Bank of questions Health and Safety

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Quiz on Bank of questions Health and Safety, created by Vito Martino on 10/02/2014.

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Question 1

BS 7671, the IEE Wiring Regulations, are:
  • non-statutory
  • code of practice.
  • statutory
  • health and safety guidance notes

Question 2

The colour and voltage to be used for powertools on a construction sites is?
  • Blue = 400V
  • Red = 230 V
  • Yellow = 110 V
  • d White = 25 V

Question 3

Which of the following does not have a duty placed upon them by the Electricity at Work Regulation 1989?
  • Employee
  • Employer
  • Householder
  • Self-employed

Question 4

The safe use of electricity on site is covered by which Regulation?
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1988
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1990
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1991

Question 5

Electricity on site is normally at a reduced voltage, which reduced voltage is found on site?
  • 24 Volts.
  • 110 Volts.
  • 400 Volts.
  • 230 Volts

Question 6

When carrying out electricity site safety on tools, checks are carried out on all of the following except which one?
  • Check the supply frequency.
  • Check that RCD protection is provided where necessary.
  • Check for current PAT labels.
  • Power tools should be double insulated.

Question 7

Which of the following facilities are not necessary with regards to welfare?
  • A supply of clean drinking water.
  • Suitable toilets.
  • A supply of hot and cold water soap and towels.
  • A supply of tea and coffee.

Question 8

Which of the following is necessary to minimise the risk of fire on a construction site?
  • Employment of fully trained fire fighting staff.
  • Means to give warning of fire
  • Constant supply of running water
  • Ensure the electrical supply is isolated at all times

Question 9

What is the purpose of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989?
  • To make you read textbooks.
  • To prevent tools from being stolen.
  • To prevent risk of death from electricity at work activities.
  • To prevent you from taking unpaid sick leave.

Question 10

What does the term non-statutory mean?
  • Not enforceable by employers
  • Enforceable by employers.
  • Not enforceable by law
  • Enforceable by law.

Question 11

The use of barrier cream during and after work activities can help prevent?
  • Paint on your skin
  • Broken fingernails
  • Dermatitis
  • Arthritis

Question 12

Which of the following is a necessary check before using electrical equipment?
  • Check the tool is the correct colour
  • Check the cable is not frayed or damaged
  • Ensure the flex is brown
  • Check the brand of the tool

Question 13

To check a circuit is isolated and safe to work on you must?
  • Check with a reliable voltage indicator
  • Wet your finger and 'flash' test the conductor.
  • Check it with a home made lamp and flex
  • Get somebody else to check it

Question 14

To check a circuit is isolated and safe to work on you should?
  • Get somebody else to check it
  • Check it with a home made lamp and flex
  • Wet your finger and 'flash' test the conductor.
  • Check with a GS38 voltage indicator

Question 15

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

Question 16

What is the correct angle that a ladder should be in relation to the ground?
  • 65°
  • 75°.
  • 55°
  • 45°

Question 17

When a ladder provides access to a working platform how much of the ladder must extend above the landing place?
  • 3 rungs.
  • 4 rungs.
  • 5 rungs.
  • 6 rungs.

Question 18

The two long sections of a ladder, which hold the rungs together, are known as?
  • Toe boards.
  • Scaffold boards
  • Styles
  • Tie rods

Question 19

Which of the following should have toe boards fitted?
  • Moving escalator.
  • A ladder
  • Mobile scaffold
  • Trestle scaffold

Question 20

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.

Question 21

When dealing with a fire in an open warehouse full of card board, which one of the following extinguisher would be most suitable?
  • Water
  • BCF Halon
  • Foam
  • Carbon Dioxide

Question 22

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.

Question 23

The three elements that all fires require are?
  • Fuel, heat and paper.
  • Fuel, air and oxygen
  • Fuel, air and heat.
  • Heat, air and oxygen

Question 24

If you discover a fire which is the correct sequence that should be carried out? 1. Call the fire service. 2. Raise the alarm. 3. Leave by the nearest exit. 4. Do not re-enter building unless advised by the fire marshall.
  • 3, 2, 1, 4
  • 3, 2, 4, 1
  • 2, 1, 3, 4
  • 2, 3, 1, 4

Question 25

European legislation requires fire extinguishers to be a certain colour no matter what their intended use. What is this colour?
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Cream
  • Black

Question 26

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.

Question 27

Which of the following types of fire extinguisher must be used on live electrical equipment if there is a fire?
  • Water type.
  • Sprinkler system
  • Foam
  • Carbon dioxide.

Question 28

If you had to deal with an emergency i.e. chemical spill, what should your first action be?
  • Sneak away without informing anybody.
  • Inform the local newspaper.
  • Dial the emergency service number in a safe environment.
  • Inform your parents.

Question 29

The ABC of resuscitation stands for?
  • Accident, Bleeding, Causality
  • Airways, Breathing, Circulation
  • Accident, Breathing, Causality
  • Airways, Breaks, Circulation

Question 30

The first action you should think of in the event of an electric shock to a colleague is?
  • Isolate the supply.
  • Remove the plug.
  • Check for your own safety.
  • Get help.

Question 31

If the casualty is currently suffering from an electric shock and you can not break the electrical supply by pulling a plug or switching off a supply what would be a good material for breaking the contact between casualty and supply?
  • Use a piece of metal trunking
  • Use a wooden broom handle.
  • Use your bare hands.
  • Use a piece of metal conduit.

Question 32

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.

Question 33

If the casualty was unconscious and lying on the floor what should you check for next?
  • Breathing
  • Bleeding.
  • Pulse.
  • Colour of skin.

Question 34

What is the correct immediate treatment for a burn?
  • Treat for shock.
  • Flood the burn with cold water.
  • Check for pulse.
  • Remove clothing.

Question 35

The abbreviation COSHH means?
  • Control of oxidising substances hazardous to health.
  • Control of oxidising substances harmful to health.
  • Control of substances harmful to health.
  • Control of substances hazardous to health

Question 36

Asbestos dust can become a health hazard if it is?
  • Washed from clothing.
  • Inhaled into the lungs
  • Vacuumed away.
  • Contained by protective clothing.

Question 37

Which of the following is not covered be the HASAWA 1974?
  • Domestic servants.
  • Employers.
  • Apprentices at college
  • The self-employed

Question 38

Under the HASAWA 1974 employers have duties to their employees which of the following is not a duty of an employer?
  • The employer must provide JIB rates of overtime payment.
  • The employer must provide safety information.
  • The employer must provide safety training
  • They must maintain plant and machinery in a safe condition

Question 39

As an employee you have responsibilities under the HASAWA 1974 which of the following is not a responsibility?
  • Bringing to your employer's attention any situation you consider dangerous.
  • Co-operate with your employer on safety matters.
  • Do not recklessly interfere with anything provided for your safety
  • Informing to your employer on people who leave early

Question 40

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 imposes general health and safety requirements on all the following except?
  • School children.
  • Employees.
  • Self-employed.
  • Employers.

Question 41

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.

Question 42

The minimum heights at which guardrails and toe boards must be fitted to tower scaffolds is?
  • 4m
  • 5m.
  • 3m
  • 2m

Question 43

It is the duty of all employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act to:
  • look after their own safety only
  • look after the safety of themselves and of colleagues around them
  • instruct other workers on safety matters
  • work independently

Question 44

British Standards, B.S. 7671 are:
  • part of the Electricity at Work regulations
  • have been replaced by IEE Wiring regulations
  • non-statutory regulations
  • statutory regulations

Question 45

It is the responsibility of all employers to ensure that the workplace is:
  • safe without risk to health
  • warm and comfortable to work in
  • always clean and tidy
  • inspected every day to identify hazards

Question 46

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 employee
  • the employer and paid for by the employee
  • the employer

Question 47

The main legislation concerned with the safe use of chemicals in the workplace is:
  • The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations
  • The Environment Protection Act
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation (COSHH)
  • The Consumer Protection Act

Question 48

In terms of fire precautions it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that:
  • daily inspections are made to ensure that there are no fire risks
  • all materials used in the workplace are non-flammable
  • adequate means of escape and fire fighting are provided
  • all work areas are fireproof

Question 49

It is the responsibility of an employee who identifies a safety hazard in the workplace to:
  • report the hazard to the supervisor
  • leave the premises and inform others to do the same
  • avoid the hazard and carry on working
  • report the hazard to the local health authority

Question 50

When working in a workshop where dust is present and employee should wear
  • disposable overalls
  • disposable respirator
  • cape hood
  • face screen

Question 51

An electrical installation need to be isolated from the supply before carrying out workon the installation in order to prevent
  • damage to cables and components
  • interruption of the local supply system
  • possible electric shock
  • damage to appliances

Question 52

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
  • major injuries
  • any injury to all
  • fractures to fingers

Question 53

The first action to be taken if a person is found lying unconscious on the floor after receiving an electric shock is to:
  • check for broken bones
  • telephone for assistance
  • check for pulse and breathing
  • check for cuts and bleeding

Question 54

A dry powder fire extinguisher has a red body with an identifying band which is:
  • blue
  • red
  • green
  • white

Question 55

Trades and employer associations within the electrical industry are responsible for
  • inspecting all completed installation work
  • finding employment for redundant workers
  • preparing statutory regulations for the industry
  • maintaining standards within the industry

Question 56

The term BSEN found on most products refers to
  • British Standard Electrified Natural
  • British Standard Empowered Norm
  • British Standard European Norm
  • British Standard Electrical Nomenclature

Question 57

The Health and Safety at Work Act come into force in
  • 1972
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1975

Question 58

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

Question 59

What is the leading cause of death among construction workers?
  • Electrocution
  • Falling from height
  • Leptospirosis
  • Being hit by vehicles on site

Question 60

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

Question 61

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

Question 62

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

Question 63

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

Question 64

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

Question 65

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

Question 66

How many points of contact should you have with a ladder at all times?
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4

Question 67

Checking a ladder before use should be done by?
  • The site manager
  • The person about to use it
  • Your health and safety rep
  • Your supervisor

Question 68

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.

Question 69

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.

Question 70

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.

Question 71

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

Question 72

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.

Question 73

Being exposed to which of these items will NOT cause lung infections or diseases?
  • Silica in dust form
  • Asbestos fibres.
  • Strong odours.
  • Bird faeces.

Question 74

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.

Question 75

Solvents in paints and resins can lead to:
  • All of the following.
  • Other effects on the body.
  • Headaches, nausea and dizziness.
  • Lung issues.

Question 76

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

Question 77

In accordance with the Electricity at Work regulations, when considering whether to work live a responsible person should:
  • do as the client demands
  • only work live
  • only work dead
  • carry out a risk assessment

Question 78

Test instruments used for working on electrical systems should:
  • have insulated test probes
  • have non-insulated test probes
  • be less than 10 years old
  • be yellow in colour

Question 79

Under the Electricity at Work Regulations, live working is considered:
  • never to be allowed
  • only to be allowed in exceptional circumstances
  • to be normally permitted
  • as entirely acceptable

Question 80

To prove a circuit or equipment is dead after isolation what is the FIRST activity in the sequence of events?
  • Check that the voltage detector is working on a proving device, known live source or in-built test feature
  • Check between line and neutral
  • Check between line and earth
  • Make sure equipment is not working

Question 81

The nominal single phase voltage in the UK is?
  • 400 volts
  • 415 volts
  • 240 volts
  • 230 volts

Question 82

When is live working permissible?
  • When the person carrying out the work is a competent person
  • When it is unreasonable in all circumstances for the equipment to be made dead and suitable precautions are taken
  • When the means of isolation cannot be identified
  • When the person working on the equipment is wearing rubber gloves

Question 83

Which of the following is not a requirement of low voltage safe isolation practice?
  • The conductors are proved to be dead at the point of work
  • Ensuring that the correct point of isolation is identified
  • The person carrying out the work is issued with insulating gloves
  • A caution notice should be applied at the point of isolation

Question 84

The specific effects on the human body of a major electric shock are one of the following:
  • broken bones
  • chest pains
  • burns and cardiac arrest
  • dermatitis

Question 85

The lowest level of electrical current which can harm the human body is normally measured in:
  • microamps
  • kiloamps
  • amps
  • milliamps

Question 86

Where mains voltage is used to supply portable equipment on a construction site, what additional protection is required?
  • Cable avoidance tool
  • Residual current device (RCD)
  • Step-down generator
  • Step-down transformer

Question 87

What colour cable USUALLY signifies 110 volt power supply on site?
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black

Question 88

A portable electric generator on site has two power outlets, 110 volts and 230 volts. What colour would the 110 volt outlet be?
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Black

Question 89

The maximum AC voltage which the human body can withstand without long term physiological effects in dry conditions is:
  • 230 volts
  • 400 volts
  • 50 volts
  • 110 volts

Question 90

Which of the following statements is true with regard to the dangers of electricity?
  • Electricity is dangerous at any time because you cannot tell by looking at a cable whether or not it is live
  • Electricity is only dangerous in wet weather
  • Electricity is only dangerous if you are not wearing wellington boots
  • Electricity is perfectly safe so long as you wear cotton gloves

Question 91

What is the most serious effect that electric shock can have if you come into contact with a live part?
  • electric current can cause the finger muscles to twitch
  • The electric current can cause the heart to stop, resulting in death
  • The electric current can cause burn marks on the fingers
  • The electric current can cause a slight tingling in the fingers

Question 92

Your job involves you working near to hanging electrical cables which have bare ends. What should you do?
  • Attempt to push the cables back into the ceiling void so that you can start work
  • Inform your supervisor and keep well away
  • Carry on working, as there shouldn't be a problem
  • Touch the cables to see if they are live

Question 93

For all live working activities it is necessary to:
  • keep your fingers crossed
  • be accompanied
  • wear rubber gloves only
  • carry out a risk assessment as required by the EAW Regulations.

Question 94

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

Question 95

The probes of voltage detectors and test instruments used on electrical systems should be:
  • coloured red
  • shaped or have barriers to prevent finger contact with the tips
  • accompanied by a calibration certificate
  • manufactured in the UK

Question 96

which of the following should be used to prove a circuit or equipment is dead after isolation?
  • A voltage stick
  • A multimeter
  • A proprietary test lamp or two-pole voltage detector
  • A lamp holder with a length of flex attached

Question 97

Identify one method of enforcing regulations that are available to the Health and Safety Executive:
  • Health Notice
  • Increasing insurance premiums
  • Improvement Notice
  • Obstruction Notice

Question 98

What happens if a Prohibition Notice is issued by an Inspector of the local authority or the HSE?
  • The work that is subject to the notice must cease
  • The work can continue, provided a risk assessment is carried out
  • The work can continue if adequate safety precautions are put in place
  • The work in hand can be completed, but no new work started

Question 99

A Health and Safety Executive Inspector can?
  • Only visit if they have made an appointment
  • Only visit to interview the site manager
  • Only visit if accompanied by the principal contractor
  • Visit at any time

Question 100

If a Health and Safety Executive Inspector issues a “Prohibition Notice”, this means that:
  • the HSE must supervise all work from then on
  • the HSE must supervise the work covered by the notice
  • specific work activities, highlighted on the notice, must stop
  • the HSE must notify the police and force penalties

Question 101

Employers are required to provide information to their employees on their health and safety rights and responsibilities and how to get advice by:
  • Telling them verbally when they start work for them
  • Displaying a poster or giving them leaflets approved by the HSE
  • Making them read the company health and safety policy
  • E-mailing the information to them

Question 102

Employers have to produce a written Health and Safety Policy statement when:
  • A contract commences
  • The HSE notifies them
  • The safety representative requests it
  • They employ five people or more

Question 103

What do the letters HSE stand for?
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • Health and Safety Examiner
  • Health and Safety Exercise
  • Highly Safe Electrician

Question 104

The Health and Safety Executive is:
  • The jury in health and safety court cases
  • Part of the police force
  • The regulatory body for the promotion of health and safety at work
  • Part of the National Health Service

Question 105

The Health and Safety at Work Act requires employers to provide what for their employees?
  • Suitable transport to work
  • A safe place of work
  • Payment for work done
  • Adequate rest periods

Question 106

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and any regulations made under the Act are:
  • Not compulsory, but should be complied with if convenient
  • Advisory to companies and individuals
  • Practical advice for the employer to follow
  • Legally binding

Question 107

Regulations that govern health and safety on construction sites:
  • are mandatory
  • apply only to large companies
  • do not apply during ’out of hours’ working
  • apply only to inexperienced workers

Question 108

Which of the following statements is correct?
  • Only the client is responsible for safety on site
  • Employees have no responsibility for Health and Safety on site
  • All employees must take reasonable care, not only to protect themselves but also their colleagues
  • The duty for health and safety falls only on the employer

Question 109

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

Question 110

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

Question 111

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

Question 112

What must be done before any work begins?
  • Geological survey
  • Soil assessment
  • Assessment of risk
  • Emergency plan

Question 113

Complete the following sentence: A risk assessment
  • isn’t particularly useful
  • is a means of analysing what might go wrong
  • prevents accidents
  • is a piece of paper required by law

Question 114

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

Question 115

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

Question 116

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

Question 117

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

Question 118

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

Question 119

What would you NOT consider in making a judgement of the risks from a load?
  • Its centre of gravity
  • Its weight
  • Its colour
  • Its size and condition

Question 120

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

Question 121

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

Question 122

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

Question 123

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

Question 124

When picking up an object, you should:
  • bend your knees
  • wear a back brace
  • bend your back
  • bend your arms

Question 125

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

Question 126

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

Question 127

Why should a serious accident be reported to the enforcing authority?
  • So that the company will be held responsible
  • So that the site manager can see who is to blame
  • It is a legal requirement
  • It helps the site find out what caused it

Question 128

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

Question 129

Which one of the following accounts for most accidents each year on construction sites?
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Trench collapses
  • Electrocution
  • Strikes by moving vehicles

Question 130

Which one of the following is classed as a reportable occupational disease under RIDDOR?
  • Amputation
  • Influenza
  • Asbestosis
  • Mental disorder

Question 131

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

Question 132

What action should you take if you discover a fire?
  • Extinguish the fire without raising the alarm
  • Carry on working if it is safe to do so
  • Raise the alarm
  • Leave it because you will get the blame

Question 133

If you discover a fire at work, what should you do first:
  • raise the alarm and warn fellow workers
  • run around looking for an alarm to sound
  • use a fire extinguisher to put it out
  • telephone 999

Question 134

What is a fire assembly point?
  • The place where the fire alarm is
  • A place where fire extinguishers are kept
  • A place where the fire brigade goes to
  • The place to go when the fire alarm sounds

Question 135

All new fire extinguishers are coloured red or of bright self-coloured metal. How do you know the difference between types?
  • The weight and shape of the extinguisher
  • The type of extinguisher is written on a sign next to it
  • During site induction, you will be told where the different types of extinguishers are
  • A different colour panel or band is on the body of the extinguishers

Question 136

A black-labelled fire extinguisher contains:
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Foam
  • Water
  • Dry powder

Question 137

What is a blue-labelled fire extinguisher filled with?
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Dry powder
  • Foam
  • Water

Question 138

Which types of fire extinguishers should be used on electrical fires?
  • Foam and water
  • Carbon dioxide and dry powder
  • Dry powder and foam
  • Water and carbon dioxide

Question 139

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

Question 140

Which of the following items should not be in a first-aid box?
  • Triangular bandages
  • Disposable gloves
  • Pain killers
  • Safety pins

Question 141

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

Question 142

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

Question 143

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

Question 144

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

Question 145

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

Question 146

Under what circumstances do the Work at Height Regulations permit a stepladder to be used on site?
  • Never – stepladders are banned
  • At any time
  • Provided you can’t fall 2 metres or more
  • Only when a risk assessment shows that safer alternatives have been ruled out and the task is of low risk and of short duration

Question 147

What is the recommended maximum voltage for portable hand lamps when working in confined or damp locations?
  • 400 volts
  • 230 volts
  • 110 volts
  • 50 volts

Question 148

Why may a confined space be dangerous to work in?
  • All of the hazards mentioned
  • Temperature and poor ventilation may affect the worker
  • Air in the space may be unbreathable due to poisonous gas
  • There may not be sufficient working space

Question 149

What must be considered first when planning to carry out work in a confined space?
  • Can the work be done from the outside
  • Has sufficient manpower been allocated
  • Have the correct tools been arranged
  • Has the job been priced properly

Question 150

When working in a confined space, such as a sewer, what danger may occur?
  • Not enough time for the job to be done
  • Build up of harmful gases
  • Boredom
  • Getting wet through

Question 151

To determine the safety of the atmosphere in an excavation, which of the following is essential
  • Only entering for a short period to enable a quick escape
  • Looking for toxic gases
  • Using a gas detector
  • Sniffing the atmosphere after entry

Question 152

Before entering an excavation to start work, it must first be:
  • filled with water then drained
  • inspected by the HSE
  • covered over and left overnight
  • inspected by a competent person

Question 153

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

Question 154

You have to enter a manhole in which you know there are toxic gases. You have all the PPE but there does not appear to be a rescue plan in place. What should you do?
  • Ask your mate to stand-by at the top of the manhole with a length of rope
  • Do not enter the manhole until a rescue plan and rescue equipment are in place
  • Plan to carry out the job in short bursts
  • Just get on and do the job, it will probably be alright

Question 155

While digging a trench, you uncover a length of yellow marker tape at a depth of about 150mm. What does the presence of the marker tape mean?
  • The area has a high water-table and precautions must be taken to prevent an in-rush of water
  • There is a buried electrical cable and further excavation must be carried out with care
  • There is contaminated soil below the level of the marker tape and all excavation must stop
  • The excavation has reached a depth where the sides must now be supported

Question 156

When working alone:
  • Make sure someone responsible knows where you are
  • You can do away with protective equipment
  • Don’t bother anyone if you have a problem, always sort it out yourself
  • Wear headphones, it will make the day go more quickly

Question 157

If you are planning to work I a confined space, what is the first question that should be asked
  • Can the work be performed from the outside?
  • Does the site require temporary lights
  • How many workers are required for the job
  • What does the confined space contain
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