Under the Health & Safety at Work Act, the primary liability for Health and Safety for you while on work placement lies with the placement provider.
However, Cardiff Metropolitan University has a duty of care and staff need to feel confident that all prospective placement providers offer safe workplaces before approving a placement. Confirmation can be obtained through signed statement, questionnaire, or visit.
It is advisable that you are provided with general health and safety information by your tutor as part of your pre-placement briefing. If you have any concerns about health and safety whilst on placement, you should talk to your supervisor or tutor immediately.