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Young person risk assessment form template

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Use this model young persons risk assessment to help identify any risks associated with a young person in the workplace, and implement safe working measures.

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What is a Young person risk assessment form?

A Young Person Risk Assessment Form is a document used to evaluate and address potential risks and hazards specific to individuals who are young, typically in a workplace or educational setting.

This form helps identify and mitigate potential dangers to ensure the safety and well-being of young individuals involved in various activities or environments.

Young person risk assessment form template
young person risk assessment form template

What legal and best practice aspects should employers be aware of?

Under health and safety law, you mush assess the risks to young people under 18 years old, before they start work / work experience and tell them what the risks are.

An employer must assess the risk of a person's ability and should take into account:

  • Inexperience

  • Lack of awareness of risk

  • Immaturity

  • Layout of working area

  • Form, range and use of equipment

  • Manual handling

  • Exposure to biological or chemical agents

  • Exposure to heat, noise and vibration

  • Extent of training required

Young person risk assessment

Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, we have a responsibility to ensure that young people (under the age of 18) employed by us are not exposed to risk due to their lack of experience, being unaware of existing or potential risks and/or lack of maturity.

When employing a person under the age of 18, whether for work or work experience, we have the same responsibilities for their health, safety and welfare as we do for other employees.

Date of risk assessment  
Name of person carrying out risk assessment  
Date next risk assessment due  
Work activity or process  


Risk to young persons Risks identified Precautions taken to reduce those risks, e.g. training and effective supervision Further action necessary (including dates when action will be taken and who is responsible for taking action) Are any significant risks remaining?
Work beyond psychological capacity (work that could be beyond a young person's mental and emotional coping ability, for example, dealing with violent and aggressive behaviour, or making decisions in stressful situations).        
Work beyond physical capacity (jobs that require repetitive or forceful movements, particularly when combined with awkward posture or insufficient recovery time; or driving or operating machinery designed for adults).        
Work dictated by machinery speed or involving payment by results.        
Exposure to extremes of heat or cold.        
Exposure to noise.        
Exposure to vibration.        
Exposure to radiation.        
Exposure to chemical agents (substances hazardous to health, carcinogenic substances, substances which can cause allergic reactions, and mutagenic substances).        
Exposure to lead and lead compounds.        
Exposure to asbestos.        
Dangerous substances that could cause fire or explosion.        
Any other risks identified, e.g. work involving structural collapse; work involving high-voltage electrical hazards; work involving the manufacture and handling of devices, fireworks or other objects containing explosives; work with fierce or poisonous animals; and work involving animal slaughtering on an industrial scale.        

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