RISK ASSESSMENT FORM - PART 1
Generic risk assessment – Adjust locally
Site or Location:
Work activity: Young workers
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Out of hours?
Other assessments to be read in conjunction with this assessment:
Fire Risk Assessment
Building Risk assessment
Definitions of young people and children by age
a young person is anyone under 18 years old;
a child is anyone who has not yet reached the official age at which they may leave school, just before or just after their 16th birthday (this is often referred to as the minimum school leaving age (MSLA)).
Within this risk assessment a young person incorporates young people and children, unless otherwise stated.
Employment of Children – Information for Parents
Before a child is employed Heads and Managers must provide parents/guardians with comprehensible and relevant health and safety information on the following:
identified risks to young persons,
the associated preventive and protective measures, and
any information on risks to health and safety required to be provided in situations where two or more employers share a workplace.
Protection of Young Persons
Heads and managers must protect young persons from any risks to their health and safety, which are associated with the young persons
lack of experience,
lack of awareness of existing risks,
The Council’s insurance enables managers to offer a work experience or job placement to a young person or child.
13 years old is the minimum age in which a child may take part-time employment paid or voluntarily.
No young person under the age of 16 can:
collect or sort refuse.
work in a cinema, theatre, discotheque, dance hall or night club.
work in a commercial kitchen.
operate high-risk lifting machinery unless they have the necessary competency, including completing training and maturity. High risk lifting machinery includes cranes, construction site hoists and fork-lift trucks
work as an agent for the collection of money
operate a power press unless they have the necessary competency, including completing training and maturity.
use high-risk woodworking machinery unless they have the necessary competency, including completing training and maturity. High risk woodworking machinery includes any which is hand-fed, any sawing machine, any planing machine and any vertical spindle moulding machine.
be used as part of lifeguard cover for swimming pool during placement.
RISK ASSESSMENT FORM – PART 2