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This we have safety Professionals technical team come up with the hands off information which might helps you too complete GC 3 Report.
To attain the nebosh international generral certificate you must pass the Nebosh Gc 3 (International) health and safety Practical application .
Are you preparing for nebosh international general certificate , this guide is for you!
WHY NEBOSH SETS GC 3 :
- To check the ability to inspect the area
- To check the ability to prepare a report to management
- To check the understanding of concepts in IGC 1 & GC2
WHAT IS THE PASS MARK IN GC 3 :
You must score 60 marks out of 100 to pass the examination .
How to score 60 marks ?? How to pass ?? Many candidates facing the difficulties even they passed the IGC 1 & GC 2 .
Here safety Professionals team suggest you the simple guidance to complete your GC 3 .
Before start your Inspection , Before start your Report preparation you should knew what the nebosh expects from the candidates !
How they evaluate your GC 3 Report !!!
Where should you concentrate on ???
Step 1 : Identify the Workplace to inspect where you can identify sufficient range of hazards and uncontrolled practices .
Step 2 : Identify the hazards and un safe practices and possibly good practices too !
(Note : Hazard is any thing which has potential to cause harm)
Example : Physical hazards , Chemical hazards , Ergonomic hazards etc.
Step 3 : Identify the safe system of work and applicable legal standards applicable to that particular instance .
(Note : Safe System of work is simply safe way to carry out the job without or minimal risk)
You shall identify in the international regulations international labor organizations website
Step 4 : Complete the nebosh observation forms.
HOW NEBOSH EVALUATE YOUR REPORT :
It is useless to prepare a report without knowledge of the formal expectations from the examiners .
So get a look in to the nebosh marking procedure in GC3 .
1 a ) Range of hazards – (0- 15 Marks)
2)Quality of suggested control measures (0- 15 Marks)
about the company (should be clear)- 0-5 Marks
(overview of important findings and suggestions and conclusions) – 0-5 Marks
4.Main findings of the Inspection
(Include only the high risk issues) :
4 a ) Quality of main findings – 0 – 15 Marks
4 b ) Identification of possible breaches of law 0 – 5 Marks
4 c ) Report persuasiveness & technical content – 0-10 Marks
5.Conclusions & Recommendations :
5 a ) Clear conclusion related to report findings and effectiveness of convincing management – 0 – 15 Marks
5 b ) Recommendations related to findings and it should be realistic to to improve health and safety- 0 – 15 Marks
So now the candidates shall have a clear idea about the GC 3 Report & what clearly the nebosh expects from you !!!
Lets we Go from the First step !!
WHAT YOU SHOULD REMEMBER BEFORE FILL YOUR OBSERVATION SHEET ??
Many of the candidates doing the common mistake is that only identifying the missing of PPE & Poor housekeeping etc .
Remember Missing of PPE & Poor house keeping are also the factors to be considered but beyond that there is a lot to look !!
What are they ???
1. Is the Premises safe to work ! (Ex: Safe access and egress , safe lighting levels , safe temperature, free from hazards etc )
2.Is the Plant & Machinery safe to work ! (Ex :Adequately installed , Guarded , Inspected , Maintained , Cleaned etc )
3.Is the Process safe to work ! (Ex: Way of lifting in manual handling , Way of using chemicals , way of material storage , way of working behaviors)
4.Is the substances used at work are safe or without imminent risk ! (Ex: Free from radio active materials and toxic substances )
5.Is the safe system of work Implemented and maintained ! (Ex :Permit to work control procedures )
6.Is the persons are competent and properly trained !
7.Is the sufficient level of supervision provided !
8..Is their any presence of vulnerable people ! (Ex : Color blindness, wheel chair users , etc. ), Do they have sufficient level of provisions to manage risk ex : Special emergency plan.
9.Safe Behavior : Do the employees behave safely ??
10.Personal Protective Equipment : Do the employees wearing PPE , Do they properly trained ??
Most of the candidates concentrating on “working without PPE “ but you should remember PPE is only the least control measure to control the risk based on hierarchy of risk control !
SIMPLE EXAMPLE TO OPTIMIZE YOUR INSPECTION :
Scenario : 5 Employees working with cement mixer including one pregnant women in an open environment.
Unsafe Plant and Machinery : Poorly maintained cement mixer producing excessive level of noise !
Unsafe process : The loading of cement into cement mixer carried out manually which requires frequent twisting and over reaching !
Unsafe substance : Cement mixing operation is carried out without necessary protection , Dry cement which is highly irritant and wet cement which is highly corrosive.
Unsafe Behavior : Working with poorly maintained equipment and working with corrosive substance shows the poor competency .
Presence of Vulnerable people : loading of cement carried out by pregnant lady increase the probability of harm and foreseeable severity too!
Failure of safe system of work : The operation carried out with poorly maintained machine , unsafe premises , poorly trained personal , failure to wear PPE everything shows the failure of safe system of work !!
So remember , to pass the examination you should :
1.Concentrate all the areas Observation , Introduction , executive summary , Main findings , conclusions , recommendations etc.
2. You should focused on all the areas like premises , plant and equipment , peoples behavior etc .
3.You should identify the relevant applicable regulations .
4.Your report should be persuasive and concise.
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