We recently released a new safety video aimed directly at apprentices and trainees, highlighting the OH&S performance results collected over the past 5 years.
Over the past 5 years our members have been tracking workplace accidents for their apprentices. Overall we have now collected data on over 50,000 apprentices in a wide range of trades and industries.
So what have the survey results shown?
The greatest at risk are 1st year apprentices aged between 15-24 years of age.
The results show that the less experienced you are the more potential for a workplace accident.
Young male apprentices within the building and construction, engineering, automotive and electrical trades are the greatest at risk.
The main accident types over the past 5 years include:
Lacerations (cuts) to the hands.
Sprain and Strains to the back (manual lifting).
Foreign objects in the eyes.
These accidents may not seem like a big deal, but they can all have serious consequences.These results indicate that there are a number of simple things you could do to improve your workplace safety.Take a minute to think about the job you are about to do, and to make sure you are doing it safely.
Remember to always ask if you are not sure about something.
Use the correct piece of equipment for the job.
If you are lifting something always do it safely!
Wear your personal protective equipment at all times - especially your safety glasses and gloves!
Always think "SafetyFirst" so you don’t become a statistic.
This video is freely available for any GTO to use and to help spread the important message with apprentices of SafetyFirst.
Your own branded learning management system not only benefits your apprentices and trainees, it also benefits you as a business. With SafetyFirst's online safety induction training, you'll enjoy benefits such as:
Assist in meeting compliance - designed as tools to assist managers and supervisors to meet their Work Health and Safety obligations
Do it anytime - The training course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Interactive and engaging - easy to use by various learners, entertaining content for a more enjoyable learning experience
Consistency - ability to maintain a particular standard with staff WHS training
Results – immediate results and feedback that identify further training needs
SafetyFirst can assist you in creating a safe work environment for all your new employees, apprentices and trainees.