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Aston Martin apprentices say young people should ‘speak up for health and safety’

Research tells us that new workers are as likely to have an accident in the first six months of a job as they are for the rest of their working lives. The British Safety Council’s campaign Speak Up, Stay Safe aims to confront such needless injury and ill-health by raising young people’s awareness about workplace risks

Their latest campaign video features seven young apprentices working for Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd explaining why health and safety is important and, crucially, to speak up if you feel unsafe.

“Video is a great way for young people to have a voice and for all of us to see the world of work from their point of view,” says Matthew Holder, Campaigns Manager at the British Safety Council. “With the help of Aston Martin, we made the film on site to hear from their apprentices and immerse the viewer in their working environment.

“They tell us why health and safety is important to them and why it should be important to all young workers. The British Safety Council is grateful that they wanted to share their thoughts and learning to help other young people have the confidence to speak up if they feel unsafe.”