The use of barrier cream during and after work activities can help prevent?
Paint on your skin
All the following are important considerations before lifting a load except?
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.
The RIDDOR Regulations requires your company to inform the enforcing authority without delay of the following circumstances except?
Any major injuries to employees.
Any fatal injuries.
The overturning of a crane.
An accident at home.
On an accident report form which one of the following is not required?
Date of accident.
Home address of the victim's parents
Location of accident.
Name of injured person.
How would it be best to check the casualty's response if they were unconscious?
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.
If the casualty was unconscious and lying on the floor what should you check for next?
Colour of skin.
Asbestos dust can become a health hazard if it is?
Washed from clothing.
Inhaled into the lungs
Contained by protective clothing.
On a construction site a safety helmet must be worn by everyone except where?
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.
Where personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) is required to perform a task in the workplace, the P.P.E. must be provided by:
the employee and paid for by the employer
the employer and paid for by the employee
When working in a workshop where dust is present and employee should wear
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations must be applied in the event of accidents in the workplace causing:
minor injuries to the face
any injury to all
fractures to fingers
What is the leading cause of death among construction workers?
Falling from height
Being hit by vehicles on site
High levels of dust can be inhaled when performing tasks such as grinding, drilling, sanding and cutting. These levels are most dangerous when
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.
You need to sweep up dust that was created during your shift. You should:
All of the above.
Dampen down the area.
Ensure that there has adequate ventilation.
Place a protective mask over your nose and mouth.
You are required to undertake some work that will produce dust. What will you need to do?
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.
What TWO methods can you use to reduce the amount of dust from becoming airborne?
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
When using a power tool for cutting and grinding, why is it important for the dust to be collected?
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.
Being exposed to which of these items will NOT cause lung infections or diseases?
Silica in dust form
You are working with a chemical and require respiratory protective equipment (RPE). If none has been given, what do you do?
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.
Solvents in paints and resins can lead to:
All of the following.
Other effects on the body.
Headaches, nausea and dizziness.
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?
Request another pair immediately
3 Months later
2 Months later
1 Month later
An electrical Permit to Work is primarily a statement that:
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
Which of the following is correct for risk assessment?
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
In the context of a risk assessment, what do you understand by the term risk?
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
Who would you expect to carry out a risk assessment on your working site?
A competent person
The construction project designer
A visiting HSE Inspector
The CDM Co-ordinator
What must be done before any work begins?
Assessment of risk
Complete the following sentence: A risk assessment
isn’t particularly useful
is a means of analysing what might go wrong
is a piece of paper required by law
Why would your supervisor ask you to read the method statement and risk assessment before you start your next job?
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
Why should regular inspections of the workplace take place?
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
If there is a risk of injury from lifting loads what should you think about first?
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
Before performing manual lifting what is the first thing you should do?
Kick it to see if it is stable
Assess the whole task
Weigh the article
Check the headroom
What should you do if your supervisor asks you to move something that you find is too heavy to lift?
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
What would you NOT consider in making a judgement of the risks from a load?
Its centre of gravity
Its size and condition
Where a load has to be lifted manually, what is the employer required to do by law?
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
Which of the following is advisable when lifting a load manually?
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
In manual handling, which of the following general statements is true?
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
Where there has been a major change in a manual handling operation, what should the employer do?
Monitor the operation being undertaken
Review the number of people involved
Review the original risk assessment
Monitor the cost of change
When picking up an object, you should:
bend your knees
wear a back brace
bend your back
bend your arms
When an article has to be moved for a long distance, you should:
Carry it all the way
Drag it all the way
Get someone else to do it for you
Use a barrow or trolley
If a load has an uneven centre of gravity, how should you lift it?
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
Which of the following should be recorded in the accident book following an accident?
Your National Insurance Number
The weather conditions
The date and time the accident occurred
Your date of birth
Which one of the following accounts for most accidents each year on construction sites?
Slips, trips and falls
Strikes by moving vehicles
Which one of the following is classed as a reportable occupational disease under RIDDOR?
Why is it important to report ’near miss’ accidents to your employer?
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
A workmate burns their hand on a piece of very hot metal. What should you do first?
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
Which of the following items should not be in a first-aid box?
Which of the following must an employer consider when making provisions for first aid?
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
What is the purpose of using a ’permit to work’ system?
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