This manual is designed to be an easy to understand practical introduction to health and safety in the workplace. It has been specifically written for young people, to help them think about and understand the need for safety in the workplace or training environment. The Health and Safety statistics indicate that young people, particularly in the 16-24 age range, have more accidents at work than older people.
It is used for staff and student safety inductions, work experience briefings, training, refresher training and also provided to staff who supervise young people in the workplace or learning environments.
The format is A5, 16 page, full colour, clearly written and illustrated and includes a Check Your Knowledge section to test understanding.
- What is health and safety?
- Why is it important for me?
- Understanding safety signs
- Using equipment safely
- Lifting and moving objects
- How to avoid slips, trip and falls
- Using PPE
- Dealing with hazardous substances
- Fire prevention
- Emergency procedures
- Dealing with an accident