Manual Handling (General Knowledge)

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Manual Handling Quizzes & Trivia

Test your general knowledge of manual handling with these 13 questions. You have 5 minutes to answer them and the pass mark is 90%


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    (select one answer) 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. 
    (Select one answer) 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. 
    (select one answer) 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. 
    (Select one answer) 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. 
    (Select one answer) 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. 
    (Select one answer) 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. 
    (Select one answer) You need to move a load which 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. 
    (Select one answer) 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. 
    (Select one answer) Who should decide what weight you can safely carry?
    • A. 

      Your manager

    • B. 

      You

    • C. 

      Your employer

    • D. 

      The HSE

  • 10. 
    (Select one answer) 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. 
    (select one answer) 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