Course code Citi4016

Credit points 3

Labour and Civil Protection

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation16.02.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Mežsaimniecības institūts

Dace Brizga

Dr. paed.


Uldis Karlsons

Mg. darb.aizs.

author lect.

Vairis Lasmanis

Mg. oec.

Course abstract

The aim of the study course is to acquaint students with acquainted International and Latvian labour protection and emergences conventions, rules and regulations; Labour safety training order; labour environment supervision and inspection; electrosafety, fire safety; emergency situations in Latvia (risk awareness, preventive measures, preparation, response, elemination of consequences); people duties, rights, beheviour and protection in emergency situations.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After the course studies the student will have: - knowledge and critical understanding of the place and role of labor protection and civil protection in the activities of institutions, companies and local governments (test on the acquired substance - 10 questions); - skills to create a work and civil protection system in a company or institution, to instruct employees in the workplace, to train employees in safe working methods (16 practical works, topics see the calendar of courses); - competence - in cooperation with a labor protection specialist to perform internal supervision of the work environment, to organize events in emergency situations within the scope of its competence (seminar - Labor protection system, regulatory documents. - 2h).

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1. Labour defence system, regulatory documents. (Seminars – 2 h)
2. Development of the labour protection system. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
3. Hygiene and sanitation, factors in the working environment. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
4. Work environment risk assessment devices, their application in risk assessment (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
5. Work environment assessment methods, their application (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
6. Ergonomic, psychological, biological work environment risk factors, their evaluation (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
7. Fire safety, regulatory enactments regulating it. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
8. Electrical safety. (Lecture – 2h)
9. Structure, legal framework, organisation and management of the civil protection system. (Lecture – 1h; Seminars – 1h)
10. Civil Protection Commissions of Local Governments. Risk assessment. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
11. Tasks, rights and obligations of State, local government, legal and natural persons in the field of civil protection. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
12. Special legal regimes (emergency and exceptional situations). Planning civil protection measures. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
13. Objects of increased danger, duties and rights of its owner or lawful possessor. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
14. Dangerous substances, their classification and their storage and transport requirements. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
15. Toxic chemicals and their storage, use, explosion hazard, radiation. (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h)
16. First aid skills in life-critical situations, call for help. Personal protective equipment in the event of a disaster (Lecture – 1h; Practical work – 1h). Test.

Part time extramural studies:

All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

The cumulative assessment is received by students who have completed 16 practical works, participated in 2 seminar classes and obtained an assessment of not less than 5.0 points, which makes up 50% of the final assessment. In the form of a test, an assessment is also obtained, which confirms the knowledge and understanding of regulatory enactments, makes up 50% of the final assessment. Final assessment - the arithmetic mean of the assessment of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Form of acquisition assessment - for all full-time and part-time first level higher education undergraduate study programs - test with a mark; for all full-time and part-time second level higher education undergraduate study programs - a test with a mark or an examination.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent preparation for knowledge control by studying special literature, regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers and using the study resources available in the e-learning environment within the study course.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The arithmetic mean of the assessment of theoretical knowledge (test passed not less than 5.0 points) and practical skills (16 practical works passed).

Compulsory reading

1. Kaļķis V., Roja Ž., Kaļķis H. Riski darba vidē: raksturlielumi, iedarbība uz organismu, aizsardzība, preventīvie pasākumi: rokasgrāmata. Latvijas universitāte. Rīga: Latvijas Universitāte, 2007. 68 lpp.
2. Kaļķis V., Roja Ž., Kaļķis H. Arodveselība un riski darbā. Rīga: Medicīnas apgāds, 2015. 538 lpp.
3. Kaļķis V. Biznesa ergonomikas vadība. Monogrāfija. Rīga: Gūtenbergs Druka, 2014. 155 lpp.
4. Kaļķis V. Darba vides risku novērtēšanas metodes. Rīga: Latvijas Izglītības fonds, 2008. 242 lpp.
5. Eiropas Darba drošības un veselības aizsardzības aģentūra. Irastorza X. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).Third European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks. ESENER
6. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2019 Looking 201.11.2019.
7. Regulation No. 359 “Labour Protection Requirements in Workplaces” [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.04.2020.]. Pieejams:
8. Regulation No. 950 „Procedures for Investigation and Registration of Accidents at Work” [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.04.2020.]. Pieejams:
9. Regulation No. 219 “Procedures for the Performance of Mandatory Health Examinations” [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.04.2020.]. Pieejams:
10. Regulation No. 660 “Procedures for the Performance of Internal Supervision of the Work Environment” [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.04.2020.]. Pieejams:
11. Regulation No. 749 “Regulations Regarding Training in Labour Protection Matters” [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.04.2020.]. Pieejams:

12. Fire Safety and Fire-fighting Law. Regulation No. 238 Fire Safety Regulations Civil Protection and Disaster Management Law [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 02.04.2020.]. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Darba higiēna. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, LR Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, 2010. 179 lpp.
2. Darba drošība. Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, LR Labklājības ministrija. Rīga: Latvijas Brīvo arodbiedrību savienība, 2010. 278 lpp.
3. Jemeļjanovs V., Sulojeva J. Civilā aizsardzība: laboratorijas darbi. Rīga: RTU, 2009. 20 lpp.
4. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: prevalence, costs and demographics in the EU, Jan de Kok, Paul Vroonhof, Jacqueline Snijders, Georgios Roullis, Martin Clarke (Panteia), Kees Peereboom, Pim van Dorst ( vhp human performance), Iñigo Isusi (IKEI). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019, ISBN: 978-92-9479-145-0 [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 28.12.2019.] Pieejams:

5. Manage Dangerous Substance, Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018-2019. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 2019. Healthy workplaces manage dangerous substances. Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards 2018-2019. Awarded and commended examples. European Agency for Safety and Health at Work [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 28.12.2019.]. Pieejams:

Periodicals and other sources

1. Dienas Bizness: nedēļas laikraksts: Latvijas biznesa avīze. Rīga: Diena: Dagens Industri, 2005-. ISSN 1407-2041.

2. Būvēt: izdevīgi, mūsdienīgi, profesionāli. Rīga: Pārdošanas grupa. ISSN 1407-4559.


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