Legislation in Teaching

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Assignment 1: Unit 001 – Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own roles and responsibilities. Within my role as a teacher of motorsport engineering I conduct lessons not only in the classroom but also in the workshop, while in the classroom or the workshop I have a responsibility to all students to ensure they are working in a safe environment and at all times feel that they are in a safe environment, part of this role involves carrying out risk assessments, knowing the first aiders, fire evacuation procedures and making sure all incidents are reported in the correct manner. This means that I am bound by certain legislation, regulations and organisations that I must adhere to at all times, below I have summarised the key ones. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in 1974 and is monitored by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive). This is a Government Agency and along with the Health and Safety at Work Act it also controls many other items of legislation, concerning numerous areas from the Explosives Act of 1875 right up to the current health and safety legislation. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was brought in to make a more formal provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work and for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of everyday work. The aim of the HSE is to ensure that the Health and Safety at Work Act provides a safe workplace for all employers, employees and visitors to any establishment. The Act has not been put in place to prevent or use as an excuse not to carry out something, but to ensure that all acts are carried out safely. Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 legally protects
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