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New to work

Are you still at school? Or have you just started work?

In fact your lack of experience when you start work can get you hurt. And you may already have a part-time job, a summer job or be doing work experience. It is important to stay informed on working age, hours and minimum wage.

Remember work is like any other part of life. The chance of getting hurt in most workplaces is pretty low. But some things at work can hurt you or might hurt someone else. Common hazards and risks can be anywhere, and a trained eye to spot them will reduce the likelyhood of getting injured of ill.

Stress can lead to injury or worse. Life can be demanding and stressful at any stage, regardless your age. Knowing about stress symptoms and what you can do about it will equip you to better look after your mental health - This can take you a long way!

Follow our tips and links below and you'll add an extra layer of protection.

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    SPEAK UP

    If it feels unsafe it probably is. Stop what you’re doing.

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    SPEAK UP

    Trust your instincts and be confident.

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    SPEAK UP

    Don’t pretend you know or can do something if you’re not sure.

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    SPEAK UP

    Be prepared and alert – tiredness, drink and drugs don’t help you be safe.

If it feels unsafe it probably is. Stop what you’re doing. If you don't know or aren't sure how to do something, don't pretend. Be prepared and alert – tiredness, drink and drugs make you unsafe. Use your instincts.