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NGC1: The Management of Health & Safety You have now completed NGC1 Element One.

Spend some time attempting to answer the following questions. Pay attention to the wording of the questions and the points available to give you an idea of how much information is required. To help you the action verbs have been highlighted in bold.

Revision Questions
1. (a) Draw a flowchart to show the relationships between the six elements of the health and safety management system in HSEs Successful Health and Safety Management (HSG65) (4 marks). (b) Outline the part that EACH element of the HSG65 model plays within the health and safety management system. (12 marks). (c) Outline the economic benefits that an organisation may obtain by implementing a successful health and safety management system. (4 marks). 2. (a) Explain THREE possible defences to a civil law claim of negligence. (6 marks). (b) State the circumstances in which an employer may be held vicariously liable. (2 marks). 3. Giving an example in EACH case, explain the differences between: (a) Health and safety regulations; (4 marks). (b) HSC Approved Codes of Practice. (4 marks). 4. An employer has a common law duty of care for the health, safety and welfare of their employees. Giving an example in EACH case, identify what the employer must provide in order to fulfil this common law duty of care. (8 marks). 5. (a) Outline FOUR powers available to an inspector when investigating a workplace accident. (4 marks). (b) Identify the TWO types of enforcement notice that may be served by an inspector, stating the conditions that must be satisfied before EACH type of notice is served. (4 marks). 6. (a) Explain, giving an example in EACH case, the circumstances under which a health and safety inspector may serve: i. An improvement notice; (3 marks). ii. A prohibition notice. (3 marks). (b) State the effect on EACH type of enforcement notice of appealing against it. (2 marks). 7. List EIGHT possible costs to an organisation when employees are absent due to work-related ill health. (8 marks) 8. The number of absences due to upper limb disorders in an organisation appears to be increasing. Outline the possible sources of information that could be consulted when investigating this problem. (8 marks)

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