Business and Administration Unit 1 Essay

2709 Words Jun 1st, 2012 11 Pages
Unit one: Principles of personal responsibilities and working in a business environment


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Name: Julie Tomey

Section 1 – Know the
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Identify employer and employee responsibilities for health, safety and security.

If possible, provide relevant health, safety and security policies / documents from your workplace (or place of study) to support your answer. These documents should be annotated to highlight the relevant sections.

❖ Employer’s responsibilities are to ensure that the health and safety and the welfare of their employees and other people, by providing a safe and secure place to work. ❖ Employee’s responsibilities are to keep themselves and others safe and free from any harm and to co-operate with their employer and other in meeting their request.

2. Explain the purpose of following health, safety and security procedures in a business environment.

The purpose of following the health, safety and security procedures is clarify who is responsible for doing what within the company and that they have a structure that ensures a safe, secure and healthy business to work within.
The prime role is to protect the employees and to ensure that any visitors, customers and members of the public are not put at risk by anything the business produces, sells, hires out or builds, If they follow the procedures and protect the employees and others from accidents and ill health caused by work, they protect the company from costs associated with accidents and ill health. Then they will

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