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  • Health & Safety Documents - General office duties - staff under 18
    Risk assessment - general office duties - staff under 18The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require that young people are protected at work. Our sample risk assessment spells out how to do this in an office environment.ArrangementsIf you employ staff who are under 18, you should make special arrangements to ensure that their health, safety and welfare isn't put at risk, even if your workplace is relatively low risk, i.e. an office. This is because younger staff are more likely to suffer...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Young persons
    Safety briefing - young personsThis briefing addresses the key risks and control measures associated with the employment of young persons.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Young Persons is to ensure all staff are fully aware of the potential risks associated with employing young people and what they should do to minimise the chances of an accident or incident.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the hazards and risks including exposure to physically challenging work, inexperience and a lack...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Young persons on work experience
    Young persons on work experienceIf you take young people, i.e. under 18s, on work experience placements, then you'll need to carry out a risk assessment. Ours will get you started.Why you need our documentThe Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to take particular care of young people and children in the workplace. In particular, you must carry out a specific risk assessment which takes into account their lack of experience, lack of awareness of risk and physical and emotional...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Young workers policy
    Young workers policyOur policy will help you to set out your arrangements for protecting employees under 18 and work experience students. What's covered?A general statement sets out your commitment to protecting these more vulnerable staff and explains that you will comply with key features of the law including conducting risk assessments and controlling working hours.The legislation is outlined, in particular the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These require employers to risk assess...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - H&S assessment - work experience
    H&S assessment - work experienceIf you're sending pupils on work experience placements, it's important that you identify whether a potential host has suitable arrangements in place to manage health and safety risks.Checking a potential host's arrangementsEach year, schools and colleges place many thousands of pupils in workplaces so that they can gain valuable work experience. However, the government has made a pledge to stop such organisations asking for "gold plated" standards when it comes to health and safety...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Young persons checklist
    Young persons checklistYoung workers are those who are over the school leaving ag    e of 16 but under 18. Employers need to take additional responsibility for such people because of inexperience in the workplace.Managers in particular have a responsibility for the supervision of all young people who work for them. It should always be remembered that they are more vulnerable than experienced members of staff and therefore will require closer supervision and instruction. Use our checklist to assist you in...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Work experience checklist
    Work experience checklistWhilst offering work experience placements can be a useful recruitment tool, it can also present safety risks due to a youngster's lack of awareness. So combat this by introducing a checklist.Work experienceWork experience students and young workers under the age of 18 years, enjoy specific protection under Regulation 19 of the Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (as amended). This is partly due to the fact that their age and corresponding lack of safety awareness means that they...
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