Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning

As a teacher/tutor it is most important that I have the current knowledge of all legislation, regulatory requirement and code of practices, relating to Beauty Therapy.
Health and Safety is the primary piece of legalisation for my area.   The Health and Safety Act (1974).   This Act provides a framework for ensuring the health and safety of all employees in any work activity. It also provides for the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by work activities in eg pupils/students and visitors to educational sites, including parents and contractors. (
Keeping up to date is crucial with health and safety matters, these are easily obtainable from the Health and Safety Executive Office. I would review Health and Safety by completing a risk assessment of my work area, this would show any areas that need attention, including all electrical appliances that have to be legally PAT tested once a year. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires, every employer to ensure that work equipment is suitable for the purpose for which it is provided, only used in the place and under the provisions for which it is provided.   (
I would provide my learners information on safety, including fire exits and emergency fire procedures.   Learners must cooperate to provide a safe and healthy work area.   Observation is key in salon areas, such as reporting obstructions and spillages, covered by The Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations (1999); to maintain and improve safe working conditions.   This includes training to ensure competency and the monitoring of risk (including product use) that could cause harm on an on-going basis, known as risk assessment. (Nordmann 2011:106).
Training would be given on correct use of protective clothing and equipment.   In my industry, all leaners must wear a uniform, closed shoes, no jewellery and hair away...