Nebosh Paper 1 Q & a

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NEBOSH International General Certificate Paper 1 Management of Health and Safety Question and Answers 1. (a) Outline the importance of monitoring as part of a health and safety management system (Sept 2008) (6) (b) Identify the (i) active (proactive), and (ii) reactive measures by which an organization can monitor its health and safety performance. (5) (5) (c) Explain why monitoring reports should be submitted to the chief executive or managing director of the organization. (4) Answer: a) The importance of monitoring as part of a health and safety management system is it reinforces management's commitment to health and safety objectives; helps in developing a positive health and safety culture by rewarding good work; assures the…show more content…
Additionally, different people will need to be aware of the procedures and it is preferable to have them written down rather than pass them on by word of mouth, a method that may not always guarantee consistency in their presentation. A written document will also be needed for audit purposes and could be used as evidence in defending an enforcement action or a civil claim. Finally, the use of written procedures may well be a requirement of the organization’s quality assurance procedures. 7. 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 risks to the workers. (8) Answer Sources of information that may be available to an organization to reduce the number of manual handling accidents include international agencies such as the ILO; national enforcement agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive in the United Kingdom; employers organizations and Trade Unions; national and international standards such as ISO; information from manufacturers and also from other organizations carrying out work of a similar nature; professional health and safety bodies such as IOSH in the United Kingdom; and consultation with the workers themselves who from their experience could be in a position to offer information on procedures that could be

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