Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Working Environment & Occupational Health

Main Topics of Study
  • Workplace Environment – temperature / lighting / fresh air / humidity / drinking water / welfare and WC
  • Hours of Work – working time directive / shifts and breaks / driving
  • Asbestos – associated risks / asbestos related diseases / duty holders / types of asbestos survey / premises register and management / removal and air monitoring / waste disposal
  • Electricity – systems and equipment maintenance / portable appliances / inspection and testing / live working
  • Gas Safety – installation / maintenance / inspection / installer accreditation
  • Food Safety – food-borne illness / hygiene / training / vending machines
  • Vibration – effects of hand transmitted vibration / HAVS / tool and machinery selection and maintenance / vibration assessment training / surveillance
  • Drugs and Alcohol – causes of substance abuse / policy on drugs or alcohol in the workplace / screening and monitoring / how to recognise potential problems / taking action
  • Health Surveillance – criteria for undertaking surveillance / conditions which should be monitored / techniques and surveillance systems
  • Work Related ill health – stress / occupational asthma / occupational Dermatitis Legionnaires Disease / Leptospirosis / MSDs

Example Candidate Response Booklet

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Recommended Reading

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

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