Questions last updated on 1 January, 2018
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1. Methane gas is very dangerous in confined spaces because: (choose 2 answers)
- It will limit the amount of oxygen you have available.
- It could make you feel dehydrated.
- It could explode.
- It will block your vision.
2. What should you do if the first aid box at your workplace is missing items or completely empty?
- Inform the person who looks after the first aid box
- Ask all of your colleagues to bring in a few items each
- It’s not your responsibility so just leave it until the appropriate person can sort it out
- Purchase you own supplies to top it up
3. Why are site inductions important?
- The work site health and safety rules are discussed during the site induction
- It gives you the opportunity to formally meet your colleagues
- It allows you to have a look around at the work site
- It gives you the opportunity to meet the site manager and supervisors
4. What should you do if you’re working in a deep trench and you start to feel dizzy?
- Get out then take a few minutes then go back in.
- Continue working and let the dizziness pass on its own.
- Sit down and take a few minutes to recover.
- Get out immediately and take everyone who is working with you then report it.
5. Wearing a safety helmet in hot weather can be uncomfortable, which of these is true about wearing a safety helmet in hot weather?
- You can take it off for short periods of time while you’re working
- You can wear it sideways if it’s more comfortable this way
- You must keep it on at all times and ensure you’re wearing it correctly
- You can drill small holes in your helmet to increase airflow and keep you cool
6. You witness a scaffold collapse, if you’re questioned about this accident you should:
- Ask your supervisor what to say.
- Say exactly what you saw.
- Try to protect your colleagues by saying as little as possible.
- Refuse to be questioned because you’re not an expert when it comes to scaffolds.
7. What should you do if the toilet on your worksite doesn’t work and is always in a messy state?
- Avoid using the toilet
- Investigate and try to fix the problem
- Speak to your supervisor about the problem
- Leave the site on your break and use the toilet in a nearby shop
8. Which two tasks below would you class as manual handling? (Choose 2 answers)
- Anything where you have to physically push, pull, lift or lower a load
- Using a wheelbarrow to push a load
- Climbing up ladders at work
- Using a forklift to lift building materials
9. What should you do if the extension wire you need to use has a cut in the outer cover?
- If you can’t see the copper wires inside then carry on using it
- Report it immediately and make sure no one else uses it
- Carry on using it but avoid going near the cut part
- Use electrical tape to cover it and then carry on working
10. You are required to undertake some work that will produce dust. What will you need to do?
- Only work for a short period of time
- Begin working immediately; dust is hardly dangerous
- Wear the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and use devices that will control airborne dust
- Avoid the work, as dust can harm your respiratory system
11. You should tell your employer if you have contracted Weil’s disease on site because:
- They will need to arrange pest control measures on site.
- They will need to inform the Health and Safety Executive.
- They will need to keep you in a confined working area away from other workers.
- They will need to shut down the site.
12. Hazardous substances can be identified by?
- The colour of the substance
- The symbol on the label
- It will have a blue label on the container
- The colour of the container
13. What TWO methods can you use to reduce the amount of dust from becoming airborne?
- Work carefully and slowly
- Wet cutting
- Wear a protective mask
- Keep your area neat
- Place a dust collector on the machine
14. Which of these must you do if you need to run an electrical cable across an area used by vehicles? (Choose two answers)
- Use a protective ramp to cover the cable
- Put up a “Ramp Ahead” sign
- Ensure that you use yellow tape to wrap it as this would make it visible to drivers
- Use spare wood or scaffold boards to cover the cable
15. If you’re working in a confined space and the gas alarm goes off you should:
- Take the alarm off.
- Stop using any electrical tools but carry on working.
- Continue working and take breaks every 5 minutes to get fresh air.
- Exit the confined space immediately.
16. If you see the word “SENSITISER” on a bottled substance, this means that____.
- You can safely use it without PPE
- You have to mix it with water before using
- Only a supervisor can use it
- You can have an allergic reaction to it
17. If you’re in an accident, which of these does NOT have to be recorded in the accident book? Choose two answers.
- Your driving license number.
- Your personal mobile number.
- Details of the injury you sustained.
- When the accident occurred (date and time).
18. Exposure to which of these would most likely result in you contracting Weil’s disease?
19. Information regarding your emergency assembly points will be ___.
- In your contract of employment
- Discussed at your site induction
- On your HSE poster
- On your signing in sheet
20. Being exposed to engine oil can cause?
- Lung cancer
- Hearing problems
- Temporary loss of breath
- Skin problems
21. Should hand tools such as saws, hammers and wire cutters be inspected?
- Yes, the should be checked once a month only
- Yes, you should inspect them every-time you need to use them
- No, hand tools do not need inspecting
- No, only electrical tools need inspecting
22. Which class of fire does magnesium and aluminium materials fall under?
- Class B
- Class A
- Class D
- Class F
23. What would you do if you’re using a hammer and the head comes loose?
- Continue using the hammer but use it very slowly
- Continue using the hammer but warn colleagues in the area
- Stop using the hammer and get another that’s appropriate for the job
- Continue using the hammer only if you’re using protective gloves
24. Before starting your shift you’re given a dust mask that’s too big and keeps falling off, what should you do?
- Carry on working and get another one after your shift ends
- Ask for a mask that fits securely and wait until you have the correct RPE before starting
- Carry on working with the big mask until you can get another one
- Ask your colleague to borrow his mask then carry on working
25. What should you do if you accidentally drop your safety helmet and crack it?
- Carry on working if it’s only a small crack
- Wait until the end of your shift and get another one for the next day
- Get another one immediately
- Wait until your break and get another one
26. Which of these two types of fire extinguishers are most suitable for use on electrical fires? Choose two answers.
- Wet Chemical
- Dry Powder
27. Using eye protection is vital for onsite safety, when should you wear eye protection?
- Only when you’re working with power tools
- Only when your eyes come into direct sunlight
- When the task has a potential for eye injury and if the site rules demand it
- Only when you’re working with hazardous chemicals
28. What should you do if you’re given a task that requires you to wear a full body harness but you’ve never used one before?
- Carry on and try to work it out yourself
- Ask for an expert to train you
- Ask a colleague who wears one for advice
- Ask for the instruction manual and figure it out yourself
29. What should you do if you notice a safety hazard that no one else seems to notice?
- Keep on working and report it at the end of your shift
- It’s not your responsibility to report this
- Stay away from that area
- Report it to your supervisor immediately
30. Details about the site traffic rules are usually discussed:
- After your first shift.
- At your site induction.
- One week after you start working.
- At your first lunch break.
31. What should you do FIRST if someone is unconscious but you are not a trained first aider?
- Move the person on to their back
- Get medical help immediately
- Slap the person to see if they would wake up
- Try to perform CPR on the person
32. Who should provide the first aid box at your worksite?
- You will need to bring your own.
- You and your colleagues will need to sub and buy one.
- First aid boxes are not compulsory.
- Your employer need to provide the first aid box.
33. What should you do if you suspect someone about to start working on-site is under the influence of alcohol?
- Give them lots of water before they start working.
- Tell them to sit in the canteen for an hour before starting work.
- Speak to your supervisor and inform him about your concerns.
- Give them coffee before they start working.
34. Disposable masks should be used no more than?
- Seven working days
- One day or one shift
- Ten working days
- Nine working days
35. Why is it important for you to keep your working environment clean and tidy?
- All of these
- To reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
- To prevent rats and other animals that could spread diseases
- To reduce environmental side effects
36. When using water to help control levels of dust when cutting, what should you do?
- Pour water onto a surface before you begin cutting
- Make certain that you are using as much water as possible
- Make sure that the flow of water is adjusted correctly
- Ask a co-worker to stand next to you and pour water directly onto your workspace
37. Are you responsible for helping to reduce the amount of waste created on-site?
- Yes, everyone on-site is responsible for reducing the amount of waste created.
- No, this does not relate to you.
- No, this is the responsibility of your supervisor only.
- No, this is the responsibility of your site manager only.
38. Which of these is true about environmental law?
- Only a site supervisor can be prosecuted for not following the law.
- Only a site manager can be prosecuted for not following the law.
- Both employees and companies can be prosecuted for not following the law.
- Only companies can be prosecuted for not following the law.
39. What should you do if you discover a child wondering around on a construction site?
- Find your supervisor and report it
- Find your site manager and report it
- Just ignore it as it’s not your problem
- Escort the child to safety immediately
40. All unsafe working practices should be reported immediately; whose responsibility is it to report unsafe working practices?
- It’s everyone’s responsibility to report unsafe working practices
- Only the site manager can do this
- Your supervisor only
- Only a health and safety rep can do this
41. Prohibition notices are given to equipment that:
- Only supervisors can use
- Only skilled workers can use
- Only managers can use
- Should not be used until it’s made safe
42. Over time, excess noise can damage your ability to hear. Can such a condition be reversed?
- The damage is permanent and cannot be reversed
- With time, the condition may repair itself
- You will need surgery to repair your hearing loss
- Yes, but you will be forced to change your current job
43. High levels of dust can be inhaled when performing tasks such as grinding, drilling, sanding and cutting. These levels are most dangerous when:
- Working in a small room
- Using the tool in a large, indoor area
- Working outdoor on a calm day
- Using the tool outside when it is windy
44. To help prevent injuries caused by manual handling you should do all the following EXCEPT:
- Disperse your items into smaller loads
- Use lifting equipment
- Carry as much items as possible to get the task completed faster
- Learn proper lifting and carrying techniques
45. You should not store loose batteries in a tool bag because___.
- It could start a fire
- It will damage the battery
- It will make the bag heavier
- It will reduce the battery life
46. Give TWO separate answers as to how excess noise can affect your health.
- An excess build-up of wax in your ears
- Loss of hearing
- Persistent headaches
- Constant ear infections
- A condition known as “vibration white finger”
47. Over time, excess noise can damage your hearing. Which of these is an early sign of this?
- A rash may appear around the outside of your ear
- A ringing sound or even a temporary hearing loss may occur
- Infections of the inner ear
- There are no early signs
48. What should be done if you have an accident at work which results in you being absent from work for more than 7 days? Choose TWO answers.
- Your employer needs to inform the Health and Safety Executive.
- Your employer needs to inform the emergency services.
- You will need to re-apply for your job.
- Details of the accident needs to be recorded in the accident book.
49. What should you do if the ladder you’re about to use is damaged?
- 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
- Stop using it, report it and let your colleagues know the ladder is not safe
50. Which of these must you do if you’re required to use an extension cable? (Choose two answers)
- You must uncoil the entire cable
- Check the entire length and cable connectors for damage
- You must only uncoil the length you need to use
- You must only check the length you need for damage