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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)


Attention! Training for contractors (new entries without IDK) continue every working day except for December 27, 28, and 31, 2018. The trainings will start again from January 2, 2019.

The procedure for USSK ID cards (IDK) issue for entry of suppliers of USSK or USSK subsidiaries to the USSK area and premises, without the IDK/IDKN issued:

  1. The supply company shall submit an Application for U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. Entry Permit – PERSONS (hereinafter referred to as the "Application") only via application PARS (Plant Access Request System) available for registered supply companies on USSK internet page, section WORK WITH US/SUPPLIERS/WEB application entry permits PARS. If you have any problems with logging to the application PARS, please contact USSK Helpdesk on 055/673 44 00
  2. The application should be submitted only by the direct supplier to USSK/USSK subsidiaries for his suppliers/sub-suppliers as well.
  3. Applications to block/unblock IDK of concerned persons (e.g. Disuse) are still submitted to e-mail address
  4. The Application for U. S. Steel Košice, s.r.o. Entry Permit – CARS is still submitted in a paper form.
  5. The access for concerned persons listed in the Application can be denied if there are any reasons for it.
  6. The supply company shall provide:

    - Registration of its employees for OSH CR training and fire protection training on the USSK Internet site: for a day of planned arrival! (date of IDK receipt) - registration can be done by clicking on “TRAINING APPLICATION” link on this web site below.
    -  Contact employees listed on the Internet site in case of unavailable free capacities in the training rooms in the on-line application!
    -  Acquaintance of concerned persons with the wording of Privacy notice based on article 13 and 14 GDPR related to personal data processing of data subjects.
    -   Presence of new employees in the premises of RVV SBS in time from 06:15 AM to 09:30 AM on date of start. The Supplier´s employees shall register personally with employees of RVV SBS!
    -   Provable familiarization of all its employees with documentation, binding for suppliers and published on the websites of SteelTrack for Suppliers before assignment for work!

  7. The employees of supply company shall produce their identity card listed in the Application to the RVV SBS in order to verify a correctness of personal data.
    The Supplier´s employee shall confirm receipt of IDK/IDKN by their signatures and IDK/IDKN shall be issued to such employees at 10:00 AM on the parking lot in front of the SBS building. After issue of IDK/IDKN, the Supplier´s employees accompanied by SBS employee shall move to
    - Fire protection training
    - OSH Cardinal Rules training (only Suppliers employees obliged to attend the OSH CR training)   
    All the trainings take place in Slovak language ONLY. 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.

The additional responsibilities of supply company/ ID card holders are explained in detail in the Standard NOR/0011 (e.g. what to do in case of IDK loss, theft, non-use, etc.).
For additional information see documentation on the SteelTrack sites for suppliers.

Trainings for contractors
(with IDK USSK)


Attention! Recurrent training for suppliers with a valid IDK will take place until December 14, 2018. From December 17-31, 2018 there will be no training available. The trainings will start again from January 2, 2019.

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 Ondrejčo, +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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