It is an employer's duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees, including young people, and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to achieve this. Click here for legal duties relating to young people's health and safety.
This means making sure that young people (and others) are protected from anything that may cause harm, effectively controlling any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace.
Some workers may have particular requirements, for example new and young workers, new or expectant mothers, and people with disabilities. You can get more help on HSE's diversity pages.
Click here for information on factors influencing young people's health and safety; here for advice on inductions and communicating with young people.
We have some information to help you keep young people healthy and safe at work, including your legal duties and how best to communicate with young people.
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