In a number of academic courses student placements in industry/commerce is an essential and valuable part of the student?s third level education. However, to ensure the University or Academic Staff do not expose in-experienced students to unacceptable health and safety risks during these work placements, special procedures must be put in place.
These include provisions for:
- Prior assessment of the prospective employer's health and safety record.
- Pre-placement training and guidance/ support for students (as appropriate).
- Written placement approval.
- Review of safety procedures, in the placement location.