The 'Safe Learner': Exploring the Concept
Developing and promoting the concept of the 'safe learner' was an important part of the Learning and Skills Council's (LSC) approach to learner health and safety. The LSC wanted learners to become 'safe learners' through their learning experience; enabling them to become 'safe workers' and 'safe citizens' of the future.
The Institute for Employment Studies carried out research into this area on behalf of the LSC national health and safety team. This report was used to inform policy and promote good practice in health and safety on LSC funded programmes. This was achieved through, for example, identifying what characterises a 'safe learner' and how supervisors can encourage safe behaviours amongst learners.