Making a Protected Disclosure (Whistleblowing Policy)

Introduction We are committed to the highest standards of openness and accountability. If you have concerns regarding our business’ performance, standards or conduct, you should be free to raise those concerns. Any concerns that are personal to your particular circumstances should be dealt with under our grievance procedure. Aims and scope The aims of this […]

Adverse Weather

We recognise that you may face difficulties attending work and returning home during periods of adverse weather conditions. You have no automatic right to pay in the event of travel delays (unless the travel itself constitutes working time) You should make every effort to attend work during adverse weather conditions without putting your health and […]

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking

Policy statement Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have […]

Anti-Bribery

Definition Bribery is the giving or accepting of gifts, money, hospitality or other favours in return for providing something of value to or from another person. The purpose of this policy is to set out our policy to combat bribery. You are not permitted to: accept any financial or other benefit from any person in […]

Data Protection for Employees

1. Overview We take the security and privacy of your data seriously. We need to gather and use information or ‘data’ about you as part of our business and to manage our relationship with you. We intend to comply with our legal obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in respect of data […]

Conduct at Work Related Social Events

This policy should be read alongside our Equal Opportunities policy and Anti-Bullying and Harassment policies. You have a duty to comply with the standards of behaviour required by us and to behave in a responsible manner at all times. We have an expectation of responsible and acceptable standards of conduct at parties or other work-related […]

Driving for the Purposes of Work

Company vehicles Driving licences and driving offences In order to be permitted to use a company vehicle of any kind an employee must hold a full and valid UK driving licence for the relevant type of vehicle. Employees and their partners who drive company vehicles are required to submit up to date copies of their […]

Smoke Free

Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed premises in the workplace. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, consultants, temporary workers, clients and visitors. Appropriate ‘no-smoking’ signs will be clearly displayed at the entrances to and within the premises, and in all smoke-free vehicles. Whilst the use of e-cigarettes, personal vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems […]

Alcohol and Drugs

As a business we have a duty to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare at work of all our employees and clients. Similarly, you have a responsibility to yourself and your colleagues. The use of alcohol and drugs may impair the safe and efficient running of the business […]

Landline and Mobile Phone

Landline phones Telephones are essential for the running of our business. Incoming personal telephone calls are allowed only in the case of emergency. Outgoing calls can only be made with the prior permission of your manager Use of company mobile phones If we provide you with a mobile phone for business purposes, we will pay […]

Social Media

Social media and instant messaging activities can include, but are not limited to: maintaining a profile page on sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. writing or commenting on a blog, whether it is your own or that of another person. use of micro-blogging sites such as Twitter. taking part in discussions on web forums or […]

Use of computer equipment

In order to control the use of the organisation’s computer equipment and reduce the risk of contamination the following rules will apply:- The introduction of new software must first of all be checked and authorised by the (insert position) before general use will be permitted. Only authorised staff should have access to our computer equipment. […]

Confidentiality

All information that: – is or has been acquired by you during, or in the course of your employment, or has otherwise been acquired by you in confidence; relates particularly our business, clients or that of other persons or bodies with whom we have dealings of any sort and; has not been made public by […]

Timekeeping

You must attend work punctually at the required time and you are required to comply strictly with any time recording procedures relating to your area of work. You will be advised of any requirements regarding signing or clocking in and out. You should note that falsely recording your time or completing time recording on behalf […]

Shortage of Work / Redundancy

Should circumstances arise where there is a shortage of work for reasons including (but not limited to) adverse weather, damage to business premises, falling turnover etc, it will be our aim to maintain employment. To attempt to achieve this, we may consider taking any or all of the following steps:- reducing overtime to a workable […]

Flexible Working Policy

We recognise the importance for employees in achieving a balance between work and other commitments. We will give serious consideration to flexible working requests from eligible employees and will endeavour to grant requests where possible. We do however reserve the right not to agree to the request where the job under consideration can only be […]