How To Understand Your Own Role And Responsibilities In Lifelong Learning

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Unit 401 Level 4 Theory assignment No1
Kerri Anderson 30/09/13
This assignment is written in the context of a teacher working in the nail and beauty industry. There are usually around 10-15 students, mainly female. Age range is 16+. Classes are usually about 3 hours long and are run once a week over approx 10 weeks.
During this assignment, the author made use of class notes, work that has been done in class, the internet and books found useful were,
1. Understand your own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1
Within the organisation, a key legislation is The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) (Reference class work 27th September). This act relates to an employer but its requirements make for good working practices. As well as the employer, the employees have a duty to work following these rules ensuring that themselves, their colleagues and their clients are safe.
The authors responsibility is to:
Provide safe equipment and safe systems of work
Ensure that all substances are handled safely, stored and transported safely
Provide a safe place of work with safe access and exit routes
Provide a workplace that is safe with regard to fire, first aid and the recording of accidents
Provide all the necessary training and supervision and make sure all staff are fully aware of all the relevant safety issues
Supply all necessary personal protective equipment free of charge
Another key legislation for the industry is Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 1999 (COSHH) (reference to internet, Google books, The Complete Nail Technician) This regulation is relevant to all nail technicians. Many of the products used in nail treatments fall into the category of hazardous substances and every technician must be aware of these hazards.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR) is another very important legislation. Every little injury no matter how big or small must be recorded in the salons accident book (every salon should have one). A more serious injury should be recorded in the book and reported to the incident contact centre (for example an injury that result in incapacity for more than 3 calendar days). Also if a client is injured and taken to the hospital a report must be made to the incident contact centre. (reference to internet, Google books, The Complete Nail Technician).
These three examples that I have used are very important, however the list is never ending and every legislation is just as important. 1.2
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