Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Principles Of Control

Main Topics of Study

General Principles of Prevention

  • Avoiding, evaluating and controlling risks
  • Collective and individual protective measures
  • Roles, categories and features of safety signs

Hierarchy of Control

  • Elimination or substitution
  • Exposure reduction
  • Isolation and segregation
  • Engineering controls
  • Personal protective equipment

Safe Systems of Work

  • Employers duty
  • Competent persons
  • Employee involvement
  • Written procedures
  • Writing a method statement
  • Forms of control
  • Development of safe systems of work

Permits to Work

  • Operation of the permit system
  • Typical permit and appropriate circumstances – hot work, work on electrical systems, confined spaces, plant maintenance

Emergency Procedures

  • Objectives of developing emergency procedures
  • Requirements for first aid provision
  • Arrangements for contacting emergency and rescue services
  • Emergency cover for shift work and remote locations

Example Candidate Response Booklet

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

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