Nebosh Paper 1 Q & a
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.
(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
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6. An organization is introducing a new work activity that requires a safe system of work. Explain: (a) Why it is important to involve workers in the development of a safe system of work; (4) (b) Why it is important for safe systems of work to have written procedures. (4) Answer (a) It is important to involve workers in the development of a safe system of work because of their knowledge of the particular working environment involved and what will work in practice. Additionally, their involvement will establish their ownership of the system and will encourage them to use and follow it once it has been finalized and introduced. Finally their involvement will emphasize management's commitment to health and safety and help to raise its profile within the organization. Once a safe system of work is developed, it is imperative that a clear method of communicating its procedures to the workforce is used and this would be