Interesting 5 Facts About Risk Assessment Part-01

Hi, guys. Whenever we open the topic about risk assessment I feel most of the people including who are in safety fields seems to be less comfortable. Let us try to break the thick ice spread over risk assessment.

What is Risk Assessment????

Risk assessment is a formalised process of identifying the hazard. Evaluating the risk and then either eliminating or controlling it to an acceptable level.

What is a hazard: something or anything that has the potential to cause harm.

Then what is Risk? It is the probability of likelihood of occurrence and severity of the consequences.

 

From this, we understand that risk assessment is the process to identify the hazard and then evaluating the risk and then eliminating or controlling it to acceptable limits.

Have you conducted Risk Assessment???

Many answers Noooooo.

Is it true?????

My answer is Noooooo.

Yes all of us are conducting a risk assessment at every minute of our life. Really???

Yes for example before we crossroad we wait and see the road condition, the speed of the vehicles and distance of vehicles from us. Do we do that? Yes, we do that. Then that is a risk assessment. But what is the difference???? We do not record it and workplace it is recorded.

 

Who will conduct Risk Assessment?  Yes for sure it should be conducted by a competent person.

What is meant by a competent person?  A person with wait wait I will tell you an easy way to remember it. One simple question.  What is the name of titanic heroine? Yes, KATE.

That is the answer for a competent person. A person with Knowledge Ability Training and Experience in the particular field and who can carry out the job in a professional manner and without any risk to health and safety to himself and others.

 

Guys we shall continue about Risk Assessment in coming days.

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ABCD SORRY PDCA OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ABCD !!! SORRY PDCA OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

When you hear HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM don’t extend your imagination where a gentleman with coat ( isn’t it out of fashion but still a picture of person with coat comes in front of eyes whenever we think about management, corporate…) carrying a suit case ( just like our finance ministers use to carry suit case during budget ).

 

But really not. It is as simple as Bangladesh winning Australia. Any management system will follow P-D-C-A cycle. Don’t complain that your dad has never bought you that cycle. Just Kidding guys. It is Plan Do Check Act.

In the same manner, our health and safety management system also follow Plan Do Check Act cycle.

 

Is it true? Does all the management system follow Plan Do Check Act cycle? Can you show me an example??

Sure and why not. We shall approach this with the field which we are familiar with. That is let us try to connect it with health and safety management system.

What is Health and Safety management system?

It contains different elements, which together make up the health and safety management system.

OHSAS 18001, HSG 65 (health and safety guidance) and I.L.O (International Labour Organisation) have provided guidelines for  Health and Safety Management system.

 

According to OHSAS 18001, the following are elements of Health and Safety Management System.

Elements of Health and Safety Management System according to OHSAS-18001

 

According to HSG 65  the following are elements of Health and Safety Management System

 

Elements of Health and Safety Management System according to HSG 65

How are we going to link these two health and safety management system with Plan Do Check Act cycle?

 

 

There is one more important Health and Safety Management System. What is that? Where  It is from. It is from I.L.O.

Elements of Health and Safety Management System according to HSG 65

 

OKAY fine. How to link this management system with Plan Do Check Act cycle.

YES will tell you. Just a moment. Enough of spoon feeding. Think for a moment and all of you are genius. Ready 1,2 and 3. That is it. You have got the answer. Fine guys. Hope you enjoyed this session.

 

 

 

Will Stress Kill A Person????????

Hi, guys. When any one raises this question, first you feel what a silly question. Then when are going to answer there is a great dilemma between what answer to be given.

 

Before going into stress. We shall start from basic.

We shall move to next definition Health.

 

What is health???

  • The state of being well
  • The absence of diseases or ill health.
  • Keeping body and mind fit.
  • Health implies to both body and mind.
  • The body should be free from diseases and mind should be relaxed and free from stress.

 

What is Stress???

 

Stress kills many people.  Every year  International Labour Organization-ILO celebrates health and safety at work day on April 28 to promote the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases globally.

 

The theme for  2016 world day for health and safety at work is WORKPLACE STRESS. A COLLECTIVE CHALLENGE.

It clearly stresses how serious is this work place stress.

So we shall discuss stress in a detailed manner.

 

Stress is an adverse reaction people have to excessive demands or pressures placed on them.

 

stress stresses

 

Stress is not a disease or an illness but it is the natural reaction to pressure. But unrelieved stress can result in diseases and will contribute to poor work performance.

Stress can cause the wide range of effects.  It can cause physical and psychological effects.

It is very easy to identify the person under stress.

 

The symptoms shall be increased sweating, Head Aches, blurred vision, skin rashes

The behavioral changes due to stress shall be

  • Increased smoking
  • Increase alcohol consumption
  • Loss of appetite or over eating
  • poor concentration and difficulty in sleeping.

 

If the pressure remains for long period of time then the following things can occur

  • Anxiety and depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Erectile dysfunctions in men
  • Irregular menstrual cycle in women.

 

So to avoid this keep yourself relaxed, stay cool and spend some leisure time on your interest.

 

Read books, listen to music, watch fish and flowers, enjoy the rain and somehow release your stress.

Don’t allow stress to kill or over come. Handle stress with care.

Think and make a decision whether to take a stressed path or relaxed way.

 

ARE THERE SHORT CUTS TO CLEAR NEBOSH?

Nebosh is a key word of discussion when two or more safety officers or safety engineers meet.

 

Now a day’s all most all companies throughout the world requires their candidates in safety department to possess NEBOSH IGC certifications.

 

It has become mandatory and particularly for Gulf countries.

 

Are any short cuts to clear NEBOSH and possess the certificate ?????

 

Yes, there are ways to achieve this certification. Is it a short cut or long cut we leave it to you or every individual to decide.

 

Understand the reason why you study and want to achieve NEBOSH. You can join NEBOSH Courses in Chennai to clear the exam.

 

For whatever management system P-D-C-A  Plan, Do Check, Act cycle is important.

In the same way for managing NEBOSH also  P-D-C-A  is very important.

Plan: First plan where to do NEBOSH.Select right institutions with excellent trainer profile.

DO:  Start attending all the classes and follow the guidelines of the expert trainers.

CHECK: Check that you have enough time to read and understand the subjects.

ACT: Start writing revision tests and get feedback from the tutor.

 

Follow the key word. Usually, most questions in NEBOSH IGC starts with an outline or Identify.

Outline means give key features and Identify means give a reference.

 

Time management is a key factor. The exam time is 2 hours that is 120 minutes. 25% of the time that is 30 minutes is given as an extra time for the students who use a bi-lingual dictionary.

The dictionary should be ENGLISH-TO OTHER LANGUAGE(HINDI, TAMIL, MALAYALAM, TELUGU etc..). Pocket dictionary without any pictures is best.

Use blue, black ball point pen. Avoid using other types of pen. Don’t use sketch pen or highlighters.

Nebosh Icg-01 and 02 will have 11 questions each.

Section A will have 1 question and will carry 20 marks. Spent maximum 25 to 30 minutes to complete the section.

Section B will have 10 questions and each question will carry 08 marks. Spent maximum 10 minutes to answer each question.

Remember to write the question numbers.

Do remember that one mark will be awarded for 1 correct point.

Allot last ten minutes to revise your answer paper. NEBOSH is a giant when you do not care it properly but NEBOSH is an angel when you pay proper respect.

IS NEBOSH giant or angel depends on the way how you treat it. Good Luck.

 

 

 

Is Nebosh Exam A Nightmare?

NEBOSH is a keyword of discussion when two or more safety officers or safety engineers meet.

First, let us know what is Nebosh—-It is a board from the UK  conducting a different examination to test and certify the proficiency of people in occupational health, safety and environment.

It offers different levels of certificate and award level courses in the field of occupational health, safety and environment.

Nowadays, most companies ask for Nebosh-IGC Qualification. That’s the reason why most of the aspirants looking for Nebosh safety course in India today.

What is IGC?

IGC – International General Certificate, a certificate from Nebosh and it is a level 3 certificate.

Nebosh-IGC includes 3 papers.

  • IGC-01
  • IGC-02
  • IGC-03

IGC-01 deals with Health and safety management system and IGC-02 deals with controlling of workplace hazards and GC-03 are a practical application.

Each paper carries 100 marks and Pass mark for IGC-01 and IGC-02 IS 45 in each paper. For IGC-03 pass mark is 60.

The student who scores 150/300 with minimum  45, 45 and 60 in IGC-01 and IGC-02 and IGC-03 respectively will be considered as pass. The student who scores 180 plus out of 300 will be eligible for credit and the student who scores 210 plus will carry a status of distinction.

The exams in India will be conducted in specific locations as mentioned in the hall tickets and they are supervised by British council. The results shall be announced within 65 days of the exam. The pass in each subject will carry an individual certificate and pass in all three subject will come with an overall certificate.

 

IS IT A NIGHTMARE —– YES, if you approach it without prior preparation, if you take it lightly, if you are trained by in experienced faculty, not respecting the keywords, not understanding the concepts, not reading the questions carefully, improper time allocation to answer the question.

Then how to overcome this?

Wait without nail bytes, without tension. Cool and relax let us discuss how to get through NEBOSH exams in our next topic.

Enjoy the feel of expectations. Get ready pull off your socks and be a part of NEBOSH.

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ARE THERE SHORT CUTS TO CLEAR NEBOSH?