New to the job

Here we have gathered information for you if you are new at work. Everyone has the right, for example, to reasonable working hours, a thorough introduction and training in how all machines work at the workplace.

During your first time at a work place there is a higher risk for an accident. It is therefore very important that you know how everything works at your new work place.

You have the right to introduction and guidance

When you start a new job, there is a lot that is new. That is why it is important that you receive a good introduction, during which you find out about your tasks at work and the risks that exist. If you are under 18 years of age you should, in addition, have a supervisor you can turn to.


In the introduction you should find out:

  • what your tasks and duties are and what you are not allowed to do
  • how tools and machines work
  • which work environment rules apply
  • what risks exist and how you can protect yourself from them.

Your manager is responsible for the work environment

The person who is the manager at the workplace should make sure that the work environment is good. Say something if you discover something that can hurt you or someone else, so that the manager can do something about it.

For you to be able to work safely, the manager should always think about your prerequisites. You should receive working tasks that you can do safely. You who are under 18 years of age should, for example, not lift too heavy loads or be in situations that can be unsafe or risky.

The employer is responsible for your safety at the workplace. This means that the employer needs to arrange several important things before you start to work. It could be good for you to know what applies, despite the fact that it is the employer’s responsibility.

Dare to ask and say no

You should not become ill or be injured by your work. Neither should you have back pain or become stiff from executing the same movements for several hours at a time. Your manager must see that the work environment is good – but cannot know everything that is happening. So ask about the risks and say something if you discover something that can hurt you or someone else.

Last updated 2017-07-05