INSA Group (National
Institutes of Applied Sciences) is the leading French group of engineering
institutes. Some 10% of the French engineers graduate from INSA.
o Who developed the training content?
As for face-to-face training,
INSA calls on specialists in the addressed topics. These experts work in
companies, universities or other organizations (public institutes ...). INSA contributes with its
expertise in the engineering domain and in educational engineering.
o What length of study is needed?
industrial safety implies mastering a great many subjects. Thanks to our online
training, you can approach these multiple facets gradually or devote yourself
to some of them only. To facilitate your access to this variety of skills, the
training is structured into Modules, Units, Parts and Activities.
The full training offers 9 Modules. One Module corresponds to 3 weeks of
full-time training. Each module offers 6 Units. Therefore, one Unit corresponds
to 12 to 15 hours. Each Unit is divided into 5 to 7 Parts. Each Part requires
approximately 2 hours of work. We suggest you perform a part entirely.
o Is it possible to obtain a certificate?
A certificate of
completion is associated with each Unit. When taking a Unit, a gauge indicates
to you our appreciation of your involvement in the training. If the gauge is
green at the end of the Unit, you can ask for a certificate by paying 15 Euro
to INSA. Each certificate is numbered. The following web page verifies the
authenticity of certificates. You can refer to it
when applying for a job.
o Is it possible to graduate online?
Not currently. The
purpose of online training is to provide you with knowledge on various facets
of industrial safety. To obtain a degree, you must enrol in an academic
institution to take part in a face-to-face training such as the Advanced
Master’s “Safety Engineering and Management” of INSA Toulouse.
It completes your
online training contributing to your skill through case studies, projects, meetings
with professionals, visits of industrial facilities, internship in companies,
o What is a Logbook?
Some Units invite you
to build a Logbook. First, this document is a tool used in these activities to
help you gain knowledge. The structure of the
logbook (parts, sections and subsections) is provided. You can complete its
paragraphs. The PDF file must be loaded once. You must then save it on your
computer where you can complete it and save it again. We do not keep a copy. At
the end of the unit, you will have your personal document. It will be useful
later to find pieces of information again and to value your achievements, for
example when applying for a job.
o How to communicate with us?
Do you have any questions?
To answer it, you suggest consulting this FAQ first. We regularly add answers
to questions frequently asked. If you do not find an answer, then look at the
Forums. Two types of Forum exist: the General Forum to address general topics
and the Unit Forum dealing with questions coming under the Unit theme. If your
question is not addressed, add a new question in the discussion thread named
“Open questions”. We are sure that many participants will be able to answer
you. Otherwise, we will do it.
o Can I participate in the development of the training?
We welcome all
proposals for contributions. Two types of contribution are possible. First of
all, as a participant in the training, you can indicate in the forum of each Unit,
the websites referencing documents, videos, etc. which can usefully complement
the activities offered by this Unit. In addition, you can contact us to propose
Units or Unit Parts, or even a complete Module. See "Join us" at the
bottom of this page.