• NEBOSH & Assessments

    A Marker’s Perspective

    A marker’s view of NEBOSH GC3 To maximise your marks, check this list of Do’s and Don’ts. Observation sheets – Worth 30 marks. Do’s Don’ts Observe 25 – 30 hazards and write them down giving some explanation of the hazard. To maximise your marks find 30 hazards Don’t make these up, write down the hazards you see. A common mistake is to only give 15 – 20 hazards. Don’t include mention of legal breaches in the observation sheets. Ensure every hazard has a consequence that is properly explained – explain the consequence usually in terms of an injury or ill health. For the consequence don’t just say fire risk or…

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    NEBOSH & Assessments

    Risk Assessment – The Safe Person or Safe Place Dilemma

    Controls, Costs and Counting Beans In a previous contribution on risk assessment I discussed the concept of ‘systematic’ and how it is a good idea to take everything into account, even though it may not be of great risk. The good thing about doing it that way, of course, is that it proves you have at least considered the hazard and its risk, even though it has turned out (at time of assessment) to be insignificant. How many of you think a risk assessment is an exercise to kill trees, chew them up and mix with water, flatten them into paper, write on them and file them away to gather…

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    News, Updates & Events

    BSI – PAS 1010, Managing Psychosocial risks

    It may have escaped your notice or your budget but BSI recently published a publicly available specification (PAS 1010) about managing psychosocial risks (i.e. stress, violence and harassment) in the workplace. Though it is a type of document called a PAS, they stress it is not a specification and shouldn’t be quoted as such. It’s simply guidance…that’s called a specification. Like many of the BS and ISO management standards, it is framed so it is consistent with the plan-do-check-act management cycle approach – but don’t be fooled into thinking “consistent with” means using those headings to describe the standard. No, they do something different and equally exciting. The standard reminds…