LEADERSHIP OF HEALTH & SAFETY
Instructions to candidates:
allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do
not write anything during this time)
Answer any FIVE questions
questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]
Health and safety practice and culture mainly stem from the Health and Safety
at Work Act 1974.
what this Act is and other legal items that come under it. 
Health and Safety practitioners have to advise with authority and independence.
practitioner must be able to participate in health and safety arrangements in
the authority they have to be given. 
Explain what they need to advise an employer on. 
Effective risk control is to achieve no injuries or work related ill health and
to satisfy stakeholders.
Describe some of the means used for active or proactive monitoring in the
Identify some systems with regard to reactive monitoring. 
senior manager has been asked to carry out an annual review on a workplace with
regard to health and safety.
State what he would consider under ‘procedures’. 
Review what would come under the heading of ‘people’. 
department manager is reviewing an accident. Identify the immediate causes the
investigation should look at. 
audit is a business discipline and an effective tool to control the safety
management system. State the advantages and disadvantages of using both
internal and external auditors. 
Involving employees in health and safety encourages a good health and safety
culture within the
Comment on the most common personal factors that contribute to accidents. 
Explain how a director could motivate the employees into improving the health
and safety culture within the organisation. 
approach to risk control needs to be carried out with the hierarchy of control
methods and regulations in mind.
Discuss briefly some of the duties imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act
and the relevant statutory provisions. 
b) Briefly outline the
general principles of prevention.