Safety Groups UK


Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risks (LOcHER)


What is LOcHER?

An approach for students and apprentices to identify health and safety risks in their area of study; learn about them and showcase how they can protect their health and safety; and take that experience into the world of work.

It is designed to deliver risk control experience throughout the curriculum.


  • A proven method of learning, retaining, and recalling new information
  • Interesting, engaging, safe and practical
  • Helps students develop valuable employment and life skills
  • Contributes to a College's 5Rs - Recruitment, Retention, Results, Recognition, and Rewards

"The college's engagement with the LOcHER project has yielded greater rewards for both staff and students than we ever imagined when we first embarked on the project." - Robbie Ryan, CEO, Blackpool and the Fylde College

"The LOcHER project is a shining example of how all curriculum within D&A College should be modelled." - Simon Hewitt, Vice Principal (Curriculum and Attainment), Dundee & Angus College


Interested in LOcHER? contact Steering Group Secretariat:


SGUK are involved in or support a number of campaigns including

Health Risks at Work

We also support initiatives like:

IOSH No Time to Lose

BOHS Breathe Freely

CITB Construction Dust Partnership

SafeTea initiative from 3M

Scottish Action Plan on Safety and Health