The Right to Disconnect



PARTICIPANT PROFILE:

Any member of staff who is involved in the management of staff including business owners, managers, line managers, supervisors, HR staff.

COURSE AIMS:

On completion of this course participants will have
An understanding of the Code of Practice on the Right to Disconnect
An understanding of the responsibilities of management outlined in this code
An understanding of the requirements of a Right to Disconnect Policy

COURSE OUTLINE:


CODE OF PRACTICE
Purpose of the Code
Relevant Legislation

EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS
Providing information to employees of what their normal working hours are reasonably expected to be
Ensuring that employees take rest periods
Ensuring a safe workplace, including reviewing their risk assessment and, where necessary their safety statement
Not penalising an employee for acting in compliance with any relevant provision or performing any duty or exercising any right

EMPLOYEE OBLIGATIONS
Ensuring that they manage their own working time in so much that they can
Taking reasonable care to protect their safety, health and welfare and the health and that of co-workers.
Cooperating fully to record working time including when working remotely.
Being mindful of their colleagues’, customers’/clients’ and all other people’s right to disconnect
Notifying the employer of any rest break to which they are entitled to and were not able to avail of.
Being conscious of their work pattern and aware of their work-related wellbeing and taking remedial action if necessary.

POLICY
Purpose and Scope
Employer and Employee Obligations in relation to Working time
Normal Working Time
Out of Hours Communication
Meetings
Working across global time zones (if applicable)

MECHAISM TO RAISE CONCERNS

Q&A

MODULE LENGTH:

90 Minutes

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Gain practical guidance and best practice on the implementation of a Right to Disconnect Policy
Enable participants to foster a positive, balanced workplace culture with regards to work life balance