Questions and marking scheme

Before you begin

Applicants that don't refer to the marking scheme for every question are more likely to be unsuccessful.

  1. Word limit is now 700 words per question
  2. Read the Command word appendix before you begin
  3. Read the Evidence appendix before submitting evidence.

You can download a full list of questions and marking scheme using the link below.

Question 1

Describe the nature and scope of the main operational activities carried out at the site. (Information should include the main function of site, number of employees, any use of contractors and relationship to other organisational sites if appropriate.)

This question is not marked but is mandatory as the response is considered essential for the adjudicators to understand the context and background of scored questions 3-12. 

Question 2

What are considered to be the most significant issues at the site in relation to: (please provide one example of each) *Occupational health hazards* *Occupational safety hazards* *Wellbeing concern*s

This question is not marked but is mandatory as the response is considered essential for the adjudicators to understand the context and background of scored questions 3-12

Question 3

Explain* how control measures implemented for one of the significant health, safety and/or wellbeing hazards identified within question 2 are monitored for effectiveness. Use specific examples to illustrate.

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive explanation of the process for evaluating the effectiveness of the control measures associated with one of the significant health, safety or wellbeing hazards identified within question 2.

Response includes detailed reference (example) to specific hazard monitoring.

A very good explanation of the process for evaluating the effectiveness of the control measures associated with one of the significant health, safety or wellbeing hazards identified within question 2.

Response includes some reference (example) to specific hazard monitoring.

A satisfactory explanation of the process for evaluating the effectiveness of the control measures associated with one of the significant health, safety or wellbeing hazards identified within question 2.

Response includes limited reference (example) to specific hazard monitoring.

A limited explanation of the process for evaluating the effectiveness of the control measures associated with one of the significant health, safety or wellbeing hazards identified within question 2.

 

No reference (example) included.

A weak explanation of the process for evaluating the effectiveness of the control measures associated with one of the significant health, safety or wellbeing hazards identified within question 2.

 

 

No reference (example) included.

Question unanswered or no hazard identified from Q2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 4a

Explain* how the organisation identifies and ensures relevant competency requirements for those staff with specific health and safety roles

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive explanation of the methodology used to identify and ensure competency requirements for those staff with specific health and safety roles

 

Response includes specific examples (more than one) of methods used to identify and ensure competency requirements

A very good explanation of the methodology used to identify and ensure competency requirements for those staff with specific health and safety roles

 

Response includes a specific example of a method used to identify competency requirements

A satisfactory explanation of the methodology used to identify and ensure competency requirements for those staff with specific health and safety roles

 

Response includes a specific example but limited reference to methods used to identify competency requirements

A limited explanation of the methodology used to identify and ensure competency requirements for those staff with specific health and safety roles

 

No reference to actual methods used and no examples included.

A weak explanation of the methodology used to identify and ensure competency requirements for those staff with specific health and safety roles

 

No reference to actual methods used and no examples included

Question unanswered or no relevant description provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 4b

Submit supportive evidence (for example: training needs analysis, training plan)

1 bonus mark*** will be awarded for relevant evidence uploaded. Evidence which does not adhere to the requirements found in the evidence appendix** will not be considered by the adjudicators and no bonus mark will be awarded.

Question 5

Describe* how the organisation has effectively communicated with staff regarding implementation of control measures related to the management of COVID-19 infection within the workplace

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how the organisation have effectively communicated with staff regarding implementation of control measures related to the management of COVID-19 infection within the workplace

 

Response includes a range (3 or more) of communication examples.

A very good description of how the organisation have effectively communicated with staff regarding implementation of control measures related to the management of COVID-19 infection within the workplace

 

Response includes several (1-2) communication examples

A satisfactory description of how the organisation have effectively communicated with staff regarding implementation of control measures related to the management of COVID-19 infection within the workplace

 

 

Response includes an example of communication.

A limited outline of how the organisation have communicated with staff regarding implementation of control measures related to the management of COVID-19 infection within the workplace

 

 

Response includes an example of communication

A weak outline of how the organisation have communicated with staff regarding implementation of control measures related to the management of COVID-19 infection within the workplace

 

 

 

No examples included.

Question unanswered or no relevant description provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 5b

Submit supportive evidence (for example: staff briefings, guidance information)

1 bonus mark*** will
be awarded for relevant
evidence uploaded.
Evidence which does not
adhere to the requirements
(see evidence appendix**)
will not be considered by
the adjudicators.



Question 6

Describe* how senior management positively influence staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark

0 marks

A comprehensive description clearly demonstrating how senior management positively influence staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

 

Response includes a range (more than 3) of examples of senior management leadership influencing staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

A very good description of how senior management positively influence staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

 

Response includes examples (1-3) of senior management leadership influencing staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

A satisfactory description of how senior management positively influence staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

 

Response includes an example of senior management leadership influencing staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

A limited description of how senior management positively influence staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

 

No examples included. of senior management leadership influencing staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

A weak description of how senior management positively influence staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

No examples included of senior management leadership influencing staff and external stakeholder health and safety behaviours

Question unanswered or no relevant description provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 7

Explain* how the organisation ensures the safe evacuation of persons with specific requirements during an emergency event

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how   the organisation ensure the safe evacuation of persons with specific requirements during an emergency event

 

Response includes examples (more than 1) of safe evacuation arrangements for persons with specific requirements 

A very good   description of how   the organisation ensure the safe evacuation of persons with specific requirements during an emergency event

 

Response includes an example of safe evacuation arrangements for persons with specific requirements 

A satisfactory description of how   the organisation ensure the safe evacuation of persons with specific requirements during an emergency event

 

 

Response includes an example of safe evacuation arrangements for persons with specific requirements 

A limited description of how   the organisation ensure the safe evacuation of persons with specific requirements during an emergency event

 

 

Response includes no examples

A weak description of how   the organisation ensure the safe evacuation of persons with specific requirements during an emergency event

 

 

Response includes no examples

Question unanswered or no relevant description provided.

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 8

Describe* how the organisation provide support for staff returning to the workplace following a period of absence *Refer to the command word appendix Include specific examples.

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how the   organisation provide support for staff returning to the workplace following a period of absence

 

Response includes several (more than 2) examples of support provision

A very good description of how the   organisation provide support for staff returning to the workplace following a period of absence

 

 

Response includes (1-2) examples of support provision

A satisfactory description of how the organisation provide support for staff returning to the workplace following a period of absence

 

Response includes an examples of support provision

A limited description of how the organisation provide support for staff returning to the workplace following a period of absence

 

 

 

Response includes no examples of support provision

 

A weak description of how the organisation provide support for staff returning to the workplace following a period of absence


Response includes no examples of support provision

 

Question unanswered or no relevant description provided.

Question 9a

Explain how relevant stakeholders participate in the management of change process

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how relevant stakeholders participate in the management of change process


Response includes a range of examples of stakeholder participation

A very good description of
how relevant stakeholders participate in the management of change process

 

 

Response includes an example of stakeholder participation

A satisfactory description of how relevant stakeholders participate in the management of change process

 

 

Response includes an example of stakeholder participation 

 

A limited description of how relevant stakeholders participate in the management of change process

 

 

No examples included.

 

A weak description of how relevant stakeholders participate in the management of change process

 

 

 

No examples included.

Question unanswered or no relevant description provided.

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 9b

Submit supportive evidence (for example: risk assessment, training records)

1 bonus mark*** will be awarded for relevant evidence uploaded. Evidence which does not adhere to the requirements found in the evidence appendix** will not be considered by the adjudicators.

Question 10a

Explain* how the organisation ensures relevant statutory duties are identified and monitored

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how the organisation ensures relevant statutory duties are identified and monitored

 

Response includes a range (more than 3) examples of relevant legislation and how duties are identified and met

A very good description of how the organisation ensures relevant statutory duties are identified and monitored

Response includes several (2-3) examples of relevant legislation and how duties are identified and met

A satisfactory description of how the organisation ensures relevant statutory duties are identified and monitored


Response includes several an example of relevant legislation and how duties are identified and met

A limited description of how the organisation ensures relevant statutory duties are identified

 

No examples identified

A weak outline of how the organisation ensures relevant statutory duties are identified


No examples included.

Question unanswered or no relevant process provided

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 10b

Submit supportive evidence (for example: legal register, procedure)

1 bonus mark*** will be awarded for relevant evidence uploaded. Evidence which does not adhere to the requirements (see evidence appendix**) will not be considered by the adjudicators

Question 11

Describe* how non-managerial staff participate in the development of health and safety objectives (targets) at the site

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how non-managerial staff participate in the development of health and safety objectives (targets) at the site

 

Response includes several (more than 2) examples of staff participation

A very good description of how non-managerial staff participate in the development of health and safety objectives (targets) at the site

 

Response includes an example of staff participation

A satisfactory description of how non-managerial staff participate in the development of health and safety objectives (targets) at the site

 

Response includes an example of staff participation

A limited description of how non-managerial staff participate in the development of health and safety objectives (targets) at the site

 

Response does not include any examples of staff participation

A weak description of how non-managerial staff participate in the development of health and safety objectives (targets) at the site

Response does not include any examples of staff participation

Question unanswered or no relevant process provided.

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 12a

Explain how the organisation use the outcomes of performance monitoring to continually improve the health and safety management system

5 marks 4 marks 3 marks 2 marks 1 mark 0 marks

A comprehensive description of how the outcomes of performance monitoring is used to continually improve the health and safety management system

 


Response includes a range (more than 3) examples of continual improvement

 

A very good description of how the outcomes of performance monitoring is used to continually improve the health and safety management system

Response includes several (2-3) examples of continual improvement

A satisfactory description of how the outcomes of performance monitoring is used to continually improve the health and safety management system


Response includes an example of continual improvement

A limited description of how the outcomes of performance monitoring is used to continually improve the health and safety management system


No examples provided

A weak
description of how the outcomes of performance monitoring is used to continually improve the health and safety management system

 

No examples provided

Question unanswered or no relevant process provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Refer to the command word appendix

Question 12b

Submit supportive evidence (for example: health and safety audit plan)

1 bonus mark*** will be awarded for relevant evidence uploaded. Evidence which does not adhere to the requirements found in the evidence appendix** will be discarded by the adjudicators and no bonus mark will be awarded.