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Health and Safety

What is Health and Safety?

Health and safety procedures are put in place in the work environment to prevent harm or illness to staff as well as customers. Employers must follow the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which is the main legislation covering employees in the workplace. You can down load a copy of this from

What your Employer must do for you

What you must do for your Employer

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Why is Health and Safety part of my Apprenticeship?

Health and Safety is taught as part of your apprenticeship to help teach learners about the value of health and safety and how to ensure that the workplace is safe. Learners will learn how to recognise hazards, assess risks, control the risks, manage their environment to ensure the health and safety of themselves and others and will be able to explain the steps taken to control risks. It is the responsibility of Academy to promote Health and Safety to both learners and employers.

How does Health and Safety affect me?

Health and Safety refers to the regulations and procedures that are in place to help prevent accidents or injury to individuals in the workplace and in public environments. Teaching learners about the concept of risk will help individuals make their own decisions so they can:

If I have a Health and Safety issue, who can I go to?

If you have any concerns in regards to health and safety issues, you should speak to your employer about your concerns, who may then be able to put measures in place to reduce any risks. You can also raise any concerns in regards to health and safety issues with your training consultant who will be able to advise you. If you would prefer to not discuss the issues with your training consultant, you can speak to Academy’s Safeguarding representative using the following details:

If, after speaking to your employer, you still feel that there is a significant health and safety risk, you should contact HSE who can complete an inspection of the workplace. It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you for raising any concerns regarding health and safety. If you’re under 18, your employer is legally obliged to complete an extra risk assessment.You can raise any issues regarding health and safety using the following website: