United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English
A DVD was produced called “Health and Safety on Work Experience”. The learning styles of different pupils were considered in order to appeal to auditory, visual and kinaesthetic learners. The product was checked for accuracy by legal and safety experts. The DVD is aimed at standardising preparation and helping young people understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace. The DVD is accompanied by a resource pack of classroom activities designed for non-specialist teachers to deliver including lesson plans and development work, with advice on keeping a register of pupils so absentees can have catch-up sessions before they go on a work placement. It is recommended to use the DVD in four separate half-hour blocks together with activities from the resource pack. It can be adapted for any lesson length or be used as part of a whole day programme with the follow-up materials. Teachers from each school received training during the Work Experience Co-ordinatorsX meetings in November 2006. The product has also been presented at various conferences, locally and nationally.
Level of Education: Preschool, School
Lead Organisation: Safety Services Unit, East Riding of Yorkshire Council