UKBET has arranged a training on First Aid for the employers of automobile workshops and steel safe manufacturing factories which are located at Ward-22 of Sylhet City Corporation. 25 employers were trained on -how to provide the First Aid in the incidents/accidents which take place in those workplaces in particular. The training was facilitated by Dr Saber Ahmed, Medical Officer-Medicine Department and Dr Adnan Chowdhury –Medical Officer, Surgery Department of M A G Osmani Medical College Hospital, Sylhet. Annette Zera-the Chair-UKBET’s Board of Trustees , UK and Mr Khondokar Monwar Mursed, UNO, Sylhet Sadar were also present at the programme. First Aid Boxes were provided to the employers after the training.
This is to mention that Bangladesh Government has declared 38 types of work as hazardous for any person under 18. Automobile workshop and steel factories are included in this list.
UKBET’s Working Children’s Project aims to engage and rehabilitate children working in hazardous conditions. We want these children to have the opportunity to learn, develop new skills and enjoy their childhoods. And we are not just working with the children – we are also helping their employers make their workplaces safer and talking to the parents and siblings about their conditions and needs.