The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)



  1. List the 4 main reasons why all personnel must receive appropriate information and training with regard to health and safety at work?
  2. List ways in which the management can ensure compliance with the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992.
  3. State the 2 regulations that ensure that practices have a legal and moral duty to: a) Inform staff of the substances and associated hazards they may be exposed to. b) Provide instruction and information to enable staff to handle substances safely. c) Assess the degree to which staff and visitors to the practice may be exposed to substances / hazards. d) Take action to reduce exposure and risk to the lowest level possible/practicable. e) Record the assessments and review them regularly.
  4. An employer with 5 or more employees in legally bound to prepare (and revise when necessary) a written health & safety policy statement. Describe the information that should be contained within such documentation.
  5. List sources where health & safety information may be found.
  6. What questions should members of staff ask themselves prior to undertaking a new task or handling an unfamiliar product?
  7. List the general duties of employees with regard to health & safety policy under Sections 7 & 8 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and Regulation 12 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992.
  8. Veterinary waste poses a significant risk. State the 2 regulations and the 2 Acts that ensure the safe disposal of waste in the practice.
  9. To which organisation should a suspected adverse reaction to a medicinal product be reported?
  10. What is the HSE Form B1 510 (available from the HMSO) commonly known as?
  11. List the information to recorded in the accident book should an incident occur.
  12. What do the initials RIDDOR stand for?
  13. State the 3 categories of accident that must be reported to RIDDOR.
  14. How and when must a major or fatal accident be reported to RIDDOR?
  15. State the 5 categories of major accident.
  16. What is meant by a "three-day accident"?
  17. List the 5 dangerous occurrences that must be reported to the HSE (Form F2508) whether or not an injury occurs.
  18. What are standard operating procedures (SOPs)?
  19. Name the act that ensures adequate precautions against fire.
  20. Name the regulations that expand upon the general provisions of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 with regard to manual handling procedures.