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SetAr (2020-2022) Erasmus+ Programme

Safe Earthworks Training with the use of Augmented Reality.

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Denomination: Safe Earthworks Training with the use of Augmented Reality.

Project: Belonging to the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, call 2020, of the Key Action 2 of the Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices within the Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.

Identification of the project: 2020-1-PL01-KA202-081555.

Duration: 24 months, since December 2020 until November 2022. Extended until April 2023!

Budget: 299.485,00 €.

Coordinator of the project: Politechnika Warszawska Poland.

Partners: Fundación Laboral de la Construcción and Universitat de Valencia (Spain), Polskie Stowarzyszenie Menedzerów Budownictwa (Poland) and Technische Universitat Darmstadt (Germany).

Website: https://www.setar.il.pw.edu.pl/


The main objective of the SetAr project is to decrease accident rate during construction works, especially during earthworks, through training based on Augmented Reality.

To achieve that goal, training system will be prepared, which will contain knowledge on earthworks, with particular emphasis on efficiency of work and H&S regulations.

Project will also help to improve mobility of construction personnel, due to its international content (presentation of practices from participating countries) and Multilanguage form (this will help users to learn vocabulary specific for earthworks).

Activities and results

Throughout the project, the partnership will develop a series of works with which the partners aim to achieve a certain impact and focus on a series of possible long-term benefits, such as the following:

  • Improved efficiency of earthworks.
  • Decreased accident rate during earthworks on construction sites.
  • Decreased death rate in the construction industry.
  • Increased awareness of construction engineers, students, and workers.
  • Promotion of social dialogue on earthworks issues (i.e. H&S aspects, and certification) on EU and national level.
  • Base of knowledge for the creation of new and improvement of existing professional courses.
  • Decrease in training time and costs.
  • Enhancement and reinforcement in education and training systems in response to the main challenges of today's world (digitalisation of lifestyle, employment, economic stability, and growth, as well as active participation in democratic life and free labour market).

European Commission lists the main challenges facing construction, among them:

  • Training: Improving specialised training and making the sector more attractive, in particular for blue-collar workers, technical colleges and universities.
  • Innovation: More active uptake of new technologies.

The project will address those needs by the creation of an innovative training with the use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology.

The project will also address H&S issues. As the research shows, workers are not interested in classic trainings. Use of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets), modern AR technology and supporting media files will make setAR training much more interesting.





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