Principles of Control

Main Topics of Study:

  • General Principles of Prevention – avoiding, evaluating and controlling risks / collective and individual protective measures / roles, categories and features of safety signs
  • Hierarchy of Control – elimination or substitution / exposure reduction / isolation and segregation / engineering controls / personal protective equipment
  • Safe Systems of Work – employers duty / competent persons / employee involvement / written procedures / writing a method statement / forms of control / development of safe systems of work
  • Permits to Work – operation of the permit system / typical permit and appropriate circumstances –┬áhot work, work on electrical systems, confined spaces, plant maintenance
  • Emergency Procedures – objectives of developing emergency procedures / requirements for first aid provision / arrangements for contacting emergency and rescue services / emergency cover for shift work and remote locations