09/13/2005

Apprenticeships: A short guide for union safety representatives

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) have teamed up with the Learning and Skills
Council to produce guidance for safety representatives on how to ensure that
those on apprenticeship schemes and other trainees are provided with a safe
environment and given adequate support and training.

Apprenticeships are training programmes undertaken in the workplace, giving
young people the opportunity to earn money while developing valuable skills and
qualifications. Apprenticeship programmes are funded by the Learning and Skills
Council (LSC), and are delivered by independent learning providers and further
education colleges. Union safety representatives can play an essential role in
supporting apprentices and ensuring that they have a safe and healthy working
environment during their Apprenticeships. The workplace can be a dangerous
place, in which tragic and fatal accidents sometimes occur. Young people are
particularly vulnerable in a working environment and have specific health and
safety requirements.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work