NEBOSH are about to publish the final version of their diploma syllabi. It isn’t expected to change greatly from the last version issued for consultation a few months back.
Element 1 has hardly changed at all, but you will notice some of significance. The reference to the workplace regulations (the main legislation covering the hardware requirements of a workplace building for healthy and safe living) moves to the top. Safety signs also moves to the top but gets considerably reduced attention – a mere mention of it.
I have concluded that my ability to pay attention to any single exhortation on a sign is inversely proportional to the total number of signs. Signs are apparently only needed where other measures really just aren’t adequate.