Corona measures for face-to-face training

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 8 NOVEMBER 2021.

PIEK provides training focused on the sector for the production of electronics, to help participants gain theoretical and practical knowledge. The health of the participants as well as the trainers is our top priority during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Seeing as a pandemic is a dynamic event, measures may change at short notice. That is why we ask you to frequently consult this page during the time between your confirmation and the start of your training.

Face-to-face training will take place at three different location types: regionally at our main office in Heerlen, regionally in various places in Germany or In-Company within your own company, or a location designated by your own company. Select a specific location below to view the current corona measures.

A. Regional Heerlen

At our main office in Heerlen, both theoretical and practical training take place, including the relevant exams. During the first months of the corona pandemic, we made use of the opportunity to renovate our classrooms, but mostly provide them with new furniture and new equipment, and to reorganize them to comply with the 1.5 meter rule. There are hand sanitizer stations at all the entries and exits, and there will be a supply of face masks. In the toilets, the electric hand dryers have been replaced with paper towel dispensers. And of course the hand soap at the sinks has been replaced with a disinfectant type. Cups, glasses and cutlery have been replaced with to-go materials. In consultation with our catering service, we have decided on a new procedure for lunch. Every participant must choose their lunch for each day beforehand, and will receive their food in separate packaging. Door handles, taps, armrests, workspaces, laptops, soldering equipment etc. will be cleaned and disinfected every day.

What is expected of you as a visitor of our training location?

  • If you have corona-related symptoms, we ask you to contact us and reschedule your training.
  • Disinfect your hands upon entry, and do so regularly during the day.
  • You must wear a face mask in all public areas. Including the hallway, canteen, reception, etc. You may only take your face mask off when you are in your own seat in the classroom, or outside during break times. If a trainer comes over, for example to check on you during a practical class, so that 1.5 meters distance cannot be guaranteed, you must put your face mask back on for a short while. You must use a face mask provided by PIEK, which is available at all the entries and exits and in strategic places within the building. You may also use your own face mask, as long as it has 3 layers.
  • Keep 1.5 meters from others.
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Do not shake hands.

As you can see, some measures go beyond the hygiene regulations of the RIVM, which is due to the international character of PIEK. At our training locations we often receive participants from countries where preventative measures are more similar to the ones described above.

B. Regional Germany

Our regional training locations in Germany work according to the hygiene regulations that apply in this location. These regulations cannot be described in detail here, since hygiene regulations may differ per ‘Bundesland’ and sometimes even per ‘Landkreis’. In any case, PIEK will make sure that there are plenty of hand sanitizer stations, face masks and rapid tests, and that laptops and soldering equipment are frequently disinfected.

What is expected of you as a visitor of our training locations in Germany?

  • If you have corona-related symptoms, we ask you to contact us and reschedule your training.
  • Comply with the local laws and regulations, as well as the rules of the accommodation.
  • Disinfect your hands upon entry, and do so regularly during the day.
  • Keep 1.5 meters from others.
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Do not shake hands.

C. In-Company

The organization at this training location is fully in your hands as the organizer and the client of PIEK. While organizing the training, we ask you to take local laws and regulations into account. PIEK and their trainers will respect the local laws and regulations, as well as the hygiene regulations and protocols within your company. In any case, PIEK will make sure that any provided laptops and soldering equipment will be disinfected regularly. Furthermore, we ask you to make sure that the distance between participants and trainers (at least 1.5 m) will be guaranteed. If this is not possible, for example during practical training, if the trainer comes to check up on the participants, we will ask the participant to put on their face mask.