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THE NATIONAL EXAMINATION BOARD IN

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

UNIT IGC1: MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

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.

Answers may be illustrated by sketches where appropriate

SECTION 1

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

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1 a) Outline the sources of information that could be consulted when developing a safe
system of work (6)

b) Explain the actions an enforcement officer could take when an organization has failed
to provide a safe system of work (8)

c) Outline factors that should be considered when carrying out a risk assessment (6)

SECTION 2

You are advised to spend about one and a half hours on this section, which contains TEN
questions.
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2 a) Explain the meaning of the term hazard (2)

b) Outline, main hazards that may be present during the demolition of a building (6)

3 a) Outline the factors to be considered when developing a safe system of work (4)

b) List FOUR criteria which need to be fulfilled to ensure that a risk assessment is
suitable and sufficient (4)

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4 a) Define the term Permit to Work System (2)

b) Explain operation of a permit to work system for entry into a confined space (6)

5 a) Outline the factors that may increase risks to pregnant employees (4)

b) List the specific factors that should be considered when assessing the risks to
employees on night shifts (4)

6 An office building is about to be occupied by new owners.


a) List the factors that should be considered by the new owners when assessing the
suitability of lighting within the building. (4)

b) Outline the requirements with respect to the welfare facilities that should be
provided in the building. (4)

7 a) Give the range of issues that should be addressed when training employees in the use
of personal eye protection (4)

b) List the reasons why the accident should be investigated by the employer (4)

8 a) Outline the general hierarchy of control with an example of each control (5)

b) Give FOUR reasons why an organisation should have a system for the internal
reporting of accidents (3)

9 An employee has been injured after being struck by a reversing vehicle in a loading bay.
List the information that should be included in the investigation report (8)

10 Give reasons why an organisation should monitor its H & S performance (8)

11 List factors that should be considered when planning an inspection of a workplace (8)

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