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February 19, 2008

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Free training for teens has global appeal

The Workplace hazard awareness course (WHAC) is going from strength to strength, with more than 1400 teachers and trainers registered to access the free learning materials from IOSH’s Wiseup2work website.

IOSH launched WHAC last May with support from Lord McKenzie, who visited Barnfield Technology College in his home town of Luton to see the course in action.

The course is aimed at year 10 students and provides a basic introduction to health and safety at work. It can lead to an entry-level qualification from British Safety Council Awards, and some 62,000 students are registered to achieve this.

And it’s not just students in the UK who are benefiting from the free training — teachers from Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Greece, Tasmania, Qatar, and the USA have downloaded the course.

If you’re a teacher, or deliver free/publicly-funded training, come and see a demonstration of the course at the IOSH stand during this year’s conference.

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