Unite & Babcock to push workplace safety for young people

16 Oct

Unite and Babcock Clyde’s Health, Safety & Environment Department  are holding a two day ‘Apprentices and Young Persons Safety Workshop’ at the Clyde Off-Site Centre near Helensburgh, today and tomorrow (Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th October).

The event which is open to apprentices and other young people, aims to give participants an opportunity to learn more about safety and specifically how it relates to young people in an industrial setting.

Over the next two days, members of the Unite Youth Committee will also be delivering a workshop to the young workers to highlight the importance of health and safety in the workplace and also to encourage delegates to take on the role of a trade union health and safety rep.

Those in attendance will also be encouraged to think about safety outside of the workplace during presentations from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Strathclyde Safety Camera Partnership.

Newly elected Chair of Unite’s Scottish Youth Committee Jamie-Max Caldwell said, “We welcome the opportunity to deliver this workshop and our aim is to encourage people attending to think about taking up representative roles in workplace health & safety. 

Being part of a trade union is important for young people in today’s climate, it is also important that young workers voices are heard as part of the positive relationship that exists between Unite and Babcock.”


For further information please contact: Elaine Dougall, Unite Scotland Women’s and Equalities Organiser on 07810157904 or Jamie-Max Caldwell,  Chair of Unite Scotland’s Youth Committee on 07786638777.


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