Working At Height

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Working At Height

This quiz covers some of the questions that may come up in the Health and Safety test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are working on a flat roof.  What is the best way to stop yourself falling over the edge?
    • A. 

      Put a large warning sign at the edge of the roof

    • B. 

      Ask someone to watch you and shout when you get too close to the edge

    • C. 

      Protect the edge with a guard-rail and toe-board

    • D. 

      Use red and white tape to mark the edge

  • 2. 
    How many people should be on a ladder at the same time?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      1 on each section of an extension ladder

    • D. 

      3 if it is long enough

  • 3. 
    What is the best way to make sure that a ladder is secure and won't slip?
    • A. 

      Tie at the top

    • B. 

      Ask someone to stand with their foot on the bottom rung

    • C. 

      Tie it at the bottom

    • D. 

      Wedge the bottom of the ladder with blocks of wood

  • 4. 
    You need to use a ladder to get to a scaffold platform.  Which of the statements is true?
    • A. 

      It must be tied and extend about five rungs above the platform

    • B. 

      All broken rungs must be clearly marked

    • C. 

      It must be wedged at the bottom to stop it slipping

    • D. 

      Two people must be on the ladder at all times

  • 5. 
    When you climb a ladder, you must:
    • A. 

      Have three points of contact with the ladder at all times

    • B. 

      Have two points of contact with the ladder at all times

    • C. 

      Use a safety harness

    • D. 

      Have two people on the ladder at all times

  • 6. 
    A mobile tower scaffold must not be used on:
    • A. 

      A paved patio

    • B. 

      Soft or uneven ground

    • C. 

      An asphalt road

    • D. 

      A smooth concrete path

  • 7. 
    You need to stack materials on a scaffold platform.  What is the best way to stop them falling over the toe-board?
    • A. 

      Put up warning signs on the stack

    • B. 

      Build the stack so that it leans away from the edge

    • C. 

      Fit brick guards

    • D. 

      Cover the stack with netting

  • 8. 
    It is safe to cross a fragile roof if you:
    • A. 

      Walk along the line of bolts

    • B. 

      Can see fragile roof signs

    • C. 

      Don't walk on any plastic panels

    • D. 

      Use crawling boards

  • 9. 
    You need to work at height.  It is not possible to install edge protection or a soft landing system.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Hold onto something while you use your other hand to do the work

    • B. 

      Ask someone to hold you while you work

    • C. 

      Wear a harness and lanyard and fix it to an anchor point

    • D. 

      Tie a rope around your waist and tie the other end to an anchor point

  • 10. 
    You need to reach the working platform of a mobile tower scaffold.  What is the right way to do this?
    • A. 

      Climb up the tower frame on the outside of the tower

    • B. 

      Lean a ladder against the tower and climb up that

    • C. 

      Climb up the ladder built into the tower

    • D. 

      Jump from the rigid structure on which you are working

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