Emergency Management: In-depth

Friday, July 23, 2021

All organisations must have appropriate emergency response plans in place for coping during any unforeseen crisis or disaster that threatens to interrupt their normal operation. This includes emergencies caused by power cuts and fires, by adverse weather events, such as heatwaves, floods and extreme winter conditions, and those caused by serious security alerts, such as terrorism and bomb threats. Plans should be supported by effective business continuity management arrangements which cover how essential services will be maintained during a crisis and how the business will be recovered as quickly as possible afterwards.

Absence, Leave and Holiday Entitlement: Resources

Thursday, July 22, 2021

It is very important to keep accurate records of staff absences both for sickness and other reasons. Staff are required to follow procedures for requesting leave and for notifying sickness absence. In the case of long-term sickness or regular short term sickness absence employers will request a medical report to get medical advice on the employee’s condition.

Contracts of Employment: Resources

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out the minimum written information that employers are required to give employees about their employment. Many employers provide this information in a contract of employment which covers other important matters in the employment relationship with the employee.

Pay and Benefits: Resources

Thursday, July 22, 2021

These forms are available for you to download as Microsoft Word documents which can be saved and edited as required.

Accidents and Serious Incidents: Recording and Reporting (Scotland) Policy

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

This policy sets out the values, principles and procedures underpinning this care provider’s approach to the recording and reporting of accidents and serious incidents in line with the requirements of the national health and social care standards, My Support, My Life, and the reporting requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) under RIDDOR.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Test and Trace: Contingency Planning Policy

Monday, July 19, 2021

This policy sets out the actions to be taken in the event of a staff member receiving an NHS/Public Health England test and trace alert and who has been identified as a contact of someone who has independently tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

Employee Factsheet: Coronavirus

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A serious outbreak of the coronavirus around the world has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare it a pandemic.