- The Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act 1920
- The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Health and Safety (Training for Employment) Regulations 1990
- The Education Act 1996
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Activities in which employment of young people is banned or restricted:
- Agriculture – Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Brick Presses – Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Carding Machines -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people; Policy Reviewed November 2012, Adopted at Full Board Meeting 21/11/2012 Page 6 of 7
- Dangerous Machines -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Dough mixers and dough brakes -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Guillotine machines -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Horizontal milling machines -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Hydro-‐extractors -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Key, duty to fence – Young people may not be employed to examine, etc. such unfenced machines;
- Lead -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people in certain processes;
- Machinery attendants – Lubricating, etc. of unfenced machines to be carried out only by persons over the age of 18;
- Platen printing machines -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Potteries -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people in certain processes;
- Power Presses -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Prime Movers – Partial prohibition on cleaning by young people;
- Tile presses -‐ Restrictions on employment of young people;
- Transmission machinery – Partial prohibition on cleaning by young people
- Warehouses – Restrictions on use of machinery by young people;
- Woodworking machinery – Prohibition on employment of untrained young people.
1. The Head of Careers is responsible for the overseeing of the organisation of work experience placements. This includes liaising with any external bodies appointed to organise the practical arrangements.
2. The Head of Careers will liaise closely with the Headteacher to decide the appropriate process for organising work experience placements, including the use of external bodies.
3. The Careers Department will ensure that:
Risk assessments have been received for all placements that student and staff will be visiting.
Students and parents are provided with all relevant information regarding work experience placements, including sight of risk assessments.
Employers providing placements have full relevant information regarding students undertaking a placement with them, including details of additional educational or special needs.
Where possible students are visited during their placement.
4. Once all information has been gathered via online forms and approval from parents, Headteacher to give final approval to a placement.
Employer (Placement Providers) Responsibilities
1. As prescribed in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a duty to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees. Students on a placement are effectively employees of the company for the duration of work experience.
2. Employers should ensure that:
- Appropriate risk assessments are carried out to determine suitable tasks and working situations for pupils.
- Control measures are introduced to eliminate or minimise risks
- Ensure that students and parents are advised of the findings of any risk assessments or control measures prior to the commencement of the placement.
- Adequate insurance cover is in place for students undertaking work experience placements.
- Students are informed of safe working practices upon induction into the company and supplied with appropriate training and protective clothing or equipment to carry out their duties.
1. The School is only able to provide information regarding additional educational needs when these are supplied by parents. It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that details regarding additional educational needs are provided to the school as soon as they arise.
2. To support students on work experience placements, especially in regard to providing transport or meeting transport costs.
3. Where appropriate to assist in the organisation of placements for their daughter, including the organisation and acquisition of relevant Health and Safety and additional checks where appropriate.
1. Students are expected to take reasonable care of their own health and safety, or that of other people who may be affected by their actions throughout the duration of their placement.
2. Students should contact their employers prior to the start of the placement.
3. Students are expected to cooperate fully with their employer, and behave in a matter befitting their work place, as representatives of the School.
Further information from the HSE