June 25, 2024

nebosh IGC element 6 important question answers


Element 6
6.1 Principles of fire initiation, classification and spread.

  1. Give classifications of fire with examples for each. (4)
  2. Identify three methods of heat transfer and state how they contribute to spread of fire (6)
  3. Identify the common causes of fire in a workplace. (8)
  4. Identify the principle of Fire Triangle (3)
  5. With reference to the fire triangle, outline the factors that could increase the risk of a fire starting in a motor vehicle repair workshop.
    6.2 Fire risk assessment
  6. Outline the principle of fire risk assessment. (8)
  7. Outline factors to be considered when carrying out Fire Risk Assessment of a work place (8)
    6.3 Fire Prevention and Prevention of Fire Spread
  8. Identify the principles of fire prevention. (8)
  9. Outline the principles of good housekeeping. (6)
  10. Outline the methods to be adopted for safe storage of flammable solvents. (8)
  11. Outline the structural characteristics that can be used for prevention of spread of fire and smoke inside a building. (8)
  12. Identify the control measures to be taken to reduce risk from welding activity in a workplace. (6)
    6.4 Fire Alarm and Fire Fighting Arrangements
  13. Identify the different types of fire fighting equipment. (5)
  14. Identify areas where fire extinguishers are to be sited. (5)
    6.5 Evacuation of a Workplace
  15. Outline the requirements to ensure safe evacuation of workers from a building during Fire? (8)
  16. Outline the role of a Fire Marshal during Fire evacuation. (6)
  17. Outline the factors to be considered when evacuating deaf or disabled persons.
  18. Identify factors to be considered in order that persons can safely evacuate a workplace in the event of a fire. (8)


In order to safely evacuate people in a workplace, factors should be considered such as the means for raising the alarm which should have sufficient call points and be audible throughout the premises, the number of employees to be evacuated and fire risk profile of the workplace, the number of exit routes required, travel distances involved, protection of escape routes, corridors, stairways etc. with fire resistant materials, provision of fire doors, fire compartments, story exits, final exit leading to a place of total safety, location of assembly point etc. Additional factors which could be identified include the provision of adequate signage, emergency lighting along exit routes and the location of fire fighting equipment, the need to appoint responsible

  1. Identify the features of an assembly point. (5)
  2. Substantial changes are to be made to the internal layout of a workplace. Outline factors to consider when reviewing the fire risk assessment. (8)

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