When conducting any assessments for individuals over the age of 16

When conducting any assessments for individuals over the age of 16, there is certain government legislation that must be taken into account, including The Equality Act (2010), The Data Protection Act (1998), Freedom of Information Act (2000), Copyright Designs and Patents Act (1988).
The Equality Act (2010) unifies a number of existing pieces of legislation and makes it unlawful to discriminate based on any of the following: Race, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Religion, Gender Reassignment, Pregnancy, Marriage and Civil Partnership, and Age.
Because of the diverse nature of learners with respect to culture, language and ethnicity, any material produced must take this into account, otherwise aspects of it will be mis-understood and place the learner at a disadvantage – especially during assessment.
Processing of data, and the sharing of data is governed by the Data Protection Act (1998). The principles of this act restrict the processing of personal data about individuals. Permission is required before any information relating to an individual learner is shared or passed on.
There are a number of health and safety regulations that an assessor must be aware of, not only to ensure that these are followed, but they are aware of them namely: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992, Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 and Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a personal responsibility to report any potential hazard, and to ensure that any assessments sites, activities, and equipment, have the necessary health and safety controls in place, though appropriate risk assessments having been carried out.
During any assessment, a duty of care must be in place to ensure that the correct governance and regulatory rules are followed. This is especially important when taking into account any safeguarding requirements that must be adhered to under law. Safeguarding is defined as ‘A vulnerable person aged 18 years old or over, who is the receipt of, or may be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability’.
Regulatory bodies are such as The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual) are also likely involved, as they maintain regulatory governance of standards that must be followed. The Sector Skills Council regulations may also be involved for any assessment strategy that needs to be followed.

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