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Questions based on the first 4 weeks lessons.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many stages are there to a risk assessment?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    A risk assessment typically consists of five stages. The first stage involves identifying hazards and potential risks. The second stage involves assessing the likelihood and severity of each identified risk. The third stage involves implementing control measures to mitigate or eliminate the identified risks. The fourth stage involves monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the control measures. The fifth and final stage involves documenting the entire risk assessment process and communicating the findings to relevant stakeholders.

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  • 2. 

    What is a hazard?

    • A.

      The chance of something happening

    • B.

      A risk

    • C.

      Sharp edges

    • D.

      Something that may cause harm

    Correct Answer
    D. Something that may cause harm
    Explanation
    A hazard refers to something that may cause harm. It is a potential source of danger or risk that can lead to injury, damage, or negative consequences. Hazards can come in various forms such as physical hazards like sharp edges or chemical hazards like toxic substances. Identifying and mitigating hazards is important to ensure safety and prevent harm.

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  • 3. 

    What does LOLER stand for?

    • A.

      Lifting Of Large Equipment Regulations

    • B.

      Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations

    • C.

      Lifting Only Large Equipment Regulations

    • D.

      Lifting Of Light EEquipment Regulations

    Correct Answer
    B. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
    Explanation
    LOLER stands for Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. This set of regulations is designed to ensure that lifting equipment is used safely and properly in the workplace. LOLER covers a wide range of lifting equipment, including cranes, forklifts, and hoists, and requires that they are inspected and maintained regularly. It also sets out specific requirements for the training and competence of those involved in lifting operations. By adhering to LOLER, employers can help prevent accidents and injuries related to lifting operations and ensure the safety of their workers.

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  • 4. 

    What is the latest edition of the LOLER regulations?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      2008

    • D.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    A. 1998
    Explanation
    The LOLER regulations refer to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations in the UK. The latest edition of these regulations is from 1998. This means that the regulations were last updated in 1998 to ensure the safe use of lifting equipment and lifting operations in various industries.

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  • 5. 

    The LOLER regulations state that "All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the LOLER regulations require that all lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised, and carried out in a safe manner. This ensures that the lifting operations are conducted in a way that minimizes the risk of accidents or injuries and promotes safety.

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  • 6. 

    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires that equipment provided for use at work is:- ____________ for it's intended use.

    Correct Answer
    Suitable
    Explanation
    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 state that equipment provided for use at work must be suitable for its intended use. This means that the equipment should be appropriate and fit for purpose, ensuring that it can perform its intended function safely and effectively. It should meet the necessary standards and specifications, taking into consideration factors such as the nature of the work, the environment in which it will be used, and the capabilities and needs of the workers using it.

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  • 7. 

    COSHH stands for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    COSHH stands for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health. This acronym is used to refer to a set of regulations and guidelines that aim to protect workers from exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. These substances can include chemicals, fumes, dust, and other materials that can pose a risk to health if not properly controlled. COSHH regulations require employers to assess the risks associated with these substances, implement control measures to minimize exposure, provide appropriate training and information to employees, and regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of these measures. Therefore, the statement "COSHH stands for Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health" is true.

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  • 8. 

    Two hazardous substances covered by COSHH are lead and asbestos.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is True because lead and asbestos are hazardous substances covered by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Therefore, the correct answer is True.

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  • 9. 

    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employees to take reasonable care of themselves and other peoples health and safety.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a legislation that outlines the responsibilities of employees to ensure the health and safety of themselves and others. It emphasizes the importance of taking reasonable care to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects the requirement for employees to prioritize health and safety.

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