Theory Assignment 1.2 Pttls

7303 Level 3 award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong
Learning Sector

Assignment 1 – Theory


Date: 25th March 2011

Word count: 281

Questions may be completed in any order and marked formatively throughout the programme.

  2. Identify the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice relevant to your subject and the type of organisation within which you would like to work.
  Recommended word count 150-250 words

Regulation (561/2006) is an important part of what we do and base our training on. It outlines the rules on Drivers Hours and Tachographs. It contains all articles and regulations governing commercial vehicles, including exemptions, break, daily and weekly rest etc.

We also have to work with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. We would need to ensure that the employer is aware of section 2 employers duties to ensure; so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees. Also section 3 every employer is under a duty of care to conduct their undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in their employment who may be affected, are not exposed to risks to their health and safety

We would also need to ensure that the employee is aware of Section 7 to take reasonable care for their own health & safety and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work and to co-operate with their employer and others to enable them to fulfil their legal obligations. Also section 8 no person may misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interest of health, safety or welfare in pursuance of any relevant statutory provisions.

The Safety of Loads on Vehicles is an approved code of practice that we use as a training aid and to support the subjects taught. It clearly outlines how to load a vehicle within its legal capacity safely. How to secure anything to various body types and vehicles, how to use various...