Risk management of student placements
Placements are often an essential part of the learning and development of students, helping them gain a greater understanding and experience of the work environment. They are varied in nature, and could include anything from office work, to laboratory work, or work in construction, theatre, a workshop, factory etc. They could be in the UK or overseas and may last from a few days to a full academic year.
Key points of this protocol are:
Everyone involved in the placement understands their role and responsibility.
- All agreements are signed, recorded and in place before the placement begins.
- Before the placement begins, students are briefed on relevant information including contingency/ emergency plans, how to raise and resolve problems, and reporting accidents, incidents and near misses to the University.
- Records are kept for three years after the placement ends
- The placement is reviewed after it has happened.
Placements Standard (PDF)