Unit A - Principles of H&S Management

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What are the three reasons for managing Health & Safety
Moral, Legal & Financial
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Define the term 'Moral' as it refers to Managing H&S
Society expects every Employer to demonstrate a correct attitude to H&S. It is unacceptable to place Employees in situations where their H&S is at risk.
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Define the term 'Legal' as it refers to Managing H&S
Preventive - Punitive - Compensatory. Employers also have a duty of care which is commonly seen in common-law judgments, The HSWA and the Regulations made under it also reinforces this the duty of care.
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Define the term 'Financial' as it refers to Managing H&S
Direct Costs & Indirect Costs, Insured & Uninsured. A HSE study on the cost of accidents at work found that for every £1 that employers spend on insurance, the uninsured costs of accidents over a year amount to between 8-36 times that amount.
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List the six societal factors which influence an Organisation's H&S Standards & Priorities
Globalisation of Business, Economic Climate, Government Policy & Initiatives, Business Risk Profile, Societal Expectations for Equality, Migrant Workers, National Level of Sickness Absence
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Why does the globalisation of business influence H&S Standards?
Standards demanded in the UK may be different to those overseas
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Why do Migrant Workers influence H&S Standards
EU & Immigration Policies mean a higher proportion of migrant workers in the UK, cultural & communication issues
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Why do National Level of Sickness Absence influence H&S Standards
Government review in 2011 indicated around 150 million days lost to sickness absence each year, Working age population on employment & support allowances has increased from 2% in the 1970s to almost 10% today
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What is the purpose of the MHSWR 1999?
These regulations set out a strategy for managing H&S by requiring Employers to comply with certain activities
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List 5 duties placed on Employers under the MHSWR 1999
Suitable & Sufficient risk assessments, Apply principles of prevention, Have Health Surveillance where appropriate, Have access to competent H&S assistance, Establish procedures for serious imminent danger
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List 2 duties placed on Employees under the MHSWR 1999
Use any equipment and substances in a manner to which they have been trained, Notify their Employer of any dangerous work situation
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What is the statute that places a duty on Employers to have a safety policy where they have 5 or more employees?
HSWA Section 2(3)
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List 2 items that fall under the PLAN section of PDCA
Policy & Planning
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List 3 items that fall under the DO section of PDCA
Risk Profiling, Organizing & Implementing your plan
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List 2 items that fall under the CHECK section of PDCA
Monitoring Performance & Investigating accidents / incidents & near-misses
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List 2 items that fall under the ACT section of PDCA
Reviewing performance & learning lessons
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Give 5 reasons for introducing H&S management systems
Policy making, Setting Objectives & Performance Standards, Coming to decisions, Taking action, Accountability
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Give 5 key issues that a H&S Management System is required to deliver
Appropriate allocation of resources, Appropriate allocation of responsibilities, Setting & monitoring performance standards, Feedback & implementation of corrective action
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Give 3 benefits to having a H&S Policy
Tells people a company's approach to managing H&S, Communicates the Organisation's commitment to H&S & can be used to the induction of new employees
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Give the 3 sections of the safety policy
Statement of general policy on H&S, Responsibility & Arrangements
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What are the 6 elements of the BS OHSAS 18001 System?
Occupational H&S Policy, Planning, Implementation & Operation, Checking & Corrective Action, Management Review & Continual Improvement
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List 3 arguments for integration of an IMS
Offers the prospect of more rewarding career opportunities, Objectives & processes are essentially the same, Integration should lead to the avoidance of duplication
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List 3 arguments against integration of an IMS
Existing systems may work well already, Specialists may continue to concentrate on their area of expertise, Uncertainties regarding key terms
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