young workers

‘The best part of my role is making a noticeable difference’: In conversation with Toby Cook, SHP’s Rising Star Utilities winner

Toby Cook swayed the judges with his motivation for working hard at a young age, and was awarded with Rising Star Utilities Award. We caught up with Toby, to ask him about how he stays motivated at such a young age. Read More

Mental health focus: How can we help young vulnerable workers?

There has been a huge emphasis on the responsibility businesses have in understanding and supporting those with mental health conditions, Read More

Understanding risk: keeping young workers safe at work social events

With Christmas approaching, work time and socialising can start to have blurred lines. When work events run late into the Read More

Charges over steel collapse incident – four fatalities

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has charged four parties with safety offences relating to the deaths of Daniel Hazelton, Read More

Plans to cut through “crazy cornucopia” of work-experience rules

Ministers have outlined plans to make it easier for employers to take on work-experience students, with new guidance issued by both the HSE and Ofsted on the health and safety responsibilities of education providers and employers providing student placements. Read More

Managing risks for young drivers

Two new reports are available for fleet operators on how to manage risks for young drivers. Read More

Famous cheese-maker to pay £120,000 over tractor fatality

A young Somerset farm worker who was driving a tractor that had no seat belt, cab bar, or roll-over bar was killed when the vehicle turned over in a sloping field. Read More

Apprentice breaks back in scaffold fall

A teenage apprentice broke his back in two places when he fell from a scaffold at a construction site. Read More

Unsupervised worker, 16, maimed by defective wood-chipper

A teenager has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression brought on by an incident in which his foot was mangled by a poorly-maintained wood-chipper. Read More

Health and safety discourages work-experience placements, says PM

Onerous health and safety regulations are partly responsible for discouraging businesses from offering work-experience placements to young people, David Cameron has told an audience of small-business leaders. Read More

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