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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Young People at Work
- 2 Young People & Employment Laws
- 3 Training & Supervising Young Workers
- 4 Risk Assessments
In the opening section of this training course, we define who is considered a young worker.
In this second section, we look at what the law says about employing young people and what extra considerations need to be made to keep them safe at work.
In the third section of this course, we look at the importance of both training and supervising young workers effectively.
In the final section of this course, we look at the importance of young worker risk assessments and what information should be included.
About this course
Employers are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of their employees while they’re working. However, when it comes to young people at work, there are some extra precautions that need to be taken. This is true whether they’re a full-time employee, a temporary worker, an apprentice, or doing work experience.
This course is designed for anyone who’s responsible for creating, overseeing, or implementing health and safety policies and practices at work and will help you understand your responsibilities towards young people and what you need to do to help them stay safe.
During this course, users learn why age makes a difference when it comes to health and safety, what the law says about young people at work, when and how to properly train and supervise young people, and how to carry out a risk assessment that properly considers the risks that are unique to young people.
This online training course can be completed in just 30 minutes and provides a printable certificate upon completion.
The importance of Young People in the Workplace Training
It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.Find out more
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Young People in the Workplace Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Young People in the Workplace Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Young People in the Workplace Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
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Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
All employers have a legal duty to keep their employees safe, regardless of their age. This includes carrying out risk assessments to identify hazards and then taking reasonable steps to remove or reduce them. Reasonable steps can mean setting up safety measures and devices like guard rails and barriers, providing personal protective equipment, changing working practices, and providing training and instruction to all relevant employees.
Likewise, all employees, regardless of age, have a responsibility to take care of their own health and safety and for anyone affected by what they do. This means always following their employer’s safety policies and procedures, properly using safety equipment and PPE, and reporting any faults, damages, or concerns that they find.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations has specific duties for organisations who employ young people. It says that employers can’t hire child workers for any work that’s too physically or mentally demanding, has a high risk of accidents, or involves exposure to extreme temperatures, loud noises, powerful vibrations, radiation, or harmful substances. Young workers can be hired for these kinds of work but only if they’re being trained and supervised and the risks have been reduced as much as possible.
All other workplace health and safety laws and regulations – from COSHH to PUWER - apply to young people in the same way as they do to adult workers. This includes work experience students and apprentices too.