Training Programs

Our training materials and programs are tailored to the needs of our clients, the facility’s operations, and to the specific industry. In order to ensure effective and interactive training, we normally recommend maximizing the number of participants to 15 people per session.

We actively involve the participants in all of our trainings, because we have seen that effectiveness of training strongly depends on personal interaction. Our training sessions are highly practical; for most trainings, at least 50% of the course is a hands-on exercise. This helps participants to identify tools, methods and areas not fully understood or implemented, and further absorb information.

We typically involve our Clients in preparing training materials to ensure that the courses are based on relevant examples and information. Training sessions are held at our Clients’ sites to promote practical exercises at their operations.

All of our training programs are available both in Hungarian and English.

Our training programs include:

Contact us for other programs specifically tailored to your needs!

Hazard Recognition

Basics of hazard recognition. This training targets managers and employees responsible for hazard identification and control, especially those involved in risk assessment.


  • hazard recognition, case studies from the company’s actual operations
  • elimination of hazards
  • corrective and preventive actions
  • monitoring of workplace safety, control and measuring of performance
  • shop floor exercise

Duration: 3-4 hours

Critical Principles of EHS Management

Short training for managers, especially those responsible for the introduction and operation of safety management systems, and for maintaining a safe working environment. The session helps participants to understand the importance of workplace safety, and refreshes their knowledge in basics of safety methods and philosophy.

Many of our clients have found a slightly modified version of this course useful for developing an awareness of safety issues in their non-production staff (e.g., HR, finance, sales, quality control, etc.).


  • philosophy of safety management, accidents and accident prevention
  • persuasion of employees, tools of effective communication
  • identification of hazards and methods of hazard prevention
  • assessment and evaluation of risks, use of a risk assessment

Duration: 2 hours


How can we map ergonomic risks at workstations? How should we install/improve workstations in order to minimize musculo-skeletal risks? What are the risks associated with repetitive work, or work in non-ideal conditions?

Training for managers and employees responsible for applying principles of ergonomics, making ergonomic assessments, and working on elimination or reduction of ergonomic risks.


  • ergonomic risks, hazard identification, case studies from the company’s actual operations
  • illnesses caused by poor ergonomic conditions
  • ergonomic risk assessment methods
  • methods and tools of risk reduction
  • shop floor exercise

Duration: 8 hours

Accident Investigation

This training is geared for managers and employees directly responsible for the health and safety of their employees, especially those in production. Their responsibility covers the investigation of accidents, near misses, identification of root causes, and implementation of preventative measures identified through investigation..


  • severity of accidents, causes
  • methods and tools of accident investigation, root cause analysis
  • corrective and preventive actions
  • closure of corrective and preventive actions, follow up
  • preparation of accident statistics, performance monitoring
  • methods for accident and near-miss data collection and reporting

Duration: 4 hours

Safety Culture Improvement

At those organizations where strong safety performance has been achieved, a need usually arises to further develop employees’ safety awareness. Managers at these sites recognize that, until everyone in the organization is highly conscious about the hazards that their actions create, there is no chance of achieving the ultimate goal of zero accidents.

A Site Manager might ask: Does everyone recognize and properly handle unsafe conditions and unsafe acts? Do employees really care about each other? Do they intervene if others make mistakes? Are safe behaviors recognized?

These training sessions (mainly conducted as part of wider safety culture improvement programs) are prepared on an entirely individual basis considering the types of activities at the site, current safety awareness levels, operating systems, and management’s goals. Often such trainings are driven in part by a Corporate expectation, and we always make sure to align the courses with Corporate standards and programs.

Sample topics may include:

  • accident and human error theory
  • hazard recognition, unsafe acts vs. unsafe behaviors
  • the importance of risk assessments, risk assessment methodologies
  • accident and incident investigation, root cause analysis
  • interpersonal communication techniques, safety intervention techniques
  • change management, motivation
  • observation and feedback techniques
  • near-miss and incident reporting and data analysis

Duration: ½ day to 2 days

Safety Risk Assessment – FMEA

Training for safety experts and managers / employees responsible for the preparation or promotion of safety risk assessments. The methodology is in line with all Hungarian legal requirements and recommendations, and ensures the full assessment of workplace safety risks.


  • basics of safety hazard recognition
  • types of hazards
  • failure modes and failure effects
  • basics and working mechanism of the FMEA method
  • severity rating of potential injuries and illnesses
  • definition of frequency and detectability, rating
  • risk evaluation, setting RPN numbers
  • closing of findings and control

Duration: 6 hours

Our training programs include:

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Review of Lean and Six Sigma Methodology

Short training for managers and employees already trained in Lean and/or Six Sigma, especially those responsible for Lean Six Sigma implementation and projects. In this training participants will refresh their knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, philosophy, logics, critical decision points, and tools. The content of this course is highly dependent on the experience of the participants and the level at which Lean Six Sigma has been implemented within the company.


  • Logics of Lean Six Sigma thinking
  • How to properly build and monitor a project
  • Short review of Lean Six Sigma toolset

Duration (recommended):1 day

Requirements of participants:

  • Participated in Lean and/or Six Sigma training, and has some experience in Lean Six Sigma project management (leading or participating in Lean Six Sigma projects)
  • Knowledge of Minitab or the statistical software used by the company

Review of Six Sigma Tools and Software

Short training focused on the tools and software, to allow participants to use them in their everyday work. Focused on identification of root causes and applying a structured problem solving process.


  • Review of basic Lean Six Sigma tools (descriptive statistics, Pareto, FMEA, fish-bone, process mapping, control charts, etc.)
  • Basic graphical analysis
  • Using Minitab or the statistical software used by the company
  • Understanding and presenting results

Duration (recommended): 2 days

Requirements of participants:

  • Interest in the methodology

General Risk Assessment - FMEA

This training targets managers and employees responsible for assessing and evaluating any type of risk, including operations, product safety, finances, environmental, manufacturing or safety.


  • basics and use of the FMEA method
  • definition and rating of severity, frequency and detectability
  • failure modes and failure effects
  • risk evaluation, setting RPN numbers
  • evaluation of findings: Pareto analysis, strategy on risk reduction
  • closing of findings and control

Duration: 4 hours

Requirements of participants:

  • interest in the methodology

Measurement System Analysis

Data collected without a reliable measurement system is unreliable, and may lead to a false characterization of the process being observed. The basis for setting good measurement systems is accurate mapping of the process and focusing on the basic principles related to measurement tools and methods.


  • Importance of setting precise and accurate measurement systems
  • Types and settings of measurements systems
  • Common errors
  • Measurement system analysis (continuous and attribute data), gage R&R
  • Analysis of examples (data generated by the participants help understanding),
  • Understanding and presenting results

Duration (recommended): 1 day

Requirements of participants:

  • Interest in the methodology

Control Charts

Control charts are an excellent tool for process observation and control, and for monitoring the effectiveness of the given process. Control charts are also used for forecasting and signaling when the output of a given process might go outside of it’s acceptable boundary values.


  • Use and usability of control charts
  • Types and calculation of control charts
  • Interpretation of control charts
  • Case studies from applications brought by the participants

Duration (recommended): 1 day

Requirements of participants:

  • Basic knowledge of statistical and data analysis
  • Interest in the methodology


1997 – Blazer Holding Ltd. was founded by three Hungarian-American friends from California (Akos, Tibor and Peter), who had decided to return to Hungary to search for their roots, and to try their luck in the Old World.  Our primary focus was on environmental, management systems and business development consulting, but we also had a small real estate development and even had a run at internet commerce.

2003 – Within a few years Akos and Tibor had moved on to other full time ventures in Hungary, and in 2003 Andrea joined Blazer, bringing a new profile of health & safety (H&S), and process improvement using Six Sigma methodology.  We helped mainly multinational clients in workplace safety improvement, building H&S management systems and using Six Sigma tools.

2005 – Csaba brought additional technical depth in process improvement and we began providing Six Sigma trainings.  Our core activities continued to focus on the areas of H&S risk assessments, management systems, and EHS auditing.

2009 – Ergonomics, which had always been one of our main interests, began to take on increasing importance with our clients and projects. 

2011 – Improvements in safety culture rose to the forefront of our activities as our clients increasingly recognized that changing employees’ mindset is critical to strong safety performance.  In the past several years we’ve had numerous opportunities to research this area in depth and observe the effects of the power of behavioral change. The results have been clear for us: successful companies who put deliberate efforts into involving their employees in safety and process improvement can make big steps forward! 


 Temesváry Péterwas born in 1967 in Toronto, Canada. He completed a BS in Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, and an MS in Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He later obtained both an MBA and an MS in Industrial Safety, both from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Peter worked as an environmental engineer for 8 years in the USA.  He designed and oversaw the remediation of soil and groundwater contamination throughout a wide variety of industries.

He has lived in Hungary since 1998, and is one of the founders of Blazer Holding Kft., where he initially provided the environmental and quality management consulting arm of the company. He spent 3 years as the Production Department Manager of the Budapest Water Works, leading a Department of 270 employees. His primary objective in this role was to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department and the production operation. From 2004 - 2013 he led the Hungarian office of ERM, a global environmental, health and safety advisory company. From 2009 he also managed the company’s Czech and Romanian branches.  Currently at Blazer his primary focus area is safety culture improvement.Peter is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE, Civil) in California, a member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

 Földi Andrea was born in 1971 in Salgótarján, Hungary. She graduated as a Horticultural Engineer from the Budapest University of Horticulture and Food Industry, and obtained an MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Gent, Belgium.  She completed her MS in Industrial Safety at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

She has worked for a variety of multinational companies in Hungary, in positions varying from EHS Manager, to Production Manager, to Six Sigma Leader. Andrea has significant experience in the implementation of safety management systems, training of workers, ergonomics, risk management, process efficiency, and the development of safety cultures within organizations. 

Since moving to consultancy, Andrea has continued to supports primarily multinational clients’ safety and process improvement work.  She is a highly experienced EHS auditor, having conducted dozens of legal compliance audits across a wide range of industries.

Bereczki Csaba
was born in 1976 in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary. He graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics as a Mechanical Engineer.  He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Coach, and a founding member of the Lean Enterprise Institute’s Hungarian Association.

He has worked at multinational electronics and industrial equipment manufacturers, banks and service providers in positions from Process Engineer to Continual Improvement Manager.  His key interest is turning continual improvement into an everyday practice at companies, moving them towards world class performance.  His is well versed in both Lean and Six Sigma.

Csaba also has a strong H&S background, having conducted numerous workplace risk and ergonomics assessments.  He incorporates safety principles into all aspects of performance improvement.