Pupils play it safe on work experience

By on 17/12/2009 in News

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Details: 25 winning year 11 pupils will be awarded with certificates and high street vouchers to recognise their participation in Safe@Work, which promotes awareness of risks faced by students on work experience or in their first jobs. Representatives from participating organisations will be present including Birmingham City Council Regulatory Services, Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA), the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the School. There will also be display boards showing the work that the pupils produced for the competition.

Date: Friday 18th December 2009

Time:  8:55 am (arrive at 8.40am)

Location: Bournville School and Sixth Form Centre, Business, Enterprise and Music College, Griffins Brook Lane, Birmingham, B30 1QJ

Year 11 pupils at Bournville School have been learning how to stay safe on work experience or in their first jobs as part of the first Safe@Work pilot, delivered by Birmingham City Council's Regulatory Services in partnership with Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment Association (BHSEA) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Pupils attended an interactive session to test their knowledge of health and safety and also took part in a competition to create a poster, webpage and leaflets to raise awareness of the danger of slips and trips, the most common cause of injuries at work.

Councillor Neil Eustace, Chair of the Public Protection Committee, said:

“The workplace is not a playground. Most young people will have no experience of the working environment and need to be protected from hidden dangers. The Safe@Work pilot has proved to be very successful in raising the awareness of these risks and preparing young people for work experience. The standard of work produced by the pupils has been very impressive”.

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For further information, please contact Surindar Dhesi on 07825 052149.

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