a) Outline the needs for a sufficient means of escape from inside a place of work to a final exit door.
b) Identify the issues to consider for the location of an assembly point for use in a work-place.
problem 2: Identify the five main kinds of fire extinguisher, state the colors of their labels and describe the kind of fire each is appropriate to tackle, outlining the benefits and drawbacks of each.
a) You are devising an evacuation plan for the disabled employees. List five factors that must be considered.
b) List five factors which must be considered when devising a standard plan for the evacuation of disabled visitors.
problem 4: All employees must be made familiar with the routine to be followed in the event of a fire in their workplace.
List and describe the fundamental components which must be considered when designing any fire routine procedures.
problem 5: In accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 Approved Code of Practice:
a) List the proposed minimum stock for a first-aid kit where no specific risk occurs in the workplace.
b) State the proposed number of first aiders and appointed persons needed in:
• a shop that employs 20 staff
• a storage facility that employs 40 warehouse personnel and 10 office staff
• a large construction site where 55 operatives are working on the project
problem 6: A 19-year-old untrained operative was killed while driving a forklift truck, which overturned on colliding with scaffolding at dusk on a building site.
a) List the probable immediate causes of a lift truck overturning.
b) Describe in a diagram or chart the incident investigation procedure to recognize the root causes of the accident.
c) Outline the duties of an employer in this case.
problem 7: The process of carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment is made up of some steps.
a) List and describe each step.
b) Produce a simple fire risk assessment for a small office facility.
problem 8: While the need in individual premises might vary, there are a number of basic components that must be considered when designing any fire routine procedure.
a) List and describe the components of an efficient fire routine procedure.
b) List the duties of a fire marshal which must be carried out in the event of a fire or other emergency.