Health and Safety and Young People
Young people are amongst some of the most at risk and likely to suffer or cause an accident in the workplace. This is often due to them having little or no previous experience in not only using equipment, but they will also not fully appreciate the potential dangers if they have not been made aware of them either through training or through seeing/hearing about an incident which happened to someone else, as a person who has been in the industry and working with this equipment for many years is likely to have. This realisation that accidents can and do happen to real people, rather than just as theory in a textbook or training course, will usually give the person a better appreciation of the risks and a new respect for working safely.
It is important that managers, supervisors and older colleagues who have the experience impart their knowledge to young people who are new to the surroundings or equipment so that they are more aware of the risks and as a result are less likely to repeat the same mistakes that others have made in the past. This informal mentoring needs to be in conjunction with more formal health and safety training to ensure that they are learning the correct way of working and using equipment safely, as whilst what they are being told by more experienced employees may be mostly useful, it is important to ensure that, despite the good intentions, what they are being told is correct and that they are not picking up any bad habits or incorrect ways of working.
Need an Accredited Course?
Along with designing bespoke health and safety training programmes, we also run the accredited NEBOSH, IOSH and ConstructionSkills (CSkills) health and safety courses as open courses at selected venues across the UK, as well as in-house for those companies who have a number of employees requiring the training, as it will be much more cost effective than sending them all onto a scheduled open course.
For more information please call 0115 984 9940 to discuss the options or send us an online contact form. Alternatively, use the "Courses" menu at the top of the page to view the courses and qualifications for the various awarding bodies.
These courses form the basis for our in-house training programmes. They can either be run as they are if the outline is exactly what you want, or can be be modified to suit the individual requirements of your organisation. Two or more can also be combined to tailor a bespoke training session for you.
Please click on a course title to find out more about what each one entails: