Employers must provide their staff with: “ Safe premises Safe machinery and materials Safe systems of work Information, instruction, training and supervision A suitable working environment and facilities.”
Equal opportunities Employers should recognise their responsibility to ensure that workers are given equal opportunities for advancement It is also important to maintain fair rates of pay and recognise the contributions of all employees It is also important to safeguard employees against discrimination in the workplace.
Responsibilities to the broader community There’s a good chance that your business operations will have a direct impact on the surrounding environment and people in the local community However, you can offset the potentially negative impacts by offering training opportunities, employing local people and supporting community initiatives.
Determine ethical responsibilities 2.4 Model ethical behaviour in own work
Managers with good ethical standards will: Take the lead and model ethical behaviour Take colleague’s views into account and explain the ethical reasons for business decisions Include details of business ethics in different forms of communication Encourage discussions about ethical issues Ensure that ethical principles are outlined for all employees Act upon the sound advice and suggestions made by subordinates.
Acting as a role model It is important act in accordance with the codes of conduct and ethics You should show a respect for your colleagues and customers Treat everybody fairly and show appreciation for other people’s contributions Don’t talk behind people’s backs or discriminate for any reason Fulfil your duties, as outlined in the job description.
Acting as a role model Consider the implications of what you say and how you act in the workplace Respect other people’s rights to privacy and freedom of speech Take any feedback into account and don’t burden others with duties that they will struggle to perform Take care when claiming expenses and using resources in the workplace.
Develop and communicate policies and procedures 3.1 Clearly articulate and document policies and procedures to support legal and ethical practice in readily accessible formats
The seven c’s: Context Consistency Completeness Control Compliance Correctness Clarity
Follow these rules on writing clearly: Consider the concerns and requirements of people who will be reading your documentation Use short and uncomplicated words wherever possible Keep your sentences short and focussed Use the active voice (particularly when writing procedures).
Follow these rules on writing clearly: Use bullet points and italics to emphasise important sections of text Break up the text with visuals to clarify meaning Reread your documentation and ensure that it has a clear purpose
Develop and communicate policies and procedures 3.2 Integrate documentation and record keeping requirements into policies and procedures
- Director of Compliance, Head of Compliance, Correspondence, Records of conversations