We are all responsible for students’ welfare when they are participating in work experience. To ensure everyone is covered if an accident was to happen, you must carry out a full risk assessment.
The risk assessment is not just there to protect the student whilst on placement, but to safeguard and fully inform the employer about the students’ needs and requirements. Also, schools should only allow students to attend a speciality environment if the student has a genuine interest in the placement.
Changing Education is an expert work experience partner which has a full understanding of the necessary steps that need to be taken when placing students on work experience programmes, including Ofsted requirements, putting risk assessments in place and following health and safety procedures.
Benefits to schools and colleges
- Working with an expert risk assessment partner ensures you are covered and provides the best outcome both for employers and the welfare and education of students
- The risk assessment is not just there to protect the student whilst on placement, but to safeguard and fully inform the employer about the students’ needs and requirements
- Easy-to-use electronic risk assessments can be sent directly to the placement provider for completion via our CONNECT software
“Southam College has a successful relationship with Changing Education, in working together to provide a cost-effective, simple delivery system for our Key Stage 4 work experience programme.”Mr Hughes
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