Electrical Safety Quiz On Construction Projects

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Electrical Safety Quiz On Construction Projects

There are quite a few construction sites that you will go to and not find a single electricity hazard. On that note, it has become increasingly important to ensure that every construction worker is taught about how to keep themselves safe. As an aspiring construction worker, just how much do you know about construction sites and electrical safety? Take this test and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the only type of cord we can use that is not 3 wire?
    • A. 

      The one that is made out of bailing wire and duct tape.

    • B. 

      Double insulated

    • C. 

      The one that we made from Christmas lights

    • D. 

      S type 18 gauge

  • 2. 
    GFCI's measure a difference or leakage in current.  The GFCI will open the circuit thus stopping the current flow when it detects a leakage of more than ___ mA?
  • 3. 
    18 gauge wire is larger than 12 gauge wire?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Twist lock style cord heads should be used on our projects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Most of our heavy equipment is not insulated which means what?
    • A. 

      Damage to the equipment could be catastrophic

    • B. 

      The ground beneath the equipment may be energized

    • C. 

      You should stay in the equipment if you contact overhead power lines

    • D. 

      The only time you should exit the equipment before the line is de-energized is if the equipment catches fire

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    The severity of a shock depends on what?
    • A. 

      The path of the current through your body

    • B. 

      The amount of current (amps)

    • C. 

      The duration of the shock

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    An extension cord with a small cut in the outer insulation is okay to use because the internal insulation is not damaged.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why is it important to have a grounding conductor on all electrical cords?
    • A. 

      Helps protect the person using the cord from electrical shock

    • B. 

      Helps route current through the supplied ground instead of the person

    • C. 

      It looks way cooler than the two wire type

    • D. 

      Current will always take the path to ground with the least resistance

    • E. 

      It is a good way to protect our employees

  • 9. 
    When should documented testing take place for a GFCI?
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Monthly

    • C. 

      Quarterly

    • D. 

      When something breaks

  • 10. 
    What must be covered in an assured grounding program?
    • A. 

      All cords not protected by a GFCI

    • B. 

      Only equipment that could shock you

    • C. 

      Underground cords and wires

    • D. 

      Cords that run through high traffic areas

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