Iosh review of young persons policy document

first_imgThe rationale behind the policy was a concern that whenpeople start work they do not have much experience of life – let aloneexperience of work. Iosh identified that the way forward involved an integratedapproach to health and safety education which began in school, continued intofurther and higher education, and which linked into the world of work. To helpachieve this, the policy called upon employers to: Last year Iosh issued a draft policy entitled PreparingYoung People for a Safer Working Life. We have had an encouraging response tothe document and positive feedback was received from the HSE, the Universitysector, local education authorities, councils, unions, and the police. – Introduce “mentoring” programmes. Comments are closed. Iosh is now undertaking a further review of its youngpersons policy document in the light of Revitalising Health and Safety and iseager to hear from occupational health professionals. For a copy of the policy, or to make your suggestions, writeto Neil Budworth, chairman of the Iosh Policy Development Committee, c/o Iosh,The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 1NN. Iosh review of young persons policy documentOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today – Maintain closer supervision of young people – Encourage a questioning approach on health and safetyissues – Implement induction programmes relevant to the youngperson’s role and capabilities The Institution of Occupational Safety and Healthrepresents 25,000 safety and health professionals in industry, commerce and thepublic sector. Tel: 0116-257 3100; www.iosh.co.uk By training young people in the formative years to recogniseand challenge unsafe conditions and behaviour, ultimately we will raisestandards of health and safety throughout the world of work. This wasrecognised in the Revitalising Health and Safety document recently launched bythe Government. Iosh particularly welcomes this renewed interest in developinghealth and safety awareness, which is now on the curriculum in five areas.Improved understanding at this early stage will provide long-term benefits forsociety. Related posts:No related photos. – Undertake risk assessments Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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