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It is mandatory for all the hotels to do a pre-employment medical tests done before joining in. Among all other tests, laboratory tests like blood, urine, stool, HIV etc. are done.
As far as Govt. rules are concerned in this, no idea but all organisations whether hotel or any other, pre-employment medical tests are done to understand the medical suitability of a candidate for the job.
I dont know where is your factory located exactly however just for your reference sending you the law....
Rule 71 (11) of HARYANA factories Rules 1952
Before employment, medical examination for fitness of each worker employed in a canteen, including contractor and manager, who handles food stuff shall be carried out by the government medical officer or by the certifying medical surgeon or factory medical officer.
Medical check up is also undertaken by many employers as a part of company policy. You may give maximum Rs.1000 - 2000 per head for pre employment medical check up. Which may be reimbursed upon production of bills. Check with some hospitals for tie up or check with a doctor or dietician what all must be covered under medical check up for employees working in hotel industry. If you tie up with a hospital then you can ask your new recruits to go through the check up and upon satisfactory result only they will be confirmed on the job.
Hotel industry is also covered under the various govt. acts as mentioned already.
Under the Factories Act, there is a person to be designated as 'certifying Surgeon' , who is the certifying authority for medical fitness of employees of that organisation. See whether you have such a certifying surgeon designated under the Act. If so Ask him. He must know the rules of your State.
I don't know whether it is compulsory for Hotel industry or not???
But the thing is that, it is a gud HR Policy to undertake a Medical pre-employment check-up for its employees.
The idea behind this is, the betterment of the Employees by helping know the Health Status of a person.
Further, in addition to this, it is a gud practice by the HR to take such check-ups after 6 months/ every year of completion of the job in the organization.
For this purpose, you may tie up with a gud hospital and move ahead with this gr8 idea.
I am from a Phrama Industry and we do the following medical pre-employment tests to our employees.
P.A. View of the Chest
Blood Group and Rh Factor
Urine Pregnancy Test (for female candidates)
Blood Sugar / Fasting
Blood Sugar/ Post Glucose 75 g
My suggesion is that you can contact a physician and ask for the necessary test to be taken to suit the Hotel Industry.
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As per as the shops and establishment Act is concern, it is applicable only, if the establishment is not a factory( pls refer the definition of factory).
The requirement of canteen and employee pre medical check up applies on those factories which has the workforce of morethan 250.
However one should get the worker (working directly in food processing) medically examined for all the establishment wherever the food processing is going on.
Preferably the test is LFT( lung functioning test) and routine test(includes blood, urine etc.).
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It wont be applicable for shops and establishment Act, because number of employees under shops and establihsment Act is less than 10 if using electricity( power) and less than 20 if electricity(power) is not being used.For more deatails pls refer the definition of factory. This law is applicable only for factories. Further note that, every state has its separate state factory rules.
Preferably health chek up (examination) of those employees shall be performed who is directly involve in food processing irrespective of number of employees in the establishment.
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pre-employment and periodical medical examination of canteen employees is a good practice in food industries/eateries and it should be coupled with training of food handlers and sipervisors in food hygiene and food safety . This would definetly hep in reducing the food borne illness.
Factories act gives a guide on the frequency and the tests to be conducted.
As per shop & establishment act.
Hotels, Restaurant, eating houses..etc are required to get License from Health Department.
Also Employees or people are working on Cooking of Food......to Last Stage i.e. of Serving. They all need to get Examined on Periodical basis by Authorized Doctors & Hospitals.
It is necessary to get the Pre Employment Examination done for employees working on Food Counter.............etc
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