NEBOSH IGC Question Sample

NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

UNIT IG1 Management of health and safety

Duration of examination: 2 hours

Answer ALL questions.

The maximum marks for each question, or part of a question, are shown in brackets.

Start each answer on a new page.

Answers may be illustrated by sketches, where appropriate.

This question paper must be returned to the invigilator after the examination.

You are advised to spend about half an hour on Question 1.

You are advised to spend a total of about one and a half hours on Questions 2-11.

1              (a)   Why is it a good idea to use a permit-to-work system for some work

(b)       What types of work activity would you use a permit-to-work system

(c)       What do you need to have in place for a permit-to-work system to work
in practice?
(d)   What roles should be allocated in a permit-to-work system?

2  What are an employer’s health and safetyesponsibilities?                                                            (8)

3  Explain what an organisation should do to provide effective first-aid.                                        (8)

4  What are the best ways of communicating health and safety information to

5 What are possible costs to an organisation of work-related incidents?                                      (8)

6 Explain why a health and safety policy may need to be reviewed.                                             (8)

7   What should you consider when deciding how often active monitoring should
take place?

8                Explain what an organisation should consider when looking into the
suitability of a potential contractor.

9                What internal documents could be gathered for analysis during an incident

Explain the term ‘health and safety culture’.

How can health and safety culture at work be improved?

11              What things should be considered when putting into place a safe system of

Do not turn this question paper until you are instructed to do so by the invigilator.

Please check your student number and name printed on this document are correct. If they are not correct you MUST inform the invigilator immediately.

Learner Number:


Examination date:

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Unit:         IG1 Management of health and safety

Qualification: NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
At the end of the examination you must return this question paper to the invigilator.


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