10 Mar Do you have your staff’s next-of-kin details?
If a member of your staff were to become seriously ill or die whilst in your employment, who would you need to notify?
If they die, then you would contact the police; if they were seriously ill, you would probably call for an ambulance or contact their doctor. You do have their doctor’s contact details?
But what about their next-of-kin? Asking for and recording such details may not be something that you have done when engaging staff, but it’s worth thinking about.
A recent death in precisely these circumstances has highlighted the need to ask for such information and keep it safe, should it be needed. It is not a legal requirement, but if you could contact the next-of-kin at such a time, we’re sure it would be appreciated.