Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Essentials Of Health & Safety Management

ICM Professional Diploma Unit

Meanings and Distinctions

  • Definition and universally accepted meanings of the terms: hazard and risk
  • Health, safety
  • Welfare
  • Environmental protection
  • Accidents
  • Dangerous occurrences
  • Near misses
  • Work-related ill health

Health & Safety Policy

  • Purpose of a health and safety policy
  • Statement
  • Organisation
  • Arrangements
  • Implementation

Risk Assessment

  • Principles of risk assessment
  • The 5 steps approach

Audit and Inspection

  • Audit procedures
  • Requirements for inspection and examples
  • Reporting back
  • Interpreting findings

Health & Safety Induction Training

  • Reasons for induction training
  • Training content
  • Methods of induction


  • Definition of consultation
  • Health and safety committee
  • Obtaining workforce feedback
  • Employers’ duty to provide training and time off

Example Candidate Response Booklet

Example Candidate Response (ECR) Booklets are a source of crucial information for Centres and Candidates as they use real candidate responses. We ask Senior Examiners to comment on five or more responses in terms of why the mark was awarded with commentary about how to improve the answer (if necessary).

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

Introduction to Health & Safety at Work : Hughes & Ferrett, Taylor & Francis

Indicative Text: