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Section 2 – Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment

1. Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security.

If possible, provide relevant health, safety and security policies / documents from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.

The responsibilities of employer for health and safety are to make workplace safe, prevent risk to health, tell their employee any potential hazards from the work , chemicals and other substances used by the firm, and give information, instructions, training and supervision as needed and to ensure the right warning signs are provided and well looked after.

Also, employee responsibilities would be to take reasonable care not to put other fellow employee and member of the public with what to do and what not to do in the course of work. To report any injuries, strains or illnesses suffer as a result of the work and not to interfere with or misuse anything that is been provided for health and safety purposes. To also report anything that can cause accident in the work environment

Security responsibilities of employer and employee includes, keeping password secure, not giving out any password to an unauthorised person and also making sure that no vital information is left on the desk or printer without keeping them safe. Removing equipment from vehicle overnight and looking the equipment room. The purpose of this is to make business environment safe.

2. Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures in a business environment.
Health, safety and security procedures clarify who is responsible for what so as to ensure that organisation has a steady structure that provide a safe, secure and well balanced business environment for everyone. Also, to prevent harm from occurring to employees while they are at work. It does...
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