Trainers, employers and the under-21s can get the low-down on the working environment’s potential risks through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) WiseUp2Work Day, to be held on August 30.
WiseUp2Work is an initiative by the IOSH to address head-on the issue of safety for the under 21s when they are starting work, apprenticeships or work experience.
The IOSH says that, on average, ten young people are killed and 2,500 badly injured every year.
WiseUp2Work aims to make employers, trainers, youth workers and teachers, and young people themselves, aware of the risks they face in the workplace and what they should be doing to mitigate them.
The initiative is sponsored by the Learning and Skills Council and supported by the National Youth Agency and the British Chambers of Commerce.