Health and Safety Legislation

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2 Health and Safety Quiz on Health and Safety Legislation, created by Vito Martino on 10/30/2014.
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Question 1

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

Question 2

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

Question 3

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

Question 4

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Which of the following facilities are not necessary with regards to welfare?
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  • 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 5

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What is the purpose of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989?
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  • 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 6

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

Question 7

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The RIDDOR Regulations requires your company to inform the enforcing authority without delay of the following circumstances except?
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  • Any major injuries to employees.
  • Any fatal injuries.
  • The overturning of a crane.
  • An accident at home.

Question 8

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The abbreviation COSHH means?
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  • 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 9

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

Question 10

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Under the HASAWA 1974 employers have duties to their employees which of the following is not a duty of an employer?
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  • 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 11

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As an employee you have responsibilities under the HASAWA 1974 which of the following is not a responsibility?
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  • 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 12

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

Question 13

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It is the duty of all employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act to:
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  • 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 14

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

Question 15

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

Question 16

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The main legislation concerned with the safe use of chemicals in the workplace is:
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  • 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 17

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In terms of fire precautions it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that:
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  • 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 18

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It is the responsibility of an employee who identifies a safety hazard in the workplace to:
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  • 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 19

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

Question 20

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

Question 21

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

Question 22

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Which of these best describes working at height?
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  • 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 23

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

Question 24

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

Question 25

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What happens if a Prohibition Notice is issued by an Inspector of the local authority or the HSE?
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  • 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 26

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A Health and Safety Executive Inspector can?
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  • 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 27

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If a Health and Safety Executive Inspector issues a “Prohibition Notice”, this means that:
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  • 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 28

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Employers are required to provide information to their employees on their health and safety rights and responsibilities and how to get advice by:
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  • 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 29

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

Question 30

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

Question 31

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The Health and Safety Executive is:
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  • 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 32

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

Question 33

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

Question 34

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

Question 35

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Which of the following must an employer consider when making provisions for first aid?
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  • 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 36

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Under what circumstances do the Work at Height Regulations permit a stepladder to be used on site?
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  • 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 37

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Which regulation require you to provide suitable first-aid equipment, facilities and people so your employees can be given immediate help if they are injured or taken ill at work.
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  • Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulation 2002
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

Question 38

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Which regulation came in to reduce the amount of injuries occurring from the moving loads at work
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  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998
  • Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Question 39

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Which regulation looks at risks to people’s health and safety, from equipment that they use at work.
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  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulation 2002
  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006

Question 40

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Which regulation requires you to carry out a suitable and thorough assessment of the risks for all work within an man hole
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  • Confined Space Regulations 1997
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998
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