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In our day to day safety professional life we have many misconceptions and doubts. Like Difference between Hazard and Risk. In the same way we shall discuss about the facts about Intrinsically safe and explosion proof.
What is the Difference between the intrinsically safe & explosion Proof ?
Where it is Applicable :
Intrinsically safety is a design technique applied to electrical equipment and wiring for hazardous locations.
The product used in explosion area is intrinsically safe.
It limits the electrical energy so that sparks cannot occur from short circuits and cause ignition of flammable atmosphere.
Explosion Proof :
Enclosures to contain the explosion within its housing.
Enclosures are engineered to contain any flash or explosion.
Explosion proof devices are heavier than Intrinsically safe devices.
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How to pass NEBOSH IGC !
The million dollar question that every students having before appear for the NEBOSH !
Have you ever tried to pass the NEBOSH !
If your answer is yes ?
What is your contribution towards passing NEBOSH !
Here the Simple suggestions from the technical team that you should obey to pass the NEBOSH EXAMS !
BEFORE EXAMS :
1.Join with the Right NEBOSH Course Provider .
2.Attend the Classes Properly .
3.Ask the doubts – Never hesitate to ask .
4.Get the 10 plus years of past question papers & Answers. 5.Attend the training program on Examination techniques . 6.Get the Important Mnemonics on NEBOSH – For easy remembrance
7.Write Mock Exams . 8. Attend revision classes – For Last minutes preparation . 9.Have enough time to prepare – Never insist yourself. 10.Be confidant – Never doubt yourself . 11.Use the 24 * 7 Technical support – Get the guidance until the Examination hall. 12.Prepare according to the trainers guidance .
DURING THE EXAMS :
01.Understand the Questions .
02.Follow the Command words strategy – According to the training Provided. (The Maximum students failed in NEBOSH is due to question interpretation)
03.Plan your self before approach question – Remember the key points.
Safety Professionals , No 1 Neboshtraining Institute located in Chennai , every week publishes the useful article for the Nebosh aspirants .
Safety Professionals team are happy to meet you professionals with the useful Information !!
Every candidates facing the difficulties during the NEBOSH GC 3 Practical assessment. Many candidates are refereed in GC 3 ,even if they completed their IGC 1 & GC 2 Successfully.
Why the candidates are refereed in GC 3 ??
Whats the reason behinds the failure ??
You should know this valuable information before you start your preparation , to avoid referral in GC 3 !!
Its simple to clear if you follow our Guidelines ..
1. NEVER COPY FROM INTERNET :
This is the most common mistake every candidates doing their preparation .
Remember Nebosh can easily identify by using plagiarism checker !
2.NEVER COPY FROM YOUR FRIENDS REPORT :
Most of the candidates will commit the common mistake. Copying the friends report , who completed the Nebosh in previous years !
Remember Nebosh will always back up the students report ,and they can easily identify the plagiarism! so never do that one !
3.NEVER REPEAT THE SAME HAZARDS :
Remember you should identify minimum of 20 Uncontrolled hazards from minimum of 5 different types of hazards .
Example physical, chemical, biological , fire hazards etc.
Never exceeds from 30 observations .
4.FOCUS ON MARKING SCHEME :
Many of the candidates prepare their observations well , but accidentally they failed to concentrate on other areas of the report like main findings , executive summary , legal breaches ,etc.
Remember observations only hold 30 Marks , with that you could not pass so it is essential to concentrate on other areas .
5.REPRESENT RISK WHILE MENTIONING HAZARD :
Mentioning the hazards alone will not offer you the marks , it is essential to state the risk level associated with , then only you can grab the marks .
Example : If you mention that the “un guarded machine as hazard” that is not enough , you should mention that “risk of entanglement , fall into machinery and ejection of machine parts will leads to severe injury and even fatal if it is operated “
The simple concept is that you should make your report to convince the management, so it is essential to describe.
6.SUGGEST REALISTIC CONTROL MEASURES :
While suggesting the control measures candidates normally doing the 3 category of mistakes such as ,
A)Mentioning the control measure which is not suitable for the hazard .
if you mentioning that flammable materials stored in a room and there is a possibility to accumulation of flammable gas , suggesting the LEV is not suitable .
You should suggest the control measure which is appropriate like Dilution ventilation or store in open area to eliminate or to reduce the hazard etc .
B)Suggesting the PPE alone as control measure to control the hazard.
Remember wearing PPE will not eliminate the hazard and as we studied in GC 2 PPE should be an least control measure we suggest.
Example : If you mentioning that the petrol driven machine producing heavy noise , first you should try to eliminate by avoiding the operation if possible , or by changing the process (gluing rather than screwing) or by changing the fuel (Battery operated / electrically operated) .
Then we shall suggest the control measure to reduce the risk by relocating , isolating , silencing , damping etc.
c) Suggesting only the immediate control measures : Most of the candidates only suggesting the control measure for the identified hazard , but remember HSE Professionals should suggest the long tern actions to maintain the residual risk with in accepted level.
Example : If you suggesting the “Poorly maintained machine develops noise as hazard” Maintenance action should carried out & damping should be done is an Immediate control measure .
One time actions shall not control the risks forever , so we should suggest long term actions like
Proper preventative maintenance regime should be developed” .
Fault reporting procedures should be developed ,
Employees including machine operators should be trained to identify hazards and to report and to carry out work safely etc.
7.NEVER RELY ON GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS :
Most of the candidates not clear about the difference between engineering controls and administrative controls . and even the hierarchy of risk control procedure .
Maximum candidates rely on only general recommendations like “safety training” before that there are many ways to eliminate the hazards by avoiding the task or by changing the process etc.
So recommend the control measures always based on the hierarchy of risk control which is generally accepted.
8.FOLLOW THE GENERAL RULES :
Prepare structured report
Identify minimum of 20 hazards
Mention general legal applications
prepare the report to convince management & persuasive
Never fall below 500 Words
Mention immediate , medium , long term actions to control risk
Compare actual cost of remedial action vs cost of failure to act