Factsheet 66 - Looking out for work hazards – advice for young people


New to the job and the workplace, you lack experience of the job and of the health and safety risks that can be present. You have the right to safe and healthy work, including the necessary training and supervision and the right to ask questions and report things that look unsafe to you. If you are under 18 years old the law bans you from doing certain hazardous jobs because of your inexperience and possible immaturity. This factsheet covers hazards in the workplace. A separate factsheet provides more advice on your rights and responsibilities.

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