Construction Safety Quiz On Fall Protection!

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Falls are one of the major cause of death and injury in construction work. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, 828 workplace deaths happened during private construction in 2013. Out of which, 36 per cent were caused by falls from height. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge and make you aware of the hazards, risks and protection to prevent falls. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    One of your co-workers fall off a working surface that is 16' off the ground.  How long would it take for them to hit the ground?
    • A. 

      1 second

    • B. 

      .001 seconds

    • C. 

      3 seconds

    • D. 

      4 seconds

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The create a snagging hazard on the surface of the handrail

    • B. 

      The aren't as strong as 16d sinkers

    • C. 

      They are fine to use because it will make it easy to dismantle the handrail when we take it down in a week

  • 3. 
    An anchorage point for a Fall RESTRAINT system must be capable of supporting?
    • A. 

      4,000 pounds

    • B. 

      1,500 pounds

    • C. 

      12,000 pounds

    • D. 

      3,000 pounds

  • 4. 
    Two fall protection systems that are not usually allowed by the company are:
    • A. 

      Fall arrest

    • B. 

      Monitor system (Controlled access zone)

    • C. 

      Safety Barriers

    • D. 

      Safety net system

  • 5. 
    The person using a fall protection harness should inspect it______?
  • 6. 
    It is okay to use a large rebar or pelican type hook when connecting a lanyard to a horizontal life line?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An employee is working on a wall 16' tall and is tied off at chest level.  What happens if the employee falls?
    • A. 

      They will potentially impact the lower level because total calculated fall distance with a 4' lanyard is 16 1/2 feet so we need to design a better system

    • B. 

      Not sure but the employee only weighs 150 pounds so he should be okay.

    • C. 

      We will always make sure the employee ties off above their head so we won't have to worry about fall distances.

  • 8. 
    It is not okay to store fall protection harnesses in a tool/gang box?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    All lanyards can be used to tie back to themselves to help create an anchor point.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    If an employee falls into their fall protection equipment what should happen to the equipment.
    • A. 

      Inspect it and return to service if it is in good condition

    • B. 

      If the employee was injured save the components to help with the investigation

    • C. 

      If the employee was not injured cut it up and throw it away

    • D. 

      Save the equipment and only use it when you think someone might fall. It worked the first time so it should work the second time.

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      When you want to add 3.5 feet to your free fall distance

    • B. 

      When you think the person might fall

    • C. 

      Any time we are working on a leading edge

    • D. 

      Whenever we believe it would help minimize the impact of a fall to employees body.