What techniques can be used to reduce the effects of noise?

What techniques can be used to reduce the effects of noise?

WORKING PRACTICES, HAZARDS & CONTROLS

 

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. a) What techniques can be used to reduce the effects of noise? [6]

b) Describe the more common methods of reducing noise. [14]

 

2. a) Compare the benefits and limitations of PPE. [6]

b) Consider FOUR situations when respiratory protective equipment may be necessary. [4]

c) You are issuing respiratory personal protective equipment to employees. Outline the criteria you will base your selection upon. [10]

 

3. a) List FIVE slip hazards. [10]

b) Using the FOUR key elements of a health and safety management system, illustrate how you would reduce the hazards of slips, trips and falls on the same level, in your work place. [10]

 

4. a) Give a brief explanation of what is meant by the working at height regulations. [8]

b) Provide THREE examples of what is not covered by working at height regulations. [6]

c) Outline the hierarchy of measures that should be followed to prevent falls from occurring. [6]

 

5. a) Provide advice on special procedures for employees working alone. [10]

b) Write a policy for your drivers at work in relation to their health and fitness. [10]

 

6. a) Describe the various measures that could be used to prevent or control exposure to hazardous substances. [12]

b) Identify FOUR benefits to employers and employees of adherence to COSHH regulations. [8]

 

7. a) Outline why vehicles in the workplace are a hazard and how they pose a potential risk. [6]

b) Explore measures that could be put in place to reduce the risk of incidents and injuries caused by vehicles in the workplace. [14]

 

8. a) Sketch or describe the FIVE different styles of signs and what EACH one indicates. [10]

b) Identify ways in which safety information may be provided to staff, visitors, contractors or members of the public. [10]


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