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Child Labour Policy

Taylor Construction Plant Ltd is committed to respecting human and subsequently children's rights. Taylor Construction Plant Ltd will not knowingly tolerate child labour activities in any areas of its operations, including its supply chain.

Taylor Construction Plant Ltd Child Labour Policy is based on:
• The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
• International Labour Organization (ILO)Conventions No 138 (Minimum Age) and No 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour).

Terms & Definitions

Minimum working age
According to the ILO, no person shall work at an age younger than 15, unless exceptions recognised by the ILO apply, or national laws apply, whichever is most stringent.
Juvenile worker
According to the ILO, a ‘juvenile worker’ is defined as a worker who has reached the minimum working age but is not yet 18 years old.
Child labour
According to the ILO, ‘child labour’ is defined as work that ‘deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development’.
This includes:
• Any child below the minimum working age engaged in non-light work, and
• Juvenile workers engaged in hazardous work.
Light work
In compliance with the ILO conventions, UNCRC, national laws and regulations, Taylor Construction Plant Ltd would allow the work of children aged 13 to 15 years (unless exceptions by the ILO or national laws apply, whichever is most stringent). The work is only permitted if it happens outside of school hours, falls into the category of light work, and fulfils the following criteria:

• It must be age-appropriate and must not threaten the child’s health or development.
• It must be in line with children ‘s rights. The work should not negatively impact the development and education of the child. It should not compromise their attendance at school or time dedicated to homework, playtime and sleeping time, their participation in vocational orientation or training programmes.
• It must not take place on a continuous basis (e.g. it should only take place after school or during holidays) and must take place under nonexploitive conditions.
Hazardous work
According to the ILO, ‘hazardous work’ is defined as any kind of work that might be prejudicial to a person’s health, safety, morals, and development including, but not limited to, night shifts, overtime, moving heavy objects, exposure to extreme temperature and noise, and handling dangerous machinery.
Hours of work
The hours of work completed should not exceed those enforced by the country or region (whichever is the strictest) where the child is working. Basically, the rules around this are during term time, children aged 13-14 should only work a maximum of 12 hours a week, up to 2 hours a day on school days and Sundays, and up to 5 hours on Saturday. During the school holidays, they can work a maximum of 25 hours a week, up to 5 hours a day on weekdays or Saturday, and 2 hours on Sunday.
Expectations of business partners and suppliers
We would expect all business partners and suppliers to ensure that child labour does not knowingly occur in the manufacturing, supply or the transport of any goods or services supplied to Taylor Construction Plant Ltd and that they have respective systems, policies, and processes in place.

Reviewed and authorised by:

Andrew Barker
Managing Director 01/12/23
Taylor Construction Plant Ltd