Accident Prevention And Reporting

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This is a quick quiz to test your knowledge of the accident prevention and reporting section of the health and safety test.


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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