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2008

Mnemonics - Memory Aids

ETA Consultancy
What are Mnemonics?
Mnemonics are memory aids. They usually are a simple phrase or series of letters that makes
it easier to remember certain things.
The key to mnemonics is to build a strong association between the mnemonic and for what
they stand. Mnemonics take a little bit of practice, but become easier the more you use them.
When candidates prepare to undertake examinations the use of mnemonics can be a useful
skill to master, this skill is quite useful in the field of health and safety examinations where
candidates do tend to have a lot that they have to remember.
The mnemonics that follow cover a number, but not all of the key areas of NEBOSH
International General Certificate study, and they are no substitute to actually first reading
through and understanding the study material.

MNEMONICS

Causes of Accidents Contact,


Entanglement,
CENTIPEDE Nips
Traps,
Impact
Projections,
Ejections,
Discharge &
Environmental.

Causes of Accidents Noise & Vibration,


Electricity,
NECTRE Chemical,
Temperature,
Radiation,
Explosion.

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MNEMONICS

Elements of HSG65 Policy


Organising
POPIMAR Planning & Implementing
Measuring Performance
Audit
Reviewing Performance

Elements of OHSAS 18001 Policy


PPICCMC Planning And Implementation
Checking And Corrective Action
Management Review
Continual Improvement

External influences on H&S Stakeholders


Legislation
SLITS Insurance Companies
Trade Unions
Society

Guards Fixed,
Interlock,
FIATT Automatic,
Trip,
Two Handed

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MNEMONICS

Hierarchy of Control Eliminate,


Substitute,
PIGSRISE (reverse) Isolate,
Reduce,
Safe Systems Of Work,
Good Housekeeping,
IITS
PPE

Hierarchy of Control Eliminate


Replace / Reduce
ERIC PD Isolate
Control
PPE
Discipline

Injuries to Pedestrians Collisions


Airborne
CASE Slips, Trips, Falls
Environment

Job Safety Analysis Select


Record
SREDIM Examine
Develop
Install
Maintain

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MNEMONICS

Load Risk Assessment Heaviness


Intrinsic Danger
HI BUG Bulk
Unstable
Grip

Man Handling Task


Individual
TILE Load
Environment - Or Lite

Management of HSW Planning


Organisation,
POCMAR Control,
Monitoring And
Review

Management Systems Policy,


Organisation,
POPIMAR Planning,
Implementation,
Monitor,
Audit,
Review

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MNEMONICS

Mechanical Hazards Friction,


Impact,
FISHDECCS Shearing,
High Pressure Injection,
Drawing In,
Entanglement,
Cutting,
Crushing,
Stabbing

Non Mechanical Hazards Noise,


Electrical,
NEVER FIBS Vibration,
Ergonomics,
Radiation,
Fire And Explosion,
'I'(High) Temperature And Low,
Biological, Substances

PUWER Work Equipment


Maintenance
Work MUSIC Use
Suitability
Information, Instruction And Training
Conformity With Eu Requirements

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MNEMONICS

Reasons to review Safety Policy Premises, Change


Enforcements Notices
PEARRLS Arrangements, Change
Regular Reviews
Risk Assessments
Legislation, Change
Structure (Personnel), Change

Safety Culture Indicators Compliance


Indicators (Reactive Or Proactive)
CIA CAT Accidents
Complaints, Staff
Absenteeism
Turnover, Staff

Used for the Risk Assessment Define What's Being Assessed


process
Identify Hazards
People Affected
DIPER
Evaluate Risks
Review & Monitor