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Unit IGC 1 Management of International Health and

Safety
1. A worker has received serious injuries from being struck by a reversing vehicle in a loading
bay.
(a) Identify FOUR reasons why the accident should be investigated.
(b) Outline the information that should be included in the investigation report.
(c) Outline
(i) FOUR possible immediate causes, AND
(ii) FOUR possible underlying (root) causes of the accident.

2. (a) Identify TWO main purposes of first aid-treatment.


(b) Outline the factors to be considered when making an assessment of first aid requirement
in a workplace.

3. Explain why the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) should be considered only
after control measures.

4. Outline the key elements o a health and safety management system.

5. Identify issues that could be considered at a safety committee meeting.

6. (a) Identify reasons why young workers could be at greater risk of being injured at work.
(b) Outline the control measures that should be taken to minimise risk to young workers.

7. Outline the factors that should be considered when assessing the health and safety
competence of a contractor.

8. Outline FOUR active (proactive) monitoring procedures that could be used to assess the health
and safety performance of an organization.

9. (a) Identify the circumstances that would require a health and safety policy to reviewed
(b) Outline the issues that are typically included in the arrangements section of a health and
safety policy.

10. Identify reasons for maintaining good standards of health and safety in an organisation.

11. Identify the factors to be considered to reduce the risk to workers to work alone away from the
workplace.

12. With respect to undertaking general risk assessment on activities within a workplace.
(a) Outline the key stages of the risk assessment process, identifying the issues that would

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need to be considered at EACH stage.
(b) Explain the criteria which must be met for the assessment to be ‘suitable and sufficient’
(c) Outline the factors that the employer should take into account when selecting individuals to
assist in carrying out the required risk assessment.

13. (a) Outline why it is important for an organization to set health and safety targets.
(b) Identify health and safety targets than an organisation could set.
14. Identify possible influences on an organisation’s health and safety management standards.

15. Contractors are carrying out a major building project for an organisation. Outline how this
organisation could reduce the risks to contractors before the start of and during the building
project.

16. An organisation has been found to have inadequate standards of workplace health and safety.
Identify the costs that the organisation may incur as a result.

17. (a) Define the term ‘permit-work-system’


(b) Outline the key elements of a permit ‘permit-to-work’ system
(c) Outline THREE types of work situation that might require a permit-to-work system, giving
reasons in EACH case for the requirement.

18. An organization has had an increase in the number of manual handling accidents and
associated ill-health.
Identify sources of information that may be available to help reduce the risk to the workers.

19. Outline, with examples, the general hierarchy that should be applied in order to control health
and safety risks in the work place.

20. (a) Identify the factors that should be considered when developing a programme of health and
safety training within the organisation.
(b) Outline the various measures that might be used to assess the effectiveness of health and
safety training.
(c) Give reasons why it is important for an employer to keep a record of the training provided to
each employee.

21. Identify EIGHT possible risks to the health and safety of distance delivery driver.

22. Explain using an example, the meaning of the term ‘risk’

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23. Identify reasons why a worker could require additional health and safety training during their
employment.

24. (a) Identify control measures to reduce the like hood of human error in the workplace.
(b) Give FOUR reasons why the seriousness of hazard may not be fully understood by a
worker.
(c) Identify ways in which managers can motivate workers to work safely.

25. Outline how accident data can used to improve health and safety performance within an
organisation

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

27. Outline ways in which the health and safety culture of an organisation might be improved.

28. (a) Outline the purpose and general content of the THREE main sections of health and safety
policy document.
(b) Explain why the health and safety policy should be signed by the most senior person in an
organization, such as Managing Director or Chief Executive officer.

29. Giving reasons in EACH case, identify FOUR categories of persons who may be considered
useful members of an internal accident investigation team.

30. Outline the main health and safety responsibilities of:


(i) Employers
(ii) Workers

31. Outline the strengths and weaknesses of using a checklist to complete a health and safety
inspection of a workplace.

32. (a) Identify FOUR types of emergency procedure that an organisation might need to have in
place.
(b) Explain why visitors to a workplace should be informed of the emergency procedures.

33. Outline the factors relating to the individual (person) which might increase the risk of harm to a
worker while at work.

34. List the practical means by which a manger could involve workers in the improvement of
health and safety in the workplace.

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35. (a) Define the term ‘target organ’ within the context of occupational health.
(b) Outline the personal hygiene practices that should be followed to reduce the risk of
ingestion of hazardous substance.

36. Outline the immediate and longer term actions that should be taken following a serious injury
accident at work.

37. Outline the specific hazards that may be encountered in motor vehicle repair premises.

38. Outline the factors that may affect the risk from manual handling activities in relation to:
(a) The Load
(b) The Individual

39. (a) Explain the meaning of the term ‘perception’


(b) Outline ways in which employees perceptions of hazards in the workplace might be
improved.

40. Explain why it is important to use variety of method to communicate health and safety
information in the workplace.

41. Outline EIGHT precautions that should be considered to prevent accident to children who
might be tempted to gain access to a construction site.

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