Qualification: PTLLS Level Unit 008
1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements, and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities.
A role is: The function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation
A responsibility is: the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone
The two statements above describe, in their more simplistic terms, what a roles or responsibilities are and can be applied to any individual in any position. When exploring the role and responsibilities of a facilitator within lifelong learning we can relate these two definitions when talking about legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice.
Legislation plays a key role in Lifelong Learning, as you will see below, legislation is there to protect the health and safety of learners and facilitators, co-ordinate the distribution and confidentiality of data and information and to ensure individuals do not face discrimination.
• Health and safety at work act 1974
At Communities into training and employment (CITE) all staff members are obligated to ensure the safety of persons within/ around the facility where a task or role is being carried out, where reasonably possible this is done by making sure we all follow health and safety legislation which can be found on the HSE website .
Within CITE Benjamin Laryea is responsible and trained to carry out risk assessments, he must make sure that a risk assessment is carried out at every location a course is delivered from. All risk assessments must be properly recorded, be brought to the attention of all CITE staff members and be accessible upon request. On every course learners are taken through health and safety procedures on their first day of the course where they are informed of what action they must take in the event of an emergency, they are