Diligence Security Solutions Ltd will ensure that all relevant legislation and restrictions are adhered to in regards to use of young workers. We will ensure that the necessary checks are carried out to verify an individual’s age and right to work and that relevant Health and Safety codes are adhered to. 

Where required, the Company will ensure that the relevant employment permit is received from the education department of the local council.

We will also carry out spot checks when required and will retain copies of age records within the place of work.

RESTRICTIONS FOR CHILDREN AGED 14 YEARS OLD

There are restrictions that apply to the employment of children aged 14 years old, as follows:

  • You must not work before 7.00 am. or after 7.00 pm. on any school day;
  • You must not work for more than 2 hours on any day when you are required to be at school;
  • You must not work during school hours;
  • You must not work for more than 5 hours on a Saturday or on weekdays during school holidays;
  • You must not work for more than 2 hours on a Sunday;
  • You must not work for more than 4 hours in any day without a rest break of 1 hour.
  • You must not work for more than 12 hours in any school week; and
  • You must not work for more than 25 hours a week during school holidays.

RESTRICTIONS FOR CHILDREN AGED 15 AND 16 YEARS OLD

There are restrictions that apply to the employment of children aged 15 and 16 years old, as follows:

  • You must not work before 7.00 am. or after 7.00 pm. on any school day;
  • You must not work for more than 2 hours on any day when you are required to be at school;
  • You must not work during school hours;
  • You must not work for more than 8 hours on a Saturday or on weekdays during school holidays;
  • You must not work for more than 2 hours on a Sunday;
  • You must not work for more than 4 hours in any day without a rest break of 1 hour.
  • You must not work for more than 12 hours in any school week; and
  • You must not work for more than 35 hours a week during school holidays.

RESTRICTIONS FOR YOUNG WORKERS OVER COMPULSORY SCHOOL LEAVERS AGE 

There are restrictions that apply to the employment of young workers over compulsory school leaver’s age, as follows:

  • You must not work for more than 8 hours a day;
  • You must not work for more than 40 hours a week;
  • You must not work for more than 4.5 hours in any day without a rest break of 30 minutes.
  • You must have a rest period of not less than 48 hours in a seven day period.

For and on behalf of Diligence Security Solutions Limited