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Communications part 3

  1. 1. PART 3 Practice plumbing exams ©
  2. 2. . Practice plumbing exams ©
  3. 3. The disability discrimination act came into force in 1995, updated 2005. The act covers all employees Employers are expected to make all reasonable provision/adjustments. The employment equality (sexual orientation and religion or belief) regulations came into force in 2003. No employers are exempt. Discrimination on grounds of religion 2003. Discrimination on grounds of age. Practice plumbing exams ©
  4. 4. The race relations act 1976 defines a persons race though many different factors. It is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of: Skin colour Nationality Ethnic origin Practice plumbing exams ©
  5. 5. There are genuine cases where the discrimination legislation may be ignored. This is an example. Where only members of a given faith may apply to be a hospital chaplain. Practice plumbing exams ©
  6. 6. An employer must give an employee a written statement(Contract of emp) of terms and conditions within two months. The period of notice(Termination) an employer must give to an employee who has worked for the company for twelve years or more is twelve weeks.(1 week if between 1 month and 2 years) Employers are responsible for paying statutory sick pay for twenty eight weeks. Practice plumbing exams ©
  7. 7. Pregnant employees are entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave.(26 ordinary and 26 additional) The new father is entitled to take up two weeks paternity (paid) leave off work. Practice plumbing exams ©
  8. 8. If a company employs fifty or more people they must give thirty days notice before redundancy. They are entitled to a lump sum payment. An employee becomes entitled to holiday pay as soon as they start work. When an employee is sick they would normally require a sick note after four days off. SSP is then an entitlement. Practice plumbing exams ©
  9. 9. An employer must give written reasons for dismissal if the employee has worked for the company for more than 12 months. Practice plumbing exams ©
  10. 10. The national minimum wage applies to all employees excluding apprentices aged 16 to 17. Further detail available 0845 6500 207. JIB states that the guaranteed working week is 37.5hrs. Employers must recognise trade unions if the company has 20 or more employees. Practice plumbing exams ©
  11. 11. Trade unions may apply for recognition under the employment relations 1999. A statement/contract of employment must contain, job title, amount of pay, holiday entitlement, procedures to follow when reporting sick, the start of the holiday year and the grievance procedure to follow. The minimum paid holiday for full time employees is 4 weeks (to be increased). Practice plumbing exams ©
  12. 12. The data protection act requires companies who keep personal data other than for wages, to register with the data protection registrar. Safety policy, customer relations and service agreements must be available to the workforce. Practice plumbing exams ©
  13. 13. The company must keep records of maternity/paternity pay and sick pay. Employment legislation is provided by The Department of Trade and Industry. If a company changes the terms and conditions of employment they must negotiate with the employees. Practice plumbing exams ©
  14. 14. A health and safety policy must be in evidence if the company employs more than 10 people. The pay statement (wage slip) must include, salary, deductions and reasons for deductions. Practice plumbing exams ©
  15. 15. The advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service has a helpline that offers advice on employment disputes. If you have a grievance at work the first person to contact is your supervisor or manager. Apprentices aged 16 or 17 years are allowed reasonable time off work to gain qualifications. Practice plumbing exams ©
  16. 16. If a company employs less than 30 employees, the employer may have a designated person to whom problems can be taken. The health and safety at work act 1974 is to protect you at work and also others around you. Practice plumbing exams ©
  17. 17. The employer is responsible for deducting tax and national insurance from their employees wages. An employee is entitled to make a claim for unfair dismissal after 12 months continuous service. The employment act 2002 gives guidelines on disciplinary and grievance procedures. Practice plumbing exams ©
  18. 18. A company of more than 5 persons must produce a health and safety policy. A company of more than 5 persons must offer employees access to a stakeholder pension scheme. An employer who has not followed the statutory disciplinary and grievance procedures may be summoned to attend an employment tribunal. Practice plumbing exams ©
  19. 19. AMICUS is the trade union that looks after relations for the plumbing industry. The Mechanical Services Sector, covers plumbing, heating and ventilating, gas installation and air conditioning. The career pathway for a plumber is, Trained Plumber – Advanced Plumber – Technical Plumber. See career paths! Practice plumbing exams ©
  20. 20. The level 3 qaulification requires a trainee to do assessments on gas installation work – Water Regulations – Unvented hot water storage systems. The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors is the main organisation representing plumbing employers in England and Wales. Practice plumbing exams ©
  21. 21. When doing lead bossing outside the level of risk is minor or not significant. If a plumber is working in the vicinity of a building that is being demolished and the building contains asbestos work should be suspended until the work area is declared safe. Practice plumbing exams ©
  22. 22. The Building Engineering Services Industry, covers the group of trades that includes plumbing, heating and ventilation, domestic gas and electrical installation. The JIB covers wages and working hours for the plumbing industry. Practice plumbing exams ©