IG Element 1 Course book
1.1: Discuss the moral, financial, and legal reasons for managing health and safety in the workplace.
1.2: Explain how health and safety is regulated and the consequences of non-compliance.
1.3(a): Summarise the main health and safety duties of different groups of people at work.
1.3 (b): Explain how contractors should be selected and managed.
2.1: Give an overview of the elements of a health and safety management system and the benefits of
having a formal/certified system.
2.2: Discuss the main ingredients of health and safety management systems that make it effective – policy,
3.1: Describe the concept of health and safety culture and how it influences performance.
3.2: Summarise how health and safety culture at work can be improved.
3.3: Summarise the human factors which positively or negatively influence behaviour at work in a way that
can affect health and safety.
3.4: Explain the principles of the risk assessment process
3.4a: Produce a risk assessment of a workplace which considers a wide range of identified hazards (drawn from
elements 5-11) and meets “best practice” standards (“suitable and sufficient”.)
3.5: Discuss typical workplace changes that have significant health and safety impacts and ways to minimise
3.6: Describe what to consider when developing and implementing a safe system of work for general activities.
3.7: Explain the role, function, and operation of a permit-to-work system.
3.8: Discuss typical emergency procedures (including training and testing) and how to decide what level of first aid is needed in the workplace.
4.1: Discuss common methods and indicators used to monitor the effectiveness of management systems.