About this Apprentice, New and Young Worker Safety Checklist
This apprentice, new and young worker safety checklist can be used to assist you verify if the hazards and risks related to young workers are adequately managed.
All businesses need to comply with legislative requirements for safety training of apprentices, trainees, young and new workers. Training should be related to the competency level of that person and the risk of their work activities.
It is management’s role to ensure that the training of apprentices, young and new workers is adequate and that supervision is provided to advance their knowledge and follow all legal safety requirements,
What Needs to be Considered with Apprentices, New and Young Workers?
Apprentices and young workers are at a higher risk for injury on the job. Below are some tips and checks to help keep them safe.
- Has someone been appointed to be in overall charge to educate apprentices, new and young workers?
- Have work tasks for apprentices, young and/or new workers been properly defined and explained?
- Has the size of the person and their level of physical maturity been assessed for the designated work?
- Has their general behaviour and psychological maturity been assessed for the designated work?
- Has their work experience and training for the designated work been assessed?
- Has their ability to make mature judgments about their safety and that of others been assessed?
- Has their ability to cope with unexpected, stressful situations been assessed for the designated work to prevent young worker injury?
- Have the necessary steps been taken to isolate or make safe dangerous tools, mobile plant, equipment or substances?
Orientation and Familiarisation
Information, Instruction and Training
- Has information, instruction and training been provided on the actual job the person will be undertaking?
- Has information been given on preventing injuries, work-related injuries, general injury and illness.
- Has information been given on work health and safety, as applicable to the worker’s ages?
- Has the apprentice, new or young worker’s understanding been assessed before commencing the task?
- Is the apprentice, new or young worker provided with opportunities to ask questions?
- Is there a buddy system in place for an apprentice, new or young worker?
- Has the apprentice, new or young worker been made aware of anti-harassment, anti-bullying and anti-violence policies?
- Has the apprentice, new or young worker been trained in personal protective equipment (PPE)?
- Have work activities that apprentices new or young workers be prohibited from undertaking been clearly identified to enable young employee safety?
Supervision and Safety Instructions for Young Worker Safety
- Are supervisors aware of job requirements including the risks to apprentices, new or young workers?
- Are managers and supervisors aware of apprentice, young and/or new workers’ vulnerabilities and ensure they are trained and supervised in these vulnerabilities?
- Are managers and supervisors ensuring apprentice, young and/or new workers are working in accordance with safety instructions?
- Are supervisors available to answer questions?
- Are work practices of apprentices, new or young workers closely monitored?
- Are any unsafe work practices corrected immediately?
- Are apprentices, new or young workers involved in hazard identification, risk assessment and control of hazards at the workplace?
- Do apprentices, new or young workers know how to report injuries and hazards?
- Do apprentices, new or young workers know who their first aid person and emergency personnel are?
Note: There are several reasons why young workers are more at risk for workplace injuries. For one, they may be less experienced and not yet fully aware of all the potential hazards on the job. They may also be less likely to speak up if they see something unsafe happening. The checks listed above should help you keep younger workers safer from harm.
Why Download this Apprentice, New and Young Worker Safety Checklist?
- While all workers who are new to the job are at particular risk of injury, apprentices, new and young people are often more vulnerable of being involved in an incident.
- This apprentices, new and young workers safety checklist may be used to assist you verify if the hazards and risks related these workers (including labour hires) are adequately managed and they are able to work safely.
With this apprentice, new and young worker safety checklist you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own apprentice, new and young worker safety checklist.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the checklist.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Apprentice, New and Young Worker Safety Checklist
- This apprentice, new and young worker safety checklist is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Download Template’ button or the ‘Download Through Checkout’ button.
- No payment is required for this checklist and it will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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