Theory Assignment 2: Identify the key aspects of current legislative requirements and codes of practice relevant to your role and responsibilities and your specialist subject. (Rec. 150-250 words)

Topics: United Kingdom, First aid, 2010s Pages: 2 (405 words) Published: April 21, 2014
Legislation relevant to my role and responsibilities as a trainer in First Aid. The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) covers the employer and employees responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of people at work and those who are under the care of someone at work,(i.e. students training), the act covers work place risk assessment and and the level of First Aid training that need to be place to deal with injuries and illness that can occur in the workplace. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, outlines criteria for those wishing to become First Aiders. The regulations cover standards of training and syllabus for First Aid qualifications which dictates the training I deliver and the necessary skills, qualifications and competence I must have as a trainer, including maintaining own qualifications (HSE 2013 a). Health and Safety Executive (2013 b) states I have a legal responsibility to report any injuries that occur during training if a student requires hospitalisation. Equality Act (2010), which governs that I treat anyone with respect and dignity, irrelevant of gender,race,sexual orientation, religion, belief, age or disability and the training must be accessible to all. Relevant codes of practice to my role, i.e. Department of Education (2011) covers adapting teaching to respond to the strength and needs of students, planning well structured lessons, providing a safe learning environment. Qualsafe Awards (2012) that I deliver effective training that meets the standards of Qualsafe Awards, follow complaints procedure and have the attributes of a trainer. Resuscitation Council UK (2014) Code of conduct, achieve consistent standards of knowledge and skills, behave in a responsible manner, cooperate with others and avoid any abuse of position.

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Department for Education (2011) Teachers' Standards: Guidance for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. London.

Great Britain. Parliament. Equality Act 2010: Elizabeth...


References: Department for Education (2011) Teachers ' Standards: Guidance for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. London.
Great Britain. Parliament. Equality Act 2010: Elizabeth II. Chapter 15. (2010) London:
Stationery Office
Great Britain. Parliament. Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 (chapter 37): Part 1 Health, Safety and Welfare in Connection with Work and Control of Dangerous Substances and Certain Emissions into the Atmosphere. London: Stationary Office
Health and Safety Executive (2013 a) First Aid at Work. The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulations. 3rd Edition. L74. HSE Books.
Health and Safety Executive (2013 b) Reporting Accidents and Incidents at Work. A brief guide to the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrence Regulation 2013 (RIDDOR). IND948 (rev 1). HSE Books
Resuscitation Council (UK) (2014) Code of Conduct. Resuscitation Council (UK). London.
Qualsafe Awards (2012) Centre Information. Second revision, London
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