AEN releases new SafetyFirst video


This week the AEN released a new safety video aimed directly at apprentices and trainees, highlighting the OH&S performance results collected over the past 5 years.

Over the past 5 years our members have been tracking workplace accidents for their apprentices. Overall we have now collected data on over 50,000 apprentices in a wide range of trades and industries.

So what have the survey results shown?

  • The greatest at risk are 1st year apprentices aged between 15-24 years of age.
  • The results show that the less experienced you are the more potential for a workplace accident.
  • Young male apprentices within the building and construction, engineering, automotive and electrical trades are the greatest at risk.

The main accident types over the past 5 years include:

  • Lacerations (cuts) to the hands.
  • Sprain and Strains to the back (manual lifting).
  • Foreign objects in the eyes.

These accidents may not seem like a big deal, but they can all have serious consequences.

These results indicate that there are a number of simple things you could do to improve your workplace safety.

Take a minute to think about the job you are about to do, and to make sure you are doing it safely.

  • Remember to always ask if you are not sure about something.
  • Use the correct piece of equipment for the job.
  • If you are lifting something always do it safely!
  • Wear your personal protective equipment at all times – especially your safety glasses and gloves!

Always think “SafetyFirst” so you don’t become a statistic.

This video is freely available for any GTO to use and to help spread the important message with apprentices of SafetyFirst.

You can view the animated video on our YouTube Channel or our Media Library.