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Students and young people

What you need to do

As work placement students you have a duty to take care of your own health and safety, and that of others who may be affected by your actions.

This includes listening carefully, following instructions, using any safety equipment that has been provided and taking part in relevant training.

If you have any concerns about your health and safety, raise them with your placement provider or organiser and tell them about any accidents or illness which you think may be work related.   

Workplace health and safety representatives can play a valuable role early on, by:

Find out more about employee health and safety.

Find out more about work experience responsibilities.

Further advice and information can be found Looking out for work hazards – advice for young people.

Updated 2013-06-21