My current roles is as an Environmental Business Advisor at Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale. Within this role I work within many areas of legislation. These include: • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This umbrella act outlines responsibilities for both employers and employees. It states that all employers have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees. They also have a duty to protect non-employees from risks arising from their work activities. As an employee, I must take reasonable care of my own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by my acts or omissions. • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999). This legislation requires me to conduct suitable and sufficient risk assessments on the tasks I undertake e.g. delivering training courses to clients, going on site visits, carrying out a compressed air leak detection survey etc. • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations (1992). This requires that I carry out a self assessment of my workstation to ensure that I am able to use the equipment comfortably and safely and can make adjustments to my chair or brightness of the screen for example. • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) Regulations (1995). This legislation requires Groundwork to report accidental injuries, dangerous occurences, and notifiable coccupational diseases to the appropriate enforcing authority. My role is to report anything of this nature to the Trust Health and Safety Officer, who will then report it to the Local Authority. • Data Protection Act 2003
• Equality Act 2010
• Environmental Protection Act 1990
• Confidentiality and Disclosure
• Employment Act
In addition to these, there are also policies, procedures and codes of practice outlined by Groundwork that must be adhered to. These...