Ptlls Ass 2


Identify the key aspects of current legislation and codes of practice relevant to your subject and the type of organisation within which you would like to work.

All organisations whether private or public sector will have legislation and codes of practice to comply with.

Within every workplace the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974) is applicable - All workers have a right to work where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Health and safety is about stopping you getting hurt or ill during work. The employer is responsible for health and safety, but you must take reasonable care of yourself and others.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) says risk assessments must be carried out to identify any risks or hazards either to workers or visitors.

The Equality Act (2006) aims to eliminate discrimination, inequality and protect human rights so everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.

The Disability Discrimination Act (2005) places a duty to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities.

The Sex Discrimination Act (1975) makes it illegal to treat men or women less favourably dependant on their sex.

The Race Relations Act (1976) makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins.

RIDDOR. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995).

Additional legislation more relevant to the ground care industry is:

COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) refers to the use of pesticides, exposure to dust, fumes, etc. This is done by keeping a Pesticide Application Record book and Pesticide Record logbook.

LOLER – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998). Done by training and certification.

PUWER – Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998). Equipment must be suitable for the job, safe and well maintained....