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1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to your own role and responsibilities In my own role in the lifelong learning sector I have responsibilities to be aware of and follow, Legislations, Regulatory requirements and codes of practise, all of these will have a direct impact on my teaching and my learning environment. The legislative requirements I must follow are: Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 The Health and Safety at Work Act is the foundation of British Health and Safety law, it describes the general duties that employers have towards their employees and to members of the public, the act was introduced to provide a comprehensive and integrated piece of legislation dealing with the Health and Safety of people at work and the protection of the public from work activities, the Act imposes a duty of care on everyone at work related to their roles this will provide and maintain a safe and comfortable teaching environment for everybody. If a Company has 5 or more employees attending a course it is a legal requirement of the Company that they ensure they have the correct levels of Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance in place before the commencement of the course. All equipment used in the work place, classroom must be regularly checked for serviceability with any findings reported, any accidents or incidents must be recorded in an accident book which must be available to any enquiring body. This will have an impact on me as a teacher as it will be my responsibility to ensure that the learning environment is a safe and secure place. I will do this by performing an assessment of the classroom. For example I will look for trailing wires and ensure that there are no other trip or slip hazards. I will also ensure that there is adequate lighting and heating so that the learners are comfortable within the environment. Also

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