Human Resources - GP
Introduction of new policy format.
The policy name has been changed from Working Alone Policy and Procedure to Lone Working Policy and Procedure.
The policy has more clearly recognised the importance of risk assessments prior to the delivery of a service by a lone worker, and has defined the procedure to ensure that appropriate resources are available to promote the health, safety and welfare of lone workers.
The policy has been converted to the new policy format. The policy references the Infection Control and Decontamination Policy and Procedure and governs the interaction between the two policies.
Policy has been converted into new policy format. Policy references relevant legislation and guidance. Policy also makes it clear what is considered smoking and the sanctions for breaching the policy.
Converted to new policy format. Clarification added to the procedure to make it clear that this policy applies to all protected characteristics, not just race and sex. The protected characteristics have been fully outlined. The amendments also provide a clear structure to follow should a complaint of bullying or harassment be raised.
This policy has been extensively updated. Updates include: employer obligations in relation to pension auto-enrolment, additional reference to when matters are contractual and could result in disciplinary action, general conduct on social media, and more. It is recommended that staff be notified and provided with a new copy of this employee handbook within 28 days.