UNIT 2: ROLES AND RESONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN LIFELONG LEARNING UNIT NUMBER: M/503/1232 – OUTCOME 1.1
1.1 Summarise the key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities 1.The first aid trainer is governed by a number of legislative Acts designed to ensure the overall safety and welfare of the trainer and their students. Some of these Acts have lead to the creation of generic Codes of Practice. The parent company, in this case XXXX, is also obliged to conform to these Acts and Codes and, therefore, creates its own specific Codes of Practice. 2.The foremost over-arching legislation affecting the first aid trainer is the Health and Safety at Work Act 19741 which demands a safe workplace. The trainer must, for example, ensure that facility fire exits are not blocked, there are no trip hazards and there is sufficient room to carry out practical techniques. 3.The Equality Act 20102 encompasses and simplifies the previous Acts governing Race Relations, Sex Discrimination and Disability Discrimination, and the trainer must create an environment that complies with each of these components. For instance, ensuring that racist or sexist comments are not made in the classroom, or inappropriate images are not used in presentations. Furthermore, they may have to think of alternative techniques that a disabled person might use in a first aid situation. 4.Where children under 19 or vulnerable adults under 25 are students, the trainer must be complaint with the Protection of Children Act 19993. He should have been DBS checked and be aware of and follow correct safeguarding practices. Where students with special educational needs are present, the trainer must abide by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 20014. This might mean, for example, allowing longer time for a student to complete the end of course exam, or using a viva exam technique rather than a written one. 5.As...
References: 1. Health and safety at Work Act 1974. http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm (accessed online 21 October 2014)
3. Child Protection: Tees Local Safeguarding Children Boards Procedures. http://www.teescpp.org.uk/protection-of-children-act-1999 (accessed online 21 October 2014)
5. Data Protection Act 1998. https://www.gov.uk/data-protection (accessed online 21 October 2014)
7. Manual Handling: A Brief Guide. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/INDG143.pdf (accessed online 21 October 2014)
9. First Aid at Work: The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. http://hse.gov.uk/firstaid/review/firstaidl74.pdf (accessed online 21 October 2014)
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