Participate in Safe Work Practices

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A quiz for hospitality students.

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Question 1

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What does WHS stand for?
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  • Work Hours of Safety
  • Work Helmet Safety
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Work Hazards and Safety

Question 2

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WHS legislation is designed to minimise risks and prevent accidents in the workplace. What is the name of the legislation that governs health and safety in WA?
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  • Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984
  • Health Act 1911
  • Food Act 2008
  • Safety, Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 1988

Question 3

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Why is it so important to know about WHS?
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  • It is important to know how to avoid injury
  • It is important to help your co-workers avoid injury
  • WHS is the law
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 4

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Hazards are situations or things that may be dangerous to workers’ safety or health and can cause injury or illness. Which of these is an indoor physical hazard?
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  • An extension cord crossing a walk way
  • Excessive exposure to the sun
  • A high stress environment
  • Mixing incompatible cleaning products

Question 5

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What is the three step process (SAM) used to identify and control workplace hazards?
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  • Safety Appraisal Management
  • Spot the problem, Assess options, Make the decision
  • Spot the hazard, Assess the risk, Make the change
  • Stop, Act, Move

Question 6

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Once you have spotted a hazard what is the FIRST thing you should do?
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  • Report it to your supervisor
  • Leave it as someone else will fix it eventually
  • Bring your own toolbox to work and fix it yourself
  • Fill in an Incident Report form

Question 7

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The most common cause of injury for workers in the hospitality industry is from:
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  • Body stressing, namely lifting objects
  • Falls, trips and slips
  • Electrical accidents
  • Burns and cuts

Question 8

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When lifting heavy objects, the best way to prevent back injury is to:
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  • Squat down by bending your knees
  • Lift the load close to your body
  • Avoid twisting at the waist
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 9

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In the hospitality industry, many injuries are caused by manual handling which includes:
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  • Lifting heavy objects such as kegs or furniture
  • Prolonged activities such as standing in one place or mopping floors
  • Repetitive work such as chopping vegetables or stirring pots
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 10

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Which tasks undertaken in a hotel would require you to follow an appropriate manual handling technique?
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  • Setting up furniture for functions
  • Changing kegs
  • Carrying trays of glasses
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 11

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In the hospitality industry, suitable work shoes include shoes that are:
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  • Low heeled and comfortable
  • Open toed and rubber soled
  • Well worn and without tread
  • With steel toe caps

Question 12

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What are some of the measures that can be put in place to avoid slips and trips in the workplace?
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  • Clean up your workplace so there is nothing to fall over
  • Clean up spills straight away
  • Wear the right shoes for work
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 13

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Clean floors, keeping all work areas tidy and good lighting are important safety considerations in a workplace to:
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  • Ensure clients can read brochures and pamphlets
  • Reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
  • Make sure the work area looks attractive and uncluttered
  • Reduce the risk of back ache

Question 14

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Heat stress and fatigue result from working in hot conditions. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
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  • Heat stress causes increased sweating
  • Heat stress results in reduced capacity for work and inefficiency
  • Heat stroke is a rare condition and not life threatening
  • High temperatures can result in heat stress

Question 15

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If someone is suffering from heat stress, what should you give them?
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  • A cup of warm, sweet tea
  • Cool fluids
  • A drink of brandy
  • No fluids until the doctor arrives

Question 16

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Loud noise can damage people’s hearing and lead to risks to safety. People are LESS likely to be wearing hearing protection when:
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  • Attending a rock concert
  • Using a jack hammer
  • Operating a chainsaw
  • Riding in a helicopter

Question 17

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The level of noise in a workplace is a problem when it has the potential to damage employees’ hearing. How are noise levels measured?
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  • decimals or dB
  • decibels or dB
  • millimetres per second
  • dBs per second

Question 18

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Electric shock occurs when electric current flows through the body because:
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  • A person becomes part of an electrical circuit
  • A fatal shock occurs
  • There is no earth leakage device
  • A person is not wearing rubber-soled shoes

Question 19

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To reduce the risk of electric shock you should:
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  • Pull out the plug quickly
  • Tape frayed cords with electrical tape
  • Switch off appliances before you pull out the plug
  • Stand on a rubber mat

Question 20

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What is the best way to reduce the risk of skin cancer?
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  • Wearing a hard hat or safety helmet
  • Wearing a white t-shirt as it does not absorb so much heat
  • Applying SPF30+ sunscreen after exposure to sunlight
  • Working in shaded areas in the high-risk hours between 11am and 3pm

Question 21

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Burns in the hospitality and tourism industries can be caused by:
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  • Steam, irons and hot water in the laundry and kitchen
  • Hot fat and oils, hot stoves, food trays in the kitchen
  • Chemicals used for cleaning surfaces and equipment
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 22

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First aid treatment for burns includes:
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  • Placing the burnt area under cool running water
  • Removing the casualty from danger
  • Applying appropriate cream or ointment if available
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 23

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What should you NOT do if you receive a burn injury?
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  • Run cool water over the burn
  • Remove any clothing that may be stuck to the burn
  • Cover the burn with a sterile, non-stick dressing
  • Get medical help urgently

Question 24

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What are some of the security measures that must be adhered to when handling cash?
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  • Don’t count cash in front of customers
  • Remove excess cash from the till to safe storage
  • Take the float straight from the safe to the till
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 25

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What do Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provide essential information about?
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  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazardous substances
  • Workplace inspections
  • Equipment used at work

Question 26

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What are the most common hazardous substances used for work tasks in the hospitality and tourism industries?
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  • Electrical fluxes
  • Chemical cleaning agents
  • Cooking sprays
  • Insecticides

Question 27

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What items of personal protective equipment (PPE) are most likely to be required when working in the hospitality industry?
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  • Earplugs, safety boots, safety helmet
  • Gloves, protective apron, non-slip shoes
  • Mask, safety glasses, overalls
  • Goggles, wide brimmed hat, vest

Question 28

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In a workplace, what should you know if someone gets hurt?
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  • Who knows first aid and where the first aid kit is
  • Who to report it to
  • What the emergency numbers are
  • All of these answers are correct

Question 29

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Fatigue at work can be reduced by:
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  • Standing or bending over long periods of time
  • Avoiding too many late nights or excessive alcohol use
  • Taking regular breaks and varying the work tasks
  • Drinking lots of strong, hot coffee

Question 30

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The risk of cuts from cutting tools and sharp equipment can be reduced by:
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  • Only sharpen cutting tools when they are blunt
  • Keeping cutting tools clean and sharp
  • Never cutting away from your body when using knives
  • Leaving knives to soak in dish water as soon as they are used

Question 31

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There is a four step process for using a fire extinguisher? What is the third step?
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  • Pull the pin
  • Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Sweep back and forth across the base of the fire

Question 32

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What does this safety sign mean?
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  • No entry
  • No running
  • Must walk quickly
  • No exit

Question 33

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What does this safety sign mean?
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  • Listen carefully
  • Wear ear protection
  • Only DJ's in this area
  • Silence please

Question 34

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What does this safety sign mean?
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  • No smoking
  • No lighting fires
  • No cigarettes sold here
  • No lighting flares

Question 35

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What does this safety sign mean?
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  • No taps here
  • Do not drink
  • Mugs not allowed
  • No hot water