Health and Safety Training for Young Workers

Young workers are a particularly vulnerable group when it comes to health and safety. They may not have the same level of competence as older workers, and they may be more likely to take risks.


As a result, it is imperative that young workers receive comprehensive health and safety training. 

The Importance of Health and Safety Training for Young Workers 

There are several reasons why health and safety training is so important for young workers. First, it can help to prevent accidents and injuries. Second, it can help to foster a more positive and productive work environment. Third, it can help to protect young workers’ health and well-being in the long term. 

Health and safety training for young workers should cover a range of topics, including: 

  • The hazards and risks associated with the workplace 
  • The control measures that are in place to protect workers’ health and safety 
  • The importance of following safety procedures 
  • The consequences of not following safety procedures 
  • How to report safety concerns 


There are several things which can be done to make health and safety training more effective for young workers. These include: 

  • Using age-appropriate language and materials 
  • Making the training interactive and engaging 
  • Providing opportunities for hands-on learning 
  • Ensuring that the training is relevant to the young worker’s job 
  • Following up with the young worker after the training to make sure that they have understood the material and know how to put it into practice 


Health and safety training is essential for young workers. By providing young workers with comprehensive training, employers can help to create a safer and more productive workplace. 

The iProtectU health and safety software provides: 

  • An inspection and Audit App which allows for safety inspection of the workplace and associated report 
  • eLearning on a wide range of health and safety topics 
  • Scheduling functionality for managers to send eLearning, risk assessments and documents out to all staff via the software with tracks completion and compliance 
  • Risk assessment template covering young workers 
  • Management system to document control the policy on young workers 
  • Method Statement module for the creation of work activity working instructions 
  • Legal register that provides legislation guidance on young workers’ safety 
  • Incident investigation module that tracks incidents involving young workers, both with an app and via desktop 
  • Hazard observation app where staff can report and record any concerns regarding young workers’ safety to the organisation 
  • Asset management App ensuring assets are recorded in the software 




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