Initial examination of young workers and young trainees

No employer may employ young people, whether as trainees or workers, without a medical certificate. According to the law, young people are people from the age of 15 up to the age of majority. Before entering the professional life, the young people must be thoroughly examined by a doctor or a doctor for their state of health. The aim of the study is to ensure that young people are not employed in work which they are not able to cope with in terms of health or development. One year after the start of work, a follow-up examination must be carried out to determine the possible effects of employment on the health and development of young people. These medical certificates must be submitted to the employer. Without these certificates, young people may not be employed.

Identity card or passport or, if available, the children's card.

A certificate of examination and a survey form are required: the certificate of eligibility serves as a billing document and must be handed over to the examining doctor to fill it out the questionnaire is used to present the current physical and psychological situation and must be submitted in full to the examining physician.

A study of the protection of young people is not required for a period of work lasting only slightly or not more than two months in the case of light work, which does not cause any health disadvantages for young people or young people. As a rule, these conditions should be met when working during the school holidays. Coming from an EU country and would like to start training or employment in the Federal Republic of Germany, please contact your responsible Structural and Authorisation Directorate, Regional Office for Labour Inspectorate.