Each question in this quiz is timed.
Which of the following is a Prohibition sign
Which of the following is a Mandatory Sign
Which of the following is a Information sign
Which of the following is a Warning sign
What type of sign is shown here
What is the main colour on a safety sign stating that you must NOT do something?
What does a blue and white health and safety signs tell you?
Things you must do
Information about the area
The risks in the area
Things you must not do
What is meant by the term Hazard?
Something with the potential to cause harm
The likelihood of a accident occurring
An accident thats going to happan
Where harm is likely to happen
The definition of a ‘Risk’ is
A ‘near miss’ which could have led to serious injury or loss of life
The potential of a substance, activity, or process to cause harm
The likelihood of a substance, activity, or process to cause harm.
An incident that could have led to an accident
In the event of an accident the first thing you should do is
Secure the site
Touch or move the person
Assess the situation
Shout or phone for help
RIDDOR provides the regulations for the reporting and investigating of
Equipment breaking down
Causes of sickness due to the working environment
Use of dangerous substances
If there is a risk of injury from lifting loads what should you think about first?
Whether the load needs to be lifted at all
Where to hold the load when lifting
What the weight of the load is
How to lift the load
Before performing manual lifting what is the first thing you should do?
Check the area behind you
Weigh the equipment
Assess the whole task
See if it can be broken into several pieces
You are about to put on your head protection (hard hat) and work on a building site when you notice a crack in the side of the hat what should you do?
Wear nothing, as the chances of getting hit on the head are remote.
Notify your supervisor and get a replacement hat.
Put a baseball cap on, as no body will notice the difference.
Put the hat on and continue to work as normal.
The RIDDOR Regulations requires your company to inform the enforcing authority without delay of the following circumstances except?
The overturning of a crane.
An accident at home.
Any fatal injuries.
Any major injuries to employees.
If you had to deal with an emergency i.e. bomb threat or chemical spill, what should your first action be?
Inform your parents.
Dial the emergency service number in a safe environment.
Inform the local newspaper.
Sneak away without informing anybody.
What is the correct immediate treatment for a burn?
Treat for shock.
Flood the burn with cold water.
Check for pulse.
In which of the following situations does asbestos become very dangerous
Whilst disturbed when drilling
Soaked in water
Whilst working 1m away from the asbestos
Whilst working in a factory you discover asbestos, what should you do?
Stop work and inform your supervisor
Continue to work and not disturb it
Try and remove the asbestos and safely dispose it
Remove the asbestos and safely place in a skip.
In what form does asbestos become harmful?
As the fibres are released in the air
When you touch asbestos
When you eat food in a canteen that has asbestos
When it is in the form of a tile
Which of the following diseases is not related to asbestos
Which of the following diseases is related to asbestos exposure?
Hand, foot and mouth
What colour would you find asbestos in the form of crocidolite in?
In the workplace who is likely to manage treatment after an accident, prior to the ambulance arriving
A work mate
Your Local GP
A person is found lying on the floor with a ladder place on top of them, what is the first action to take
Ring the Health and Safety Executive
Assess the situation and check if they are responsive
Telephone reception for assistance
Grab the injured person and move him away from the ladder
Moving, transporting and lifting items are all defined as
An electrician whilst chasing a wall should wear a hard hat and what other item?
Safety harness and glasses
Safety harness and a high visibility jacket
Disposable respirator and safety glasses
Accidents on site can be reduced by providing
Providing all staff with PPE
Tell all staff of the first aid facilities
You find a work colleague unconscious having seemingly received an electric shock, the first action you should take is?
Check for a pulse
Inform you supervisor
When working in an area where there is a high level of dust, what should be worn?
Steel toe cap boots
RIDDOR must be applied in the event of an accident when
a major injury occurs
a minor injury occurs
a cut to the finger occurs
all of the above
When PPE is required for a task on a construction site. Who is required to provide the PPE
What does PPE stand for?
Provided Protective Equipment.
Personal Protection Equipment
Private Protection Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment.
Which of the following would not be considered good eye protection when working on a construction site?
You are about to put on your hard hatwhilst working on a building site when you notice a crack in the side of the hat. What should you do?
In hot weather which one of the following is correct with regard to safety helmets?
You do not need to wear your helmet
You can drill holes in your safety hat for ventilation
You must continue to wear your helmet
You can take off your helmet while working inside the building
If you are drilling into concrete with a masonry drill, in which one of the following circumstances will you need to wear eye protection?
Not if drilling into the floor
Only if the drill is bigger than 10mm
Only when drilling overhead
When MUST an employer provide their employees with personal protective equipment (PPE)?
Every 5 years
If the client or main contractor specifies it in the contract
Twice a year
When they may be exposed to a risk to their health & safety which cannot be controlled another way
Which of the following must your safety helmet comply with to meet with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations?
It is less than 1 year old
It has a label with your name on it
It is a good visible colour
It can be adjusted to suit your head size
When should you wear safety footwear on site?
Only if the site conditions are wet
Only when working outdoors
When there is a risk of a foot injury
Only when working on scaffolds
Which one of the following must apply to any hard hat provided?
It is less than 2 years old
It is less than 5 years old
It is CE - marked
If it is necessary for an employee to use personal protective equipment, who has a duty to provide it?
The principal contractor
The trade union
When considering what measures to take to protect people’s health and safety, PPE should always be regarded as:
the only practical measure
the best way to tackle the job
the first line of defence
the last resort
Exposure to asbestos fibres may cause which one of the following?
How would you recognise a hazardous substance?
It will be in a suitable container
The colour of the label on the container
By its smell
By a symbol on the container
Which of the following does NOT cause skin problems?
When an assessment of hazardous substances has been carried out under the COSHH Regulations, the risks and control measures should be explained to:
the person in charge of the stores
the accounts department
all employees on site
the operatives using the substance
If you have been handling lead, how is it most likely to get into your blood stream?
By not washing your hands before eating
By not using the correct safety footwear
By not reporting the matter to the HSE
By not wearing safety goggles
What must your employer do if the daily personal noise exposure is at or exceeds 85 db(A)?
Report it to the Health and Safety Executive
Tell employees to buy their own hearing protection
Issue hearing protection to those exposed and ensure that it is worn
Provide hearing protection to those employees who ask for it
At or above what level of daily personal noise exposure does an employer have to provide hearing protection if it is requested by an employee?
Excessive sunlight on bare skin can cause which serious health problem?