Essay about Assessment 2 Ptlls

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Name: Janet Clements (janetclementsassociates@sky.com) | Course: Ptlls 2012 | Assessment Question 2Summarise the current legislative, regulatory requirements and professional codes of practice, including the Equality Act, Data Protection Act, Health and Safety Act and Safeguarding Act and any other legislation that you have to comply with when teaching in your specialist area. | Outcomes assessed: U5: 1.1 | Para | Answer | 1.0 | Detailed below is a summary of the legislative and regulatory systems that I feel would apply within the teaching environment: | 1.1a | Health and safety at work act 1974The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, also referred to as HSWA, HSW Act or HASAWA, is the UK’s primary piece of legislation…show more content…
(HSE website – www.hse.gov.uk/legistaltion/hswa.htm) | 1.1e | Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)There are eight (8) key processes of these regulations: 1. identifying health hazards 2. identifying and implementing prevention of harm to health 3. implementing risk assessments and identified controls measures 4. to reduce or eliminate the risk, 5. there may also be a need for health surveillance 6. ensuring that the risk assessment is followed 7. providing information, instruction, supervision and training 8. to prepare emergency contingency plans. (HSE website – www.hse.gov.uk/legistaltion/hswa.htm) | 1.1f | Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 revised 1992 & Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994The regulations requirements require that all electrical systems be of such construction as to prevent, so far, as is reasonably practicable, danger to health and safety of the workforce or self-employed. Risk assessment once again identifies the actions necessary to prevent danger. (HSE website – www.hse.gov.uk/legistaltion/hswa.htm), (www.legislation.gov.uk) | 1.1g | Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 This most recent set of regulations replaced the many and confusing older legislation concerning fire safety and brought in a more detailed and implementable form of fire safety. There is a need to perform fire risk assessments at your place of work that
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