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Training and testing of contractors

Due to the negative trend of contractor safety, the management of U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. decided that all contractor employees performing work at the Operations and/or Maintenance for U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. or its subsidiaries, are obliged to pass the Cardinal Rules – Life Threatening Programs training and testing.

Aim of this training is to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge related to Cardinal rules and other Life Threatening Programs. Contractors performing work at the Operations or Maintenance are able to perform this Safety rules in practice as well.

Content of Cardinal Rules training  


  1. Energy control Program

  2. Elevated Work and Fall Prevention Program

  3. Mobile Equipment Program

  4. Confined Space Program

  5. Gas Hazard Management Program

  6. Molten metal Employee Exposure Program

  7. Crane Operation and Load Handling Program.

Training is completed after passing the test as a condition for performing contractors work for U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.

Passing the training does not in any way alter or substitute the employers’ obligation to provide information to their employees in accordance with section 7 of the Act No. 124/2006 Coll. – Occupational Safety and Health Act, or the verification of knowledge of the Customer’s internal safety practices in accordance with SSP/VBP/GMBH/35 Contractor Safety.


Training takes place in the Slovak language. In case the participant does not speak the Slovak language, it is necessary for the sending employer to provide interpretation for his employees during the training and testing.

Contractor testing Rules  

Test consists of 20 questions.

It is necessary to obtain 17 and more correct answers to pass the test.

In case of obtaining:

  • 13 to 16 correct answers, the test can be repeated on the same day.
  • 12 and less correct answers or in case contractor failed on the second test, the training and test can be repeated again in one week

In case contractor doesn’t pass the test after a week, he can repeat the training and test after a period of three months.



New contractors
(new entries without IDK)

Begining September 1,2017 there is a change in the provision of entry passes for the employees of the suppliers.

Applications for permission to enter the territory of U.S Steel Košice, s.r.o. - Persons must continue to be sent according NOR / 0011 at least 2 business days prior to the start of work:

  • personally on RVV SBS,
  • by mail to: U.S. Steel Košice - SBS, s.r.o., U. S. Steel Admission Area, 044 54 Košice
  • by fax to: 055/673 0440 or
  • by electronically scanning the original Applications sent by e-mail to the address

After submitting a request by post, fax or electronically, an IDK applicant is required to telephone the 055/6734764, 055/6732087 or 0917626007 telephone numbers on whether the Application is complete and submitted for approval.
Following the approval of the application for entry, the contractor’s employee is (even before the pick-up IDK / IDKN) obliged to register in advance, using an electronic form, for the cardinal rules training (training takes place on the day of IDK / IDKN pickup).

Applicants for admission are required to show up on the day of IDK / IDKN pickup (sufficient time in advance) at the RDC SBS for the purpose of issuing IDK / IDKN and follow the instructions of staff.

New entry passes based on submitted and approved requests will be processed daily from 6.45am to 10.00am - (SBS building)

As part of the new entry process, each supplier will then participate on:

  • training in fire protection - at 10.00 am meet in front of the SBS building - transfer to training. After training completion they will transfer to
  • Cardinal Rules training followed by testing - at 11:00 transfer to training room.

In the case of urgent training requirements, if there is no free time until the start of work, one of the contact person stated on this page should be contacted.

Trainings for contractors
(with IDK USSK)

Beginning August 21, 2017, signing in to a training is possible through an electronic application. After clicking on the link below the text, you can choose from the available training dates.

Each term has a limited capacity, after which it is no longer possible to sign in, and another unfilled term should be selected. The employee can sign up for the training individually or can be signed up by his employer after completing the application form.

After successful submission of the electronic application form, the employee will receive a confirmation e-mail, indicating the date of the training and the place of training. The employee is obliged to bring the confirmation e-mail in electronic or printed form to the training for verification purposes. An employee is required to come to the training sufficiently in advance in order not to disrupt the training. The employee has to come to the training in the prescribed PPE.

Cancellation of the training can only be done by phone or e-mail to the contacts listed in the confirmation e-mail. Repeated unjustified absence of contractor's employee on the registered training may result in blocking the badge.

In the case of urgent training requirements, if there is no free time until the start of work, one of the contact person stated on this page should be contacted.


Zdenko Kováč


+421 908 296 403, +421 55 673 3164

other contacts: 

Ing. Zuzana Kačmárová, +421 55 673 4336

Bc. Jana Lörincová, +421 55 673 9463

Ing. Zuzana Adámová, +421 55 673 9464


U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.
Vstupný areál U. S. Steel
044 54 Košice
Slovak Republic

Phone.: +421 55 673 1111
Fax: +421 55 673 1110



ID No.: 36 199 222
VAT ID: SK7020000119

Commercial Register: District Court Kosice I, Sec.: Sro, File No.: 11711/V



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