Unit Standard 497 Quiz 1 - Element 1

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Unit Standard 497 Quiz 1 - Element 1 - Quiz

Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The primary purpose of the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Act is:
    • A. 

      To promote prevention of harm to all people at, or in the vicinity, of work

    • B. 

      To protect employees from an unsafe workplace

    • C. 

      To promote employers to be more responsible

  • 2. 
    The HSE act is enforced by:
    • A. 

      The Police

    • B. 

      The National Health System

    • C. 

      The Ministry of Health

    • D. 

      The Department of Labour

  • 3. 
    The Act requires people at work to take all practicable steps to protect health and safety at work.  Practicable means:
    • A. 

      Practical, reasonable and physically possible

    • B. 

      It's another word for legal

    • C. 

      Authorised, validated and tested

  • 4. 
    Ross is asked to operate a machine he has not been trained on.  If he has an accident who is responsible? 
    • A. 

      Ross, because he did not refuse to work on it

    • B. 

      Ross's workmates for not supervising Ross

    • C. 

      Ross's employer for not training Ross

  • 5. 
    Sue leaves work related debris (a mess!) on the floor despite being told to keep passageways clear at all times.  Then Sofia slips on a piece of the debris and breaks her arm in the fall.  Who is responsible?
    • A. 

      Sofia because she did not protect herself in the fall

    • B. 

      Sue because she failed to protect others

    • C. 

      Sue's employer

  • 6. 
    You have a right to refuse work that you think is unsafe: 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Wearing personal protective clothing and equipment is optional as you are individually responsible for your health and so it's up to you if you want to risk it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Fiona is trained on how to operate a machine but not supervised while she is new to using it.  Who is responsible if Fiona has an accident while operating the machine alone? 
    • A. 

      Fiona because she did not pay enough attention during training

    • B. 

      The employer for not providing supervision

    • C. 

      No one - in this case her training should be sufficient

  • 9. 
    Ross receives instructions on how to operate a machine but doesn't understand those instructions.  Who is responsible if he has an accident while operating the machine? 
    • A. 

      Ross - because he did not tell the employer he doesn't understand

    • B. 

      The employer for not making sure Ross understands, or for not supervising while he works on the machine

    • C. 

      No one, in this case it's a matter of Ross having literacy issues

  • 10. 
    Bill hates wearing ear protection and tends to either wear it loosely or not at all (when the supervisor isn't watching).  In time he suffers hearing loss, who is responsible? 
    • A. 

      Bill - for not taking responsibility to wear the protection

    • B. 

      Bill's employer for not supervising Bill more closely

    • C. 

      Both Bill and his employer

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