Health And Safety Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    What does COSHH stand for?
    • A. 

      Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

    • B. 

      Careful of Substances Harmful to Health

    • C. 

      Control of Spillages Hazardous to Health

    • D. 

      Control of Substances Hurtful to Health


  • 2. 
    What year did RIDDOR start?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1995

    • C. 

      2000

    • D. 

      2005


  • 3. 
    The accident book is a legal document that does what?
    • A. 

      Describes how businesses should deal with an accident

    • B. 

      Details risk assessments and safety rules

    • C. 

      Records the details of any accident in the workplace

    • D. 

      Lists the first aid requirements of the workplace


  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements is likely to result in an injury to the operator?
    • A. 

      Selecting the right tool for the job

    • B. 

      Wearing safety goggles or glasses

    • C. 

      Using a tool with loose handles

    • D. 

      Keeping cutting tools sharp


  • 5. 
    The HASAWA applies to?
    • A. 

      Supervisors, managers and assessors only

    • B. 

      Trainees and supervisors only

    • C. 

      Trainees, supervisors, managers and assessors

    • D. 

      Trainees only


  • 6. 
    What does RIDDOR stand for?
    • A. 

      Risk of Injury, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Reporting

    • B. 

      Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

    • C. 

      Reporting of Information on Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Risk

    • D. 

      Risk of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations


  • 7. 
    What does PPE stand for?
    • A. 

      Protective Preventitive Equipment

    • B. 

      Personal Protective Equipment

    • C. 

      Personal Preventative Equipment

    • D. 

      People's Protective Equipment


  • 8. 
    Why is it important to wear PPE?
    • A. 

      Because it looks right

    • B. 

      Because it protects the tools

    • C. 

      Because it protects you

    • D. 

      Because it is what an employer tells you to do


  • 9. 
    Which of the following describes a work place health and safety hazard?
    • A. 

      Putting the wet floor sign up after mopping the floor

    • B. 

      An unanswered health and safety question

    • C. 

      An activity which cannot be insured

    • D. 

      Something that might cause harm


  • 10. 
    The legal responsibilities of an employer with regards to health and safety include what? 
    • A. 

      Charging employees for replacing damaged or lost PPE

    • B. 

      Providing safe systems of work for all employees

    • C. 

      Taking out additional insurances for dangerous work

    • D. 

      Ensuring that only one member of staff works on a dangerous job


  • 11. 
    What is the first action to take when approaching the scene of an accident?
    • A. 

      Check for signs of life

    • B. 

      Wait for the emergency services

    • C. 

      Attend to the most serious injury

    • D. 

      Make sure the area is safe to enter


  • 12. 
    What is the best way of dealing with a hazard to ensure others are not put at risk?
    • A. 

      Remove it immediately

    • B. 

      Leave it for others to sort out

    • C. 

      Place a barrier tape around it

    • D. 

      Display a notice or warning sign


  • 13. 
    What are the safe systems of work, provided by an employer, designed to do?
    • A. 

      They only help make the job quicker

    • B. 

      They only help to stop employees having accidents

    • C. 

      They only help stop employees and all others having accidents

    • D. 

      They only help prevent visitors having accidents


  • 14. 
    How can workers best contribute to a postitive safety culture in the workplace?
    • A. 

      They should know how to complete work quickly if things go wrong

    • B. 

      They should report unsafe conditions after an accident has occurred

    • C. 

      They should report any unsafe conditions as soon as possible

    • D. 

      They should know the location of the first aid kit and accident book


  • 15. 
    Which of the following is the best method of finding information on workshop equipment?
    • A. 

      From the health and safety at work manual

    • B. 

      From the manufacturer's handbook or technical data

    • C. 

      By discussing it with a senior colleague

    • D. 

      By contacting the original supplier of the equipment


  • 16. 
    Which of the following would prevent injuries from occurring at work?
    • A. 

      Keeping the workplace tidy

    • B. 

      Wearing light clothing

    • C. 

      Lifting heavy objects with a bent back

    • D. 

      Keeping lightling to a minimum


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