We are aware that many young workers are not working currently as the work they undertake is NOT considered a key activity and therefore not essential. However, if you are currently employing a young worker as they are undertaking a key activity, you must ensure that additional safeguards are in place to protect the wellbeing of young workers during the current government restrictions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
If a young worker (of Compulsory School age) is currently working for you, you must ensure the following.
The young worker has a work permit which has been issued by the Vale of Glamorgan Council
The Young Workers Risk Assessment which you have carried out in line with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Young Persons) Regulations 1997, includes a section specific to Covid 19 restrictions outlined guidance from Welsh Government, the NHS and the World Health Organisation, to ensure that young people are not exposed to risk unnecessarily.
We can support you with provision of a generic risk assessment which can be amended by you to suit Young Workers specific work in your organisation.
New work permit applications:
All new work permit applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.
If you would like further information or to discuss any issues or concerns please contact: