. Health and safety practice and culture mainly stem from the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Explain what this Act is and other legal items that come under it.

. Health and safety practice and culture mainly stem from the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Explain what this Act is and other legal items that come under it.

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF HEALTH & SAFETY

 

Instructions to candidates:

 

a) Time allowed: Three hours (plus an extra ten minutes’ reading time at the start – do not write anything during this time)

 

b) Answer any FIVE questions

 

c) All questions carry equal marks. Marks for each question are shown in [ ]

 

1. Health and safety practice and culture mainly stem from the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Explain what this Act is and other legal items that come under it. [20]

 

2. Health and Safety practitioners have to advise with authority and independence.

 

a) The practitioner must be able to participate in health and safety arrangements in an organisation.

Outline the authority they have to be given. [10]

 

b) Explain what they need to advise an employer on. [10]

 

3. Effective risk control is to achieve no injuries or work related ill health and to satisfy stakeholders.

 

a) Describe some of the means used for active or proactive monitoring in the organisation. [10]

 

b) Identify some systems with regard to reactive monitoring. [10]

 

4. A senior manager has been asked to carry out an annual review on a workplace with regard to health and safety.

 

a) State what he would consider under ‘procedures’. [10]

 

b) Review what would come under the heading of ‘people’. [10]

 

5. A department manager is reviewing an accident. Identify the immediate causes the investigation should look at. [20]

 

6. An 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. [20]

 

7. Involving employees in health and safety encourages a good health and safety culture within the

organisation.

 

a) Comment on the most common personal factors that contribute to accidents. [12]

 

b) Explain how a director could motivate the employees into improving the health and safety culture within the organisation. [8]

 

8. The approach to risk control needs to be carried out with the hierarchy of control methods and regulations in mind.

 

a) Discuss briefly some of the duties imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act and the relevant statutory provisions. [2]

 

b) Briefly outline the general principles of prevention. [18]


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