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22/07/2014 - 10:17am
Inspections are always a nervy thing for school officials to prepare for; they require plenty of time for preparation which can mean taking vital resources away from other important areas of the school. There’s worry too that people in-house may not have the right skills or approach to represent the school in order to conquer the all-important inspection.
14/07/2014 - 1:45pm
1. What is your role at Park City? HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSULTANT 2. What would you say is your best attribute? What do you bring to Park City?25 YEARS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPERIENCE BOTH AS AN H&S MANAGER IN A LARGE NATIONAL COMPANY AND AS A CONSULTANT COVERING DIVERSE BUSINESS OPERATIONS. I LIKE TO FEEL I HAVE A VERY PRACTICAL AND PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO HEALTH AND SAFETY.
14/07/2014 - 1:44pm
On the 16 May 2014 document checks with regards to right to work were changed. The new changes were put in force by the UKBA to simplify the civil penalty scheme for employers. The changes include a reduction to the acceptable list of documents for right to work checks, the travel document has been removed along with work permits and general Home Office letters. The frequency of follow up checks has been changed for employees with time-limited right to work and now needs to be carried out when their permission to be in the UK expires.
14/07/2014 - 1:43pm
Eighteen male caretakers and maintenance workers who lodged a claim with an employment tribunal this year have been awarded £460,000 in pay back for being paid less than their female colleagues. Each of the eighteen men have received between £27,000 - £31,000 which covers back pay for 6 years’ service including pension entitlement. In addition they will also receive an increase to their annual salary of around £4,000 extra a year.
14/07/2014 - 1:42pm
From 30 June 2014 every employee has the right to request flexible working. As part of that right, employees can expect their request to be considered "in a reasonable manner" by employers. An employee has a statutory right to request flexible working once a year as long as they have 26 weeks continuous service.
14/07/2014 - 1:41pm
Do they use hand held tools or other machinery which creates vibration? If so you are probably aware that there are limits to the amount of vibration that they can tolerate, as excessive vibration can lead to permanent damage, for example “white finger”.
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