Construction Safety Quiz Questions

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Construction Safety Quiz Questions

When you see a construction site you will not just expect to get construction materials you will also get construction tools that each person is expected to understand fully. How safe do you think you would be in a construction site? Take up this construction safety quiz and see if you will survive a day in the construction business. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the greatest risk of an excavation?
    • A. 

      Asphxiation

    • B. 

      Inhalation of toxic materials

    • C. 

      Fire

    • D. 

      Moving Machinery

    • E. 

      Cave-ins

  • 2. 
    There is usually warning before a cave-in.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 3. 
    _______ is a technique used to prevent cave-ins by employing a specific angle on the sides of the excavation.
  • 4. 
    Can weather or climate affect how a trench protective system needs to be designed?
    • A. 

      YES

    • B. 

      NO

  • 5. 
    What can be done to prevent vehicles from entering an excavation? Mark all that apply.
    • A. 

      Install Barricades

    • B. 

      Hand and Mechanical Signals

    • C. 

      Put yourself in front of the vehicle

    • D. 

      Berms and Stop Logs

    • E. 

      Slope Soil away from Excavation

  • 6. 
    How far away from an excavation should spoils be placed?
    • A. 

      Right next to excavation as long as it doesn't fall back in.

    • B. 

      At least 2 feet from the excavation.

    • C. 

      Wherever is the most convenient.

    • D. 

      Within a foot to allow for reach of excavator.

  • 7. 
    Check all the apply?
    • A. 

      The ladder is too short and should be an extension ladder not a step ladder

    • B. 

      Looking at the soil type the walls of the cut should be sloped

    • C. 

      The ladder should be cleaned off

    • D. 

      Employees should never be exposed to an excavation that could collapse

    • E. 

      Looks good to me

  • 8. 
    Does this excavation need to be inspected every day by a competent person?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    What needs to be done before you start to excavate?
    • A. 

      Evaluate soil conditions.

    • B. 

      Construct protective systems.

    • C. 

      Utility locate

    • D. 

      Provide safe access

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 10. 
    Which soil type has the greatest compressive strength rating 1.5 tons per square foot?
    • A. 

      Type A

    • B. 

      Type B

    • C. 

      Type C

    • D. 

      Type D

    • E. 

      None of the Above

  • 11. 
    What is the hazard in this picture?
    • A. 

      There is no hazard

    • B. 

      Vibrations from equipment overhead

    • C. 

      Possible cave-in

    • D. 

      Fumes from overhead equipment

    • E. 

      Sloped toward hole at the top of the cut which could allow for falling debris

  • 12. 
    How is this trench in violation?
    • A. 

      No barriers to prevent entry

    • B. 

      Insufficient means of egress

    • C. 

      Unacceptable Shoring

    • D. 

      All of the Above

    • E. 

      Looks great.