Key Data

Young workers

  • Young workers are those under 18.
  • Children are those under the minimum school leaving age (MSLA).
Restrictions - children at work
  • Children under 13 are generally prohibited from employment. Children must not be employed in industrial workplaces such as factories, construction sites etc., except when on work experience.
  • A child may not drive a fork lift truck as this is specifically banned by the applicable Approved Code of Practice.
  • No child may do work which exposes them to substances chronically harmful to human health, e.g. toxic or carcinogenic substances, or...