Stress UPDATED October 23, 2011Posted by eddiefitz in Carphone Warehouse, Health & Safety, Irlam, Kelvin Close, News, Opal, Preston, Rights, Shops, SMC, Stanford House, Stress, TalkTalk, TTT, Warrington, Wednesbury.
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Management Standards for work related stress
Under UK law, employers have a ‘duty of care’ to protect the health, safety and welfare of all employees while at work. They also have to assess the risks arising from hazards at work including work-related stress.
What are the Management Standards for work related stress?
The Management Standards define the characteristics, or culture, of an organisation where the risks from work related stress are being effectively managed and controlled.
The Management Standards cover six key areas of work design that, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health and well-being, lower productivity and increased sickness absence. In other words, the six Management Standards cover the primary sources of stress at work.
see http://www.hse.gov.uk/stress/standards/ for the six Management Standards
Part time workers and PC users October 22, 2011Posted by eddiefitz in Carphone Warehouse, Health & Safety, Kelvin Close, News, Opal, Part Time Workers, Preston, Rights, Shops, SMC, Stanford House, Stress, Wednesbury.
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Part time workers and PC users
Yet, this can be concidered unreasonable for all workers. In particular when working with a PC monitor and keyboard or in need of drinks and toilet breaks.
If you are a part timer and instructed by your manager that you are not entitled to a break then concider asking for small “comfort breaks” to allow time away from the your desk to stretch your legs and have a break from the PC.
The regulations may state one thing but your body and mind may tell you another and you need a break. Afterall your full time colleagues have a break every two to three hours on average so why cant a part timer?
The regulations for PC oprators is covered by regulations on the link below.
Most jobs provide opportunities to take a break from the screen, eg to do filing
or photocopying. Make use of them. If there are no such natural breaks in your
job, your employer should plan for you to have rest breaks. Frequent short
breaks are better than fewer long ones.
other links of interest.
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Graham and Frank Lang, fellow CWU rep at Opal, have recently been spreading the word to fellow TalkTalk group workers at the nearby Kelvin Close site, also in Warrington. If you work for TalkTalk in the North West and want to speak to Graham, you can contact him on 07828 673847 or email@example.com
Why did you decide to become a rep?
The reason for me becoming a Rep at Opal was after a good hard working person was given a Final Written warning for an offence that should have been thrown out. Weeks later she left the company. There are people who don’t know how to speak up. They just need good independent advice so they can make empowered decisions to defend themselves.