Manual Handling General Knowledge Quiz Questions And Answers

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Do you know manual handling? Check your general knowledge about the techniques and scenarios related to manual handling with this quiz. Manual handling is generally related to uplifting heavy loads manually. Take this quiz to check your level of knowledge. You just need to answer the basic questions related to manual handling. If you know everything, you can ace the quiz easily. All the best! You can share the quiz with other heavy-load workers or anyone interested in learning manual handling.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To lift a load, you should always try to:
    • A. 

      Stand with your feet together when lifting

    • B. 

      Bend your back when lifting

    • C. 

      Carry the load away from your body

    • D. 

      Divide large loads into smaller loads

  • 2. 
    You need to lift a load from the floor. You should stand with your:
    • A. 

      Feet together, legs staright

    • B. 

      Feet together, knees bent

    • C. 

      Feet slightly apart, knees bent

    • D. 

      Feet wide apart, legs straight

  • 3. 
    To lift a load safely, you need to think about:
    • A. 

      Its size and condition

    • B. 

      How heavy it is

    • C. 

      If it has handholds

    • D. 

      All the other answers

  • 4. 
    When you lift a load manually, you must:
    • A. 

      Keep your back straight and use the strength in your leg muscles to lift

    • B. 

      Make sure there is always two people to lift the load

    • C. 

      Use a crane or another lifting device to pick the load up

    • D. 

      Move the load as quickly as possable

  • 5. 
    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 then usual

    • B. 

      The weight you can safely lift is more than usual

    • C. 

      Nothing, you can lift the same weight as usual

    • D. 

      You must wear a back brace

  • 6. 
    You have to move a load which might be too heavy for you. You cannot divide it into smaller loads, and there is no one to help you. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Do not move the load until you have found a safe method

    • B. 

      Get a forklift truck, even thought you can't drive one

    • C. 

      Try to lift it using the correct lifting methods

    • D. 

      Lift and move the load quickly to avoid injury

  • 7. 
    You need to move a load that is heavier on one side than the other. How should you pick it up?
    • A. 

      With the heavier side towards you

    • B. 

      With the heavier side away from you

    • C. 

      With the heavier side on your strong arm

    • D. 

      With the heavier side on your weak arm

  • 8. 
    Which part of your body is most likely to be injured if you lift a heavy load?
    • A. 

      Knees

    • B. 

      Back

    • C. 

      Shoulders

    • D. 

      Feet

  • 9. 
    Who should decide what weight you can safely carry?
    • A. 

      Your manager

    • B. 

      You

    • C. 

      Your employer

    • D. 

      The HSE

  • 10. 
    What is the safest way to find out if a load is too heavy to lift?
    • A. 

      See if you can hold the load at arms lenght

    • B. 

      Pick it up quickly then put it down

    • C. 

      Walk around it looking at all sides

    • D. 

      Find out the weight of the load

  • 11. 
    Under the regulations for manual handling, all employees must:
    • A. 

      Wear back support belts when lifting anything

    • B. 

      Make a list of all the heavy things they have to carry

    • C. 

      Lift any size of load once a risk assessment has been done

    • D. 

      Make full use of their employer's safe systems of work

  • 12. 
    You are using a wheelbarrow to move a heavy load. Is this still classed as 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. 

      You are only manual handling the load in and out of the wheelbarrow

  • 13. 
    You need to move a heavy load over a relatively long distance. What is the safest way to do it?
    • A. 

      Pick it up and run with it

    • B. 

      Tie a rope to the load and pull it

    • C. 

      Roll it

    • D. 

      Use a wheelbarrow or trolly

  • 14. 
    When doing the manual lifting, what should work employees do?
    • A. 

      Follow the lead of others

    • B. 

      Follow system of work in place for their safety

    • C. 

      Follow a system of work designed for maximum ouput

    • D. 

      Always lift heavy loads using same method

  • 15. 
    Before moving the bricks, the first action must be done.
    • A. 

      Assess the load

    • B. 

      Keep legs straight

    • C. 

      Bend your knees

    • D. 

      Put goggles on

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