Assignment 2 Identify the Key Aspects of Current Legislative Requirements and Codes of Practice

In my role as Instructor / teacher in the wood assembly spray shop there are numerous legislations and codes of practices to adhere to these are known as the European 6 pack which comes under the umbrella of the health & safety at work act 1974 these include;
Management of health & safety at work regulations 1999.
Workplace (health, safety & welfare) regulations 1992.
Provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998.
Personal protective equipment regulations 1992.
Manual handling operations regulations 1992.
Noise at work regulations 1989.

It is the duty of the employer so far as is reasonably practicable to safeguard the health, safety & welfare of its employees, under this duty it is my responsibility as an Instructor / teacher to ensure that I provide a safe working environment for my candidates / learners as this is part of the health & safety at work act, this legislation is in place to protect people from risks to health & safety due to activities of others. This act also provides the need for the prison service to put a health & safety policy in place to protect the employee’s candidates & learners from particular risks associated with the prison service as this can be a hostile environment.   The act also provides for further regulation and approved codes of practice.

As an Instructor / teacher I need to be aware of the disability act 2001, as it is unlawful to discriminate against a disabled or special needs person that you are teaching
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Task 2 - Identify the key aspects of current legislation requirements and codes of practice relevant to your subject and the type of organisation you work with