This essay identifies the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice for the Automotive Industry.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, also referred to as HASAW or HSW, is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment. It is vital within the automotive industry to adhere to all relevant health and safety aspects laid out by the HSE to enable a safe working environment.
Health and safety is the first subject that students cover. This includes college induction, workshop safety, and fire procedures.
S.W.L (Safe Working Load)
This s a limit on how much weight a vehicle ramp can withstand. If this is not adhered to then there may be a chance of a ramp failing and/or a vehicle falling on someone underneath.
C.O.S.H.H (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
Most Businesses use substances, or products that are a mixture of substance. Some processes create substance. These could cause harm to employees, contractors and other people. COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 provides a new legislative framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation; and to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
I would like to work in an organization in which I can change course in my working life, use my work experience and qualifications to pass on knowledge professionally in a teacher/tutor role and give me the opportunity to grow professionally.