Health and Safety
Health and safety at work act 1974 Is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Britain. It is a legal requirement that all employers should take a risk assessment for the safety of workers and to prevent industrial accidents.
Safety procedures must be displayed and appropriate clothing must be worn. All students have the right to learn in a safe and healthy environment. As an assessor if using electrical equipment I must make sure they meet regular checks by the organisation. Also make sure classroom is well ventilated and floor surfaces are not slippery and equipment that candidates use is safe and reliable.
Equality act 2010
The legal requirement of health and safety extends to the safeguarding from any form of discrimination, which forms the part of the 2010 Equality Act. People in large groups can be more vulnerable to discrimination, whether from their peers or sometimes the training providers. The act itself is a new consolidated source of a discrimination law, compiling of all existing laws and extending its protection to all forms discriminations. The equality act encourages the works of theorists such as Gravells’s notion who states that “everyone is different but should be treated equally”. Working with people is a major part of my job role, which requires me to comply with the equality act on a daily basis.
Equal Opportunity Policy
All people should be given the opportunity to have the same chances and opportunities available to them no matter what their age, sex, race, religion and ethnic origin is. We must not discriminate candidates because of any of these and treat them all equally and fairly. As an assessor on a daily basis I come across people from many different backgrounds and I make sure I give the same options and opportunities to all of them, to be fair and help them all succeed and gain the necessary qualifications that they need.