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NEBOSH INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE


IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

UNIT IGC2: CONTROL OF INTERNATIONAL


WORKPLACE HAZARDS

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE 2013


2 hours, 1400 to 1600
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) Describe the principles of fire. (4)

(b) Identify FOUR different types of burning material that determine


classification of fire. (4)

(c) Identify THREE principles of heat transfer AND describe how EACH can
cause a fire to spread. (6)

(d) Outline factors to consider for the safe evacuation of personnel from a
building. (6)

SECTION 2
You are advised to spend about one and a half hours on this section, which contains TEN questions.

2 (a) Outline hazards arising from vehicle movements in a workplace. (4)

(b) Outline control measures that could be introduced to minimise these


hazards. (4)

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3 A waste compacting machine is used to prepare packaging materials prior to
disposal.

(a) Outline the mechanical hazards associated with the use of the compacting
machine. (4)

(b) Outline the non-mechanical hazards associated with the use of the
compacting machine. (4)

4 Identify:

(a) welfare requirements; (4)

(b) work environment requirements (4)

that should be provided in a workplace.

5 Outline factors to be considered when carrying out a manual handling


assessment of the work carried out by baggage handlers at a large, busy airport. (8)

6 (a) Identify the health risks of exposure to silica dust. (4)

(b) Outline control measures to reduce exposure to silica dust. (4)

7 (a) Identify the effects on the human body from a severe electric shock. (5)

(b) Outline how earthing can reduce the risk of receiving an electric shock. (3)

8 An employer has been advised to implement control measures to protect the


hearing of workers exposed to excessively high noise levels.

Outline control measures to reduce the noise exposure to the workers. (8)

9 Outline control measures for the safe movement of people when walking through
an external storage area. (8)

10 (a) Identify THREE different types of respiratory protective equipment. (3)

(b) Outline factors to consider when selecting respiratory protective


equipment. (5)

11 Outline FOUR types of guards and safeguarding devices that may be used to
reduce the risk of contact with dangerous parts of machinery. (8)

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