The HLW Kufstein, a secondary college for economic professions, and the Tyrolean Labour Inspectorate conducted a survey of working conditions of student apprentices. The survey was aimed at determining whether and how provisions regulating occupational safety and health in the restaurant and catering business differ from other sectors, such as office work, and whether a trend towards improvements can be discerned over the years. Aspects investigated included working time and breaks, board and lodging and working atmosphere. Over the past five years, the students filled in questionnaires regarding working conditions during their three-month compulsory on-the-job training. From March to June 2006, the 500 questionnaires were systematically evaluated by three school classes. The students created a number of posters about the results of the evaluation, in particular on the subject of youth employment. After having been displayed in the school auditorium, these were shown to the interested public in a local shopping centre.
Level of Education: Preschool, School, Initial vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: Tyrolean Labour Inspectorate