Safety Groups UK

Campaigns

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.

Why LOcHER?

  • 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

Resources:

Interested in LOcHER? contact Steering Group Secretariat: locher@hse.gov.uk

 

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