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Dignity pledge to help disabled workers

In January 2014, Dignity was awarded the disability Two Ticks Symbol by Jobcentre Plus.

The symbol identifies those employers who have agreed to meet five commitments regarding the recruitment, employment, retention and career development of disabled people.

Dignity is now authorised to display the Two Ticks Symbol on recruitment adverts, application forms and other HR literature.

Dignity has committed to:

  • Interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities;
  • Ensure there is a mechanism in place to discuss, at any time, but at least once a year, with disabled employees what can be done to make sure they can develop and use their abilities;
  • Make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment;
  • Take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work.

Health & Safety training

The combined weight of a deceased and a coffin has frequently been reported in regional and national media as a significant issue at the time of a funeral as it occasionally presents unfortunate challenges with regard to where the funeral can take place e.g. maximum capacity permitted at a particular crematorium.

From a funeral directing perspective, knowledge of such aspects allows Dignity to advise clients appropriately on the options available at their time of need. In addition, it allows us to allocate the necessary resources to each funeral in terms of equipment and employees.

The manual handling regulations stipulate that knowledge of the weight to be lifted is intrinsic to the risk assessment process. Dignity are in the process of installing electronic weighing machines with a view to assisting our high levels of service to clients combined with ensuring compliance with our welfare obligations to employees.