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Employment Training

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether any extra staff have been employed by the Health and Safety Executive to monitor health and safety on employment training schemes.

No. By virtue of the Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations 1988, participants on employment training and similar training schemes at employers' premises are covered by the full range of statutory health, safety and welfare provisions which apply to employed people. Accordingly, when Health and Safety Executive inspectors are examining conditions at workplaces, they do not differentiate between trainees and employees.


To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will list the local authorities which have refused to participate in the employment training programme.