Explain the Regulations and Requirements for Internal Quality Assurance in Own Area of Practice

1.4 Explain the regulations and requirements for internal quality assurance in own area of practice
As part of my role I have to follow college policies and procedures on a daily basis and I can access these at any time through the shared access area on the database in college. The main acts and rules that I need to follow in my area are:

Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
Everyone has a responsibility for the safety of themselves and others. Therefore, rules must be followed and safe practices adhered to. You should demonstrate best practice and lead by example. There are additional rules relating to taking learners on educational visits following a series of tragic accidents. Health and Safety legislation requires the assessor to comply with the rules of the organisation in which their trainee is working. Assessors should wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensure that their candidates are compliant.
The Management of Health & Safety at work Regulations (1999)
This legislation seeks to prevent unsafe practices and minimise risk. For example, fire and emergency procedures, first aid at work, safe handling practices, visual display unit codes, risk assessment.

Risk assessment
All activities have an element of risk, some more so than others. It is the assessor’s responsibility to assess the level of the risk, establish practices to minimize risk and record such activities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks are required of assessors working with children and vulnerable adults. The Government holds lists of those deemed unsuitable to work with these groups and organisations should check these before appointing staff
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