Health and Safety in the Work Place

Health and Safety in the Work Place

Are you thinking about employing a young person, but are unsure of the Health and Safety surrounding this? Are you considering taking on a young person in a volunteer or work experience placement, but don’t know what to include in your risk assessment?

As an employer, you have a responsibility for all of your employees’ Health, Safety and Welfare, no matter what their age. However, employing a young person does need to be treated differently due to their lack of experience in the workplace.

For more information surrounding young people in the workplace from the health and safety executive: http://www.hse.gov.uk/youngpeople/

If you would like more information, please contact Tameside Council’s Employment and Skills Team on employmentandskills@tameside.gov.uk. They will refer you to Public Health who have a wealth of information to offer you.

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