Outline the sources of published information that may be consulted when dealing with a health and safety problem at work.
The sources of this information may be internal to the organization and/or external to it.
Internal sources, which should be available within the organization include:
- Accident and ill-health records and investigation reports
- Absentee records
- Inspection and audit reports undertaken by the organization and by external organizations such as the HSE
- Maintenance, risk assessment (including COSHH) and training records
- Documents which provide information to workers
- Any equipment examination or test reports.
External sources, which are available outside the organization, are numerous and include:
- Health and safety legislation
- HSC/HSE publications, such as approved codes of practice, guidance documents, leaflets, journals, books
- and their website
- International (e.g. ILO), European and British standards
- Health and safety magazines and journals
- Information published by trade associations, employer organizations and trade unions
- Specialist technical and legal publications
- Information and data from manufacturers and suppliers
- The internet and encyclopedias.
Other Important Health and Safety Topics:
- How to Pass NEBOSH IGC In First Attempt?
- Guidance On NEBOSH Command Words / Action Verbs
- Why We Manage Health and Safety?
- Barriers In Promoting Good Standards Of Health And Safety at Workplace.
- Purpose Of Three Main Sections Of An Organization’s Health And Safety Policy.
- Circumstances That May Require A Health And Safety Policy To Be Reviewed
- Setting Of Health and Safety Targets & Their Importance
- Reasons Why An Organization Should Review Its Health And Safety Performance
Other Important Useful Links:
- HSE Interview Questions and Answers
- NEBOSH IGC Past Papers Free Download
- NEBOSH IGC Examiner Reports Free Download