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IOSH Managing safely Assessment 5

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Once a fire has started, what is the best course of action? (Put a opposite ONE of the options.) Extinguish the fire, irrespective of whether youve had any training on how to do this Leave the building immediately without telling anyone else Alert everyone and evacuate the building

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List three risk controls from the hierarchy of risk control. 1 2 3

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List three elements of a health and safety management system. 1 2 3

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List three ways of reducing the risk of hearing damage from exposure to noise at work. 1 2 3

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Performance measurement indicators provide us with three key pieces of information. List the three key pieces of information. 1 2 3

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List three pieces of information you should record on your risk assessment form. 1 2 3

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Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) When carrying out a risk assessment the first thing you need to do is to evaluate the risk It is always a good idea to involve the people doing the job in the risk assessment process To work out the risk level, you need to multiply the likelihood value by the consequence value Once you have carried out a risk assessment you never need to review it again When calculating risk there is never a zero risk rating It is a legal requirement to record a risk assessment if you employ three or more people

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List three ways in which water pollution can occur. 1 2 3

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Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) The standard of proof for criminal cases is beyond reasonable doubt The most likely outcome from a successful civil case is compensation The most likely outcome from a successful criminal case is fines and/or possible imprisonment Under civil law, the Health and Safety Executive initiates legal proceedings Under criminal law, you have no legal requirements to manage health and safety risks The enforcing authority has twelve months to take legal action under criminal law

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10. List three psychological symptoms of violence in the workplace. 1 2 3

11. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) Correct footwear and flooring selection can play an important part in helping to reduce slips and trips in the workplace Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury Manual handling activities are a major cause of musculoskeletal disorders A fire can be started when only oxygen and heat are present Hazardous substances are the most common cause of injuries at work If your work brings you into contact with the public youre at a lower risk of physical or verbal abuse

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12. List three types of work-related accidents and incidents that are reportable to the enforcing authority 1 2 3

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13. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) To measure health and safety performance effectively you only need to focus on reactive measurement Gathering information about accidents and ill-health does not have any limitations Proactive measurement is about providing information on how health and safety is being managed to prevent undesired events Training helps people understand how to do their jobs safely Audits only use one type of evidence When it comes to measuring performance there is no one-size fits all

14. List three steps in the management hierarchy of waste. 1 2 3

15. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) Likelihood is a measure of how likely the hazardous event is Consequences of all hazardous events are the same A risk assessment is a careful examination of anything in your workplace that could cause people to suffer harm Consequence is the outcome of the hazardous event It is always possible to reduce risk to zero When carrying out a risk assessment, you only need to take into account employees in your workplace

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16. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) As a manager, you are required under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to manage reasonably foreseeable health and safety risks Breaching health and safety law can lead to criminal proceedings Under civil law, the most likely outcome for this case is fines and possible imprisonment The enforcing authority has twelve months to take legal action under criminal law In a criminal case the Health and Safety Executive or local authority initiates legal proceedings The main purpose of civil law is to provide compensation for the employer

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17. List three of the four main factors you need to consider when assessing the risks of manual handling. 1 2 3

18. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) Chemicals can only get into the body by deliberate or accidental injection Slips and trips are the least common cause of major injuries at work A persons occupation is a key factor in determining the risk of being exposed to violence Generally, the temperature in workrooms should be at least 16 degrees Celsius Generally, physical attacks are more common than verbal abuse Natural light is the best form of lighting

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19. List three factors which are to be balanced against the benefits of a risk control when reducing risk so far as is reasonably practicable 1 2 3

20. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) Only major accidents and incidents need to be reported Its common for an accident or incident to have a single root cause Not all accidents and incidents need the same level of investigation Its an offence to refuse an enforcement officer entry into the workplace Work related accidents are not required to be recorded You can minimise the chances of injury and ill-health occurring but it is practically impossible to reduce all risks to zero

21. Which of the following are true? (Put a opposite all statements you think are true.) The law requires employers to assess reasonably foreseeable risks If your employer is found guilty of a breach of health and safety law, its unlikely to make any difference to their reputation A manager can assign responsibility but still remains accountable On average, 30,000 serious work related injuries occur each year in the UK (based in reports to enforcing authorities) Effective health and safety management does not save you money Under employers liability insurance requirements an employer must be insured for at least 30 million

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22. List three reasons for managing safely. 1 2 3

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