Safe Use Of Hazardous Substances

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Safe Use Of Hazardous Substances - Quiz

This quiz is a sample of questions from the Health and Safety test relating to the safe use of hazardous substances.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The COSHH regulations deal with:
    • A. 

      The safe use of tools and equipment

    • B. 

      The safe use of lifting equipment

    • C. 

      The safe use of hazardous substances

    • D. 

      Safe working at height

  • 2. 
     This symbol tells you a substance is:
    • A. 

      Harmful

    • B. 

      Toxic

    • C. 

      Corrosive

    • D. 

      An irritant

  • 3. 
     This symbol tells you taht a substance is:
    • A. 

      Harmful

    • B. 

      Toxic

    • C. 

      Corrosive

    • D. 

      An irritant

  • 4. 
    You have to use a harmful substance.  What must your supervisor do?
    • A. 

      Let you get on without giving any instructions

    • B. 

      Make sure that someone is working close to you

    • C. 

      Watch while you use the substance

    • D. 

      Tell you what is in the COSHH assessment

  • 5. 
    If you breathe in asbestos dust, it can cause:
    • A. 

      Aching muscles

    • B. 

      Influenza ('flu)

    • C. 

      Lung disease

    • D. 

      Painful joints

  • 6. 
    How should you get rid of hazardous waste?
    • A. 

      Put it in any skip on site

    • B. 

      In accordance with the site rules

    • C. 

      Bury it on site

    • D. 

      Take it to the nearest local authority waste tip

  • 7. 
       If this substance has this symbol, you must take care because it can:
    • A. 

      Burn your skin

    • B. 

      Kill you

    • C. 

      Catch fire easily

    • D. 

      Irritate your skin

  • 8. 
    Which of these does not cause skin problems?
    • A. 

      Asbestos

    • B. 

      Bitumens

    • C. 

      Epoxy resins

    • D. 

      Solvents

  • 9. 
    If you think you have found some asbestos, the first thing you should do is:
    • A. 

      Stop work and warn others

    • B. 

      Take a sample to your supervisor

    • C. 

      Put the bits in a bin and carry on with your work

    • D. 

      Find a first aider

  • 10. 
    You need to use a hazardous substance.  Who should explain the COSHH assessment before you start?
    • A. 

      A Health and Safety Executive inspector

    • B. 

      The site first aider

    • C. 

      Your supervisor

    • D. 

      The site security people