Electrical Safety For Landlords - Test Your Knowledge (2014.1)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A current rating of 99 mA may have which of the following effects on human body?
    • A. 

      Irregular heart function

    • B. 

      Muscle freeze and feeling of a painful shock

    • C. 

      Respiratory arrest and muscle contractions which may lead to death

    • D. 

      Cardiac arrest and a very high likelihood of death

  • 2. 
    What do electrical faults and faulty electric installations result in?
    • A. 

      Electric shock, fires and burns

    • B. 

      Sneezing

    • C. 

      Feeling of faintness

    • D. 

      Death

  • 3. 
    ________ milliamps make one Amp
  • 4. 
    Electrical Hazards occur due to following reason?
    • A. 

      Neglecting regular electrical inspections of properties and electrical equipment

    • B. 

      Unskilled repair work

    • C. 

      Using damaged or broken switches, sockets and other equipment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Who is the responsible person to undertake formal periodic inspection?
    • A. 

      Landlord

    • B. 

      Qualified Electrician

    • C. 

      Tenant

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    In recent years for 1.7 million tenants, what did landlords do?
    • A. 

      Correct an electrical fault

    • B. 

      Refer to rescue services

    • C. 

      Ignore their concerns about electrical issues

    • D. 

      Bring in a qualified electrician

  • 7. 
    What can be felt when a small electric current passes through the body?
    • A. 

      Muscular pain

    • B. 

      Mild tingle

    • C. 

      Body pain

    • D. 

      Faintness

  • 8. 
    What causes damage to cables and electrical wiring systems?
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Rubbing

    • C. 

      Action of pests

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Any material through which electricity can pass is known as?
    • A. 

      Ammeter

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Voltage

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The unit of power is ______
  • 11. 
    Annually, how many tenants in the UK experience electrical problems?
    • A. 

      50,000

    • B. 

      100,000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      5,000

  • 12. 
    Copper is a bad conductor of electricity
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Overloading the socket or circuit more than the maximum current limit causes electrical hazards
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    In the case of electrical accidents, landlords are exposed to the risk of financial penalties and criminal prosecution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The charity Electrical Safety First (ESF) was previously known as Electrical Safety Council
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    All wiring systems and electrical installations have an indefinite life time
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    How low could a current be that a person suffering an electric shock might die?
    • A. 

      2 Amps

    • B. 

      2000 mA

    • C. 

      0.02 A

    • D. 

      Amp

  • 18. 
    If the fuse failed in a plug attached to a low power item such as a radio alarm what might be the rating of a replacement fuse?
    • A. 

      3 Amps

    • B. 

      240 Volts

    • C. 

      15 Amps

    • D. 

      Always use the same rating as the failed fuse

  • 19. 
    Annually, how many electrical accidents are there in rental properties in the UK?
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      20,000

    • C. 

      50,000

    • D. 

      500

  • 20. 
    For 1.7 million tenants, what did landlords do?
    • A. 

      Correct an electrical fault

    • B. 

      Refer to rescue services

    • C. 

      Ignore their concerns about electrical issues

    • D. 

      Bring in a qualified electrician

  • 21. 
    Electrical hazards mostly occur due to the following reasons
    • A. 

      Electrical installations and equipment deteriorating over time due to lack of proper maintenance

    • B. 

      Neglecting to get the periodical electrical inspections and checks done

    • C. 

      Not installing the right protective devices according to requirement and regulations

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following is not an immediate symptom of electric shock
    • A. 

      Involuntary muscular spasm

    • B. 

      Heart attack

    • C. 

      Burns

    • D. 

      Sneezing

  • 23. 
    Which one of the following statements describes an electric shock?
    • A. 

      Our body is a poor conductor of electricity and electricity circulates within our body when we touch a live wire.

    • B. 

      Our body becomes the easiest path for electric current flow when we touch an electric circuit and the ground at the same time.

    • C. 

      Our body behaves like an insulator when it comes in to contact with electricity

    • D. 

      Our body resists the flow of electricity through it and we feel the resistance like a jerk or shock.

  • 24. 
    A current rating of 30 mA may have which of the following effects on human body?
    • A. 

      Slight tingling

    • B. 

      Feeling of faintness or jerking

    • C. 

      Respiratory arrest, muscle contractions, which may lead to death

    • D. 

      Frozen muscles

  • 25. 
    Is it OK to use multiple block adaptors on electrical sockets
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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