Manual Handling Section Of The Health And Safety Test

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Manual Handling Section Of The Health And Safety Test - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    You are using a wheelbarrow to move a heavy load.  Is this manual handling?

    • A.

      No, because the wheelbarrow is carrying the load

    • B.

      Only if the load slips off the wheelbarrow

    • C.

      Yes, you are still manual handling the load

    • D.

      Only if the wheelbarrow has a flat tyre

    Correct Answer
    C. Yes, you are still manual handling the load
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes, you are still manual handling the load." This is because even though the load is being carried by the wheelbarrow, you are still responsible for pushing and controlling the wheelbarrow, which involves physical effort and coordination.

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  • 2. 

    If you have to twist or turn your body when you lift and place a load, it means:

    • A.

      The weight you can lift safely is less than usual

    • B.

      The weight you can lift safely is more than usual

    • C.

      Nothing, you can lift the same weight as usual

    • D.

      You must wear a back brace

    Correct Answer
    A. The weight you can lift safely is less than usual
    Explanation
    Twisting or turning your body while lifting and placing a load can put additional strain on your muscles and increase the risk of injury. This indicates that your body is not in the optimal position to handle the weight, and therefore, the weight you can lift safely is less than usual.

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  • 3. 

    You have to move a load while you are sitting, not standing.  How much can you lift safely? 

    • A.

      Less than usual

    • B.

      The usual amount

    • C.

      Twice the usual amount

    • D.

      Three times the usual amount

    Correct Answer
    A. Less than usual
    Explanation
    When you are sitting, your body is in a less stable position compared to when you are standing. This reduces your ability to generate force and maintain balance, making it unsafe to lift the usual amount of weight. Therefore, you can lift less than the usual amount safely while sitting.

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  • 4. 

    You have to carry a load down a steep slope.  What should you do?

    • A.

      Walk backwards down the slope to improve your balance

    • B.

      Carry the load on your shoulders

    • C.

      Assess whether you can still carry the load safely

    • D.

      Run down the slope to finish quickly

    Correct Answer
    C. Assess whether you can still carry the load safely
    Explanation
    When carrying a load down a steep slope, it is important to assess whether you can still carry the load safely. This means considering factors such as the weight of the load, your own physical strength and stability, and the condition of the slope. By assessing these factors, you can determine if it is safe to continue carrying the load or if alternative methods or assistance may be necessary. This ensures the safety of both yourself and the load being carried.

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  • 5. 

    You need to move a load that is heavier on one side than the other.  How should you pick it up?

    • A.

      With the heavy side towards you

    • B.

      With the heavy side away from you

    • C.

      With the heavy side on your strong arm

    • D.

      With the heavy side on your weak arm

    Correct Answer
    A. With the heavy side towards you
    Explanation
    When picking up a load that is heavier on one side than the other, it is advisable to pick it up with the heavy side towards you. This allows for better balance and control over the load, as having the heavy side closer to your body helps to distribute the weight more evenly. It also reduces the risk of strain or injury to your weaker arm by placing the load on your stronger arm.

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  • 6. 

    You have to lift a heavy load.  What must your employer do?

    • A.

      Make sure your supervisor is there to advise while you lift

    • B.

      Do a risk assessment of the task

    • C.

      Nothing, it is part of your job to lift loads

    • D.

      Watch you while you lift the load

    Correct Answer
    B. Do a risk assessment of the task
    Explanation
    To ensure the safety of the employee, the employer must conduct a risk assessment of the task. This involves identifying any potential hazards or risks associated with lifting the heavy load and implementing measures to minimize or eliminate them. By conducting a risk assessment, the employer can determine the appropriate precautions, such as providing proper lifting equipment or training, to prevent injuries or accidents during the lifting process. This proactive approach demonstrates the employer's commitment to maintaining a safe working environment.

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  • 7. 

    You need to lift a load from the floor.  You should stand with your:

    • A.

      Feet together, legs straight

    • B.

      Feet together, knees bent

    • C.

      Feet slightly apart, knees bent

    • D.

      Feet wide apart, legs straight

    Correct Answer
    C. Feet slightly apart, knees bent
    Explanation
    When lifting a load from the floor, it is recommended to stand with your feet slightly apart and knees bent. This posture provides a stable base of support and allows for better balance and control while lifting. Standing with feet together and legs straight may reduce stability and increase the risk of injury. Standing with feet wide apart and legs straight may also reduce stability and put excessive strain on the lower back.

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  • 8. 

    If you wear a back support belt:

    • A.

      You can lift any load without being injured

    • B.

      You can safely lift more than usual

    • C.

      You could face the same risk of injury as not wearing one

    • D.

      It will crush your backbone and damage it

    Correct Answer
    C. You could face the same risk of injury as not wearing one
    Explanation
    Wearing a back support belt does not guarantee complete protection from injury while lifting heavy loads. Although it may provide some support and stability to the back, it does not eliminate the risk of injury entirely. Therefore, wearing a back support belt does not necessarily reduce the risk of injury and individuals could still face the same risk as not wearing one.

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  • 9. 

    To lift a load safely, you need to think about:

    • A.

      Its size and condition

    • B.

      Its weight

    • C.

      Whether it has handholds

    • D.

      All of the other answers

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the other answers
    Explanation
    To lift a load safely, it is important to consider various factors such as the size and condition of the load, its weight, and whether it has handholds. These factors are crucial in determining the proper lifting technique and equipment required to ensure the load is lifted without causing any harm or damage. Considering all of these factors together is essential for safe and effective lifting.

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  • 10. 

    You are using a trolley to move a heavy load.  The trolley loses a wheel.  You still have a long way to go.  What should you do?

    • A.

      Carry the load the rest of the way

    • B.

      Ask someone to help you pull the trolley the rest of the way

    • C.

      Drag the trolley on your own for the rest of the way

    • D.

      Find another way to move the load

    Correct Answer
    D. Find another way to move the load
    Explanation
    Since the trolley has lost a wheel, it is not stable and safe to continue using it to move the heavy load. Therefore, the best course of action would be to find another way to move the load, such as using a different trolley or finding alternative transportation methods.

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