Unit one Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment Assessment You should use this file to complete your Assessment. The first thing you need to do is save a copy of this document, either onto your computer or a disk Then work through your Assessment, remembering to save your work regularly When youve finished, print out a copy to keep for reference Then, go to HYPERLINK http//www.vision2learn.com www.vision2learn.com and send your completed Assessment to your tutor via your My Study area make sure it is clearly marked with your name, the course title and the Unit and Assessment number. Please note that this Assessment document has 8 pages and is made up of 7 Sections. Name Mr Paul Omosomwan Section 1 Know the employment rights and responsibilities of the employee and employer 1. Identify four main points that would be included in a contract of employment. If possible, use an example contract to support your answer (feel free to obscure any confidential information). Employers Name Employees Name Place of work Date of commencement of employment 2a) List three key points of legislation that affect employers in a business environment. Health Safety Data Protection Pay and Pensions 2b) List three key points of legislation that affect employees in a business environment. Pension Pay Employment rights and Responsibilities It is basically representative bodies that support employees, you normally sign up to a Union and pay monthly or yearly fee and they are always there for you. They help your job to become more secure, they support you if you lose your job, for disciplinary meetings, your salary, holiday etc. Basically extra support for employees 5. Identify employer and employee responsibilities for equality and diversity in a business environment. You should give at least two employer responsibilities and two employee responsibilities. If possible, provide relevant equality and diversity procedures from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections. Employer responsibilities are- 6. Explain the benefits of making sure equality and diversity procedures are followed in a business environment. Your answer should include one benefit for the employer, one benefit for the employee and one benefit for the overall organisation. The employer will benefit from having equality and diversity procedures in place by preventing unfair discrimination and to treat everyone fairly. The employees will benefit from having these procedures in place as they might learn new things from others with different experiences and perspectives. Plus having a diverse workforce who is treated equally will have social and economic benefits for businesses. Generally, it leads to Stronger working relationships, happier workforce, increased productivity, varied ideas/ talents appreciated within organisation, more openness/ mutual respect with business partners/ customers of differing backgrounds, greater market share. Section 2 Understand the purpose of health, safety and security procedures in a business environment 1a. Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health and safety.
Employers have regulations about health, safety and security. They must ensure that it is safeguarded and is practicable for members of staff, customers, visitors and contractors to ensure their health, safety and welfare within the establishment. This applies to all businesses to fully maintain all equipment and machinery used within the workplace, and to ensure it is all used safely by workers to the required standards. They also have to make sure that the working environment meets the statutory requirements such as ventilation, lighting, toilet, washing and rest facilities. They need to provide the adequate first aid facilities when someone is injured and provide suitable sanitary facilities and clean drinking water. All employees...
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