Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Circumstances prohibiting employment of a child or young person.


145. An employer shall not employ a child or young person at work where a risk assessment reveals that the work—

(a) is beyond the physical or psychological capacity of the child or young person concerned,

(b) involves harmful exposure to agents which are toxic, carcinogenic, cause heritable genetic damage, or harm to the unborn child or which in any other way chronically affects human health,

(c) involves harmful exposure to radiation,

(d) involves the risk of accidents which it may be assumed cannot be recognised or avoided by a child or young person owing to insufficient attention to safety or lack of experience or training, or

(e) which presents a risk to health from exposure to extreme heat or cold or to noise or vibration.