Exploring Polytechnic Students’ Awareness of Safety Equipment and Precautions for Sustainable Working Environment in School Workshops
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 210-213
Received: Sep. 22, 2017;
Accepted: Oct. 14, 2017;
Published: Jan. 11, 2018
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Bello Birchi Abdullahi, Department of Technical Education, College of Science and Technology, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Nigeria
This study explored polytechnic students’ awareness of workshop safety precautions and sought to ascertain whether students’ awareness of safety influenced the lack of rampant report of accidents during workshop practices. A total of 130 National Diploma Engineering students participated in the survey, who filled out questionnaire with 15 items measuring awareness of workshop safety precautions. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data. The results showed that a majority of students have between moderate to high level of awareness of workshop safety precaution except in 3 items where students have between low and zero level awareness. Furthermore, the results showed 3 items with high mean scores of 3.09, 3.24 and 3.01 respectively. These items were; the type of floor to be used in the workshop; type of protective clothing that should be worn in the workshop, and that students should never use any tool or machine until they knew how to use it.” This meant that, students indicated high level of awareness of safety consideration in the stated items compared to others. The overall result indicates that students have quite a high level of awareness of workshop safety. The result further revealed that students’ high level of awareness on safety has influenced the environmentally safe working condition in the polytechnic workshops.
Bello Birchi Abdullahi,
Exploring Polytechnic Students’ Awareness of Safety Equipment and Precautions for Sustainable Working Environment in School Workshops, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society.
Vol. 5, No. 6,
2017, pp. 210-213.
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