Supporting your young workers: Tip cards

Seven tips and information as to how employers can support 15-24 year old young workers in their workplace. Information for employers.

Last updated

May 2019

Reading level

easy

File Type and Size

PDF, 135.97 kB

Document Length

16 pages

What it contains

These 7 tips are easy to understand, practical and an excellent resource to refer to.

  • Tip 1: Young workers need your support - they're vulnerable to injury at work.
  • Tip 2: It's the law - you must provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employee's, including young workers.
  • Tip 3: Start the conversation - young workers often have good questions, fresh eyes and new ideas to put forward.
  • Tip 4: Tailor their training - only ask young workers to do the work if they fully understand the task.
  • Tip 5: Lead by example - supervisors should always reinforce health and safety on the job and wear or use correct personal protective equipment.
  • Tip 6: Develop policies and procedures - have health and safety policies and procedures in place that are agreed and understood by the workplace - and enforced.
  • Tip 7: Foster a positive safety environment - implementing a 'buddy' system by paring young workers with experienced workers is just one way you can show your support.