual training module. In order to regulate the transitional phase, the Operational Guidelines also provide the criteria for the recognition of skills acquired in training courses prior to the date of issue of the Operational Guidelines.