Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector
Unit 001 – Roles, Responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning.
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TASK A Guidance Document
Driver Training Department.
Guidance Document for driver trainers working with learners
Instructing, coaching and assessing in the driver training sector can present many challenges and variants when interacting with learners on a day to day basis. Training scenarios can greatly differ in their aim, practical application or severity of risk assessment and your involvement can then vary to include the protection of personal information, development of training materiel or direct contact with individuals. You should be aware of how your actions could influence or impact on not only learners, but also colleagues the Service and even members of the public.
It is essential you familiarise yourself with the various Legislative acts, regulatory requirements (including codes of practice) and Service policies which have been outlined below. Though it is not expected for trainers to know these word for word, you will need both an accurate interpretation of them and the ability to refer to them with ease.
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)
This Act sets out the general duties which employers have towards employees and members of the public, and duties which employees have to themselves and to each other. The Act is in force to make the working environment a safe and secure place for any individual within it. Generally common sense assures us of this but by raising awareness and understanding then further improvements to the working conditions can be realised. The main aspects of the act are;
Requirements for the employer to ensure the health and safety of its employees •
Requirements for the employer to provide adequate information, training and supervision of its employees along with adequate equipment and systems of work •
Requirements for you to take care of yourself or others that may be affected by things you do or neglect to do. •
Requirements for you to co-operate with employers and not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
You will also be teaching and working within some regulations that are ‘born from’ or linked to the Health and Safety at Work Act. The main ones of these are.
PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998 •
LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998
Further information on Health and Safety legislation can be found on the LFRS Service intranet system, http://Pages/Health-and-Safety.aspx where there are also links to www.hse.gov.uk for self- research. You can also find relevant presentations for delivery to learners on the Driver Training Department, server in the presentations folder.
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Road Safety Act 2006
When working in the Emergency Response Driver Training (ERDT) sector, this legislation forms a major influence on not only what you teach but also how you teach it.
Section 19 Road Safety Act 2006 (ne. sect. 87 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) gives and exemption for speed limits provided that i)observing the speed limit would hinder the vehicle, ii) the driver has been trained in accordance with this legislation, iii) the vehicle is being used for training purposes. •
Contained within the Road Safety Act is the competency requirements of ERDT
You will also be teaching and working within some regulations that are ‘born from’ or linked to the Acts. The main ones of these are.
Traffic Signs and General Directions Regulation 2002
Zebra, Pelican and Puffin Pedestrian Crossing Regulations 1997 •
Motorway Traffic (England & Wales) Regulations 1982
Further information on road traffic legislation can be found on the LFRS Service intranet system,...
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