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Young Persons in the Workplace H&S Guidance Sheet

Young Persons in the Workplace H&S Guidance Sheet


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Navigating young employee health & safety.

Ensuring the health & safety of young people in the workplace is a responsibility that cannot be understated. These individuals, often in the early stages of their careers, may lack the experience and awareness required to navigate potential hazards effectively. It is imperative for employers to provide comprehensive training, clear safety guidelines, and proper supervision to protect their well-being. These actions can be supported by completing a Young Persons Risk Assessment which will bring to light the specific needs of the young worker and will also assess the environment in which they will be working.

By fostering a culture of safety and investing in the health of young employees, organisations not only meet legal obligations but also create an environment where everyone can learn and work with confidence. Prioritising the health and safety of young people in the workplace not only safeguards their immediate welfare but also sets the foundation for a productive, responsible, and thriving workforce.

What is a H&S guidance sheet?

Our health & safety guidance sheets condense major areas of health & safety legislation into a simplified, easily digestible format. They provide essential knowledge to assist in addressing health & safety concerns, while reducing associated risks and helping to safeguard you and your team.

Whether you’re an employer, an employee or in a self-employed role, it’s good practice to be aware of potential H&S issues and ensure that all activities adhere to H&S regulations and guidelines.

Guidance sheet structure:

Each guidance sheet provides an overview of the subject matter, in this case Young persons in the workplace, along side essential information, regulations and good practice advice for applying H&S legislation within your workplace. There's also a summary section covering the main learnings of the sheet.

Deliver professional safety briefings.

Guidance sheets can be used to deliver professional safety briefings or informal group discussions. These briefings, often called Toolbox Talks, can be given daily to promote a safety culture within your business. They're an excellent way to refresh knowledge and to keep safety at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

You will receive:

  • 1 x A4 size PDF document
  • 1 x User instructions

Find our Young Persons Risk Assessment here.

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How can I download this document?

Once you have completed your purchase you will be sent a link via email to download your files. This is usually within an hour.

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What does my business need?

Health & safety laws apply to all businesses. As an employer, or a self-employed person, you are responsible for health & safety in your workplace. The approach you take should be proportionate to the size of your business and the nature of the business activity. For most small, low-risk businesses the steps you need to take are straightforward, all that is required is a series of practical tasks:

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