Emergency management exam questions

Typical emergency management exam questions at NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4, from the vocational Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard.

Emergency response exam questions

Q; Explain the definition of an emergency, and give examples of typical emergencies that could occur in a workplace?

Q; Explain the difference between preparedness and response, and give examples of typical preparedness and response actions?

Q; Describe the roles of the various role players to ensure that an organisation is adequately prepared for emergencies?

Q; Describe the roles of the various role players when an emergency occurs?

Q; Use three scenarios of emergencies in your workplace, and;
a. Indicate what emergency plans must be in place in the typical business;
b. Identify what was done correctly when dealing with the different emergencies;
c. Describe the responsibilities of the various role players in the given emergencies?

Emergency planning, preparation, and drills could save many lives, and prevent some injuries, loss and trauma.
Emergency planning, preparation, and drills, could save many lives, and prevent some injuries, loss and trauma.

Emergency planning exam questions

Q; Describe five critical steps in the cycle for establishing, implementing and maintaining emergency preparedness and response?

Answer; a. Identify the potential for emergency situations;
b. Establish emergency response procedures;
c. Identify required equipment;
d. Identify response training requirements;
e. Define periodic testing procedures;
f. Establish review procedures.

Q; Describe the considerations when designing and developing emergency preparedness and response, in terms of;
a. statutory requirements;
b. SANS specifications;
c. Threat analysis (potential for emergency situations);
d. Liaison with relevant parties?

Q; Use your experience of industry requirements and emergency preparedness and response plans, to;
a. Develop comprehensive audit evaluation checklists (50 items);
b. Assess the effectiveness of the given response and preparedness plans?

Q; Use a scenario of a serious incidents covering a range of impacts, photos, copies of inspections, insurance claims, descriptions of damage caused, injury reports, eye witness statements, first responder reports, copies of the minutes of safety meetings, site audit reports, training records, legal appointments, to verify that the correct emergency response procedures were followed?

Q; Use various scenarios of safe and unsafe acts and work conditions with different practices being applied, and;
a. Identify correct safe work practices;
b. Identify equipment that is unsafe or defective;
c. Identify relevant emergency preparedness responses?

Emergency management exam practical exercise

Q; Use an exercise area and available documents to advise on the establishment, maintenance, and improvement of emergency response, including;
a. Organogram of the organisation;
b. Numbers of people at different levels in the organisation;
c. Description of the operational processes and the work activities being executed;
d. Learning and development structures, policies, procedures and training programmes;
e. Regulatory requirements;
f. Legal register;
g. Baseline risk assessment;
h. Examples of OHS-related learning material;
i. Training and other reports?

Q; Develop an emergency preparedness plan and process for an organisation, and define the key approval, rehearsal and implementation steps?

Q; Use information of an operation, organisational organogram, relevant regulatory requirements regarding disaster management for that environment, existing disaster management plans, baseline risk assessment, and other relevant reports, to conduct a risk assessment in order to determine potential emergency situations. (natural, social, environmental, political etc)?

Q; Develop an emergency preparedness and response procedures and plans, including the approval and review processes, covering all the risks identified in the assessment? Include codes of practice?

Q; Develop an appropriate emergency management structure, communication process, and protocols?

Q; Schedule and plan a specific emergency preparedness and response exercise?

Q; Execute, evaluate and report on an emergency preparedness and response exercise?

Guideline to the exercise;
a. Appropriate incorporation of the regulatory requirements into the emergency preparedness and response plans;
b. Methods and techniques to anticipate and recognise hazards, risks and emergency situations;
c. Criteria for an effective emergency preparedness and response plan.
d. Which regulatory requirements apply to different emergency scenarios.
e. Roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in dealing with emergency situations, and how to link with them.

Q; Name three elements of OHS Practitioner participation in planning and implementation of operational occupational health and safety management systems?

Answer; 1 Develop a risk profile, and legal register, for a designated work area;
2 Establish, maintain and improve the health and safety documentation; and reporting systems, controls and processes;
2 Advise on the establishment, maintenance, and improvement of emergency response and preparation.

• Source; Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner curriculum standard draft, under patronage of the MQA Seta, proposed to the QCTO.
• See extracts from the document, and the call to mining and general industry and labour to comment on the draft in July 2015, on Sheqafrica.com
• See other posts on emergency planning, and emergency response exercises, and other OHS exam questions and answers, on Sheqafrica.com

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