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Young people at work

12-08-2011

Following news of a child who suffered burns working on a farm, it's worth pointing out that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides excellent advice for anyone employing young people.

"Young people, especially those new to the workplace, will encounter unfamiliar risks from the jobs they will be doing and from the working environment.

Key risks for young people when starting work may arise because of their lack of experience or maturity and not having the confidence to ask for or knowing where they can get help."

Visit the HSE Young People at Work page for information on the key risks to young people, training young people and the law regarding the employment of young people.

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