Slip, Trip And Fall Prevention

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This quiz tests your knowledge of what causes slips, trips and falls and how to prevent them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following would not likely  cause a slip, trip or fall?

    • A.

      Changes in walking direction

    • B.

      Walking at the same speed

    • C.

      Unexpected footing conditions

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Walking at the same speed
    Explanation
    Walking at the same speed would not likely cause a slip, trip, or fall because it does not involve any changes in walking direction or unexpected footing conditions. Slips, trips, and falls are often caused by sudden changes in direction or unexpected hazards in the walking path. However, walking at the same speed does not introduce any new factors that could increase the risk of slipping, tripping, or falling.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following could help to cause a fall?

    • A.

      Slowing down up when carrying a heavy load

    • B.

      Taking your time to complete a job

    • C.

      Cracked splintered or rutted damage to decking

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cracked splintered or rutted damage to decking
    Explanation
    Cracked, splintered, or rutted damage to decking could cause a fall because it creates an uneven surface that is more prone to slipping or tripping. This type of damage can make it difficult to maintain balance and stability while walking on the decking, increasing the risk of falling.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is something that you can do to prevent slips, trips and falls while working?

    • A.

      Walk at a normal rate, keep hands out of pockets

    • B.

      Never run

    • C.

      Slow down when moving between different surfaces

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    To prevent slips, trips, and falls while working, it is important to walk at a normal rate and keep hands out of pockets to maintain balance and stability. Running increases the risk of losing control and falling, so it should be avoided. Slowing down when moving between different surfaces allows for better adaptation to changes in traction and reduces the chance of slipping or tripping. Therefore, all the options mentioned above are effective measures to prevent slips, trips, and falls while working.

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  • 4. 

    If you must walk on deck in rough seas which of the following should you do?

    • A.

      Move slowly

    • B.

      Keep your feet wide apart

    • C.

      Use sturdy handholds

    • D.

      All the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above.
    Explanation
    In rough seas, it is important to take precautions to ensure safety. Moving slowly helps maintain balance and prevents slipping or falling. Keeping feet wide apart provides a stable base and reduces the risk of tripping. Using sturdy handholds gives additional support and stability while walking on the deck. Therefore, doing all of the above - moving slowly, keeping feet wide apart, and using sturdy handholds - is the best approach to walking on deck in rough seas.

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  • 5. 

    Falls causing serious injury usually occur from what height ot less?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    Falls causing serious injury usually occur from a height of 10 feet or less. This means that falls from heights greater than 10 feet are less likely to result in serious injury.

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  • 6. 

    How do your feet benefit the rest of your body?

    • A.

      They act as a foundation.

    • B.

      They get you where you are going.

    • C.

      They hold you up.

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. They act as a foundation.
    Explanation
    The feet benefit the rest of the body by acting as a foundation. The feet provide stability and support, allowing the body to maintain balance and proper posture. They also absorb shock and distribute weight evenly, reducing the impact on other joints and muscles. Additionally, the feet play a crucial role in locomotion, helping us move and get to our desired destinations.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT a factor that can disrupt the timing of your gait.

    • A.

      Genetics

    • B.

      Developmental problems

    • C.

      Previous trauma

    • D.

      Abnormmal weight

    • E.

      All the above are factors that can disrupt your gait

    Correct Answer
    E. All the above are factors that can disrupt your gait
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that all the above factors can disrupt your gait. This means that genetics, developmental problems, previous trauma, and abnormal weight can all have an impact on the timing of your gait.

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  • 8. 

    _______________ are the result of unrecoverable slips or trips.

    • A.

      Injuries

    • B.

      Law suits

    • C.

      Falls

    • D.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Falls
    Explanation
    Falls are the result of unrecoverable slips or trips. When someone slips or trips and is unable to regain their balance, they may fall and potentially sustain injuries. Therefore, falls can be considered as the outcome of such incidents.

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  • 9. 

    What is the most frequent cause of a slip, trip, or fall?

    • A.

      Wearing the wrong shoes

    • B.

      Shoes untied

    • C.

      Trash on the floor

    • D.

      Lack of awareness

    Correct Answer
    D. Lack of awareness
    Explanation
    The most frequent cause of a slip, trip, or fall is usually a lack of awareness. When individuals are not paying attention to their surroundings or are not aware of potential hazards, they are more likely to slip, trip, or fall. This can happen in various situations, such as not noticing a wet floor, not seeing an object in their path, or not realizing that a surface is uneven. Therefore, being aware of one's surroundings and paying attention can help prevent slips, trips, and falls.

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  • 10. 

    At what height should fall protection measures be implemented?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    Fall protection measures should be implemented at a height of 6. This is because falls from heights greater than 6 feet can result in serious injuries or fatalities. Implementing fall protection measures, such as guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems, can help prevent falls and protect workers from potential hazards. By implementing these measures at a height of 6, employers can ensure the safety and well-being of their employees working at elevated levels.

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