WHS QLD introduces Young Worker Safety Toolkit
For managers, supervisors, leaders and mentors to assist in engaging with young people.
The Young worker safety toolkit has been developed for managers, supervisors, leaders and mentors to assist in engaging with young people about work health and safety issues.
Making up about 18 percent of the QLD workforce, the average annual injury rate of young workers, aged from 15 to 24 years, is much higher than older workers in many industries. In Queensland around 4,400 incidents of seriously injured young people at work are reported each year.
The Young worker safety toolkit aims to help reduce this number by encouraging practices that develop the capabilities, knowledge and confidence of young workers to effectively assess and manage risks, and be safe and productive at work.
A range of resources such as films, checklists, presentation templates and tips are included as part of the toolkit and are based on an understanding of how young people learn and communicate with others.
Watch the video below – The right start: Building safe work for young workers.
Work Cover Queensland – https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/young-workers