Placement of Students
Where AU students are placed in third party organisations as part of their course of study a prior assessment of the health and safety arrangements of the third party must be undertaken as part of the approval process. The situation must be monitored to maintain continued approval of the organisations.
The responsibility to ensure that these requirements are met rests with the AU Academic Department involved. Comprehensive guidance is given in the UCEA guidance document cited below; this guidance represents AU policy for the H&S aspects of student placements.
If Children (< 16 years of age) or Young People (16 - 17) are placed at AU for work experience then the requirements for prior risk assessment and close supervision must be adhered to.
- 'UCEA Health and Safety Guidance: for the placement of Higher Education students' (.pdf)
- 'Work experience for young people: Health and safety basics for employers' (.pdf)
- Universities and Colleges Employers Association: Launch of the Health and Safety Guidance for the placement of Higher Education Students
For people at least 18 years old with little experience in the workplace the Work Experience over 18 checklist can be used as a useful starting point for the work placement at A U.