In this assignment, I will be explaining the operational issues in relation to the use of EasyJet’s business’ information. I will begin by defining operational issues and explaining some examples, how some laws can be applicable in this and what EasyJet will need to consider with the development of new systems to manage information and the possible need for more complex software and staff training.
Operational issues are important in running a business since businesses store and manage lots of information and so due to this, policies and procedures must be put in place regarding some of the issues explained below.
Security of information is very important in the workplace. Since EasyJet collects lots of information from lots of avenues, they will need to make sure that the information gathered will be safe and secure and reliable and have some integrity and that no outsider can get access to them especially since most businesses now mostly rely on technology. Businesses will have to make sure that they have the right information in place for when they will need to make business decision
Back-ups. Most businesses will have backups made internal and external data to reduce the problem of losing important information which are stored on business servers. EasyJet also has this measure in place so that they wouldn’t compromise any information they have. They can back up their information by keeping them in another location.
Health and safety. Since there are some health risks in working with technologies, businesses will need to enforce some health and safety policies so that
Organizational policies are the policies that can be related to the use of business information that can ensure that the decisions that affect staff will take full account of their impact, contribute to efficient working relationships and are understanding and consistent.
Business continuance plans; these are measures put in place to ensure that a business will be able to survive a worst-case scenario, e.g. regular information backups. Because of this plan, employees will need to change the way they work e.g. storing information centrally instead of their hard drive.
Data protection act 1998. The 1998 Data Protection Act was passed by Parliament to control the way information is handled and to give legal rights to people who have information stored about them. Researchers must ensure that the data they obtain is kept secure, is only used for lawful purposes and is only kept for as long as it is necessary. This can be applied to the security of information.
The Health ; Safety Regulations (Display Screen Equipment) 1992 was made to apply to all display screen equipment e.g. computer screens. Employers must carry out a risk assessment of workstations used by employees to reduce any identified risks. Employers must ensure that employees take regular and adequate breaks from looking at their screens. Employers must ensure that employees are aware of their entitlement to yearly eye tests, with the cost of the eye test met by the employer in full. Employers must provide their computer users with adequate health and safety training for any workstation they work at. This is related to the health and safety of the employees
Management of Health ; Safety at Work Regulations 1999 this regulation was set to enable the employers undertake an assessment of the risks to health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their work activity. Employers with 5 or more employees should record the significant findings of this risk assessment. This regulation is related to the health and safety of the employee.
Workplace (Health, Safety ; Welfare) Regulations 1992 indicates that the employers have a general duty to ensure that the employees are safe in their workplaces as far is reasonably practicable.
EasyJet will need to consider that with each development of new systems to manage information, they will need to make sure that the information they collect will be secure and will be in line with the data protection act and that their staff will be properly trained for the software to run smoothly.
In this assignment, I have been able to explain the operational issues in relation to the use of EasyJet’s business’ information. I was also able to define operational issues and give some examples, how some laws can be applicable in this and what EasyJet will need to consider with the development of new systems to manage information and the possible need for more complex software and staff training.