Safety Signs And Signals

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Safety Signs And Signals - Quiz

To prevent people from getting into a dangerous situation or causing harm to others there have been signs that have been used to warn one. How knowledgeable are you about safety signs and signals that are used around you? This quiz contains a sample of questions from the Health and Safety test relating to safety signs and signals. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

      This sign tells you that a substance is:

    • A.

      Harmful

    • B.

      Toxic

    • C.

      Corrosive

    • D.

      Dangerous to the environment

    Correct Answer
    D. Dangerous to the environment
    Explanation
    This sign indicates that a substance poses a risk to the environment. It implies that the substance, if released or improperly disposed of, could cause harm to plants, animals, or ecosystems. This could include pollution of water bodies, soil contamination, or damage to wildlife habitats. It serves as a warning to handle and dispose of the substance responsibly to prevent environmental harm.

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  • 2. 

      This sign means:

    • A.

      Leaking roof

    • B.

      Wear waterproof clothes

    • C.

      Emergency shower

    • D.

      Fire sprinklers

    Correct Answer
    C. Emergency shower
    Explanation
    This sign represents an emergency shower. In case of a hazardous chemical spill or exposure, an emergency shower is used to quickly rinse off the affected person's body to minimize the potential harm. It is important to be aware of this sign and its meaning in order to respond appropriately in case of an emergency.

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  • 3. 

     This sign tells you where:

    • A.

      To go if there is a fire

    • B.

      Fire extinguishers should be kept

    • C.

      A fire will start

    • D.

      Flammable materials should be kept

    Correct Answer
    A. To go if there is a fire
    Explanation
    This sign provides guidance on where to go in the event of a fire. It serves as a clear indication of the designated safe location or exit that individuals should proceed towards in order to ensure their safety during a fire emergency.

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  • 4. 

    Fire exits are coloured:

    • A.

      Blue and white

    • B.

      Red and white

    • C.

      Green and white

    • D.

      Red and yellow

    Correct Answer
    C. Green and white
    Explanation
    Fire exits are typically coloured green and white to make them easily recognizable and distinguishable from other doors or exits. The combination of green and white provides a high contrast, making the exit stand out and visible even in low light or smoky conditions. This color scheme is widely used internationally as a standard for fire exits, ensuring that people can quickly locate and access a safe way out in case of emergency.

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  • 5. 

    A truck has to tip materials into a trench.  Who should give signals to the truck driver?

    • A.

      Anyone who is there

    • B.

      Someone standing in the trench

    • C.

      Anyone who knows the signals

    • D.

      Anyone who is trained and competent

    Correct Answer
    D. Anyone who is trained and competent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is anyone who is trained and competent. When tipping materials into a trench, it is crucial for the truck driver to receive signals from someone who is knowledgeable and capable of giving accurate instructions. This ensures the safety of both the truck driver and anyone else present in the vicinity. Simply being present or knowing the signals may not be enough; it is essential to have the necessary training and competence to effectively communicate with the truck driver and prevent any potential accidents or mishaps.

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  • 6. 

     This sign means:

    • A.

      Wear ear protection is if you want to

    • B.

      You must wear ear protection

    • C.

      You must not make a noise

    • D.

      Caution, noisy machinery

    Correct Answer
    B. You must wear ear protection
    Explanation
    This sign indicates that it is mandatory to wear ear protection in the area where the sign is displayed. It is important to protect one's ears from potential loud noises or machinery that may cause harm or discomfort. Wearing ear protection helps prevent hearing damage and ensures personal safety in noisy environments.

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  • 7. 

     Yellow and black signs mean:

    • A.

      You must do something

    • B.

      You must not do something

    • C.

      Hazard or danger

    • D.

      Safe conditions

    Correct Answer
    C. Hazard or danger
    Explanation
    Yellow and black signs are commonly used to indicate hazard or danger. These signs are designed to alert individuals to potential risks or unsafe conditions in a particular area. They serve as a visual warning to encourage caution and awareness, prompting people to take necessary precautions and avoid any potential harm or danger.

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  • 8. 

     This sign means:

    • A.

      No access onto the scaffold

    • B.

      No entry without full Personal Protective Equipment

    • C.

      No entry for people on foot

    • D.

      No entry during the day

    Correct Answer
    C. No entry for people on foot
    Explanation
    The sign depicted in the question indicates that there is no entry for people on foot. This means that individuals who are not on foot, such as those on bicycles or in vehicles, may still be allowed entry. However, pedestrians are prohibited from entering the area indicated by the sign.

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  • 9. 

      Red and white signs with a red line mean:

    • A.

      You must do something

    • B.

      You must not do something

    • C.

      Hazard or danger

    • D.

      Safe condition

    Correct Answer
    B. You must not do something
    Explanation
    Red and white signs with a red line typically indicate a prohibition or a restriction. These signs are used to convey that there is something that you are not allowed to do. They serve as a warning or a reminder to abstain from a certain action or behavior. Therefore, the correct answer is "you must not do something."

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  • 10. 

     This sign means:

    • A.

      Caution, cold materials

    • B.

      Caution, hot materials

    • C.

      Carry out work using one hand

    • D.

      You must wear your safety gloves

    Correct Answer
    D. You must wear your safety gloves
    Explanation
    This sign indicates that it is mandatory to wear safety gloves. It serves as a reminder to individuals to protect their hands while performing a task or working with potentially hazardous materials. Wearing safety gloves can help prevent injuries and ensure the safety of the person carrying out the work.

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