Practical training for young people

By practical training is meant all forms of learning that take place at a workplace and within the framework of an education.

Practical training can, for example be the workplace based education (APU), a work experience programme, or the practical part of an apprenticeship.

In the subjects that contain practical working tasks, the teacher should have knowledge of the risks of the work and how one prevents ill health and accidents, particularly for young people. It is just as important that those who choose the place for practical training have this knowledge.

Supervision, introduction and information

Those who choose the place for practical training for the pupils should make sure that this place has appointed a specific supervisor and that there are procedures for how supervision, introduction and information should occur. It is the place of practical training that has the primary responsibility for protecting underage pupils when they are there. If the pupil needs safety equipment during their practical training, it is usually the practical training place that pays for it.

If accidents occur

If a serious accident or a serious incident affects a student during their practical training, it is the school organiser that has the responsibility to report the accident or incident to us at the Swedish Work Environment Authority. 

Last updated 2015-12-22