Know how to handle hazardous situations part 2

Question 1 of 48

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The use of barrier cream during and after work activities can help prevent?

Select one of the following:

  • Paint on your skin

  • Broken fingernails

  • Dermatitis

  • Arthritis

Question 2 of 48

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All the following are important considerations before lifting a load except?

Select one of the following:

  • Making trial lifts on similar loads.

  • Checking the load for any sharp edges

  • Checking that doors are opened if you have to carry the load through them.

  • Getting help if the load is too heavy.

Question 3 of 48

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The RIDDOR Regulations requires your company to inform the enforcing authority without delay of the following circumstances except?

Select one of the following:

  • Any major injuries to employees.

  • Any fatal injuries.

  • The overturning of a crane.

  • An accident at home.

Question 4 of 48

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On an accident report form which one of the following is not required?

Select one of the following:

  • Date of accident.

  • Home address of the victim's parents

  • Location of accident.

  • Name of injured person.

Question 5 of 48

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How would it be best to check the casualty's response if they were unconscious?

Select one of the following:

  • Pinch them hard on the arm.

  • Slap them hard on the face.

  • Talk to them and gently shake the casualty.

  • Ask somebody else if they knew their name.

Question 6 of 48

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If the casualty was unconscious and lying on the floor what should you check for next?

Select one of the following:

  • Breathing

  • Bleeding.

  • Pulse.

  • Colour of skin.

Question 7 of 48

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Asbestos dust can become a health hazard if it is?

Select one of the following:

  • Washed from clothing.

  • Inhaled into the lungs

  • Vacuumed away.

  • Contained by protective clothing.

Question 8 of 48

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On a construction site a safety helmet must be worn by everyone except where?

Select one of the following:

  • When guard rails and toe boards are fitted to scaffolding

  • The building work is not over 10m high

  • Attendance on site is for less than half an hour.

  • A meeting held in a site hut.

Question 9 of 48

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Where personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) is required to perform a task in the workplace, the P.P.E. must be provided by:

Select one of the following:

  • the employee and paid for by the employer

  • the employee

  • the employer and paid for by the employee

  • the employer

Question 10 of 48

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When working in a workshop where dust is present and employee should wear

Select one of the following:

  • disposable overalls

  • disposable respirator

  • cape hood

  • face screen

Question 11 of 48

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The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations must be applied in the event of accidents in the workplace causing:

Select one of the following:

  • minor injuries to the face

  • major injuries

  • any injury to all

  • fractures to fingers

Question 12 of 48

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What is the leading cause of death among construction workers?

Select one of the following:

  • Electrocution

  • Falling from height

  • Leptospirosis

  • Being hit by vehicles on site

Question 13 of 48

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High levels of dust can be inhaled when performing tasks such as grinding, drilling, sanding and cutting. These levels are most dangerous when

Select one of the following:

  • Using the tool outside when it is windy.

  • Working outdoor on a calm day.

  • Using the tool in a large, indoor area.

  • Working in a small room.

Question 14 of 48

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You need to sweep up dust that was created during your shift. You should:

Select one of the following:

  • All of the above.

  • Dampen down the area.

  • Ensure that there has adequate ventilation.

  • Place a protective mask over your nose and mouth.

Question 15 of 48

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You are required to undertake some work that will produce dust. What will you need to do?

Select one of the following:

  • Avoid the work, as dust can harm your respiratory system.

  • Begin work immediately; dust is hardly dangerous.

  • Only work for a short period of time.

  • Wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and use devices that will control airborne dust.

Question 16 of 48

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What TWO methods can you use to reduce the amount of dust from becoming airborne?

Select one of the following:

  • Wet cutting and place a dust collector on the machine.

  • Work carefully and slowly.

  • Keep your area neat and tools in the correct place

  • Wear a protective mask and a hard hat

Question 17 of 48

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When using a power tool for cutting and grinding, why is it important for the dust to be collected?

Select one of the following:

  • The tool performs better if dust is collected.

  • Dust can be harmful if it is inhaled.

  • A machine guard is not necessary if the dust is collected.

  • It will save time and avoid a mess.

Question 18 of 48

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Being exposed to which of these items will NOT cause lung infections or diseases?

Select one of the following:

  • Silica in dust form

  • Asbestos fibres.

  • Strong odours.

  • Bird faeces.

Question 19 of 48

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You are working with a chemical and require respiratory protective equipment (RPE). If none has been given, what do you do?

Select one of the following:

  • Work as quickly as possible.

  • Smell the chemical to determine whether it is dangerous.

  • Begin work but take breaks at five-minute intervals.

  • Do not work until the proper equipment and training have been provided.

Question 20 of 48

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Solvents in paints and resins can lead to:

Select one of the following:

  • All of the following.

  • Other effects on the body.

  • Headaches, nausea and dizziness.

  • Lung issues.

Question 21 of 48

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You’ve received a new pair of safety boots within the last month, if it gets damaged during the next month how long do you need to wait before you can request a new one?

Select one of the following:

  • Request another pair immediately

  • 3 Months later

  • 2 Months later

  • 1 Month later

Question 22 of 48

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An electrical Permit to Work is primarily a statement that:

Select one of the following:

  • certain instructions need to be followed

  • the circuit or equipment has been isolated and is safe to work on

  • the circuit or equipment is live

  • someone else has taken responsibility for the work

Question 23 of 48

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Which of the following is correct for risk assessment?

Select one of the following:

  • Only required on major jobs

  • Must always be done

  • Only required to be done for hazardous work

  • It is a good idea but not essential

Question 24 of 48

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In the context of a risk assessment, what do you understand by the term risk?

Select one of the following:

  • The likelihood that harm from a particular hazard will occur

  • Any work activity that can be described as dangerous

  • Something with the potential to cause injury

  • An unsafe act or condition

Question 25 of 48

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Who would you expect to carry out a risk assessment on your working site?

Select one of the following:

  • A competent person

  • The construction project designer

  • A visiting HSE Inspector

  • The CDM Co-ordinator

Question 26 of 48

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What must be done before any work begins?

Select one of the following:

  • Geological survey

  • Soil assessment

  • Assessment of risk

  • Emergency plan

Question 27 of 48

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Complete the following sentence: A risk assessment

Select one of the following:

  • isn’t particularly useful

  • is a means of analysing what might go wrong

  • prevents accidents

  • is a piece of paper required by law

Question 28 of 48

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Why would your supervisor ask you to read the method statement and risk assessment before you start your next job?

Select one of the following:

  • As someone has taken the time and trouble to write them, you might as well read them

  • The supervisor wouldn’t, they thinks they are a waste of time

  • They contain information on how to carry out the job in a safe manner

  • They thinks you have got nothing better to do

Question 29 of 48

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Why should regular inspections of the workplace take place?

Select one of the following:

  • To prepare for a visit from an HSE Inspector

  • To check that everyone is doing their job

  • To check that all employees are present

  • To check whether the working environment is safe

Question 30 of 48

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If there is a risk of injury from lifting loads what should you think about first?

Select one of the following:

  • How to lift the load

  • Where to hold the load when lifting

  • What the weight of the load is

  • Whether the load needs to be lifted at all

Question 31 of 48

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Before performing manual lifting what is the first thing you should do?

Select one of the following:

  • Kick it to see if it is stable

  • Assess the whole task

  • Weigh the article

  • Check the headroom

Question 32 of 48

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What should you do if your supervisor asks you to move something that you find is too heavy to lift?

Select one of the following:

  • Get a forklift truck or lifting tackle

  • Inform your supervisor that it is too heavy

  • Ask your mates to assist in the lift

  • Give it a try using correct lifting methods

Question 33 of 48

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What would you NOT consider in making a judgement of the risks from a load?

Select one of the following:

  • Its centre of gravity

  • Its weight

  • Its colour

  • Its size and condition

Question 34 of 48

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Where a load has to be lifted manually, what is the employer required to do by law?

Select one of the following:

  • Assess the time the job will take

  • Assess the risk of the task

  • Determine the number of people required

  • Calculate the cost of the exercise

Question 35 of 48

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Which of the following is advisable when lifting a load manually?

Select one of the following:

  • Keep legs and back straight, use power of legs

  • Bend the knees, keep the back as straight as possible, use power of legs

  • Bend the knees, keep the back straight, use power of back

  • Keep legs straight, bend back, use power of legs

Question 36 of 48

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In manual handling, which of the following general statements is true?

Select one of the following:

  • Loads should be held at arm’s length while carrying

  • Large loads should be broken down into smaller loads where possible

  • Anyone can carry any load as long as they are strong enough

  • You should keep your back bent when lifting

Question 37 of 48

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Where there has been a major change in a manual handling operation, what should the employer do?

Select one of the following:

  • Monitor the operation being undertaken

  • Review the number of people involved

  • Review the original risk assessment

  • Monitor the cost of change

Question 38 of 48

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When picking up an object, you should:

Select one of the following:

  • bend your knees

  • wear a back brace

  • bend your back

  • bend your arms

Question 39 of 48

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When an article has to be moved for a long distance, you should:

Select one of the following:

  • Carry it all the way

  • Drag it all the way

  • Get someone else to do it for you

  • Use a barrow or trolley

Question 40 of 48

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If a load has an uneven centre of gravity, how should you lift it?

Select one of the following:

  • Keep the heaviest side of the load on the weakest arm

  • Keep the heaviest side of the load towards you

  • Keep the heaviest side of the load on the strongest arm

  • Keep the heaviest side of the load away from you

Question 41 of 48

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Which of the following should be recorded in the accident book following an accident?

Select one of the following:

  • Your National Insurance Number

  • The weather conditions

  • The date and time the accident occurred

  • Your date of birth

Question 42 of 48

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Which one of the following accounts for most accidents each year on construction sites?

Select one of the following:

  • Slips, trips and falls

  • Trench collapses

  • Electrocution

  • Strikes by moving vehicles

Question 43 of 48

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Which one of the following is classed as a reportable occupational disease under RIDDOR?

Select one of the following:

  • Amputation

  • Influenza

  • Asbestosis

  • Mental disorder

Question 44 of 48

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Why is it important to report ’near miss’ accidents to your employer?

Select one of the following:

  • So that someone can be disciplined

  • So lessons can be learned, preventing an accident next time

  • To make the figures look good

  • It’s the law

Question 45 of 48

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A workmate burns their hand on a piece of very hot metal. What should you do first?

Select one of the following:

  • Put their hand in cold water if it is available

  • Warn other people about the piece of hot metal

  • Cover the burn with something dry

  • Rub some cream or Vaseline into the burn

Question 46 of 48

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Which of the following items should not be in a first-aid box?

Select one of the following:

  • Triangular bandages

  • Disposable gloves

  • Pain killers

  • Safety pins

Question 47 of 48

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Which of the following must an employer consider when making provisions for first aid?

Select one of the following:

  • How much working space will be wasted

  • How much will it cost

  • Whether the local ambulance service can be used

  • The likely types of injury

Question 48 of 48

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What is the purpose of using a ’permit to work’ system?

Select one of the following:

  • To enable tools and equipment to be properly checked before the commencement of work

  • To ensure that the client will pay for the work

  • To help ensure a safe system of work

  • To ensure the job is carried out by the quickest method

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