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Manufacturing risks: an apprentice’s view

Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign

Manufacturing apprentice talks about learning safety and new skills on the JCB production line

AS part of the British Safety Council’s priority to raise young people’s awareness of health and safety risks, a new video, ‘Manufacturing risks: an apprentice’s view’, features Leila, a young apprentice engineer, walking a JCB production line while she talks about risk and learning new skills.

‘Video is a great way to get an insight into what work and good health and safety actually looks like,’ said Matthew Holder, head of campaigns at the British Safety Council. ‘With the help of JCB, we made the film ‘Manufacturing risks’ on site with Leila in order to immerse the viewer in a modern, highly technical and large manufacturing plant.

‘This way we bring home the message that health and safety is not a bit of red tape but a very real part of any worker’s skill base. Evidence tells us that good working conditions are good for productivity.

‘The video is the latest in our ‘Speak Up, Stay Safe’ campaign, and Leila did a great job being at the heart of this production. We would like all those involved in the education of apprentices and workers or who intend to raise people’s awareness of workplace issues more generally – both inside and outside business – to use this video.’

‘Manufacturing risks: an apprentice’s view’ is freely available via YouTube and is aimed at apprentices, employers or learning providers responsible for their training or induction.

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