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  • 1. 

    Why is it important to report all accidents?

    • A.

      It might stop them happening again

    • B.

      Some types of accident have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive

    • C.

      Details have to be entered in the accident book

    • D.

      All of the other answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the other answers
    Explanation
    Reporting all accidents is important because it might stop them from happening again. By reporting accidents, necessary precautions and safety measures can be implemented to prevent similar incidents in the future. Additionally, some accidents have to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive, a regulatory body that monitors and enforces health and safety standards. Reporting accidents also requires entering details in the accident book, which helps in keeping a record of incidents and identifying patterns or trends. Therefore, all of the other answers provide valid reasons for why it is important to report all accidents.

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  • 2. 

    A near miss is an incident where:

    • A.

      You were just too late to see what happened

    • B.

      Someone could have been injured

    • C.

      Someone was injured and nearly had to go to hospital

    • D.

      Someone was injured and nearly had to take time off work

    Correct Answer
    B. Someone could have been injured
    Explanation
    A near miss refers to a situation where there was a potential for someone to get injured but luckily no one was harmed. It indicates that there was a close call or a narrow escape from an accident or injury. In this case, the correct answer suggests that there was a possibility of someone getting injured, but fortunately, no actual harm occurred.

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  • 3. 

    If someone is injurred at work, who should record it in the accident book?

    • A.

      The site manager, and no one else

    • B.

      The injured person, or someone acting for them

    • C.

      The first-aider, and no one else

    • D.

      Someone from the Health and Safety Executive

    Correct Answer
    B. The injured person, or someone acting for them
    Explanation
    When someone is injured at work, it is important to record the incident in the accident book for documentation and future reference. The injured person themselves should record it, or if they are unable to do so, someone acting on their behalf should record the details. This ensures that accurate information is recorded and the incident can be properly investigated and managed.

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  • 4. 

    A scaffold has collapsed and you saw it happen.  When you are asked about the accident, you should say:

    • A.

      Nothing, you are not a scaffold expert

    • B.

      As little as possible because you don't want to get people into trouble

    • C.

      Exactly what you saw

    • D.

      Who you think is to blame and how they should be punished

    Correct Answer
    C. Exactly what you saw
    Explanation
    In the given scenario, it is important to provide an accurate account of what was witnessed. By stating exactly what you saw, you provide factual information that can be used to determine the cause of the scaffold collapse and prevent future accidents. This response demonstrates honesty and integrity, which is crucial in any investigation or accident report.

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  • 5. 

    When are you most likely to have an accident?

    • A.

      In the morning

    • B.

      In the afternoon

    • C.

      During the summer months

    • D.

      When you first start on site

    Correct Answer
    D. When you first start on site
    Explanation
    When you first start on site, you are likely to have an accident because you may be unfamiliar with the surroundings and the potential hazards. You may not have fully adjusted to the work environment and may not be aware of the safety protocols and procedures. This lack of familiarity and experience increases the risk of accidents occurring during this period.

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  • 6. 

    Which type of accident kills the most construction workers?

    • A.

      Falling from height

    • B.

      Contact with electricity

    • C.

      Being run over by site transport

    • D.

      Being hit by a falling object

    Correct Answer
    A. Falling from height
    Explanation
    Falling from height is the most common cause of death among construction workers because it poses a significant risk due to working at elevated heights. Construction workers often work on scaffolding, ladders, or rooftops, which increases the chances of falling accidents. These falls can result in severe injuries or fatalities. It is crucial for construction workers to follow proper safety protocols, such as using fall protection equipment and ensuring that work areas are secure, to prevent such accidents.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these will help you work safely on site?

    • A.

      Site induction

    • B.

      Toolbox talks

    • C.

      Risk assessment and method statements

    • D.

      All the other answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All the other answers
    Explanation
    All the other answers (site induction, toolbox talks, risk assessment and method statements) will help you work safely on site. Site induction provides important information about the site, including potential hazards and safety procedures. Toolbox talks are regular meetings where safety topics are discussed and best practices are shared. Risk assessment and method statements help identify and mitigate potential risks before starting work. Therefore, all of these measures are essential for ensuring safe work practices on site.

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  • 8. 

    The work of another contractor is affecting your safety.  You should stop work and:

    • A.

      Go home

    • B.

      Speak to your supervisor

    • C.

      Speak to the contractor's supervisor

    • D.

      Speak to the contractor who is doing the job

    Correct Answer
    B. Speak to your supervisor
    Explanation
    If the work of another contractor is affecting your safety, it is important to inform your supervisor about the situation. Your supervisor is responsible for ensuring a safe working environment and has the authority to address any issues related to safety. Speaking to your supervisor will allow them to take appropriate action, such as contacting the contractor's supervisor or addressing the issue directly with the contractor. This will help ensure that the necessary steps are taken to resolve the safety concern and protect all workers involved.

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  • 9. 

    If your doctor says that you have Weil's disease, you will need to tell your employer.  Why?

    • A.

      Your employer will not want to go anywhere near you

    • B.

      Your employer will have to report it to the Health and Safety Executive

    • C.

      Your workmates might catch it from you

    • D.

      The whole site will have to be closed down

    Correct Answer
    B. Your employer will have to report it to the Health and Safety Executive
    Explanation
    If a person is diagnosed with Weil's disease, it is a notifiable disease, which means it must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in order to prevent the spread of the disease and ensure proper measures are taken to protect others. By informing the employer, they can fulfill their legal obligation to report the disease to the appropriate authorities. This helps in preventing the further transmission of the disease and allows for necessary actions to be taken to ensure the safety of other employees and individuals on the site.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these does not have to be recorded in the accident book?

    • A.

      Your national insurance number

    • B.

      The date and time of your accident

    • C.

      Details of your injury

    • D.

      Your home address

    Correct Answer
    A. Your national insurance number
    Explanation
    The accident book is used to record details of accidents that occur in the workplace. It is important to record the date and time of the accident, details of the injury, and the home address of the person involved. However, the national insurance number does not have to be recorded in the accident book as it is not relevant to the accident itself.

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