Factsheets 64 - Protection for young people in the workplace


Young people can be at particular risk because they lack experience, training and awareness. They need good advice, information and supervision as well as suitable, safe and healthy jobs. For under-18 year-olds, including those on vocational training and work experience placements and those doing casual work while still at school or college, more specific regulations apply covering restrictions regarding their exposure to hazards and working hours. This factsheet provides a summary of the requirements to ensure health and safety at work, generally and specific to young people. Other factsheets provide more advice for employers, supervisors, young people and parents.

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