Apprentice Safety

2 September 2016

TandC equality

 

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has published a report to highlight to employers the necessity of ensuring every person working with them is safe.

The report has highlighted an issue with the health and safety of apprentices because many organisations presume an apprentice will be aged 24 or younger, male and working in a manual trade.  

A recent House of Commons study showed that the typical apprentice is over the age of 25, female and in the service sector.

With the government encouraging UK organisations to take on apprentices, it is expected that the number of apprenticeships will triple to three million by 2020.  RoSPAs National Occupational Safety & Health Committee will be working with multidisciplinary partnerships to enhance the information available.

Being safe and healthy in the workplace is fundamentally vital for all ages and all employees and employers should have the right information at the right time.  

To view the full report, copy and paste the link into your browser: www.rospa.com/rospaweb/docs/advice-services/occupational-safety/noshc/rospa-inquiry-into-apprentices-report.pdf