2nd State Training for Master Trainers: Health and Safety of Sanitation Workers during COVID-19 crisis

Date: July 4, 2020

Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Venue: Virtual Training on Zoom Platform

(Participation by invitation only)

CSE – Programme Support Unit – DoUD GoUP had organized a state training of master trainers for health and safety of sanitation workers during COVID-19 crisis on 27th May 2020 which included sanitary inspectors from Lucknow, Bijnor and Chunar. This was followed by orientations of sanitation workers by these master trainers on safety and precautions to be taken during COVID-19 crisis.

In order to scale-up this initiative across the state, a second training is being organized to create master trainers in cities across the state who can disseminate and give orientations to the intended sanitation workers and ensure good practices are followed in relation to prevention from COVID-19.

Objective: This is a hands-on training meant for the city official or professionals like Sanitary Inspectors, Supervisors responsible for coordinating the activities related to Sanitation Workers in the city. The training would sensitize the officials on how to give orientations and train the sanitation workers on good practices to be followed by the sanitation workers with respect to COVID-19.   

Target Audience: The training is intended for municipal officials, nodal officers, sanitary inspectors or supervisors engaged in or responsible for coordinating activities of sanitation workers or safai karamcharis.


Sanitation Workers are important frontline workers who are vulnerable during this COVID-19 crisis. Sanitation workers would include staff engaged in municipal solid waste management, faecal sludge and septage management, street sweeping, operating solid waste management facilities or wastewater treatment facilities or faecal sludge treatment plants.  

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (Government of India) recommends cities to develop standard operating procedure for health and safety of sanitation workers during COVID-19. There is a requirement of mandatory orientation of all sanitation workers on information and good practices related to prevention from COVID-19. All sanitation workers need to be provided with personal protective gear and trained for appropriate use of the same.

Guidelines have been issued by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Central Pollution Control Board on safe management of solid and liquid waste during COVID-19. There is also specific guidelines and requirements on how to manage waste generated from quarantine facilities, home care facilities for COVID-19 patients. Specific teams are needed to be formulated by the cities for such facilities. There is a need for proper training of all sanitation workers on such aspects.  

Course Coordinator:

Mr. Rahul Mankotia
Programme Manager
Programme Support Unit – DoUD (GoUP) Lucknow
mobile: +91 98680 18045
Email: rahul.mankotia@cseindia.org

Training Director:
Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org



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