A combination of Yr 11 and Yr 13 BTEC Engineering groups (Technology and Design), welcomed Mrs Janet Heath from the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI), for a presentation on a range of work-related health and safety matters. Mrs Heath introduced a new HSENI initiative called ‘Safestart’. This was an opportunity for our students to familiarise themselves with the potential hazards and risks in all types of workplaces. The entertaining lecture included a variety of power point slides and videos; and detailed discussions, which not only should prove beneficial for the BTEC units of work to be completed but also provide a knowledge based foundation prior to the pupils work placements.