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THE NATIONAL EXAMINATION BOARD IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

THE NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

PAPER NGC1: MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY [DATE]

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 the answer to each question on the correspondingly numbered page of the answer book. Answers may be illustrated by sketches where appropriate.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

The 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 factory manager intends to introduce a new work process for which a risk assessment is required under regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. (i) (ii) (iii) Outline the factors that should be considered when carrying out the risk assessment. Explain the criteria that must be met for the assessment to be deemed `suitable and sufficient'. Identify the various circumstances that may require a review of the risk assessment at a later date. (8) (4) (8)

SECTION 2

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

2

Explain why it is important to use a variety of methods to communicate health and safety information in the workplace. With reference to the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996: (i) Identify the particular health and safety matters on which employers must consult their employees Outline the entitlements of representatives of employee safety elected under the Regulations.

(8)

3

(4)

(ii)

(4)

4

(a)

Outline the circumstances under which a written health and safety policy is legally required. Identify the purposes of EACH of the following sections of a health and safety policy document: `statement of intent' `organisation' `arrangements'.

(2)

(b)

(i) (ii) (iii)

(2) (2) (2)

5

Outline the ways in which employers might motivate their employees to comply with health and safety procedures.

(8)

6

(a) (b)

Define the term `permit-to-work system'. Outline THREE types of work situation that may require a permit-towork system, giving reasons in EACH case for the requirement.

(2)

(6)

7

An organisation uses various types of personal protective equipment (PPE). Outline the general issues relating to the requirements, benefits and limitations of PPE. (8)

8

(a)

Outline FOUR powers available to an inspector when investigating a workplace accident. Identify the TWO types of enforcement notice that may be served by an inspector, stating the conditions that must be satisfied before EACH type of notice is served.

(4)

(b)

(4)

9

Outline the factors that may increase risks to pregnant employees.

(8)

10

(a)

State the requirements for reporting an `over three-day' injury under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. Giving reasons in EACH case, identify THREE categories of persons who may be considered a useful member of an internal accident investigation team.

(2)

(b)

(6)

11

Outline FOUR proactive monitoring methods that can be used in assessing the health and safety performance of an organisation.

(8)

THE NATIONAL EXAMINATION BOARD IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

THE NATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

PAPER NGC2: CONTROLLING WORKPLACE HAZARDS [DATE]

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 the answer to each question on the correspondingly numbered page of the answer book. Answers may be illustrated by sketches where appropriate. The 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 contractor is to be selected to drain and clear a section of canal. (i) Identify the information that might be required to establish the suitability of the contractor. Describe the hazards associated with the draining and clearing operation. Outline suitable controls to minimise the risk from the hazards Identified.

(4)

(ii)

(8)

(iii)

(8)

SECTION 2

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

2

Outline measures to be taken to prevent accidents when pedestrians are required to work in vehicle manoeuvring areas.

(8)

3

(a)

List FOUR respiratory diseases that could be caused by exposure to dust at work. Identify the possible indications of a dust problem in a workplace.

(4) (4)

(b)

4

(a)

For EACH of the following types of non-ionising radiation, identify a source and state the possible ill health effects on exposed individuals: infrared radiation ultraviolet radiation. Identify the general methods for protecting people against exposure to non-ionising radiation. (2) (2)

(i) (ii) (b)

(4)

5

Outline a procedure for the safe lifting of a load by a crane, having ensured that the crane has been correctly selected and positioned for the job.

(8)

6

(a)

Identify the types of hazard against which gloves could offer protection. Outline the practical limitations of using gloves as a means of protection.

(4)

(b)

(4)

7

Outline the health and safety risks associated with welding operations.

(8)

8

A cleaner is required to polish floors using a rotary floor polisher. (i) (ii) Identify the hazards that might be associated with this operation. Outline suitable control measures that might be used to minimise the risk. (4)

(4)

9

State the items that should be included on a checklist for the routine inspection of portable electrical appliances.

(8)

10

(a)

Outline the possible health risks associated with working in a seated position for prolonged periods of time. Outline the features of a suitable seat for sedentary work.

(4) (4)

(b)

11

List EIGHT ways of reducing the risk of a fire starting in a workplace.

(8)

© NEBOSH 2006 Published by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Dominus Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester LE19 1QW. Registered Charity Number 1010444 telephone: 0116 263 4700 fax: 0116 282 4000 email: [email protected] website: www.nebosh.org.uk

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