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Sainsbury's HR like all other businesses has a safety policy. This is a legal requirement, the policy says in simple terms what the aims of Sainsbury's are

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GNVQ Intermediate Business: How Businesses Work Task Two:- Human Resources: Health & Safety Business Name: J Sainsbury's PLC (Sainsbury's) GNVQ Intermediate Business: How Businesses Work Task Two:- Human Resources: Health & Safety The Human Resources Involvement With Health And Safety: Health and safety doesn't just occur in HR. It has to be closely and carefully monitored at all times. Human resources must comply with a significant amount of legislation; this is where the human resources part comes into function in this area. Sainsbury's HR like all other businesses has a safety policy. This is a legal requirement, the policy says in simple terms what the aims of Sainsbury's are in relation to health and safety of employees. It also includes key members of staff and actions for carrying out the policy. The policy will include arrangements covering training and instruction, company rules and emergency arrangements. This will be signed by the senior manger; it is revised regularly to be kept up to date. ...read more.

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Customers are also accounted into the health and safety acts for Sainsbury's HR, these include:- * Disability needs accounted for- wheelchair access, lifts, helpers etc * Car parks- checked regularly for trolleys causing hazards, etc. * Customer fire exits- Kept clear at all times. * Shelves- all stacked to the lowest they can be. * Warning signs- always can be visible and heard. * Smoking, drinking, eating- banned in all stores. * Substances and solvents- all kept in unreachable areas for children's safety (3rd or 4th level shelves). * Toilets- checked every half an hour for staff and customers. There are a lot more things human resources do to protect all their customers and employees. Health and safety is important for human resources as it protects their employees and customers, Sainsbury's reputation will not be very good if employees and customers complained about their poor health and safety care. HR want to retain their staff so if Sainsbury's HR employees leave as they are not being looked after, HR will have to interview, ...read more.

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The company which enforces the acts is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which has and inspector who can visit a Sainsbury's store without wanting to investigate and incident or complaint made against them. Usually an environmental health officer will inspect a store and if they find any problems or unsatisfactory working practises they will give the store manager an improvement notice, which means that that store has a specific time to rectify any problems they have. If the store is so poor the office will give it a Prohibition notice which means that the store manager must shut the store down. The store manager can appeal if they think the discussion is unfair but if they lose the appeal and fail to put matters right, Sainsbury's HR can be fined a huge amount of money. If this is all done correctly it will mean:- 1. Good protection of employees 2. Great protection of customers 3. Risks and health related mistakes avoided 4. Sainsbury's reputation protected ?? ?? ?? ?? Dervis Kemal 10ET GNVQ Intermediate Business How Businesses Work- 1 Task Two:- Human Resources: Health & Safety ...read more.

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