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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What should be the cuff length of leather protector gloves worn over rubber insulating gloves while working with electrical parts?

    • A.

      Same as Rubber insulating Gloves

    • B.

      Longer than Rubber insulating Gloves

    • C.

      Shorter than Rubber insulating Gloves

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Shorter than Rubber insulating Gloves
    Explanation
    The cuff length of leather protector gloves should be shorter than rubber insulating gloves because the leather gloves are worn over the rubber gloves to provide additional protection and prevent damage to the rubber gloves. By having shorter cuffs, the leather gloves do not interfere with the functionality of the rubber gloves and allow for easy movement and dexterity while working with electrical parts.

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  • 2. 

    Only ___________________ workers can repair exposed electrical equipment.

    • A.

      Insulated

    • B.

      Protected by PPE

    • C.

      Qualified and Trained

    • D.

      Unqualified

    Correct Answer
    C. Qualified and Trained
    Explanation
    Only qualified and trained workers can repair exposed electrical equipment because they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to safely handle and troubleshoot electrical systems. Working with electrical equipment without proper qualifications and training can be extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents, injuries, or even fatalities. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that only individuals who are qualified and trained in electrical work are allowed to repair exposed electrical equipment to minimize the risks involved.

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  • 3. 

    Like PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), IPE (Insulating Protective Equipment) is also worn on the body

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because IPE (Insulating Protective Equipment) is not worn on the body like PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). IPE is specifically designed to protect workers from electrical hazards and is typically worn over PPE to provide additional insulation and protection.

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  • 4. 

    Why are rubber insulating gloves filled with air?

    • A.

      To conduct air test

    • B.

      To Make them Lighter

    • C.

      To see how well they expand

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. To conduct air test
    Explanation
    Rubber insulating gloves are filled with air in order to conduct an air test. This test is conducted to check the integrity of the gloves and ensure that there are no leaks or defects that could compromise their insulating properties. By filling the gloves with air, any leaks or weaknesses in the material can be easily identified, allowing for necessary repairs or replacements to be made.

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  • 5. 

    Which type of fire extinguisher will only make an electrical fire worse?

    • A.

      Class A

    • B.

      Class B

    • C.

      Class C

    • D.

      Class D

    Correct Answer
    C. Class C
    Explanation
    Class C fire extinguishers are designed to extinguish fires involving energized electrical equipment. However, attempting to use a Class C fire extinguisher on an electrical fire can be dangerous because the extinguishing agent, typically water or foam, can conduct electricity and potentially spread the fire or cause electric shock to the user. Therefore, it's important to use appropriate extinguishing agents, such as carbon dioxide (CO2) or dry chemical, for electrical fires to avoid making the situation worse.

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  • 6. 

    What is the maximum current level a human can withstand without getting injured?

    • A.

      1 mA

    • B.

      15 mA

    • C.

      100-300 mA

    • D.

      10 mA

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 mA
    Explanation
    The maximum current level a human can withstand without getting injured is 15 mA. At this level, the current is still relatively low and does not pose a significant risk of injury. However, it is important to note that individual tolerance to electric shock can vary, and factors such as the duration of exposure and the pathway of the current can also affect the level of injury.

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  • 7. 

    Which type of fire extinguisher(s) is or are also acceptable to put out an electrical fire?

    • A.

      Class B

    • B.

      Class C

    • C.

      Class A

    • D.

      Class D

    Correct Answer
    A. Class B
    Explanation
    Class B fire extinguishers are suitable for putting out flammable liquid fires, such as gasoline or oil fires. However, they are also effective for extinguishing electrical fires. This is because Class B extinguishers use a dry chemical or carbon dioxide agent, which does not conduct electricity. Therefore, using a Class B extinguisher on an electrical fire will not cause additional harm or risk of electric shock.

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  • 8. 

    One of the main functions of personnel protective grounds is to provide a -------------- impedance path for a short circuit

    • A.

      High

    • B.

      Low

    • C.

      Smooth

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Low
    Explanation
    Personnel protective grounds are designed to provide a low impedance path for a short circuit. This means that when a short circuit occurs, the ground will allow the current to flow easily and quickly, reducing the possibility of damage or injury. A low impedance path ensures that the electrical energy is safely directed away from the equipment or personnel, preventing any potential harm that could be caused by a high impedance path. Therefore, the correct answer is "Low".

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  • 9. 

    The minimum allowable work space around electrical equipment is ________ inches deep.

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      46

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    A. 30
    Explanation
    The minimum allowable work space around electrical equipment is 30 inches deep. This means that there should be at least 30 inches of clear space in front of and around the electrical equipment to ensure safe access and operation. This space is necessary for maintenance, repairs, and to prevent any potential hazards or accidents.

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  • 10. 

    OSHA requires the testing of a volt meter after a voltage test on voltage above______.

    • A.

      120V

    • B.

      208v

    • C.

      227v

    • D.

      600v

    Correct Answer
    D. 600v
    Explanation
    OSHA requires the testing of a volt meter after a voltage test on voltage above 600V. This means that whenever a voltage test is conducted on a circuit with a voltage rating higher than 600V, OSHA mandates that the volt meter used for the test must be tested to ensure its accuracy and functionality. This is important to ensure the safety of workers and to maintain the accuracy of voltage measurements in high voltage environments.

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  • 11. 

    One of the three generally recognized hazards of electrical work is--------------.

    • A.

      Cuts

    • B.

      Fall

    • C.

      Arc Flash

    • D.

      Concussion

    Correct Answer
    C. Arc Flash
    Explanation
    Arc flash is one of the three generally recognized hazards of electrical work. An arc flash is a sudden release of electrical energy through the air, causing an explosion-like effect. It can result in extreme temperatures, intense light, and a blast wave, which can cause serious burns, injuries, and even death. Therefore, it is crucial for electrical workers to take necessary precautions and wear appropriate protective equipment to minimize the risk of arc flash incidents.

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  • 12. 

    Gloves used for electrical protection must be electrically tested every--------

    • A.

      1 Month

    • B.

      1 Year

    • C.

      6 Month

    • D.

      Never

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 Month
    Explanation
    Electrical protection gloves are crucial for ensuring safety while working with electricity. These gloves are subjected to wear and tear over time, which can compromise their effectiveness. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly test the gloves to ensure their electrical insulation properties are intact. Testing them every 6 months allows for timely identification of any damage or deterioration, enabling prompt replacement if needed. This regular testing schedule helps maintain the gloves' reliability and ensures the safety of the user.

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  • 13. 

    Electrical injuries are commonly caused by:

    • A.

      Unsafe equipment or installations

    • B.

      An unsafe environment

    • C.

      Unsafe work practices.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Electrical injuries can occur due to unsafe equipment or installations, an unsafe environment, or unsafe work practices. Unsafe equipment or installations can lead to electrical faults or malfunctions, increasing the risk of injury. An unsafe environment, such as wet or damp conditions, can enhance the conductivity of electricity and increase the likelihood of electrical accidents. Additionally, unsafe work practices, such as improper handling of electrical equipment or failure to follow safety protocols, can also result in electrical injuries. Therefore, all of the mentioned factors can contribute to electrical injuries.

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  • 14. 

    Current flow from hand to hand is called:

    • A.

      Step potential

    • B.

      Touch potential

    • C.

      Amperage

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Touch potential
    Explanation
    Touch potential refers to the current flow from one hand to another through the human body when touching a conductive object that has a voltage potential. It occurs when a person comes into contact with an energized object and the current passes through their body, potentially causing electric shock or injury. This term specifically relates to the potential difference between different points on the body when in contact with different voltage potentials.

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  • 15. 

    Broken or damaged tools should be labeled with DAMAGED DO NOT USE. The instructor should be notified so that the tool may be repaired or replaced.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because broken or damaged tools should be labeled with "DAMAGED DO NOT USE" to prevent anyone from accidentally using them. This labeling serves as a safety precaution and alerts others to the potential danger. Additionally, notifying the instructor is important so that they can take the necessary steps to repair or replace the tool, ensuring the safety of everyone using it.

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  • 16. 

    Cord and plug equipment should have a three prong plug or be double insulated.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cord and plug equipment should have a three prong plug or be double insulated in order to ensure proper grounding and reduce the risk of electrical shock. A three prong plug provides an additional grounding wire, which helps to divert any excess electricity away from the user. Double insulation, on the other hand, provides an extra layer of protection by isolating the electrical components from the outer casing. Both of these safety measures are important in preventing electrical accidents and ensuring the safe operation of cord and plug equipment.

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  • 17. 

    Which law does not cover the use of electricity at work?

    • A.

      Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

    • B.

      The Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998

    • C.

      The Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999

    • D.

      The Electricity at Work Regulation 1989

    Correct Answer
    C. The Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1999
  • 18. 

    Grounding conductors are usually  in color

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Green

    • D.

      Black

    Correct Answer
    C. Green
    Explanation
    Grounding conductors are usually in color green because it is an industry standard to use green for grounding conductors. This helps to easily identify and differentiate them from other types of conductors. Green color is associated with safety and is widely recognized as the color for grounding in electrical systems. Using green for grounding conductors ensures consistency and promotes electrical safety by making it clear which wires are intended for grounding purposes.

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  • 19. 

    Which one of the following would be classified as an explosive atmosphere?

    • A.

      The area near a fuel tank

    • B.

      The area under a power line

    • C.

      An office

    • D.

      A garden

    Correct Answer
    A. The area near a fuel tank
    Explanation
    An explosive atmosphere refers to an environment that contains flammable substances in the form of gases, vapors, dust, or fibers, which can ignite and cause an explosion. The area near a fuel tank is likely to have a higher concentration of flammable gases or vapors, making it a potential explosive atmosphere. On the other hand, an office or a garden is not typically associated with the presence of flammable substances, so they would not be classified as explosive atmospheres. The area under a power line is also unlikely to contain flammable substances unless there is a specific hazard present.

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  • 20. 

    What are the minimum distance workers must maintain between conductive materials and overhead Power Lines up to 50kv

    • A.

      10 feet

    • B.

      20 feet

    • C.

      30 feet

    • D.

      As far as possible

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 feet
    Explanation
    Workers must maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet between conductive materials and overhead power lines up to 50kV. This distance is necessary to prevent electrical hazards and ensure worker safety. Any closer proximity could result in electrical shock or electrocution. Therefore, it is crucial for workers to adhere to this minimum distance requirement to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these can be used as insulating live-line tools for electrical protection?

    • A.

      Shotgun Sticks

    • B.

      Switchsticks

    • C.

      Hotsticks

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the options mentioned, namely Shotgun Sticks, Switchsticks, and Hotsticks, can be used as insulating live-line tools for electrical protection. These tools are specifically designed to provide insulation and protect workers from electric shock when working on live electrical systems. Shotgun Sticks, Switchsticks, and Hotsticks are all made of non-conductive materials, such as fiberglass, which prevents the flow of electricity and ensures the safety of the user. Therefore, all of these options can be used as effective insulating live-line tools for electrical protection.

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  • 22. 

    Who is allowed to open live electrical panels?

    • A.

      Any Ships engineer

    • B.

      A qualified electrical person

    • C.

      A qualified electrical person wearing appropriate PPE

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A qualified electrical person wearing appropriate PPE
    Explanation
    Opening live electrical panels can be dangerous and can pose a risk of electric shock or other injuries. Therefore, only individuals who are qualified and trained in electrical work should be allowed to open live electrical panels. Additionally, they should also be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety while working with live electrical panels.

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  • 23. 

    In which circumstances are contact with electricity most likely to be harmful

    • A.

      Touching a 24 V dc battery terminal with hand

    • B.

      Using a faulty 110v ac power tool in a damp environment

    • C.

      Using a faulty 110v ac power tool with RCD

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Using a faulty 110v ac power tool in a damp environment
    Explanation
    In the given options, the only circumstance where contact with electricity is most likely to be harmful is when using a faulty 110v ac power tool in a damp environment. This is because the combination of a faulty tool and a damp environment increases the risk of electric shock and potential injury. Touching a 24 V dc battery terminal with a hand may cause a mild shock but is unlikely to be harmful. Using a faulty 110v ac power tool with RCD (Residual Current Device) would provide some protection against electric shock, reducing the likelihood of harm. Therefore, the correct answer is using a faulty 110v ac power tool in a damp environment.

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  • 24. 

    Grounding conductors are usually black in colour.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Grounding conductors are usually green or bare in color, not black. This is because green is the standard color used to identify grounding conductors, while black is typically used for current-carrying conductors. The purpose of grounding conductors is to provide a safe path for electrical current to flow into the ground in the event of a fault or electrical surge, helping to prevent electric shock and damage to equipment.

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