Practice Questions for NEBOSH Examinations – Management ANSWERS Paper 2

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Question 1

  i. List FOUR health and safety regulations that specify a legal duty to provide adequate lighting at work.

        • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
        • Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations 1998
        • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
        • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
        • Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
        • Confined Spaces Regulations 1997.

  ii. Describe the effects inadequate lighting in a workplace would have on health and safety.

        • Eye strain
        • Headaches
        • Adopting poor posture
        • Tripping over unseen objects
        • Human error is likely to increase.
        • NOTE:   Both individual health risks and physical risks are required.

iii. Outline which factors should be considered on assessment of the adequacy of lighting within an open plan office.

        • The tasks being carried out
        • The equipment used
        • The size and layout of the office i.e. distance of workstations to windows and the use of partitions
        • Natural light available at different times of the day and year
        • Suitability of the number, type, intensity and hue of artificial lights
        • Computer screen glare
        • Shadowed areas
        • Localised lighting, need for and availability of
        • Maintenance of non-functional, flickering, damaged or dirty lights
        • Provision and adequacy of emergency lighting.

Question 2

  i. State the conditions that must be fulfilled to show that an employer may be held vicariously liable for...