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NEBOSH Certificate definitions of commonly used words or phrases

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NEBOSH CUE CARDS General Definitions NEBOSH Certificate definitions of commonly used words or phrases
HEALTH The absence of disease
DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES These are events or situations that could harm employees at work in such a way that there is a legal requirement to report them. If something happens which does not result in a major injury, but clearly could have done, it may be classed as a dangerous occurrence
NEAR - MISSES These are any form of accident which could result in injury or loss but do not..
HAZARDS A situation with the potential to cause harm or danger.
UNSAFE - CONDITIONS Physical conditions of the workplace which render it unsafe. i.e. unguarded machines, spills.
UNSAFE - ACTS Practices which human beings perform which are hazardous, i.e. rushing, short cuts, horseplay, drink or drugs abuse within the workplace.
RISK The likelihood that the harm from a particular hazard is realised.
MAGNITUDE OF RISK Is an estimate of how likely it is that someone would succumb to a particular hazard, with an assessment of the likely severity of injury caused.
PRACTICABLE In light of current knowledge and invention, if it is foreseeable to comply, then you must comply, regardless of time money and effort.
REASONABLY PRACTICABLE Balance the cost of taking action (in terms of time and effort as well as money) against the risk being considered. The degree of risk against the sacrifice involved
TORT / DELICT wrongful act or omission causing harm or damage to a person or body corporate which is actionable in common law e.g. - nuisance, negligence, breach of statutory duty.
Maximum Exposure Limit Maximum concentration of an airborne substance averaged over a reference period to which employees may be exposed by inhalation under any circumstances.
Occupational Exposure Standard Concentration of airborne substances averaged over a reference period at which current knowledge suggests it is unlikely to harm employees exposed by inhalation day after day to that concentration.
Attitudes An attitude is a person’s point of view or way of looking at something, and gives him or her a tendency, readiness or predisposition to act or react in a particular way in a given situation.
Motivation Motivation is what induces an individual to act the way he or she does. It is a tendency of an individual to take action to achieve a particular goal
Display Screen Equipment DSE All equipment used in the workplace to display information with which the user interacts in some way.
Ergonomics The study of the way people interact with equipment in their working environment with the objective of improving their comfort, safety and productivity.
A Safety Culture (HSE’s Definition) The product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies and patterns of behaviour that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency of, an organisation’s health and safety management
Stress The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them.
EMPLOYERS’ “DUTY OF CARE” Exercising reasonable care in order to protect others from the risks of foreseeable injury, health problems or death at work. Identified in the case of Wilson & Clyde Coal Co. Ltd
EMPLOYERS’ “DUTY OF CARE” Common law duties were then set to provide Safe place of work, safe means of access/egress Safe systems of work Safe appliances, equipment and plant Competent and diligent people -selection,training & supervision
THE TORT OF NEGLIGENCE Breach of common law legal duty of care to exercise reasonable care towards others, resulting in loss, damage or injury. Key defining case - Donoghue V Stevenson (1932
Three main points to test for negligence: Duty breached Defendant under duty of care to claimant (injured party) Result of breach - claimant suffered damage or loss
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