Young Workers Risk Assessment 

Young workers are a valuable asset to many organisations. They bring fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and energy to the workplace.

However, young workers are also at a higher risk of injury than older workers. This is because they often lack experience, maturity, and knowledge of workplace hazards. 

Employers have a legal duty to protect young workers from harm. This means carrying out a young worker’s risk assessment before they start work at the company. The risk assessment should identify the hazards that young workers are exposed to and assess the risks associated with those hazards. 

There are several factors that should be considered when carrying out a young worker’s risk assessment. These include: 

  • Their age and maturity  
  • The type of work they will be completing 
  • The hazards associated with that work 
  • The young worker’s training and experience 
  • The supervision that will be provided 


The risk assessment should also consider any specific needs of young workers. For example, young workers may be more susceptible to certain types of injuries, such as musculoskeletal disorders. They may also be more likely to be injured if they are not properly supervised. 

Once the risk assessment has been carried out, employers must take steps to control the risks. This commonly involves providing training, supervision, and protective equipment. It may also involve changing the way the work is done. 

There are several software tools that can help employers to carry out young workers risk assessments. One such tool is iProtectU EHS software. iProtectU EHS software makes it easy to identify and assess the risks to young workers. It also provides guidance on how to control the risks. 

Tips for carrying out a young worker’s risk assessment: 

  • Involve young workers in the risk assessment process. They can provide valuable insights into the hazards they are exposed to, and the risks involved. 
  • Use a risk assessment template to help you to gather the necessary information. 
  • Consider the specific needs of young workers when you assess the risks. 
  • Take steps to control the risks identified in the risk assessment. 
  • Review the risk assessment on a regular basis and update as needed. 


iProtectU EHS software is a software solution that helps organisations to manage their health and safety (H&S) risks. is a valuable tool for employers who are looking to protect young workers from harm. The software includes several features which can help employers to carry out young workers risk assessments, including: 

  • A risk assessment template that is specifically designed for young workers 
  • Guidance on how to identify and assess the risks to young workers 
  • Tools to help you to control the risks identified in the risk assessment 
  • The ability to track the progress of the risk assessment and identify areas where further action may be needed 


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 Young Workers 
  • 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 
  • 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 to the organisation 
  • Asset management App ensuring assets are recorded in the software 



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