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  • Creating a Harmonious & Peaceful Workplace
    to take time out for study leave and even paying for the cost of external educational courses if a career progression requires further study or training which cannot be provided for in house Popular Misconceptions Many employers will often say that they pay bonuses to staff for performances that have exceeded company expectations and for many workers especially those who work in sales oriented environments and or whose salary is tied into some kind of bonus commission structure money will be a valuable incentive However the truth is that money alone is rarely enough of a motivation for staff to remain loyal and to feel happy in their work For many commission related work often leads to incredible stress in an effort to hit targets So whilst they may be happy when they see the bonus payments in their monthly wage packets it s not the case that this necessarily creates a happy worki environment Therefore the three most vital components any company can introduce to foster a harmonious and peaceful workplace is to encourage dialogue to care about your staff s welfare realising the importance of their life outside of work and to try to be flexible wherever possible regarding issues which could affect that and to help them to develop further All these ingredients will not only create a happier workforce but highly valued members of staff are more likely to remain loyal to the company to go the extra mile for a company when the pressure s on to perform to the best of their ability and this will ultimately save you money on recruitment and training reduce absenteeism lower staff turnover and improve morale which can only be good for both staff and employers alike Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Add a Comment very useful useful information concerning promoting harmony at workplace Thank you very much T squared 31 Mar 15 11 02 PM Lynel you would have to contact the person directly in order to request this WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 20 Feb 15 10 34 AM We would like to know if Jeff Durham could participate on a panel in London on Saturday March 14 from 11 1 for Her Equality Rights and Autonomy at Imperial Business School The panel is on Preventing Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Workplace Thank you for considerning this request Lynel 18 Feb 15 4 35 PM How would you create a harmonious effective working relationships with your staff members s 28 Mar 11 6 24 AM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our

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  • Drug Testing in the Workplace
    a worker s actions could cause an accident In addition to there being an agreed policy any drug testing should be carried out under supervised conditions and must respect the dignity of the person being tested who must also have been asked if they are taking any prescribed medication which might interfere with the results The Government s Standpoint Both the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive HSE agree that there should be no need for a widespread increase in the use of workplace drug testing However it is often considered necessary in certain jobs where safety and security are of critical importance such as in the armed forces the financial sector those who drive public transport the nuclear industry the police and the prison service The Accuracy of the Results Drug testing samples should be collected in a tamper proof sealed container and placed under chain of custody which is the legal term for ensuring that the sample s identity and integrity are guaranteed from the moment of collection to the reporting of the results from an independent laboratory Pros and Cons of Drugs Testing The advantages of drugs testing include benefits for health and safety efficiency the welfare of workers and a company s reputation but on the downside they can damage relations between the workers and the company and there are also issues surrounding a person s privacy rights Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice vplambeck you should not be visually assesed demacca 1 Sep 14 4 28 PM can my work legally visual drug test me they watch us pee when we do our drug test and i was wondering if that was legal vplambeck 2 May 13 11 01 PM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work

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  • Business Strategies That Improve Safety
    levels reduce employee sickness and save money Communication Too often communication strategies focus solely on issues such as customer service staff appraisals meetings and employee suggestion schemes Safety is noticeable by its absence A good communications strategy however works hand in hand with employee engagement It raises awareness of safety issues in the workplace Clearly communicated safety issues alert staff to workplace dangers Posters and leaflets highlight these dangers Communication about safety should also extend to daily contact between managers and staff Managers for example should urge staff to report potential hazards A workplace that maintains a friendly and communicative culture about safety reduces accidents Moreover managers must not be defensive when employees raise safety concerns They must listen to what staff say and take prompt action Only then are staff willing to come forward with their health and safety worries Training Communication is a natural part of training But according to the RoSPA Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents communication about training and safety doesn t always extend beyond an employee s initial induction A training strategy must refer to safety awareness throughout an employee s career It should help develop employees And it should enable them to cope with new responsibilities skills and workplace risks in a timely and effective way The RoSPA maintains that a safety training strategy should be part of every organisation s business planning Quality and Productivity The European Commission has acknowledged its role in encouraging companies and government bodies to incorporate safety into their strategies This recognition is the driving force behind a new initiative Improving Quality and Productivity at Work The aim of the initiative is to cut the total number of accidents at work by a quarter during a five year period To help achieve this the European Commission is helping small and medium sized businesses to understand safety at work legislation It is also helping them adopt and refine strategies that focus on safety The Commission believes that business development and operational strategies should stress the need for safety in the workplace Furthermore it encourages organisations that are reviewing their work and processes to reconsider all occupational health and safety issues Next Page You might also like The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe

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  • The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations
    wait and see you will see i have a trick etc He was in his element like he was on stage He took the window cleaning product and began the grand finale sprayed it all over the washer recess floor and flung the machine into the recess leaving me with choking fumes in my kitchen for three days and a few months down the line odour from the machine because the drain hose was severely kinked and bulging thus restricting the drainage of the water and straining the pump he has damaged my laundry and my machine totally irresponsible and the retailer has had me running around in circles for months now they are ignoring me C A B told me to forget about it and buy a new one i paid 300 for the washer and 400 on top in out of pocket expenses in the last 5 mths is this health and safety breach can anyone help mo 24 Aug 14 5 11 AM i had a washing machine installed by a well known retail outlet the installer requested furniture polish or window cleaning fluid i was very puzzled i questioned hisintent several times his response ah just wait and see you will see i have a trick etc He was in his element like he was on stage He took the window cleaning product and began the grand finale sprayed it all over the washer recess floor and flung the machine into the recess leaving me with choking fumes in my kitchen for three days and a few months down the line odour from the machine because the drain hose was severely kinked and bulging thus restricting the drainage of the water and straining the pump he has damaged my laundry and my machine totally irresponsible and the retailer has had me running around in circles for months now they are ignoring me C A B told me to forget about it and buy a new one i paid 300 for the washer and 400 on top in out of pocket expenses in the last 5 mths is this health and safety breach can anyone help mo 24 Aug 14 5 11 AM i had a washing machine installed by a well known retail outlet the installer requested furniture polish or window cleaning fluid i was very puzzled i questioned hisintent several times his response ah just wait and see you will see i have a trick etc He was in his element like he was on stage He took the window cleaning product and began the grand finale sprayed it all over the washer recess floor and flung the machine into the recess leaving me with choking fumes in my kitchen for three days and a few months down the line odour from the machine because the drain hose was severely kinked and bulging thus restricting the drainage of the water and straining the pump he has damaged my laundry and my machine totally irresponsible and

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  • Workplace Harassment
    before they start employment some companies might wish to hold small group workshops where occupational health specialists and even psychologists can be invited in to speak to members of staff about the effects of harassment on the victim which could include role playing exercises which would demonstrate just how much misery and harm is inflicted upon the victim as a result of harassment They should also pay particular attention to sexual harassment and harassment on the basis of race and disability as these are all not only good grounds for immediate dismissal but the perpetrator could end up being prosecuted Proper procedures and a guarantee of confidentiality should be emphasised so that a victim feels comfortable about exposing any perceived instances of harassment to a line manager to the employer themselves or to a union representative if they have one If all else fails the victim should seek advice externally and it helps to keep all records of dates times and what took place which will be useful if it s recommended that you have a case to take to a tribunal The Benefits of Having a Company Policy on Harassment By informing all employees what their responsibilities are and what won t be tolerated by a company with regards to harassment and by implementing preventative measures policies and procedures in the event that you feel you have a case worth putting forward it puts the onus very much on each and every member of staff to adhere to the rules and to understand the full range of consequences and likely action if they do not comply as well as instilling confidence in the workforce that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice I have been the victim of workplace harassment for a number of years now by my line manager I have had regular meetings with management and my union rep but nothing has been resolved The handing has been very poor and caused stress equal to the harassment I was pressured into putting in a grievance andh have been off sick since February I have now been told that even if my grievance has been sucessful I may still be sent back to the person causing the harassment So there seems little point to the grievance They have refused to redeploy me although my GP and OH advise this and I feel unable to go back There does not seem to be any law desperate 17 Jul 12 10 17 AM What if it is the employer that is the harasser This person is also responsible for HR and in a place that employs 16 people is the only first aider but only works half days every day Andy

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  • Dealing With Discrimination at Work
    2 exceptions but there are a number of cases where it could be argued that certain practices do not constitute any form of discrimination What You Can Do if You Feel You are Being Discriminated Against In many cases it s often down to misunderstandings that cause people to feel discriminated against so before taking any legal action it s important that you try to discuss any such matters internally in the first instance This might be with your immediate supervisor or could even be directly with your employer If you belong to a trade union your union representative will also be able to advise you If however the matter can t be resolved internally you can also seek advice from the likes of your local Citizen s Advice Bureau or go to the Arbitration and Conciliation Service ACAS or the Equality and Human Rights Commission Speaking to a solicitor who specialises in employment law is yet another alternative By seeking advice from any of the above you will be able to find out if you have a valid case of unlawful discrimination and if it s considered that you have been unlawfully discriminated against then ultimately you can take the matter through to an Employment Tribunal but it s important that you seek legal advice first from one or more of the organisations above before taking that step What is important is that you do not have to tolerate unlawful discrimination and that laws are in place to protect you from it Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Agree completely that discrimination should never be tolerated but the problem can be proving it especially something like age discrimination It can often take several instances before anything provable occurs although you should log and complain about every occasion and note when and to whom you complained If no action is taken move higher up the ladder Will 17 Sep 12 2 43 PM I am a forklift driver and work nights there was an accident in which I was involved in and was told at the time of the investigation as I was being interviewed that I was to attend a hearing The policy states that once the investigation has been finalised then the investigating officer will consult with HR to make a decision which was not done because he has written it in my interview that I will be called to a hearing I was notified a week later that I was to attend a hearing of which was suspended due to the investigation not being completed adequately Is this discrimination Maria 12 May 12 11 27 AM Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname

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  • The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe
    which contain the most important points from your briefing preferably in bullet point form where possible You should keep clarity at the very front of your thoughts when devising your briefing Keep your language simple concise and leave no room for any ambiguities or misunderstandings Photographs or video in particular can be very successful in getting your message across where it s appropriate For example showing a picture of the result of a person with a fractured leg as a result of a trip or fall when they ve slipped on an unsafe surface will be far more effective than telling your audience that is what could happen to them too if they don t clean up any spillages they might make They know that already and probably don t think it would happen to them but when they visually see the results it plants the possibility in their minds much more clearly and makes them more aware Employee Participation in a Presentation Safety presentations or briefings aren t the most capturing of subjects to keep your audience entertained but in addition to using visual aids engaging your audience to get involved in the presentation can also help cement the importance of the safety briefing You may have different sections you need to cover so you should invite questions after each section and be prepared to answer them You should also use this opportunity to ask your audience if there is anything they don t understand are not sure of or if they are in need of further clarification In some instances you might be able to get your audience to participate in practical demonstrations which highlight ways in which you should and shouldn t do things for example how to lift a heavy box off the floor and place it on a table correctly if the job entails that There is after all a right way and a wrong way to do even that seemingly simple a task The crucial element to remember is that to keep safe at work the importance of clear instructions cannot be underestimated enough and the more interesting ways you can think of to put your message across the more likely your employees will get the message and understand the importance of it Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work Creating a Harmonious Peaceful Workplace Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case

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  • The Role of the Occupational Health Manager
    term it also means that staff turnover rates will be lower and this will also enable a company to keep staff recruitment and training costs to a minimum Other areas in which an occupational health manager would get involved might include things like pre employment health screening which would determine whether or not certain job applicants are fit enough both physically and mentally to do the job for which they are applying It could also incorporate things like drug testing trying to rectify prolonged absence through sickness and even issues around bullying In fact a good occupational health manager is not simply there to benefit the company but to provide the workforce with a useful resource which they can use to find out more about any general or specific health and fitness queries they might have even if they are not poorly but simply wish to improve upon their existing good health and fitness Some smaller companies will obviously not have the resources to appoint a specialist occupational health manager but in adopting an holistic approach to the welfare of their workforce and where possible engaging them in discussions about their health and welfare and listening to how as an employer you might be able to assist them in these areas it is likely to make for a more productive healthier workforce Previous Page Next Page You might also like Business Strategies That Improve Safety The Cost of Breaching Health and Safety Regulations Workplace Harassment Dealing With Discrimination at Work The Importance of Clear Instructions to Keep Safe Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so worried in case 15 February 2016 emma Re Do I Need a Hygiene Certificate to Make Sandwiches I work in a nursery which has a cook who works mornings In the afternoons the staff prepare the 12 February 2016 Law

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