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Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment 201 TC2-1 2 4 32 31/12/2013

Unit purpose and aim
This unit is about understanding employment rights; health, safety and security; how to work with others and how to manage and improve own work in a business environment.

Learning Outcomes The Learner will: 1 Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer

Assessment Criteria The Learner can: 1.1 Identify the main points of contracts of employment

Knowledge, understanding and skills 1.1 The main points of contracts of employment will include: • Job description • Start date • Rate and date of pay • Hours of work • Holiday entitlement • Location • Sick pay arrangements • Notice periods • Information on discipline and grievance, pensions and pension schemes or if not included where to find out about them 1.2 Legislation such as: • Employment Rights legislation • National Minimum Wage legislation • Employment legislation • Working time Regulations • Part Time Workers 1

1.2 Identify the main points of legislation affecting employers and employees

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Regulations Equality and antidiscrimination legislation

1.3 Identify where to find information on employment rights and responsibilities both internally and externally

1.3 Where to find information on employment rights and responsibilities includes: • Information from internal sources such as line manager, Human Resource department • Information from external sources such as websites (e.g. directgov.co.uk, hse.gov.uk) or representative bodies for example ACAS, Citizens Advice Bureau. 1.4 For example: • advice and guidance • conflict resolution 1.5 Employer responsibilities may include: • Abiding by the relevant areas of legislation appropriate to the workplace including: o Disability Discrimination o Employment Equality o Equality o Sex Discrimination o Equal Pay • Providing employees access to the relevant information • Investigating any issues that arise in relation to equality and diversity employee responsibilities may include: • Following company policies relating to equality and diversity • Treating colleagues with respect • Reporting issues

1.4 Describe how representative bodies can support the employee 1.5 Identify employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment

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1.6 Explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment

1.6 The benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment may include: • creates an environment where employees feel valued and supported • Employers can draw upon the skills and experience of a wide range of people. 2.1 Employer responsibilities include upholding the relevant regulations and legislation Employee responsibilities would include • Following organisational policies and procedures for health, safety and security • Take responsibility for promoting one’s own health and care and that of colleagues • Assessing and managing risks 2.2 For example to ensure the safety and welfare of the individual and others is maintained at all times. 2.3 For example this may include: • following manufacturers’ instructions and organisational policies • complying with training procedures and protocols and company regulations • wearing suitable clothing • maintaining a tidy work area • following basic hygiene procedures • keeping passwords secure

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Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment

2.1 Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security in a business environment

2.2 Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures in a business environment 2.3 Identify ways of maintaining a...
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