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UNIT IGC1: MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

For:

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety NEBOSH International Certificate in Construction Health and Safety NEBOSH International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

International Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2013 2 hours, 0930 to

WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2013 2 hours, 0930 to 1130

Answer both Section 1 and Section 2. Answer ALL questions.

The maximum marks for each question, or part of a question, are shown in brackets.

Start each answer on a new page.

Answers may be illustrated by sketches where appropriate.

This question paper must be returned to the invigilator after the examination.

SECTION 1

You are advised to spend about half an hour on this section, which contains ONE question.

1

(a)

Give the meaning of the term ‘permit-to-work’.

(2)

(b)

Identify types of work activity that may require a permit-to-work.

(3)

(c)

Outline the general details that should be included in a permit-to-work.

(8)

(d)

Identify factors that may influence the effectiveness of a permit-to-work system.

(7)

SECTION 2

 

You are advised to spend about one and a half hours on this section, which contains TEN questions.

 

2 Most countries have laws that require organisations to manage health and safety risks.

 
 

(a)

Outline reasons why national / state governments have health and safety laws.

(4)

(b)

Outline ways in which national / state governments try to help ensure organisations comply with health and safety laws.

(4)

3 Outline factors that should be considered when developing a safe system of work.

(8)

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(a)

4 Outline factors that could be considered as part of a review of health and safety performance.

(6)

(b)

Outline why it is important that the outcome of the review is reported to the Chief Executive.

(2)

(a)

5 Outline factors that should be considered during the ‘planning’ stage of a safety management system.

(4)

(b)

Identify documents that may be referred to when auditing a safety management system.

(4)

6 Outline items that may be included in the ‘arrangements’ section of an organisation’s health and safety policy document.

(8)

(a)

7 Identify TWO main purposes of first-aid treatment.

(2)

(b)

Outline factors to be considered when carrying out an assessment of first- aid requirements in a workplace.

(6)

8 A visitor to a work site has been injured after being hit by a moving vehicle.

(a)

Outline possible immediate causes of this accident.

(4)

(b)

Outline possible root causes of this accident.

(4)

9 Identify factors that should be considered when developing a programme of health and safety training.

(8)

(a)

10 Using a workplace example, give the meaning of the term ‘risk’.

(3)

(b)

Identify the key stages of a risk assessment.

(5)

(a)

11 Outline the meaning of the terms:

(i)

active monitoring;

(2)

(ii)

reactive monitoring.

(2)

(b)

Outline active monitoring methods that can be used when assessing an organisation’s health and safety performance.

(4)