Most companies will have a social media or social networking policy in place, alongside other policies that you should be aware of and expected to follow in the course of your work.
It is recognised that you will also use the Internet for personal purposes and that you may participate in social networking on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
However, in order to ensure that the confidentiality and reputation of HR GO and that of our clients is protected when you use social media you are required to:
Failure to follow this policy may result in disciplinary action.
Drugs and Alcohol
You must not work under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any controlled substances. Clients are within their right to either request you to participate in a breathalyser test or to refuse to allow you to continue the assignment if they are suspicious of your behaviour.
Smoking (inc. E-cigarettes)
Smoking is banned in all public places in accordance with the Health Act 2007.
This applies to drivers that use a company vehicle or use his or her own private vehicle for company business. Smoking is banned in a company vehicle when it is shared by two or more workers (even if they do not use the vehicle at the same time). Smoking is only allowed in the vehicle if it is being used for the sole private use of the driver and it is not being used by anyone else either as a driver or a passenger.
It is the legal responsibility of anyone who drives, manages or is responsible for order and safety in a vehicle to prevent people from smoking.
The above rule applies equally to ‘E-cigarettes’ which are battery powered products that release a visible vapour that contains liquid nicotine that is inhaled by the user.
All policies are available to you, please talk to your consultant if you would like to find out more.