Employees are required requested to follow the measures diligently, to sustain a healthy and safe workplace in this unique environment.
It is important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions. Huck Construction Ltd (The Company) will always treat your private health and personal data with high confidentiality and sensitivity.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of additional governmental guidelines. When these occur, we will update employees as soon as possible by email.
Sick leave arrangements
If you have cold symptoms, such as a new continuous cough and/or fever, or feel poorly, request sick leave or work from home.
If you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can return to work only after you are fully recovered, with a doctor’s note confirming your recovery.
Work from home requests
If you are feeling ill, but you are able to work, you can request to work from home where applicable (e.g. office based staff).
If you have recently returned from areas with a high number of COVID-19 cases (based on CDC announcements), we will ask you to work from home for 14 calendar days, and return to work only if you are fully asymptomatic. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of being infected yourself, request working from home. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
If you are a parent and you have to stay at home with your children, request working from home where this applies (e.g. if you are office based). If you works are site based (i.e. carrying out construction works) contact your manager to make arrangements.
If you need to provide care to a family member infected by COVID-19, request working from home. You will only be permitted to return to the office 14 calendar days after your family member has fully recovered, provided that you’re asymptomatic or you have a doctor’s note confirming you do not have the virus. You will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any colleagues during this time.
Please note that should safe site working (being able to maintain social distancing of 2m from others whilst working) projects may have to be postponed and affected employees ‘Furloughed’ for a period of time whilst receiving 80% of their salaries as per the Government measures declared during the COVID 19 pandemic.
All work trips and events will be cancelled/postponed until further notice.
In-person meetings shall be done virtually where possible, especially with non-company parties (e.g. candidate interviews and partners). We will communicate via emails, Skype, conference calling, etc as needed.
If you normally commute to the office by public transportation and do not have other alternatives, you can request to work from home as a precaution.
General hygiene rules
Wash your hands regularly throughout the day, after using the toilet, before eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (following the 20 seconds hand washing recommendations.
Regularly apply hand sanitiser which is supplied by the Company.
Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it properly and don’t put into a pocket or bag, and wash/sanitise your hands immediately.
Open windows regularly to ensure open ventilation.
Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.
It is the policy of Huck Construction Ltd to provide customers with a high quality service.
The overall policy of the company is to provide the people, organization and resources to supply our customers with the products and services that satisfy their requirement in every respect. Furthermore it is Huck Construction Ltd policy to continually improve our quality by monitoring, measuring and enhancing our quality and procedural systems.
Implementation of the Quality Policy is the responsibility of every member of staff, starting with the Managing Director, who takes policy decisions which enable the correct action to be implemented throughout the organisation.
The Quality Policy has the full support of Senior Management and, together with Procedures, ensures that activities are controlled in a manner compatible with achieving required service levels and obligations effectively. It is mandatory that all staff adhere to the procedures in order to achieve a consistent approach to quality assurance.
- We strive to be perceived by our customers as a company whose products, service and support consistently exceed those of our competitors.
- We will continuously improve our products, services and processes using clearly defined methodologies and making data based decisions.
- We constantly work to build a company that is regarded by employees as one they are proud to work for, that communicates with them, listens and responds appropriately, values them and invests in them.
- In the event that one of our customers has a problem with our products or our actions, we will react immediately and decisively to overcome it.
- Wherever possible we will do what we have agreed to do, keeping our customers informed of progress.
- We strive to be the preferred supplier for our products and services in our chosen field.
Huck Construction Ltd recognises a responsibility to effectively manage and address the key environmental issues created by and impacting on our business. Effective environmental management contributes to our successful overall performance. Huck Construction Ltd will achieve this by:
- Having an awareness and understanding of all relevant statutory legislation to ensure compliance.
- Meeting or improving upon relevant legislative, regulatory and environmental codes of practice.
- Incorporating environmental issues into the decision making process.
- Developing a relationship with suppliers and contractors so that we all recognise our environmental responsibilities.
- Educating employees so that they carry out their activities in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Ensuring all employees (including sub-contractors) are made aware and understand the policy and potential environmental impact of our business activity.
- Ensure efficient use of natural resources by minimising waste and conserving energy and water.
- Endeavouring to keep transport use minimised.
- Manage work and resources on site to minimise waste and avoid pollution.
- Recycle waste where possible.
- Source and use recycled building materials where possible.
- Utilise efficient machinery where possible.
- Provide the information necessary to ensure that materials used are properly stored and disposed of.
- Minimise any disturbance to the environment and to the quality of life of the local communities in which the company operates; liasing with local communities where required.
- Take due care and attention to prevent nuisance on site.
- Committing to continual improvement and management of business activities that could impact upon the environment.
- Promoting the efficient use of resources, energy and fuel throughout our operations.
- Co-operate with Clients, regulatory bodies and the communities in which we operate.
Huck Construction Ltd will endeavour to review and update the Environmental Policy on a regular basis to ensure that it accurately reflects our environmental impact and objectives.
Huck Construction Ltd acknowledges that they have a responsibility to consider the environmental implications of its corporate business strategy and to support policies and practices that will provide a responsible approach to the environmental management of the business.
To fulfill this commitment, the Managing Director has been appointed to oversee the businesses environmental responsibilities, and to lead the environmental management of our services, with the support of all our staff, and nominated staff. The objective is to promote and monitor progress of the Huck Construction Ltd environmental policy and management plan, to liaise with key leads and staff as appropriate, to co-ordinate and reinforce strategic environmental objectives.
As a measure of its commitment to the environment, Huck Construction Ltd will:
- Commit to complying with all relevant environmental legislation.
- Maintain effective environmental management, adopting best practice where possible, and striving to continually improve environmental performance.
- Educate, train and motivate employees to understand and undertake their role in preventing, controlling and reducing the Huck Construction Ltd environmental impact.
- Reduce the amount of natural resources used, consistent with good practice, by conserving energy, paper, water, and other materials, and by re-using and re-cycling waste material wherever it is appropriate to do so.
- Encourage our Clients to undertake an environmental impact assessment of new developments, and to adopt a life cycle approach by seeking to balance capital costs and long term running costs.
- Commit to prevent pollution wherever possible.
- For new processes, consider environmental and safety implication before implementation.
- Ensure that where possible suppliers of goods and services to Huck Construction Ltd demonstrate an acceptable standard of environmental performance.
- Consider environmental costs in resourcing, purchasing, transport and distribution decisions.
- Promote awareness of environmental issues both within and outside the Company.
It is company policy that all eligible persons will have equal opportunity of employment and advancement in the board, irrespective of perceived religious belief, political opinion, gender, marital status, age, disability or race. Selection for employment and advancement will be on the basis of ability, qualifications and aptitude to carry out the duties of the post.
There will be no unlawful discrimination direct or indirect or unfair discrimination against any person in recruitment, training, promotion, or in any other way.
All employees should be aware of the various forms that such discrimination can take, guard against them and avoid any action that might influence others to discriminate unlawfully.
Unlawful discrimination means acting in such a way as to place at a disadvantage or treat unlawfully any individual because of factors which are irrelevant in any aspect of the employment relationship.
Direct discrimination means treating a person less favourably on the grounds of religion, political opinion, gender, marital status, age, disability, or race or any other criterion which is not relevant or justified in law.
Indirect discrimination occurs where a requirement or condition which is not relevant or justified in law is applied equally, but is of such a nature as to be unfavourable for particular groups in that a considerably smaller proportion of the group can comply with it.
Victimisation means treating a person less favourably because they have made or intend to make a complaint or have assisted an individual Employee in asserting their rights under the Fair Employment, Sex Discrimination, or Equal Pay legislation.
Individuals have a legal right to make a complaint without prejudice to their existing, potential or future employment opportunities
Harassment means any behaviour, deliberate or otherwise which is offensive to an individual or group and which may threaten an employee’s job security or create an intimidating work environment.
There are more subtle and unconscious forms of unlawful discrimination which may not easily be identified.
These may result from general assumptions about the capabilities, characteristics and interests of particular groups or individuals which influence the way in which they are treated. They may also take the form of applying conditions or requirements, without considering whether they operate disproportionately to the disadvantage of particular groups.
Recruitment, Promotion and Training
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Huck Construction Ltd will endeavour to reach the widest possible labour market. Public advertisements will not indicate, or appear to indicate, an intention to discriminate in selection for recruitment, promotion or training. Nothing will be stated which might be interpreted as reflecting any form of discrimination.
A short statement promoting the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy will be included in all advertisements.
Employees will be given equal opportunities in training and development to enable them to acquire necessary skills and give them the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
The composition of, employees, applicants or employment and appointees will be monitored on the basis of gender, marital status, age perceived religious affiliation and disability to measure the effectiveness of this policy. Monitoring provides an objective view on the existence and progress of equality of opportunity
We do not discriminate against any employee and act in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. We endeavour to adhere to these regulations by not placing employees with a disability at a disadvantage.
When recruiting, we will employ the best suited person for the job. If a person with a disability meets all the selection criteria we will without discrimination make it possible for them to apply in the same way as anyone else.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for staff to discriminate directly or indirectly, or harass customers or clients because of the protected characteristics of disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation in the provision goods and services.
- All employees of Huck Construction Ltd whether part time, full time or temporary will be treated fairly and equally.
- Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.
- All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.
- Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all.
- No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
- The commitment to diversity and equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.
- Breaches of our diversity and equality policy will be regarded as misconduct and could lead to disciplinary proceedings.
- This policy is fully supported by senior management and has been agreed with trade unions and employee representatives (insert details if appropriate).
- The policy will be reviewed and updated annually.