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Manual Handling

10 Questions
Manual Handling

This quiz is from the manual handling section of the health and safety test.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are using a wheelbarrow to move a heavy load.  Is this manual handling?
    • A. 

      No, because the wheelbarrow is carrying the load

    • B. 

      Only if the load slips off the wheelbarrow

    • C. 

      Yes, you are still manual handling the load

    • D. 

      Only if the wheelbarrow has a flat tyre

  • 2. 
    If you have to twist or turn your body when you lift and place a load, it means:
    • A. 

      The weight you can lift safely is less than usual

    • B. 

      The weight you can lift safely is more than usual

    • C. 

      Nothing, you can lift the same weight as usual

    • D. 

      You must wear a back brace

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Less than usual

    • B. 

      The usual amount

    • C. 

      Twice the usual amount

    • D. 

      Three times the usual amount

  • 4. 
    You have to carry a load down a steep slope.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Walk backwards down the slope to improve your balance

    • B. 

      Carry the load on your shoulders

    • C. 

      Assess whether you can still carry the load safely

    • D. 

      Run down the slope to finish quickly

  • 5. 
    You need to move a load that is heavier on one side than the other.  How should you pick it up?
    • A. 

      With the heavy side towards you

    • B. 

      With the heavy side away from you

    • C. 

      With the heavy side on your strong arm

    • D. 

      With the heavy side on your weak arm

  • 6. 
    You have to lift a heavy load.  What must your employer do?
    • A. 

      Make sure your supervisor is there to advise while you lift

    • B. 

      Do a risk assessment of the task

    • C. 

      Nothing, it is part of your job to lift loads

    • D. 

      Watch you while you lift the load

  • 7. 
    You need to lift a load from the floor.  You should stand with your:
    • A. 

      Feet together, legs straight

    • B. 

      Feet together, knees bent

    • C. 

      Feet slightly apart, knees bent

    • D. 

      Feet wide apart, legs straight

  • 8. 
    If you wear a back support belt:
    • A. 

      You can lift any load without being injured

    • B. 

      You can safely lift more than usual

    • C. 

      You could face the same risk of injury as not wearing one

    • D. 

      It will crush your backbone and damage it

  • 9. 
    To lift a load safely, you need to think about:
    • A. 

      Its size and condition

    • B. 

      Its weight

    • C. 

      Whether it has handholds

    • D. 

      All of the other answers

  • 10. 
    You are using a trolley to move a heavy load.  The trolley loses a wheel.  You still have a long way to go.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Carry the load the rest of the way

    • B. 

      Ask someone to help you pull the trolley the rest of the way

    • C. 

      Drag the trolley on your own for the rest of the way

    • D. 

      Find another way to move the load