Hand-held Equipment And Tools

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Equipment Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a sample of questions from the Health and Safety test relating to hand-held equipment and tools.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You need to use an air-powered tool.  Which of these is not a hazard?
    • A. 

      Electrical shock

    • B. 

      Hand-arm vibration

    • C. 

      Airborne dust and flying fragments

    • D. 

      Leaking hoses

  • 2. 
    It is dangerous to run an abrasive wheel faster than its recommended top speed.  Why?
    • A. 

      The wheel will get clogged and stop

    • B. 

      The motor could burst into flames

    • C. 

      The wheel could burst

    • D. 

      The safety guard cannot be used

  • 3. 
    Someone near you is using a laser level.  What health hazard is likely to affect you?
    • A. 

      Skin cancer

    • B. 

      None if it is used correctly

    • C. 

      Gradual blindness

    • D. 

      Burning of the skin, similar to sunburn

  • 4. 
     You need to use a power tool, but it has a 13 amp plug fitted.  What would be the safest thing to do?
    • A. 

      Fit a 110 volt plug so that you can plug it into the transformer

    • B. 

      Get a 110 volt tool to use

    • C. 

      Look for a 110/230 volt step-up transformer

    • D. 

      Find a suitable 230 volt supply to power it

  • 5. 
    If you need to use a power tool with a rotating blade, you should:
    • A. 

      Remove the guard so that you can clearly see the blade

    • B. 

      Adjust the guard to expose just enough blade to let you do the job

    • C. 

      Remove the guard but wear leather gloves to protect your hands

    • D. 

      Adjust the guard to expose the maximum amount of blade

  • 6. 
    You must be fully trained before you use a cartridge-operated tool.  Why?
    • A. 

      They are heavy and could cause manual handling injuries

    • B. 

      Using one can cause dermatitis

    • C. 

      They have exposed electrical parts

    • D. 

      They operate like a gun and can be dangerous in inexperienced hands

  • 7. 
    Chainsaws are dangerous because:
    • A. 

      They are heavy to use

    • B. 

      They are noisy

    • C. 

      There is no guard on the cutting chain

    • D. 

      All of the other answers

  • 8. 
    Before you adjust an electic hand tool, you should:
    • A. 

      Switch it off but leave the plug in the socket

    • B. 

      Do nothing in particular

    • C. 

      Switch it off and remove the plug from the socket

    • D. 

      Put tape over the ON/OFF switch

  • 9. 
    What is the main danger if you use a chisel with a 'mushroomed' head?
    • A. 

      It will shatter and send fragments flying into the air

    • B. 

      It will damage the face of the hammer

    • C. 

      The shaft of the chisel will bend when you hit it

    • D. 

      You will have to sharpen the chisel more often

  • 10. 
    To operate a powered hand tool, you must be:
    • A. 

      Over 16 years old

    • B. 

      Over 18 years old

    • C. 

      Trained and competent

    • D. 

      21 years old and over