Judith Hackitt's Risk Assessment
1 May 2012
At the Ai Solutions Health & Safety Conference in April it was suggested that Health & Safety awareness should start in schools so that young people have a 'good underpinning' to their knowledge. Health & Safety is always bottom of the list and, in some cases, it is not tabled as part of the standard cirriculum for some of the more 'technical' courses you would expect it to be part of (i.e. Built Enviornment). Many round the table at the conference stated that CDM and Health & Safety were an 'option' you could take. It was agreed that education is lacking in this most important area.
Judith Hackitt (HSE) has supported this theory, she has been out and about supporting local schools in their endeavours in teaching our youngsters about assessing for risk assesments. With actual 'hands on' experience it shows that the pupils are getting a better basic knowledge about health and safety in the real world. Judith stated that "When they join the world of work, young people need to be prepared to recognise and manage risk. Our system of regulation relies upon it".
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