Teacher Support and Resources for the Classroom

2nd level classroomThe promotion of health and safety awareness in the minds of young people is important for preventing accidents and work related ill-health. Young people are especially vulnerable in the workplace with figures indicating that workers aged 15-24 suffer higher rates of work injury than other age groups.. The following information has been developed by the Health and Safety Authority for schools to help prepare students for the workplace and to promote awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace.

 

Choose Safety Programme (Senior Cycle)

The Choose Safety programme is a a teaching and learning resource for post-Junior Certificate students.  It is primarily aimed at Transition Year, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programmes and those who are likely to engage in work experience.  It is also relevant for PLC students engaged in 'preparation for work' type courses.

Student Safety in the Workplace – Transition Unit

Student Safety in the Workplace introduces students to the principles of workplace safety and health. It is aimed at Transition Year students  (and other senior cycle students) as a preparation for the world of work and is particular relevant for those undertaking some form of work experience.

Publications:

Students and Work Experience – a Short Guide for Teachers

This Guide will assist teachers in preparing their students for the health and safety aspect of their work experience programme. It offers practical information and advice on workplace health and safety that can be taught and discussed with students in the classroom before they start work experience. 

Safety and Health at Work - Resource List for Schools

The 'Resource List for Schools' includes details of specific health and safety resources available to schools.

See hsa.ie/publications to view more Education publications.