EMPLOYEE DUTY OF CARE
As employers we have a duty of care to our employees. This means that we should take all steps which are reasonably possible to ensure their:
This isn’t just a legal duty but can also be a key factor in building trust and reinforcing your commitment to your employees. It can help improve staff retention, boost productivity and assist employee engagement.
Requirements Under Employer's Duty of Care Are Wide-Ranging and Include:
Clearly Defining Jobs and Undertaking Risk Assessments,
Consulting Employees on Issues Which Concern Them,
Ensuring a Safe Work Environment,
Ensuring Staff Do Not Work Excessive Hours
Providing Adequate Training and Feedback on Performance,
Providing Areas for Rest and Relaxation,
Providing Communication Channels for Employees to Raise Concerns,
Protecting Staff from Bullying or Harassment,
Protecting Staff from Discrimination.
An employer can be deemed to have breached their duty of care by failing to do everything that was reasonable in the circumstances to keep the employee safe from harm. Employees also have responsibilities for their health and wellbeing at work - for example, they are entitled by law to refuse to undertake work that isn't safe without fear of disciplinary action.
At Comera we run training and awareness for both employees and their managers to ensure they have invested in their own care and those they are responsible for.
We will carry out an initial free consultancy session to talk through these issues, with a view to be instructed to carry out a Gap Analysis or Health Check. We subsequently work with clients to implement a training plan to roll out any changes required and ensure this is communicated and understood by the wider work force.
We look forward to discussing with you how we can assist you further.