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Which of the following would not be a necessary safety check on a ladder?
No dirt on rungs.
No damage to toe boards.
No splits in rungs
No damage to tie-rods
What is the correct angle that a ladder should be in relation to the ground?
When a ladder provides access to a working platform how much of the ladder must extend above the landing place?
The two long sections of a ladder, which hold the rungs together, are known as?
Which of the following should have toe boards fitted?
The minimum heights at which guardrails and toe boards must be fitted to tower scaffolds is?
All of the following statements are true about using podium steps EXCEPT?
Podiums can topple over so you must take care when reaching sideways
Like all other equipment podiums must be inspected regularly
Podiums are 100% safe and cannot topple over
You must ensure the wheels are locked before getting on
Which of these statements is true about using ladders?
Two people can work on the same ladder only if someone else holds the ladder
Two people can work on the same ladder if the supervisor approves
Two people can work on the same ladder if it is long enough
Only one person should work on a ladder
What should you do if the ladder you’re about to use is damaged?
Stop using it, report it and let your colleagues know the ladder is not safe
Put the ladder in a corner and leave it there
Try to fix the ladder yourself
Carry on using the ladder but stay away from the damaged section
What should you do if you need to use a mobile tower scaffold but the wheel brakes are not working?
Do not use it
Use a rock or a piece of wood to wedge the wheels and stop them from moving
Carry on using it only if the floor is level
Ask a colleague to hold the tower while you work
Ladders should never be painted because:
The paint could cause a distraction to the person using the ladder
You will need to repaint the ladder regularly
The paint can hide or mask damaged parts of the ladder
The paint causes the ladder to become slippery
The best way to ensure a ladder is secured and won’t slip is to
Tie it at the bottom
Tie it at the top
Have a colleague hold it while you work
Use a piece of wood to wedge the bottom
Which of these best describes working at height?
10m above the ground
Any height above or below ground level that can cause an injury if you fall
6m above the ground
5m above the ground
How many points of contact should you have with a ladder at all times?
Checking a ladder before use should be done by?
The site manager
The person about to use it
Your health and safety rep
On a mobile elevating work platform, what should you attach your safety harness to?
A nearby pipe or scaffold
The boom of the machine
A strong part of the structure you are working on
A secure anchorage point inside the platform
You have been asked to operate a cherry-picker (mobile elevated work platform) when it is very windy. What should your FIRST consideration be?
Tie all light-weight objects to the hand-rails of the basket
Wear an extra layer of clothing to keep warm
Does the wind-speed make it unsafe to use the machine
Wear a safety harness and clip it to the structure that you are working on
When working on a roof that has fragile, clear-plastic panels, what is the best way of preventing falls through the panels?
Make sure that everyone is told where the panels are and to avoid treading on them
Cover the fragile panels with a strong material and secure the covers to stop them being dislodged
Remove the panels carefully to leave an open space-
It shouldn’t be necessary to do anything, everyone knows the dangers
When working on fragile roofs:
crawling boards should always be used
as long as you avoid any fragile areas it is safe
walk straight across the roof to where you need to get to
it is safe to walk on the purlins