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Welcome to Rullions
Health, Safety and Employment Open Day 21st
September 2006
Presentation Team
  • Martin Garratt
  • Managing Director Rullion Personnel
  • Alison Eastham
  • Group Health Safety and Environmental Manager
  • Howard Marshall
  • Group Human Resources Manager

Introduction to Rullion
  • Rullion Group
  • Alltrades
  • Computer
  • Engineering
  • Personnel
  • Solutions
  • Management Services

  • To demonstrate the impact good Health Safety
    Employment Management has on both our business
  • To expand your understanding of the legislation
    that governs the recruitment industry
  • To help you improve your recruitment supply chain
    management through better understanding of the
    standards expected of our industry.
  • To describe how Rullion can work in partnership
    with you.

Comment from the Chairman
  • As Rullion Group Chairman, I take ultimate
    responsibility for promoting actively
    practicing Rullions philosophy relating to
    Health, Safety Welfare, to ensuring that
    Workers are placed with Clients ethically
  • Themis Saoulli

  • HS and Temporary Workers
  • Legislation and terminology
  • Responsibilities
  • How Rullion can help
  • Break
  • Managing Temporary Workers
  • Contractual considerations when using temporary
  • How to mitigate risks
  • What Rullion can do to help
  • Legal Update
  • HS and employment law
  • Lunch and Advice Clinic

Health and Safety
  • Alison Eastham
  • Group Safety Health and Environmental Manager

HSE Statistics 2005/6
  • 35 million working days lost due to work related
    ill health and injury
  • Equates to 1.5 days per worker
  • Average salary cost per head to UK business is
    132 PA
  • 35 million days
  • 28 million due to work related ill health
  • 7 million due to workplace injury

  • HS At Work Act
  • Sections 2 and 3
  • Management of HS At Work Regs
  • Reg. 11 Co-operation and Co-ordination
  • Reg. 12 Persons Working in host employers or
    self employed persons undertakings
  • Reg. 15 Temp Workers
  • Employment Agencies Act 1974
  • Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses
    Conduct Regulations
  • Agency Workers Guidance (HSE/DTI)

  • Work Seeker Employment Agencies Conduct Regs
  • A work seeker is a person to whom an agency or
    employment business provides, or holds themselves
    out as being capable of providing, work-finding
    services.  (Temporary worker/contractors)
  • Employment Business
  • An organisation which supplies persons to act
    for, and under the control of, other persons (the
    hirer) in any capacity. (Temporary or contract
  • Employment Agency
  • An organisation introducing jobseekers to
    potential permanent employers. (Permanent

Rullion is both an Employment Business and an
Employment Agency
Contractual terminology
  • Employment Contract
  • Worker is a direct employee of the company
    issuing the contract
  • Contract of Service (Employment Contract)
  • Worker is an employee of the company issuing the
    contract but the terms of their employment are
    that they work under the supervision, direction
    and control of a 3rd party
  • Contract for Services
  • The worker has a self-employed status and is
    neither employed by the hirer nor the employment
  • Terms of Business
  • Business to Business contract used for Ltd. Co.
  • Expresses terms of trading only.
  • Workers self employed or employees of Ltd. Co.

Temporary workers placed through Rullion operate
  • A Contract for Services
  • Or
  • Terms of Business
  • and therefore have
  • Self-employed status (PAYE)
  • Or, are employed by the Ltd Co that pays them.

Relationship Communication Triangle
Relationship Communication Triangle
Work Seeker Ltd Co/PAYE
Employment Business
HS Responsibility
  • Due to Reg. 11 (Co-operation and Co-ordination)
    and the Relationship/Communication Triangle,
    the REC States
  • The practical effect of Health and Safety
    legislation is a joint responsibility for the
    Health and Safety of temporary workers between
    the employment business and the client
    organisation (hirer)
  • Supported by HSE and DTI in agency workers

HS Responsibilities
  • Important to have clarity
  • Employment Business
  • All pre-assignment checks
  • All ongoing liaison and communication
  • Any required support service as required
  • Client
  • All on assignment activities supervision/directi
  • Temp worker
  • As employee but including communication with
    employment business and client and PPE provision
    where applicable

HS Information required from Temporary Workers
  • Health/disability information
  • Career history
  • Qualifications/certifications
  • Skills cards/HS passport schemes (Where
  • Working Time Regulations (PAYE)
  • Age Young Workers
  • References
  • Ensure workers are fit and suitable

HS Information required from Client
  • Site Address
  • Name of Manager
  • Job title
  • Job description role requirements
  • Start time
  • Any specific qualifications/skills or qualities
  • Any HS risks, and controls to manage them
  • Personal Protective Equipment required

Two way communication is essential
How Can Rullion Help
  • Workers HS Guidance Handbook
  • Training for all Rullion staff re. HS
  • Client and/or worker presentations/training
  • Internet
  • Industry body affiliations CITB (CSCS)/JIB etc.
  • Newsletters

  • Accident investigation reports/RIDDOR reports
  • Client visits
  • Client days
  • SHE Manager
  • Dedicated Service partnership with Clients
  • Bond


Case Study - United Utilities
  • Drivers
  • Liaison meetings
  • Newsletter
  • Training
  • Joint working party UU and Rullion
  • Rullion actively monitoring licence compliance.
  • Rullion undertaking annual training recap
  • Joint training planned

Case Study United Utilities
  • Client comment
  • Regular meetings have improved working together.
    There is
  • Better understanding of needs from both UUOS and
  • Higher profile of HS issues relating to tanker
    drivers responsibilities
  • Improved knowledge of the transport industry i.e.
    tachographs and VOSA
  • We would now like to see Rullion strengthen their
    service to us to provide a higher number of
    stand-by drivers.

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Howard MarshallGroup HR Manager
Managing Temporary Workers
  • The contract for service
  • The Employment Tribunal Service view on temporary
  • Recent cases involving Temporary Workers
  • How can Rullion help

Employment tribunal service statistics 2005 / 2006
  • Increase in claims from 86,000 to 115,000
  • Types of claims
  • Increase in multiple claims
  • Primarily claims about equal pay
  • Largest number of claims were for unfair
  • Highest growth in claims were working time
  • Compensation levels remained static for all cases
  • Highest award 985,000
  • Average award (all claims) 5,000

The tribunals view on contract / temporary workers
  • There have been numerous cases surrounding the
    employment status of temporary workers
  • The tribunals are looking to determine an
    employee relationship within the triangular
  • A number of recent cases have been used to test
    the possibility of an employee relationship

Recent cases
  • Brook Street v Dacas (2004)
  • Key points
  • Client Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Greater than 12 months service with Brook
  • Continuous with one client
  • Assignment termination due to a dispute between
    Dacas and the Council
  • Decision
  • Worker could be employee of end user due to
    implied contract of employment

Recent cases
  • Bunce v SkyBlue (2005)
  • Key Points
  • Mutuality of obligation raised due to successive
    number of short term contracts via Sky Blue
  • Control was delegated to the client by Sky Blue
  • Decision
  • Contract for service was clear and unequivocal
  • Mr Bunce was not an employee of Sky Blue

Recent cases
  • RNLI v Bushaway (2005)
  • Key points
  • Mrs Bushaway placed on a temp contract
  • Offered a full time post
  • Left after 7 months in post due to dispute
  • Decision
  • As there was no break in service between
    temp/perm role and the job she undertook as a
    temp was the same as her contract of employment
  • Combined temp/perm service equated to more than
    12 months and tribunal therefore found in her

Recent cases
  • Muscat v Cable and Wireless (2005)
  • Key points
  • Dacas case not fully tested
  • Continuous service with one client
  • TUPE transfer in 2001
  • No change to role
  • Decision
  • He was an employee of CW
  • There existed an implied contract of employment
  • The conduct of the parties was considered key

  • Tribunals are attempting to find an implied
    contract of employment
  • These cases have all centred around the implied
    contract of employment being between the client
    and the worker
  • Stresses the importance of robust contract terms
  • Stresses the importance of continual review of
    such terms
  • Each case will rely on its individual merits

Recent cases
  • Ncube others v 24/7 Support Services Ltd
  • Key points
  • Bank nurses claimed they were employees of 24/7
  • 24/7 delivered compulsory training
  • 24/7 appraised the bank nurses
  • 24/7 subjected workers to disciplinary procedures
  • Decision
  • The tribunal found for the bank nurses

What can rullion offer to ensure we all stay out
of tribunals?
  • We ensure
  • that our terms and conditions cover all
    eventualities relating to cessation of an
    assignment, taking into account recent case
  • that supplied workers understand their
    relationship with ourselves and the client
  • that we manage all contractual arrangements

What can rullion offer to ensure we all stay out
of tribunals? Contd
  • We ensure
  • that we communicate agreed rate increases
  • that negotiations are managed through us
  • that we manage all assignment terminations
  • that wherever we can, we identify any problems
    that may create an employee relationship

How do we do this?
  • Through the provision of training to our
    recruitment consultants
  • Through the development of relationships with our
  • By taking the time to discuss the clients
    requirement with our candidates
  • Through constant communication

What else can we do?
  • We can offer training / presentations on how to
    manage temporary workers to your supervisors /
    managers to include
  • how not to create an employment contract
  • training, only as required to carry out the job
  • no additional payments outside the contract
  • no disciplinary action
  • no performance reviews

What else can we do?
  • We offer our assistance to resolve workplace
  • Contractual review assistance
  • Support / helpline advisory service

What else can we do?
  • Tell us -
  • Your feedback is important

Legal Update
Health Safety Legislation/Consultation
  • HSC/E Draft Simplification Plan
  • Proposals for revised Asbestos Regs ACOP
  • Construction (Design Management) Regs
  • Fire Reform Order

HSC/E Draft Simplification Plan
  • Aim
  • Simplify legislation
  • Reduce admin burden
  • Consider alternative enforcement methods
  • Consultation for initial plan completed Jan 06
  • Key themes
  • Forms review Merger with other regulators
    Sensible risk management Explore alternatives
    to regulation Guidance Penalties
    Legislative and enforcement incentives.
  • Currently with Cabinet Office Better Regs.
    Officials for their view

Revised Asbestos Regs. And ACOP
  • Aim is to consolidate 3 sets of legislation
  • Control of Asbestos At Work Regs 2002
  • Asbestos (Licensing) Regs 1983 (amended)
  • Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regs 1992 (amended)
  • Changes Inc
  • Redefining the word Asbestos
  • Replacing the use of action levels
  • Introducing a new Control Limit 0.1 f/cm3
    removing short-term exposure limits
  • Amendments to the fibre counting methods used
  • Expanding the list of training requirements
  • Changes to the licence and clearance certificate
  • HSC approved on 25th July Nov or Dec 2006?

CDM Regulations
  • Deferred until April 2007
  • Guidance anticipated for Jan 07
  • Main Aims
  • Consolidate existing legislation
  • Changes to client duties
  • Empowered Coordinator
  • Designer Duties
  • Demolition
  • No Change to definition for notifiable projects

Fire Reform Order
  • Effective from 1st Oct 2006
  • Replaces existing fire legislation
  • Fire certificates void
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Duty to undertake
  • Employees
  • Non employees
  • Duty holder responsible person
  • Additional specific requirements for a range of
    other issues.

Employment Legislation Age Discrimination
Age Discrimination
  • Definition
  • Age discrimination can be explained as occurring
    when someone treats a person less favourably
    because of that persons age, and uses this as a
    basis for prejudice against and unfair treatment
    of that person

Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
  • Regulations to be implemented on 1st October 2006
  • Age discrimination laws must be in place in all
    member states by 2nd December 2006
  • Age Discrimination Guidelines available on
    Rullion Internet Law and Policy section

Age Discrimination
  • The regulations will
  • outlaw mandatory retirement ages below age 65
    (except where they can be objectively justified)
  • give those over 65 the right to request to
    continue working
  • be reviewed in 2011 to consider whether it is
    still necessary to maintain mandatory retirement
    ages at all
  • ban unjustified age discrimination in employment
    terms such as, recruitment, promotion and
    vocational training
  • remove the upper age limit currently in use for
    unfair dismissal and redundancy rights
  • provide at least six months written notice to
    employees in advance of their intended retirement
    date to enable them to plan effectively for

Age Discrimination - Recruitment
  • Age-related criteria or age ranges should not be
    used in advertisements other than to encourage
    applications from age groups which do not usually
  • Adverts should avoid phrases such as 5 years
    experience, minimum 3 years in similar role as
    this may be discriminatory against younger
  • Alternatives such as competent in the area of,
    proven experience in the area of should be

Age Discrimination - Recruitment
  • Specific requirements for a degree may be
    indirectly discriminatory against older people
  • Age criteria must not be taken into account in
    employment decisions but can be used for
    monitoring purposes
  • Any reference to age should be removed from
    employee or candidates CVs prior to submission
    to the recruiting manager
  • Person specifications need to be updated to focus
    on competencies. Interviews should focus on
    skills, knowledge, behaviour and experience as
    opposed to qualifications, except where specific
    role necessary qualifications are required.

Age Discrimination
  • Reward
  • Pay and terms of employment should not be based
    on age-related criteria

Age Discrimination
  • Training Development
  • All employees should be eligible for TD
    programmes and have the same TD opportunities
  • All courses available to everyone so long as
    there is a business need for them to attend
  • Promotions must be awarded based on capability,
    success and achievement

Age Discrimination - Benefits
  • Benefits such as private health insurance are
    generally more expensive for older workers.
    Increased expense however will be no excuse for
    employers to exclude older workers from a scheme
    if the employee is entitled to it.

Age Discrimination - Recruitment
  • Example
  • Our client is looking for experienced barman to
    join a young, vibrant and outgoing team.
  • A good knowledge of wines and cocktails is an
    absolute must. A varied knowledge of different
    spirits would be extremely beneficial as well.
  • Applicants should be well presented and have a
    good grasp of the English language. The hours are
    long but the rewards are handsome. A competitive
    salary will be combined with a share of the tips
    and a quarterly bonus dependent upon performance.
    Training will be given where necessary and an
    ongoing development program will ensure your
    skills remain up to date.
  • Apply now for an immediate interview.

Age Discrimination - Recruitment
  • Answer
  • Key phrase barman to join a young, vibrant
    and outgoing teamDirectly discriminatory on
    the basis of gender. The term barman should be
    replaced with something non gender specific such
    as bartender or barperson.Use of the word
    young is, in this case, indirectly
    discriminatory on the basis of age.

Health, Safety and Employment Open Day21st
September 2006
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