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1 Accident Prevention Accident Reporting Control of Substances Working with Electricity Working with Heights Use of Hand Held Equipment Use of Vehicles Personal Protective Equipment Noise Vibrations Manual Handling Health & Safety Signs First Aid Fire Prevention Excavations & Confined Spaces Health & Safety at Work

2 Accident Prevention

3 LCB Safety Quiz 3 Half of all deaths on site in the construction industry are caused by: a. Excavations and confined spaces b. Falls from height c. Using machinery d. Electrical hazards

4 LCB Safety Quiz 4 Half of all deaths on site in the construction industry are caused by: a. Excavations and confined spaces b. Falls from height c. Using machinery d. Electrical hazards Falls from height have been the cause of most fatalities for many years.

5 LCB Safety Quiz 5 Which TWO of these are the main causes of accidents? a. Unsafe conditions on site b. Unsafe people on site People working in safe conditions c. People working in accordance with method statements d. People following risk assessments

6 LCB Safety Quiz 6 Which TWO of these are the main causes of accidents? a. Unsafe conditions on site b. Unsafe people on site People working in safe conditions c. People working in accordance with method statements d. People following risk assessments People who act in an unsafe manner are liable to create an unsafe working environment for themselves and others.

7 LCB Safety Quiz 7 Why should nails be removed from scrap wood? a. Because someone could stand on an upright nail and injure their foot b. Because it is essential that scrap wood and metal are stored in separate skips c. Because someone might want to re-use the wood d. Because the wood will take up less room in the skip

8 LCB Safety Quiz 8 Why should nails be removed from scrap wood? a. Because someone could stand on an upright nail and injure their foot b. Because it is essential that scrap wood and metal are stored in separate skips c. Because someone might want to re-use the wood d. Because the wood will take up less room in the skip Many foot injuries are caused by people standing on nails sticking upright through pieces of timber.

9 LCB Safety Quiz 9 How can you help to prevent accidents? a. Report any unsafe conditions b. Read site notice-boards c. Know where the first-aid kit is kept d. Know how to get help quickly

10 LCB Safety Quiz 10 How can you help to prevent accidents? a. Report any unsafe conditions b. Read site notice-boards c. Know where the first-aid kit is kept d. Know how to get help quickly If you see something unsafe going on, you have a responsibility to report it to your supervisor. It is far better to prevent accidents happening then having to get help afterwards.

11 LCB Safety Quiz 11 Which of the following accounts for the most accidents each year on construction sites? a. Trench collapses b. Slips, trips and falls c. Electrocution d. Hits by vehicles

12 LCB Safety Quiz 12 Which of the following accounts for the most accidents each year on construction sites? a. Trench collapses b. Slips, trips and falls c. Electrocution d. Hits by vehicles Year after year, slips, trips and falls account for most on-site accidents. If a site becomes untidy the chances of this type of accident occurring are increased.

13 LCB Safety Quiz 13 How often should an excavation be inspected? a. After work starts, at least once a week, and before each shift b. Before work starts, at least once a day, and before each shift c. Before work starts, at least once a day, and after each shift d. At least once a day, and after each shift

14 LCB Safety Quiz 14 How often should an excavation be inspected? a. After work starts, at least once a week, and before each shift b. Before work starts, at least once a day, and before each shift c. Before work starts, at least once a day, and after each shift d. At least once a day, and after each shift Many factors can affect the safety of working in excavations. They must therefore be inspected frequently.

15 LCB Safety Quiz 15 Why should high visibility vests be worn when working on roads? a. So road users and plant operators can see you b. So that your mates can see you c. Because you were told to d. Because it will keep you warm

16 LCB Safety Quiz 16 Why should high visibility vests be worn when working on roads? a. So road users and plant operators can see you b. So that your mates can see you c. Because you were told to d. Because it will keep you warm Construction sites are hazardous enough without the added dangers from fast-moving traffic. A high-visibility vest will make you more noticeable.

17 LCB Safety Quiz 17 Why should you wear pre-work (barrier) cream when working with certain hazardous substances? a. It can help prevent skin dermatitis b. You can get a better grip c. Easier to wash hands at the end of the day d. It helps prevent hands sticking to the inside of gloves

18 LCB Safety Quiz 18 Why should you wear barrier cream when working with certain hazardous substances? a. It can help prevent skin dermatitis b. You can get a better grip c. Easier to wash hands at the end of the day d. It helps prevent hands sticking to the inside of gloves Dermatitis is a skin disease caused by contact with hazardous substances. Applying barrier cream can help to prevent dermatitis.

19 LCB Safety Quiz 19 If you are involved in a minor accident at work, whose duty is it to report it to site management? a. Any witness to the accident b. The police, fire or ambulance who attended c. It is your own responsibility d. The site foreman should report it

20 LCB Safety Quiz 20 If you are involved in a minor accident at work, whose duty is it to report it to site management? a. Any witness to the accident b. The police, fire or ambulance who attended c. It is your own responsibility d. The site foreman should report it If you don't report it, the chances are no one else will. All accidents, even minor ones, must be reported. If accidents are not reported they may be repeated, with more serious consequences.

21 LCB Safety Quiz 21 If a forklift is reversing towards you, you should: a. Run past the rear to a safe place b. Stand back to a safe place c. Shout at the driver d. Stand still

22 LCB Safety Quiz 22 If a forklift is reversing towards you, you should: a. Run past the rear to a safe place b. Stand back to a safe place c. Shout at the driver d. Stand still To be sure of avoiding an accident, you should position yourself in a safe place until the forklift has passed. Return to Menu END

23 Accident Reporting Quizzes

24 LCB Safety Quiz 24 While working you get a small cut on one of your fingers. What should you do? a. Report it at the end of the day or the end of the shift b. Wash it, and if it is not a problem carry on working c. Clean it up and tell your supervisor about it later d. Report it and get first aid if necessary

25 LCB Safety Quiz 25 While working you get a small cut on one of your fingers. What should you do? a. Report it at the end of the day or the end of the shift b. Wash it, and if it is not a problem carry on working c. Clean it up and tell your supervisor about it later d. Report it and get first aid if necessary All accidents, no matter how minor, should be reported and recorded in the accident book.

26 LCB Safety Quiz 26 Which types of accident should be recorded in the accident book? a. Major injuries or death of a person b. Broken limbs or injuries requiring hospital treatment c. All accidents causing any injury d. Accidents where the injured person wishes to make a claim

27 LCB Safety Quiz 27 Which types of accident should be recorded in the accident book? a. Major injuries or death of a person b. Broken limbs or injuries requiring hospital treatment c. All accidents causing any injury d. Accidents where the injured person wishes to make a claim All accidents, no matter how minor, should be reported and recorded in the accident book.

28 LCB Safety Quiz 28 When must an accident be recorded in the site's accident book? a. When an accident causes injury to an employee while at work b. Only when a person is injured and will be off work for more than 3 days c. When an accident causes damage to plant or equipment d. When the injury is serious enough for first aid to be needed

29 LCB Safety Quiz 29 When must an accident be recorded in the site's accident book? a. When an accident causes injury to an employee while at work b. Only when a person is injured and will be off work for more than 3 days c. When an accident causes damage to plant or equipment d. When the injury is serious enough for first aid to be needed All accidents, no matter how minor, should be reported and recorded in the accident book.

30 LCB Safety Quiz 30 What should you do if you get a small cut on a finger? a. Carry on working b. Report it at the end of the day c. Just wash it clean d. Get first aid

31 LCB Safety Quiz 31 What should you do if you get a small cut on a finger? a. Carry on working b. Report it at the end of the day c. Just wash it clean d. Get first aid All injuries should be attended to. Small cuts, if not properly cleaned, can be infected and become more serious.

32 LCB Safety Quiz 32 Which of the following have to be entered into the accident book? a. Only accidents causing serious injury b. All accidents causing any injury c. Only accidents causing time off work d. All accidents causing any damage

33 LCB Safety Quiz 33 Which of the following have to be entered into the accident book? a. Only accidents causing serious injury b. All accidents causing any injury c. Only accidents causing time off work d. All accidents causing any damage All accidents, no matter how minor, should be reported and recorded in the accident book.

34 LCB Safety Quiz 34 Which of the following have to be entered into the accident book? a. Only accidents causing serious injury b. All accidents causing any injury c. Only accidents causing time off work d. All accidents causing any damage

35 LCB Safety Quiz 35 Which of the following have to be entered into the accident book? a. Only accidents causing serious injury b. All accidents causing any injury c. Only accidents causing time off work d. All accidents causing any damage All accidents, no matter how minor, should be reported and recorded in the accident book.

36 LCB Safety Quiz 36 When must an accident be recorded in the site's accident book? a. When an accident causes injury to an employee while at work b. Only when a person is injured and will be off work for more than 3 days c. When an accident causes damage to plant or equipment d. When a person breaks a major bone

37 LCB Safety Quiz 37 When must an accident be recorded in the site's accident book? a. When an accident causes injury to an employee while at work b. Only when a person is injured and will be off work for more than 3 days c. When an accident causes damage to plant or equipment d. When a person breaks a major bone All injuries to employees must be recorded in the accident book.

38 LCB Safety Quiz 38 Why should you report an accident? a. It is a legal requirement b. It helps the site find out who caused it c. So that the site manager can see who is to blame d. So that your company will be held responsible

39 LCB Safety Quiz 39 Why should you report an accident? a. It is a legal requirement b. It helps the site find out who caused it c. So that the site manager can see who is to blame d. So that your company will be held responsible If you do not report an accident, you may not be able to claim compensation later, if you need to do so.

40 LCB Safety Quiz 40 Which TWO of the following can you learn from an accident? a. Details about why it happened b. Ideas on how we could prevent it happening again c. How human error is always a cause d. That mechanical failures are most dangerous combination of human error and mechanical failures always causes injury

41 LCB Safety Quiz 41 Which TWO of the following can you learn from an accident? a. Details about why it happened b. Ideas on how we could prevent it happening again c. How human error is always a cause d. That mechanical failures are most dangerous combination of human error and mechanical failures always causes injury After any accident it is important to find out why it happened and to take the necessary actions to prevent it happening again.

42 LCB Safety Quiz 42 Can making an entry in the accident book help you if you later make a claim for compensation? a. Yes b. No c. Only if it was a serious injury d. Only in the event of a fatality

43 LCB Safety Quiz 43 Can making an entry in the accident book help you if you later make a claim for compensation? a. Yes b. No c. Only if it was a serious injury d. Only in the event of a fatality If the details are accurately recorded in the accident book there is less scope for disputing what happened. Return to Menu END

44 Control of Substances

45 LCB Safety Quiz 45 What do the COSHH Regulations deal with? a. Classification of Special High Hazards b. Confined Space Health Hazards c. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health d. Control of Site Hearing Hazards

46 LCB Safety Quiz 46 What do the COSHH Regulations deal with? a. Classification of Special High Hazards b. Confined Space Health Hazards c. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health d. Control of Site Hearing Hazards The COSHH Regulations specify the precautions that your employer and you must take to protect your health from the effects of harmful substances.

47 LCB Safety Quiz 47 Which of the following statements about asbestos is TRUE? a. Only brown and blue asbestos are a hazard to health b. White asbestos is safe to use c. Asbestos is not really a hazard to health d. All types of asbestos are a hazard to health

48 LCB Safety Quiz 48 Which of the following statements about asbestos is TRUE? a. Only brown and blue asbestos are a hazard to health b. White asbestos is safe to use c. Asbestos is not really a hazard to health d. All types of asbestos are a hazard to health Exposure to any form of asbestos can cause cancer and asbestosis.

49 LCB Safety Quiz 49 You notice the symbol opposite on the container of a substance you are about to use. What does the symbol mean? a. The substance must not be used in any circumstances b. The substance is harmful, but carry on and use it anyway c. The substance is harmful and you should refer to the COSHH assessment before using d. The substance must be used before the expiry date on the container

50 LCB Safety Quiz 50 You notice the symbol opposite on the container of a substance you are about to use. What does the symbol mean? a. The substance must not be used in any circumstances b. The substance is harmful, but carry on and use it anyway c. The substance is harmful and you should refer to the COSHH assessment before using d. The substance must be used before the expiry date on the container This symbol means that the substance has been classified as harmful to health. You must take the precautions listed on the COSHH assessment when you use it.

51 LCB Safety Quiz 51 What does the illustration mean in connection with substances hazardous to health? a. The substance is harmful b. The substance is toxic c. The substance is corrosive d. The substance is irritant

52 LCB Safety Quiz 52 What does the illustration mean in connection with substances hazardous to health? a. The substance is harmful b. The substance is toxic c. The substance is corrosive d. The substance is irritant The substance is toxic, which means that uncontrolled exposure to it could lead to your death, unless you take the necessary precautions when using it.

53 LCB Safety Quiz 53 If you find an unmarked bottle containing an unknown substance, you should: a. smell and taste it to see what it is b. put it in the bin to get rid of it c. put it in the site store out of harm's way d. report it to your site supervisor

54 LCB Safety Quiz 54 If you find an unmarked bottle containing an unknown substance, you should: a. smell and taste it to see what it is b. put it in the bin to get rid of it c. put it in the site store out of harm's way d. report it to your site supervisor An unmarked substance could be anything. Always take the safe course of action and assume that it is dangerous. Report the matter to your supervisor.

55 LCB Safety Quiz 55 What sensible action can you take to help prevent hazardous chemicals entering your body by mouth? a. Wash your hands before eating, drinking or smoking b. Keep your gloves on while working c. Keep your mouth closed d. Hold your breath if possible

56 LCB Safety Quiz 56 What sensible action can you take to help prevent hazardous chemicals entering your body by mouth? a. Wash your hands before eating, drinking or smoking b. Keep your gloves on while working c. Keep your mouth closed d. Hold your breath if possible A good standard of personal hygiene is an effective and sensible way of ensuring that you do not ingest hazardous substances that you are using.

57 LCB Safety Quiz 57 Which of the following does NOT cause skin problems? a. Asbestos b. Bitumens c. Epoxy resins d. Solvents

58 LCB Safety Quiz 58 Which of the following does NOT cause skin problems? a. Asbestos b. Bitumens c. Epoxy resins d. Solvents The inhalation (breathing in) of asbestos fibres can cause cancer and asbestosis. Exposure to the other substances can cause skin problems.

59 LCB Safety Quiz 59 Which of the following is the only ONE that cannot be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream? a. Solvents b. Asbestos c. Epoxy resins d. Thinners

60 LCB Safety Quiz 60 Which of the following is the only ONE that cannot be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream? a. Solvents b. Asbestos c. Epoxy resins d. Thinners Asbestos is a fibrous material that causes harm to health by being inhaled. It can cause some forms of cancer and asbestosis.

61 LCB Safety Quiz 61 In what TWO places would you expect to find health and safety information for a hazardous substance you are about to use a. In the site diary b. On the purchase order c. On the container d. In the accident book e. On the COSHH assessment

62 LCB Safety Quiz 62 In what TWO places would you expect to find health and safety information for a hazardous substance you are about to use a. In the site diary b. On the purchase order c. On the container d. In the accident book e. On the COSHH assessment The COSHH assessment should contain all the information on the dangers involved in using the substance, and the precautions to be taken. Some information will also be on the container.

63 LCB Safety Quiz 63 Who would you expect to provide COSHH assessments before you use hazardous substances on site? a. An HSE inspector b. The site first-aider c. Your foreman/supervisor d. The site security operatives Your employer has a duty to ensure that all hazardous substances are assessed before being used. The assessments must be held on site, usually by the foreman or supervisor.

64 LCB Safety Quiz 64 Who would you expect to provide COSHH assessments before you use hazardous substances on site? a. An HSE inspector b. The site first-aider c. Your foreman/supervisor d. The site security operatives Your employer has a duty to ensure that all hazardous substances are assessed before being used. The assessments must be held on site, usually by the foreman or supervisor. Return to Menu END

65 Excavations & Combined Spaces

66 LCB Safety Quiz 66 When should an excavation be inspected? Tick TWO correct answers. a. Monthly by a competent person b. At the start of every shift by a competent person c. After any event likely to have affected the strength or stability of the excavation d. Weekly by the section supervisor e. Weekly by the site manager

67 LCB Safety Quiz 67 When should an excavation be inspected? Tick TWO correct answers. a. Monthly by a competent person b. At the start of every shift by a competent person c. After any event likely to have affected the strength or stability of the excavation d. Weekly by the section supervisor e. Weekly by the site manager Many factors can affect the safety of excavations. It is essential that they are inspected at the start of every shift and after occurrences which may have weakened the sides, such as heavy rain or heavy vehicle movements close to the excavation.

68 LCB Safety Quiz 68 What should be provided to stop a dumper from falling into an excavation when unloading? a. A stop-block b. Red and white bunting on stakes c. A warning notice for the driver d. A signaller to guide the driver Securely anchored stop-blocks will prevent the dumper from accidentally over-running into the excavation.

69 LCB Safety Quiz 69 What should be provided to stop a dumper from falling into an excavation when unloading? a. A stop-block b. Red and white bunting on stakes c. A warning notice for the driver d. A signaller to guide the driver Securely anchored stop-blocks will prevent the dumper from accidentally over-running into the excavation.

70 LCB Safety Quiz 70 When a person is working in an excavation, when must it be supported? a. When it is more than 5 metres deep b. When it is more than 2 metres deep c. Where a fall of materials is possible d. When services are close to it

71 LCB Safety Quiz 71 When a person is working in an excavation, when must it be supported? a. When it is more than 5 metres deep b. When it is more than 2 metres deep c. Where a fall of materials is possible d. When services are close to it There is no longer any specified depth at which an excavation must be supported. If there is a chance that the walls may collapse, it must be supported.

72 LCB Safety Quiz 72 When do excavations need to be inspected by a competent person? a. Weekly b. Monthly c. At the beginning of each shift d. When more than 2 metres deep

73 LCB Safety Quiz 73 When do excavations need to be inspected by a competent person? a. Weekly b. Monthly c. At the beginning of each shift d. When more than 2 metres deep Many factors can affect the safety of an excavation. It is essential that excavations are inspected at the start of every shift.

74 LCB Safety Quiz 74 Which is the safe method of entering an excavation? a. Climbing down a ladder b. Jumping into the excavation c. Climbing down the shoring d. Being lowered in the excavator bucket

75 LCB Safety Quiz 75 Which is the safe method of entering an excavation? a. Climbing down a ladder b. Jumping into the excavation c. Climbing down the shoring d. Being lowered in the excavator bucket Always use the safe method of entry and exit: use the ladder.

76 LCB Safety Quiz 76 What must you ensure BEFORE entering a manhole which is 3 metres deep? a. You are trained, competent and have a method statement b. That a ladder is available and people are in attendance with a rope c. That overalls, gloves, hard hat and boots are worn d. That the fire brigade has been told

77 LCB Safety Quiz 77 What must you ensure BEFORE entering a manhole which is 3 metres deep? a. You are trained, competent and have a method statement b. That a ladder is available and people are in attendance with a rope c. That overalls, gloves, hard hat and boots are worn d. That the fire brigade has been told Confined spaces can be very dangerous places for the untrained. If you have not been trained, and do not know the safe method of working, do not enter.

78 LCB Safety Quiz 78 If work in a confined space is being planned, what is the FIRST question that should be asked? a. Can the work be performed from the outside? b. Will any temporary lighting be used? c. What does the confined space contain? d. How many ways in or out are there?

79 LCB Safety Quiz 79 If work in a confined space is being planned, what is the FIRST question that should be asked? a. Can the work be performed from the outside? b. Will any temporary lighting be used? c. What does the confined space contain? d. How many ways in or out are there? Confined spaces can be very dangerous places in which to work. If the job can be carried out in another way, which avoids entry into a confined space, then that method should be used.

80 LCB Safety Quiz 80 If methane has been detected in an excavation, what is the correct action to take? a. No action, it is not harmful b. Evacuate the excavation c. Carry on working but do not use electrical equipment d. Carry on working to the end of the shift

81 LCB Safety Quiz 81 If methane has been detected in an excavation, what is the correct action to take? a. No action, it is not harmful b. Evacuate the excavation c. Carry on working but do not use electrical equipment d. Carry on working to the end of the shift Methane is highly flammable and explosive. The excavation must be evacuated immediately.

82 LCB Safety Quiz 82 What must be considered when planning to carry out work in a confined space? a. Has the job been priced properly b. Has sufficient manpower been allocated c. Have the correct tools been arranged d. Can the work be done from the outside

83 LCB Safety Quiz 83 What must be considered when planning to carry out work in a confined space? a. Has the job been priced properly b. Has sufficient manpower been allocated c. Have the correct tools been arranged d. Can the work be done from the outside Confined spaces can be very dangerous places in which to work. If the job can be carried out in another way, which avoids entry into the confined space, then that method should be used.

84 LCB Safety Quiz 84 While you are working in the bottom of a deep trench, a vehicle is left next to the top of the trench with its engine running. The vehicle exhaust is pointing towards the trench. Should you: a. Put on ear defenders to reduce the noise of the vehicle engine b. Ignore the problem, and hope that the vehicle will soon leave c. Go and get a toxic gas monitor and carry on working in the trench d. Leave the trench immediately and report the problem to your supervisor

85 LCB Safety Quiz 85 While you are working in the bottom of a deep trench, a vehicle is left next to the top of the trench with its engine running. The vehicle exhaust is pointing towards the trench. Should you: a. Put on ear defenders to reduce the noise of the vehicle engine b. Ignore the problem, and hope that the vehicle will soon leave c. Go and get a toxic gas monitor and carry on working in the trench d. Leave the trench immediately and report the problem to your supervisor Not only are vehicle exhaust fumes toxic, they are also heavier than air and will collect in the bottom of the trench, making it a confined space. You must evacuate the excavation immediately and inform your supervisor. The vehicle engine should be turned off. Return to Menu END

86 Fire Prevention

87 LCB Safety Quiz 87 How often should a competent person inspect a fire extinguisher? a. At least every 6 months b. At least every 12 months c. At least every 24 months d. At least every 36 months

88 LCB Safety Quiz 88 How often should a competent person inspect a fire extinguisher? a. At least every 6 months b. At least every 12 months c. At least every 24 months d. At least every 36 months Fire extinguishers should be inspected for serviceability at least every year. Damaged and discharged extinguishers can be repaired and replenished.

89 LCB Safety Quiz 89 What is contained in a fire extinguisher that is red or has a red label? a. Carbon dioxide b. Foam c. Water d. Dry powder

90 LCB Safety Quiz 90 What is contained in a fire extinguisher that is red or has a red label? a. Carbon dioxide b. Foam c. Water d. Dry powder Older water-type extinguishers are completely red. Newer water extinguishers will also be red and have a red label. Even if the extinguisher is red, if the label colour is not red the content is not water.

91 LCB Safety Quiz 91 What are the three essential factors for a fire to burn? a. Carbon dioxide, fuel and heat b. Fuel, heat and oxygen c. Flames, air and carbon dioxide d. Fuel, heat and nitrogen

92 LCB Safety Quiz 92 What are the three essential factors for a fire to burn? a. Carbon dioxide, fuel and heat b. Fuel, heat and oxygen c. Flames, air and carbon dioxide d. Fuel, heat and nitrogen Fuel, heat and oxygen, when together, are known as the 'fire triangle'. Remove any one of them and a fire cannot start.

93 LCB Safety Quiz 93 In what position should butane and propane cylinders be stored? a. Lying on their side b. Upright and standing on their base c. At an angle of about 70 degrees d. With the valve pointing

94 LCB Safety Quiz 94 In what position should butane and propane cylinders be stored? a. Lying on their side b. Upright and standing on their base c. At an angle of about 70 degrees d. With the valve pointing Butane and propane (LPG) cylinders must always be stored upright and with their valves uppermost.

95 LCB Safety Quiz 95 What is a fire assembly point? a. A place where the fire brigade goes to b. A place where the fire extinguishers are kept c. The place to go to when the fire alarm sounds d. The place where the fire alarm is

96 LCB Safety Quiz 96 What is a fire assembly point? a. A place where the fire brigade goes to b. A place where the fire extinguishers are kept c. The place to go to when the fire alarm sounds d. The place where the fire alarm is You should know where the fire assembly point is on your site. It is essential that everyone is accounted for in the event of a fire.

97 LCB Safety Quiz 97 Which fire extinguisher should NOT be used on flammable liquid fires? a. Foam b. Carbon dioxide c. Powder d. Water

98 LCB Safety Quiz 98 Which fire extinguisher should NOT be used on flammable liquid fires? a. Foam b. Carbon dioxide c. Powder d. Water Water and flammable liquids such as burning oil react violently if they come into contact. Water is for solid fuel fires.

99 LCB Safety Quiz 99 A black fire extinguisher contains: a. Water b. Foam c. Dry powder d. Carbon dioxide

100 LCB Safety Quiz 100 A black labelled fire extinguisher contains: a. Water b. Foam c. Dry powder d. Carbon dioxide Older carbon dioxide extinguishers will be completely black. Newer ones will be red with a black panel.

101 LCB Safety Quiz 101 Which ONE of the following statements is TRUE? a. Propane should not be stored next to oxygen b. Propane and oxygen cylinders are the same colour c. Propane is an inert, harmless gas d. Oxygen is an inert, harmless gas

102 LCB Safety Quiz 102 Which ONE of the following statements is TRUE? a. Propane should not be stored next to oxygen b. Propane and oxygen cylinders are the same colour c. Propane is an inert, harmless gas d. Oxygen is an inert, harmless gas Propane is a flammable gas used as a fuel. Oxygen under pressure, while not flammable, will react explosively with fires which have already started. The two types of gas must be stored separately.

103 LCB Safety Quiz 103 A hot work permit is a document which allows: a. Work in hot weather b. Work which involves insulated clothing c. Work when there is a risk of starting a fire d. Work out of normal hours

104 LCB Safety Quiz 104 A hot work permit is a document which allows: a. Work in hot weather b. Work which involves insulated clothing c. Work when there is a risk of starting a fire d. Work out of normal hours A hot work permit specifies the safety precautions that must be taken to prevent a fire starting when work involving heat or a naked flame is taking place.

105 LCB Safety Quiz 105 Which TWO fire extinguishers should be used on electrical fires? a. Dry powder b. Foam c. Water d. Carbon dioxide

106 LCB Safety Quiz 106 Which TWO fire extinguishers should be used on electrical fires? a. Dry powder b. Foam c. Water d. Carbon dioxide Dry powder and carbon dioxide will not conduct electricity and are therefore safe to use on electrical fires. Return to Menu END

107 First Aid

108 LCB Safety Quiz 108 In an on-site emergency, which of the following must a first-aider NOT do? a. Resuscitation b. Control of bleeding c. Give medicines to patients without authorisation d. Treat an unconscious patient

109 LCB Safety Quiz 109 In an on-site emergency, which of the following must a first-aider NOT do? a. Resuscitation b. Control of bleeding c. Give medicines to patients without authorisation d. Treat an unconscious patient The taking of medicines must only be authorised by a nurse or doctor.

110 LCB Safety Quiz 110 Which of the following should NOT be in a first-aid box? a. Triangular bandage b. Assorted plasters c. Safety pins d. Aspirins

111 LCB Safety Quiz 111 Which of the following should NOT be in a first-aid box? a. Triangular bandage b. Assorted plasters c. Safety pins d. Aspirins Aspirins and other pain-relieving tablets must not be left in a first-aid box. This could lead to someone taking more than the safe dose.

112 LCB Safety Quiz 112 Which of the following is a priority when treating a casualty? a. Stop any bleeding b. Ensure that the casualty is breathing c. Attend to any broken bones d. Try and give the casualty a drink

113 LCB Safety Quiz 113 Which of the following is a priority when treating a casualty? a. Stop any bleeding b. Ensure that the casualty is breathing c. Attend to any broken bones d. Try and give the casualty a drink Your first priority must be to ensure that they are breathing. If this does not happen and breathing is not restored, the casualty will die.

114 LCB Safety Quiz 114 If you come across an accident on site, what is the first thing to do? a. Contact the HSE b. Call for assistance or the first-aider c. Move the casualty to somewhere safe d. Find out what happened

115 LCB Safety Quiz 115 If you come across an accident on site, what is the first thing to do? a. Contact the HSE b. Call for assistance or the first-aider c. Move the casualty to somewhere safe d. Find out what happened You can comfort the casualty, and may have to offer other assistance to the best of your ability, once you know that qualified help is on the way.

116 LCB Safety Quiz 116 If someone has fallen off a ladder and they say their leg is broken, what is the first thing you should do? a. Help them to the cabin or mess hut b. Bandage their legs together c. Send for the first-aider d. Move the ladder so no-one trips over it

117 LCB Safety Quiz 117 If someone has fallen off a ladder and they say their leg is broken, what is the first thing you should do? a. Help them to the cabin or mess hut b. Bandage their legs together c. Send for the first-aider d. Move the ladder so no-one trips over it Attention to broken bones needs qualified help. Once you have sent for the first-aider you can comfort the casualty but without tending the injury.

118 LCB Safety Quiz 118 Your workmate suddenly gets a foreign body in the eye. What should you do? a. Use a clean handkerchief to try and remove it b. Wash your hands before touching your mate's face c. Take your workmate to the first-aider d. Send someone for the first-aider

119 LCB Safety Quiz 119 Your workmate suddenly gets a foreign body in the eye. What should you do? a. Use a clean handkerchief to try and remove it b. Wash your hands before touching your mate's face c. Take your workmate to the first-aider d. Send someone for the first-aider We only get one set of eyes and must look after them. Getting qualified help as soon as possible is essential.

120 LCB Safety Quiz 120 A carpenter slips and gets a big wood splinter in the soft flesh on the palm of their hand. What should you do? a. Pull it out for them if they will let you b. Help them wash their hand to keep it clean c. Wrap their hand in something clean d. Help them to where they can get first aid

121 LCB Safety Quiz 121 A carpenter slips and gets a big wood splinter in the soft flesh on the palm of their hand. What should you do? a. Pull it out for them if they will let you b. Help them wash their hand to keep it clean c. Wrap their hand in something clean d. Help them to where they can get first aid The puncture wound where the splinter entered will probably need medical attention. Get to qualified help.

122 LCB Safety Quiz 122 A person nearly collapses, complaining of stomach pains. What should you do? a. Send someone for the first-aider b. Help them to find somewhere comfortable to sit c. Go and find them something to drink d. Ask them if they want something to eat

123 LCB Safety Quiz 123 A person nearly collapses, complaining of stomach pains. What should you do? a. Send someone for the first-aider b. Help them to find somewhere comfortable to sit c. Go and find them something to drink d. Ask them if they want something to eat You have no way of knowing how serious the stomach complaint might be. Get qualified help.

124 LCB Safety Quiz 124 An employee has a fall and is obviously unconscious. What is the first thing you should do? a. Put them in the recovery position b. Send someone for the first-aider c. Try and protect them from any further injury d. Find out if there are any witnesses

125 LCB Safety Quiz 125 An employee has a fall and is obviously unconscious. What is the first thing you should do? a. Put them in the recovery position b. Send someone for the first-aider c. Try and protect them from any further injury d. Find out if there are any witnesses You may find that there are other ways in which you can assist once you know that qualified help is on the way.

126 LCB Safety Quiz 126 A colleague stands on a piece of wood and a nail goes through their shoe into their foot. What should you do? a. Pull the nail out for them b. Send for the first-aider c. Help them to hop over to the site office d. Help them to pull their shoe off

127 LCB Safety Quiz 127 A colleague stands on a piece of wood and a nail goes through their shoe into their foot. What should you do? a. Pull the nail out for them b. Send for the first-aider c. Help them to hop over to the site office d. Help them to pull their shoe off All puncture wounds must be attended to by qualified help. You have no way of knowing what infection will be transferred to the wound from the nail. Return to Menu END

128 Health and Safety at work

129 LCB Safety Quiz 129 Who has responsibility for health and safety on site? a. The client and main contractor only b. Self-employed contractors only and employees c. Employers, employees and sub-contractors d. Everyone on site no matter who employs them

130 LCB Safety Quiz 130 Who has responsibility for health and safety on site? a. The client and main contractor only b. Self-employed contractors only and employees c. Employers, employees and sub-contractors d. Everyone on site no matter who employs them Everyone at work has a legal duty to look after their own health and safety.

131 LCB Safety Quiz 131 Which of the following is correct for risk assessment? a. It is a good idea to do, but not essential b. Only do it if it is a big job It is a legal requirement and must always be done c. Only needs to be done for hazardous work

132 LCB Safety Quiz 132 Which of the following is correct for risk assessment? a. It is a good idea to do, but not essential b. Only do it if it is a big job It is a legal requirement and must always be done c. Only needs to be done for hazardous work Risk assessments are always necessary because they show how people are likely to be harmed.

133 LCB Safety Quiz 133 Why should regular inspections of the workplace take place? a. To check whether the working environment is safe b. To check that everyone is doing their job c. To prepare for a visit from an HSE Inspector

134 LCB Safety Quiz 134 Why should regular inspections of the workplace take place? a. To check whether the working environment is safe b. To check that everyone is doing their job c. To prepare for a visit from an HSE Inspector If regular inspections are not carried out, the workplace could become an unsafe place.

135 LCB Safety Quiz 135 Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which of the following have a duty to work safely? a. Employers only b. Employees only c. All people at work d. The general public

136 LCB Safety Quiz 136 Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which of the following have a duty to work safely? a. Employers only b. Employees only c. All people at work d. The general public Everyone at work has a legal responsibility to work in a safe manner.

137 LCB Safety Quiz 137 A Prohibition Notice means: a. When you finish the work you must not start again b. The work must stop immediately c. Work is to stop for that day only d. You may continue working until the end of that day

138 LCB Safety Quiz 138 A Prohibition Notice means: a. When you finish the work you must not start again b. The work must stop immediately c. Work is to stop for that day only d. You may continue working until the end of that day Prohibition Notices are issued by a Health and Safety Executive inspector when there is an imminent chance of an accident happening or recurring.

139 LCB Safety Quiz 139 What is a hazard? a. Anything with potential to cause harm b. Where an accident is likely to happen c. The likelihood of something going wrong d. An accident waiting to happen

140 LCB Safety Quiz 140 What is a hazard? a. Anything with potential to cause harm b. Where an accident is likely to happen c. The likelihood of something going wrong d. An accident waiting to happen A hazard is some feature of your workplace which can cause you harm unless preventative steps are taken.

141 LCB Safety Quiz 141 Employers have to write a Health and Safety Policy when: a. The HSE tells them b. The safety representative tells them c. Work on the contract starts d. They employ five or more people All employers with five or more employees have a legal responsibility to have a written health and safety policy.

142 LCB Safety Quiz 142 Employers have to write a Health and Safety Policy when: a. The HSE tells them b. The safety representative tells them c. Work on the contract starts d. They employ five or more people All employers with five or more employees have a legal responsibility to have a written health and safety policy.

143 LCB Safety Quiz 143 If an HSE inspector issues a Prohibition Notice on a hoist, it means: a. It cannot be used without a supervisor present b. It cannot be used until it is made safe c. It can be used as long as everyone takes care d. It cannot be used except by supervisors

144 LCB Safety Quiz 144 If an HSE inspector issues a Prohibition Notice on a hoist, it means: a. It cannot be used without a supervisor present b. It cannot be used until it is made safe c. It can be used as long as everyone takes care d. It cannot be used except by supervisors Prohibition Notices mean that all work mentioned on the Notice must stop immediately.

145 LCB Safety Quiz 145 The type of accident that kills most building workers is: a. Falling from heights b. Electrical accident c. Trapping d. Being hit by falling objects

146 LCB Safety Quiz 146 The type of accident that kills most building workers is: a. Falling from heights b. Electrical accident c. Trapping d. Being hit by falling objects Year after year, falling from heights is the biggest cause of death in the construction industry.

147 LCB Safety Quiz 147 When raising a pallet of bricks onto a scaffold platform using a forklift truck, what precaution is necessary to prevent injury from falling materials? a. Remove the banding before the load is raised b. Only go under the raised load if wearing a safety helmet c. Never stand under the raised load d. Someone should stand on the load as it is raised to ensure it is secure

148 LCB Safety Quiz 148 When raising a pallet of bricks onto a scaffold platform using a forklift truck, what precaution is necessary to prevent injury from falling materials? a. Remove the banding before the load is raised b. Only go under the raised load if wearing a safety helmet c. Never stand under the raised load d. Someone should stand on the load as it is raised to ensure it is secure Never stand under any load when lifting activities are taking place. Return to Menu END

149 Health and Safety Signs

150 LCB Safety Quiz 150 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. Radioactive b. Toxic materials c. Hazardous materials d. Asbestos-contaminated area

151 LCB Safety Quiz 151 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. Radioactive b. Toxic materials c. Hazardous materials d. Asbestos-contaminated area The sign will appear on substances that are hazardous to health. This particular sign means that the substance is toxic and has the potential to kill.

152 LCB Safety Quiz 152 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. Wear eye protection b. Eye wash station c. Risk of splashes getting into the eyes d. Look out for sprinklers

153 LCB Safety Quiz 153 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. Wear eye protection b. Eye wash station c. Risk of splashes getting into the eyes d. Look out for sprinklers Near to this sign you will find containers of sterile fluid that can be used to safely wash out a person's eyes.

154 LCB Safety Quiz 154 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. First-aid post b. Safe to cross here c. No waiting here d. Wait here for assistance

155 LCB Safety Quiz 155 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. First-aid post b. Safe to cross here c. No waiting here d. Wait here for assistance Near to this sign you will find the first-aid post, which on larger sites may be staffed by a full-time nurse.

156 LCB Safety Quiz 156 What colours are fire-exit signs? a. Blue and white b. Red and white c. Green and white d. Red and yellow

157 LCB Safety Quiz 157 What colours are fire-exit signs? a. Blue and white b. Red and white c. Green and white d. Red and yellow Fire-exit signs are always white writing and symbols on a green background.

158 LCB Safety Quiz 158 When used onsite, what does this sign mean? a. Fire-alarm call point b. Do not touch c. Wear hand protection d. Fire-isolating switch

159 LCB Safety Quiz 159 When used onsite, what does this sign mean? a. Fire-alarm call point b. Do not touch c. Wear hand protection d. Fire-isolating switch Near to this sign you will find the device for setting off the fire alarm. Access to this point must never be obstructed.

160 LCB Safety Quiz 160 When used onsite, what does this sign mean? a. Caution - slippery floor b. No running allowed c. To fire exit d. Beware of open door

161 LCB Safety Quiz 161 When used onsite, what does this sign mean? a. Caution - slippery floor b. No running allowed c. To fire exit d. Beware of open door This sign indicates the direction you should travel to locate the nearest fire exit.

162 LCB Safety Quiz 162 What is the main colour on a sign stating that you must NOT do something? a. Green b. Red c. Blue d. Black

163 LCB Safety Quiz 163 What is the main colour on a sign stating that you must NOT do something? a. Green b. Red c. Blue d. Black Red and white signs are prohibition signs. This means that the sign is telling you that there is something that you must not do

164 LCB Safety Quiz 164 When used onsite, what does this sign mean? a. Sunglasses are needed to protect your eyes b. Danger from bright lights or lasers c. Caution, blind people in the vicinity d. Eye protection must be worn

165 LCB Safety Quiz 165 When used onsite, what does this sign mean? a. Sunglasses are needed to protect your eyes b. Danger from bright lights or lasers c. Caution, blind people in the vicinity d. Eye protection must be worn This sign tells you that there is, or will be, something occurring that presents a danger to the eyesight of anyone in the area. Eye protection must be worn.

166 LCB Safety Quiz 166 What is the meaning of this sign? a. Smoking allowed b. No naked lights c. Smoke-free rest area d. No smoking

167 LCB Safety Quiz 167 What is the meaning of this sign? a. Smoking allowed b. No naked lights c. Smoke-free rest area d. No smoking Most sites have a policy of no smoking except in designated areas. Prevent fires; obey the no-smoking rules.

168 LCB Safety Quiz 168 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. No entry from here onto scaffold b. Danger, elderly people walking c. No access for pedestrians d. No entry without safety helmet

169 LCB Safety Quiz 169 When used onsite, what is the meaning of this sign? a. No entry from here onto scaffold b. Danger, elderly people walking c. No access for pedestrians d. No entry without safety helmet On well-run sites, pedestrian and vehicle routes are kept separated. If you see this sign it means that there is a route along which you must not walk. Return to Menu END

170 Manual Handling

171 LCB Safety Quiz 171 In manual handling, which of the following general statements is true? a. You should keep your back bent when lifting b. Loads should be held at arm's length while carrying c. Anyone can carry any load as long as they are strong enough d. Big loads should be broken into smaller loads where possible

172 LCB Safety Quiz 172 In manual handling, which of the following general statements is true? a. You should keep your back bent when lifting b. Loads should be held at arm's length while carrying c. Anyone can carry any load as long as they are strong enough d. Big loads should be broken into smaller loads where possible Where possible, it is a good idea to break large loads down into more manageable and safely transportable part-loads.

173 LCB Safety Quiz 173 When lifting a load manually, which of the following statements is correct? a. The feet should be together and the load lifted at arm's length b. The feet should be apart for balance and the load lifted using the power of the arms c. The feet should be slightly apart and the load lifted with the power of the legs d. The feet should be together, arms should be extended, and the load lifted with the power of the back

174 LCB Safety Quiz 174 When lifting a load manually, which of the following statements is correct? a. The feet should be together and the load lifted at arm's length b. The feet should be apart for balance and the load lifted using the power of the arms c. The feet should be slightly apart and the load lifted with the power of the legs d. The feet should be together, arms should be extended, and the load lifted with the power of the back Safe lifting is carried out using the strength of the leg and thigh muscles. Keeping the feet slightly apart gives you a stable base from which to start the lift.

175 LCB Safety Quiz 175 With reference to manual handling, what does 'kinetic lifting' mean? a. Lifting in the most safe and effective way b. Getting a friend to help you with the load c. Using a crane or some other mechanical means d. Using a forklift truck or a pallet truck

176 LCB Safety Quiz 176 With reference to manual handling, what does 'kinetic lifting' mean? a. Lifting in the most safe and effective way b. Getting a friend to help you with the load c. Using a crane or some other mechanical means d. Using a forklift truck or a pallet truck Kinetic lifting involves using a good handling technique to lift a load smoothly, while adopting a good posture and using the naturally stronger muscles of the thighs and legs.

177 LCB Safety Quiz 177 When picking up an object you should: a. Bend your knees b. Bend your back c. Bend your arms d. Wear a 'back brace'

178 LCB Safety Quiz 178 When picking up an object you should: a. Bend your knees b. Bend your back c. Bend your arms d. Wear a 'back brace' Bent knees will allow the back to retain its normal shape.

179 LCB Safety Quiz 179 When performing manual lifting, what is the first thing you should do? a. Weigh the article b. Kick it to see if it is stable c. Assess the whole task d. Check for head room

180 LCB Safety Quiz 180 When performing manual lifting, what is the first thing you should do? a. Weigh the article b. Kick it to see if it is stable c. Assess the whole task d. Check for head room By assessing the whole task you will be able to form an idea of what precautions you will need to take to complete the lift safely.

181 LCB Safety Quiz 181 What is the MAXIMUM weight that an individual may lift? a. 25 kg provided that it is a compact load b. 35 kg provided that it has no sharp edges c. Whatever the supervisor says d. The weight they can lift comfortably

182 LCB Safety Quiz 182 What is the MAXIMUM weight that an individual may lift? a. 25 kg provided that it is a compact load b. 35 kg provided that it has no sharp edges c. Whatever the supervisor says d. The weight they can lift comfortably Everyone has a different capability to lift heavy loads. You should only lift loads that you can lift without injuring yourself. For repetitive lifting 25 kg is the suggested maximum for a fit, healthy male, but not everyone will be able to lift that weight.

183 LCB Safety Quiz 183 Your supervisor asks you to move something that you find is too heavy to lift. You should a. Inform your supervisor that it is too heavy b. Get a forklift or lifting tackle c. Give it a try using correct lifting methods d. Ask your mates to lift it for you

184 LCB Safety Quiz 184 Your supervisor asks you to move something that you find is too heavy to lift. You should a. Inform your supervisor that it is too heavy b. Get a forklift or lifting tackle c. Give it a try using correct lifting methods d. Ask your mates to lift it for you You should never attempt to lift anything which you know is too heavy for you. Inform your supervisor of the problem.

185 LCB Safety Quiz 185 The first consideration when you are about to lift a large load on your own is to: a. Ensure you wear a safety helmet b. Assess whether it is safe to lift it on your own c. Wear gloves and grip it properly d. Ensure that you lift with a bent back

186 LCB Safety Quiz 186 The first consideration when you are about to lift a large load on your own is to: a. Ensure you wear a safety helmet b. Assess whether it is safe to lift it on your own c. Wear gloves and grip it properly d. Ensure that you lift with a bent back By assessing the task you will be able to form an idea of what precautions you will need to take to complete the lift safely.

187 LCB Safety Quiz 187 What should you ensure if you suffer an injury through a manual handling operation? a. You get paid for the job b. The injury is reported and recorded c. You take time off work d. You get help and carry on working

188 LCB Safety Quiz 188 What should you ensure if you suffer an injury through a manual handling operation? a. You get paid for the job b. The injury is reported and recorded c. You take time off work d. You get help and carry on working You must report all accidents. If you don't you could have difficulty claiming compensation later, if this became necessary.

189 LCB Safety Quiz 189 Which of the following would you consider generally correct? a. When lifting you should bend your back b. Large loads should be split into smaller loads if possible c. The feet should be together and the load lifted at arms' length d. Keep the load away from the body

190 LCB Safety Quiz 190 Which of the following would you consider generally correct? a. When lifting you should bend your back b. Large loads should be split into smaller loads if possible c. The feet should be together and the load lifted at arms' length d. Keep the load away from the body A good method of making manual handling activities easier is, wherever possible, to split large loads down into smaller part-loads. Return to Menu END

191 Noise Vibrations Health & Safety Quizzes

192 LCB Safety Quiz 192 What must your employer do if the noise level at your workplace reaches 85 decibels? a. Issue hearing protection and ensure that it is used b. Provide hearing protection to anyone who asks for it c. Ensure that a noise survey is carried out d. Report it to the Health and Safety Executive

193 LCB Safety Quiz 193 What must your employer do if the noise level at your workplace reaches 85 decibels ? a. Issue hearing protection and ensure that it is used b. Provide hearing protection to anyone who asks for it c. Ensure that a noise survey is carried out d. Report it to the Health and Safety Executive A noise level of 85 decibels is called the second action level. At this level noise can permanently damage your hearing. Ensure you have hearing protection and wear it.

194 LCB Safety Quiz 194 What is the noise level in the workplace if you have to shout or raise your voice to speak to someone who is one metre away? a. The noise level is quite acceptable b. The noise level is around 80 decibels and you should ask for hearing protection c. The noise level is around 85 decibels and you should be wearing hearing protection d. The noise level is excessive and you should evacuate the workplace immediately

195 LCB Safety Quiz 195 What is the noise level in the workplace if you have to shout or raise your voice to speak to someone who is one metre away? a. The noise level is quite acceptable b. The noise level is around 80 decibels and you should ask for hearing protection c. The noise level is around 85 decibels and you should be wearing hearing protection d. The noise level is excessive and you should evacuate the workplace immediately If you have to shout to make yourself heard to a person who is standing only one metre away, the noise level is approximately 85 decibels. This level of noise can cause permanent damage to your hearing and indicates that you should be wearing ear protection.

196 LCB Safety Quiz 196 Which THREE of the following are symptoms of, or can be caused by, the use of vibrating hand tools? a. Loss of feeling and use of the fingers b. Whiteness or blanching of the fingers c. Loss of sense of smell d. Tingling in the fingers e. Hair Loss

197 LCB Safety Quiz 197 Which THREE of the following are symptoms of, or can be caused by, the use of vibrating hand tools? a. Loss of feeling and use of the fingers b. Whiteness or blanching of the fingers c. Loss of sense of smell d. Tingling in the fingers e. Hair Loss Exposure to excessive vibration can cause permanent damage to the blood vessels and nerves in the hands, particularly the fingers.

198 LCB Safety Quiz 198 The effects of damage to your hearing by long-term exposure to high noise levels: a. Can be reversed to near normal, with time b. Can be corrected by an operation c. Are permanent d. Will be reduced when you change jobs

199 LCB Safety Quiz 199 The effects of damage to your hearing by long-term exposure to high noise levels: a. Can be reversed to near normal, with time b. can be corrected by an operation c. Are permanent d. Will be reduced when you change jobs Permanent loss of hearing can be expected if you do not wear hearing protection when you should.

200 LCB Safety Quiz 200 Approximately how much noise does a tool such as a pneumatic breaker or hammer drill make? a. Under 60 decibels b. 70 decibels c. 80 decibels d. Over 90 decibels

201 LCB Safety Quiz 201 Approximately how much noise does a tool such as a pneumatic breaker or hammer drill make? a. Under 60 decibels b. 70 decibels c. 80 decibels d. Over 90 decibels Anyone using such tools will be exposed to well over the second action level and must wear hearing protection.

202 LCB Safety Quiz 202 When using a tool such as a pneumatic breaker or a hammer drill, as well as noise there will also be an increased risk from which of the following health hazards: a. Vibration white finger b. Dermatitis c. Leptospirosis d. Jaundice

203 LCB Safety Quiz 203 When using a tool such as a pneumatic breaker or a hammer drill, as well as noise there will also be an increased risk from which of the following health hazards: a. Vibration white finger b. Dermatitis c. Leptospirosis d. Jaundice Such tools produce vibration in order for them to work. You must be made aware of the damage to your health that can be caused by exposure to excessive vibration.

204 LCB Safety Quiz 204 To help minimise the risk of vibration white finger, which TWO of the following actions should you take? a. Grip the tool very tightly b. Break up the work into short spells c. Use vibration-damped equipment d. Only work outside in dry weather e. Only use one hand on the tool at a time

205 LCB Safety Quiz 205 To help minimise the risk of vibration white finger, which TWO of the following actions should you take? a. Grip the tool very tightly b. Break up the work into short spells c. Use vibration-damped equipment d. Only work outside in dry weather e. Only use one hand on the tool at a time By avoiding long spells when you are exposed to vibration, and by using equipment that has been designed to reduce the effects of vibration, the chances of long-term injury are reduced.

206 LCB Safety Quiz 206 Being subjected to noise levels in excess of 85 decibels is: a. Likely to affect your hearing b. Acceptable for long-term exposures without hearing protection c. Unlikely to affect your hearing d. Acceptable for short-term exposures without hearing protection

207 LCB Safety Quiz 207 Being subjected to noise levels in excess of 85 decibels is: a. Likely to affect your hearing b. Acceptable for long-term exposures without hearing protection c. Unlikely to affect your hearing d. Acceptable for short-term exposures without hearing protection Exposure to high levels of noise is likely to lead to permanent loss of hearing.

208 LCB Safety Quiz 208 Who should carry out noise assessments? a. Anyone with a noise meter b. Site engineer c. A competent person d. The site agent

209 LCB Safety Quiz 209 Who should carry out noise assessments? a. Anyone with a noise meter b. Site engineer c. A competent person d. The site agent Noise surveys are a very specialist activity. Only people with the correct level of knowledge and expertise should carry them out.

210 LCB Safety Quiz 210 What are the THREE dangers of working with noisy equipment? a. Headaches b. Stress c. Hearing loss d. Brain damage e. Vibration white finger

211 LCB Safety Quiz 211 What are the THREE dangers of working with noisy equipment? a. Headaches b. Stress c. Hearing loss d. Brain damage e. Vibration white finger The long-term effect of excessive noise levels is permanent hearing loss. In the short term it will probably cause you stress and headaches, both of which may reduce your concentration and attention to safety. Return to Menu END

212 Personal Protective Equipment Health & Safety Quizzes

213 LCB Safety Quiz 213 When should head protection be worn on site? a. Only if I feel like it b. At all times except by those who are self-employed c. At all times, unless there is no risk from falling objects or hitting the head d. If it is raining

214 LCB Safety Quiz 214 When should head protection be worn on site? a. Only if I feel like it b. At all times except by those who are self-employed c. At all times, unless there is no risk from falling objects or hitting the head d. If it is raining On the vast majority of sites, head protection will be worn by all people at all times. Only if there is absolutely no chance of you being injured by falling objects or hitting your head may the rule be relaxed.

215 LCB Safety Quiz 215 When MUST an employer provide personal protective equipment? a. Twice a year b. When the employee pays for it c. If the client or main contractor has put it in the contract d. When a hazard cannot be eliminated in any other way

216 LCB Safety Quiz 216 When MUST an employer provide personal protective equipment? a. Twice a year b. When the employee pays for it c. If the client or main contractor has put it in the contract d. When a hazard cannot be eliminated in any other way Your employer has a responsibility to provide you with the required PPE whenever it is necessary to enable you to do your job in safety. PPE is the last resort; it should only be issued and used if no other way of combating the hazard can be found.

217 LCB Safety Quiz 217 Which of the following statements is TRUE when an employer issues personal protective equipment? a. The employer can charge you for the full cost of it b. The employer can only charge you for it if you lose or damage it c. The employer can charge you for up to half of the cost of it d. The employer cannot charge you for it

218 LCB Safety Quiz 218 Which of the following statements is TRUE when an employer issues personal protective equipment? a. The employer can charge you for the full cost of it b. The employer can only charge you for it if you lose or damage it c. The employer can charge you for up to half of the cost of it d. The employer cannot charge you for it Health and safety law forbids your employer to charge you for the PPE that he provides for your use.

219 LCB Safety Quiz 219 Can you opt out of wearing PPE? a. Yes, by writing a letter to your employer b. Yes, if it is uncomfortable c. Yes, by informing the site supervisor d. No, you cannot opt out

220 LCB Safety Quiz 220 Can you opt out of wearing PPE? a. Yes, by writing a letter to your employer b. Yes, if it is uncomfortable c. Yes, by informing the site supervisor d. No, you cannot opt out You have a legal responsibility to wear or use the PPE that your employer has provided. You cannot decide that you are going to opt out.

221 LCB Safety Quiz 221 If your PPE is damaged, you should: a. Carry on working b. Report to your supervisor immediately c. Reduce the amount of time you have to use it d. Obtain new equipment next week

222 LCB Safety Quiz 222 If your PPE is damaged, you should: a. Carry on working b. Report to your supervisor immediately c. Reduce the amount of time you have to use it d. Obtain new equipment next week Damaged PPE will probably not provide you with the necessary protection. You should stop work and report the matter to your supervisor.

223 LCB Safety Quiz 223 In hot weather, which of the following is correct with regard to safety helmets? a. You can drill holes in your safety helmet to assist in ventilation b. You can take off your helmet while working outside the building c. You can take off your helmet while working inside the building d. You must continue to wear your helmet

224 LCB Safety Quiz 224 In hot weather, which of the following is correct with regard to safety helmets? a. You can drill holes in your safety helmet to assist in ventilation b. You can take off your helmet while working outside the building c. You can take off your helmet while working inside the building d. You must continue to wear your helmet You are just as likely to suffer head injuries during hot weather as at any other time. Keep your safety helmet on.

225 LCB Safety Quiz 225 A colleague has drilled holes in the top of his safety helmet because the weather is hot. Is this: a. Acceptable b. His choice c. In breach of legal requirements d. Acceptable if the holes are small

226 LCB Safety Quiz 226 A colleague has drilled holes in the top of his safety helmet because the weather is hot. Is this: a. Acceptable b. His choice c. In breach of legal requirements d. Acceptable if the holes are small A helmet damaged in this way will not offer the required degree of protection. Anyone who does so has breached a legal requirement not to interfere with anything provided for their safety.

227 LCB Safety Quiz 227 When using personal protective equipment issued by your employer, legally you must: a. Not interfere with it or misuse it b. Clean it properly once a week c. Replace it at your own expense if it is damaged d. Return it to the manufacturer when damaged

228 LCB Safety Quiz 228 When using personal protective equipment issued by your employer, legally you must: a. Not interfere with it or misuse it b. Clean it properly once a week c. Replace it at your own expense if it is damaged d. Return it to the manufacturer when damaged Health and safety law places a legal duty on you not to interfere with or misuse anything provided for your safety, such as PPE.

229 LCB Safety Quiz 229 You have been asked to carry out a job which requires you to wear a full body safety harness. You have never used one before. What should you do? a. Tell your supervisor that you don't know how to use it and will need training b. Try to work it out for yourself and hope that everything will be alright c. Ask your mates if they know how to use it d. Read the instructions in the harness box

230 LCB Safety Quiz 230 You have been asked to carry out a job which requires you to wear a full body safety harness. You have never used one before. What should you do? a. Tell your supervisor that you don't know how to use it and will need training b. Try to work it out for yourself and hope that everything will be alright c. Ask your mates if they know how to use it d. Read the instructions in the harness box Training is needed in the use of some PPE. If you are not trained, the PPE will not be effective and you will be exposed to the dangers from which the PPE was supposed to protect you or possible injury from the PPE itself.

231 LCB Safety Quiz 231 With regard to the use of PPE, which of the following statements is true? a. PPE protects only the user from the dangers present b. If you do not use the PPE provided you will probably not come to any harm c. PPE need only be provided if it is not too expensive d. PPE need only be used if you feel like doing so

232 LCB Safety Quiz 232 With regard to the use of PPE, which of the following statements is true? a. PPE protects only the user from the dangers present b. If you do not use the PPE provided you will probably not come to any harm c. PPE need only be provided if it is not too expensive d. PPE need only be used if you feel like doing so PPE is provided to protect you from harm. It must be used in accordance with any instruction given. However, it will only protect the user and not anyone else. Return to Menu END

233 Safe Use of Vehicles

234 LCB Safety Quiz 234 Concerning the use of a dumper, which of the following statements is true? a. Everyone must be warned that the dumper is to be used b. The dumper is only to be driven by someone who is competent c. Dumpers are only to be driven in dry weather d. Dumpers are only to be driven in a forward direction

235 LCB Safety Quiz 235 Concerning the use of a dumper, which of the following statements is true? a. Everyone must be warned that the dumper is to be used b. The dumper is only to be driven by someone who is competent c. Dumpers are only to be driven in dry weather d. Dumpers are only to be driven in a forward direction It is essential that plant is only operated by qualified and competent people, if accidents are to be avoided.

236 LCB Safety Quiz 236 Who may drive the site dumper truck? a. Anyone with a driving licence b. Anyone who can drive a lorry or truck c. Anyone who is competent and authorised d. Anyone who needs materials moved

237 LCB Safety Quiz 237 Who may drive the site dumper truck? a. Anyone with a driving licence b. Anyone who can drive a lorry or truck c. Anyone who is competent and authorised d. Anyone who needs materials moved It is essential that plant is only operated by people who are competent and have been authorised, if accidents are to be avoided.

238 LCB Safety Quiz 238 If a defect is found in an item of equipment whilst it is in use, who is responsible for reporting it? a. The fitter b. The operator c. The foreman d. The slinger/signaller

239 LCB Safety Quiz 239 If a defect is found in an item of equipment whilst it is in use, who is responsible for reporting it? a. The fitter b. The operator c. The foreman d. The slinger/signaller The operator of any plant is likely to be the first to notice that an item of plant is defective. The operator should therefore report it.

240 LCB Safety Quiz 240 Forklift machines shall only be operated by trained personnel. When travelling loaded down a steep gradient, in what direction shall the machine travel? a. Forward b. Reverse c. Traverse to left d. Traverse to right

241 LCB Safety Quiz 241 Forklift machines shall only be operated by trained personnel. When travelling loaded down a steep gradient, in what direction shall the machine travel? a. Forward b. Reverse c. Traverse to left d. Traverse to right The forklift will become unstable unless the load is kept 'up hill' of the machine.

242 LCB Safety Quiz 242 Which of the following TWO conditions must be met before you can operate ANY item of plant on site? a. You must be competent b. You must be authorised c. You must be over 21 years of age d. You must be the holder of a full driving licence e. You must be the holder of a UK passport

243 LCB Safety Quiz 243 Which of the following TWO conditions must be met before you can operate ANY item of plant on site? a. You must be competent b. You must be authorised c. You must be over 21 years of age d. You must be the holder of a full driving licence e. You must be the holder of a UK passport It is essential that plant is only operated by people who are competent and have been authorised, if accidents are to be avoided. There is now no legal minimum age for operators.

244 LCB Safety Quiz 244 Before operating a piece of equipment, which TWO of the following actions should you take? a. Check that it has no obvious defects b. Check that it was made in the UK c. Check that it operates from a 240 volt supply d. Check that you have been authorised to use it e. Check that it's under 5 years old

245 LCB Safety Quiz 245 Before operating a piece of equipment, which TWO of the following actions should you take? a. Check that it has no obvious defects b. Check that it was made in the UK c. Check that it operates from a 240 volt supply d. Check that you have been authorised to use it e. Check that it's under 5 years old The user of any equipment should carry out a pre-use check for obvious defects. The user must also have been authorised to use it by the supervisor.

246 LCB Safety Quiz 246 When filling a machine with diesel, which TWO of the following precautions should be adopted? a. Don't smoke b. Position the machine on a gradient c. Stop the engine d. Let the machine run out of fuel before re-filling e. Test the tank for being full by dipping your finger into the fuel

247 LCB Safety Quiz 247 When filling a machine with diesel, which TWO of the following precautions should be adopted? a. Don't smoke b. Position the machine on a gradient c. Stop the engine d. Let the machine run out of fuel before re-filling e. Test the tank for being full by dipping your finger into the fuel Refuelling activities should be carried out away from all sources of flame and heat.

248 LCB Safety Quiz 248 A driver of an item of mobile plant should comply with which TWO of the following? a. Drive at a speed which gets the job done quickly b. Drive within the site speed limits and traffic rules c. Drive in accordance with site conditions d. Ignore one-way systems if nothing is coming the other way e. Drive at maximum speed provided you are authorised to drive the machine

249 LCB Safety Quiz 249 A driver of an item of mobile plant should comply with which TWO of the following? a. Drive at a speed which gets the job done quickly b. Drive within the site speed limits and traffic rules c. Drive in accordance with site conditions d. Ignore one-way systems if nothing is coming the other way e. Drive at maximum speed provided you are authorised to drive the machine If plant is to be used in a safe manner, operators must keep within speed limits, comply with site traffic rules and adjust their driving style to the site conditions.

250 LCB Safety Quiz 250 How often should the fuel and oil be checked on a vehicle that is in daily use? a. Daily b. Weekly c. Monthly 3 d. Monthly e. Drive at maximum speed provided you are authorised to drive the machine

251 LCB Safety Quiz 251 How often should the fuel and oil be checked on a vehicle that is in daily use? a. Daily b. Weekly c. Monthly 3 d. Monthly e. Drive at maximum speed provided you are authorised to drive the machine If plant is to be used in a safe manner, operators must keep within speed limits, comply with site traffic rules and adjust their driving style to the site conditions.

252 LCB Safety Quiz 252 What are TWO effects of under-inflated tyres on the operation of a machine? a. It decreases the operating speed of the engine b. It leads to instability of the machine c. It causes increased tyre wear d. It decreases tyre wear e. It increases the operating speed of the engine

253 LCB Safety Quiz 253 What are TWO effects of under-inflated tyres on the operation of a machine? a. It decreases the operating speed of the engine b. It leads to instability of the machine c. It causes increased tyre wear d. It decreases tyre wear e. It increases the operating speed of the engine If you operate a machine with under-inflated tyres it will adversely affect the stability and therefore the safety of the machine. Increased tyre wear will also eventually affect the safety of the machine. Return to Menu END

254 Use of hand held Equipment

255 LCB Safety Quiz 255 What is the age limit for a person to be allowed to operate a circular saw or planning machine on site? a. Must be 16 years of age or over b. Must be 18 years of age or over c. No age limit but must be properly trained d. Must be 21 years of age or over

256 LCB Safety Quiz 256 What is the age limit for a person to be allowed to operate a circular saw or planning machine on site? a. Must be 16 years of age or over b. Must be 18 years of age or over c. No age limit but must be properly trained d. Must be 21 years of age or over Recent legislation has removed the age limit for operating most equipment. However, it is essential that:· a risk assessment is carried out before young people are allowed to operate dangerous equipment· the risk assessment indicates that it is safe in all respects, and· the young person is trained and competent in operating the equipment.

257 LCB Safety Quiz 257 Who should operate plant and equipment? a. Only people over 18 years old b. Experienced employees c. Trained and authorised employees d. Employers holding a full driving licence

258 LCB Safety Quiz 258 Who should operate plant and equipment? a. Only people over 18 years old b. Experienced employees c. Trained and authorised employees d. Employers holding a full driving licence Only operators who have been trained, are competent and have been authorised, are allowed to operate plant and equipment.

259 LCB Safety Quiz 259 What is the recommended maximum safe voltage for portable electrical tools on site? a. 110 volts b volts c. 315 volts d. 415 volts

260 LCB Safety Quiz 260 What is the recommended maximum safe voltage for portable electrical tools on site? a. 110 volts b volts c. 315 volts d. 415 volts Any voltage above 110 volts is more likely to cause you injury from an electric shock.

261 LCB Safety Quiz 261 Who may change the abrasive wheel fitted on an angle grinder? a. Anyone over 18 years old and working on the site b. Only the person who issued the tool c. Any trained and competent person appointed by the employer d. Anyone who has used them regularly on site

262 LCB Safety Quiz 262 Who may change the abrasive wheel fitted on an angle grinder? a. Anyone over 18 years old and working on the site b. Only the person who issued the tool c. Any trained and competent person appointed by the employer d. Anyone who has used them regularly on site Abrasive wheels, if not correctly mounted, can shatter in use. It is essential that only trained and competent people are allowed to change them.

263 LCB Safety Quiz 263 If an electrical hand tool that you have been using becomes covered in water, what action should you take before using the tool again? a. Wipe the outside of the tool dry and carry on working b. Have the tool checked for electrical safety by a qualified electrician c. Take no action as 110 volt tools are always safe d. Tell the Health and Safety Executive

264 LCB Safety Quiz 264 If an electrical hand tool that you have been using becomes covered in water, what action should you take before using the tool again? a. Wipe the outside of the tool dry and carry on working b. Have the tool checked for electrical safety by a qualified electrician c. Take no action as 110 volt tools are always safe d. Tell the Health and Safety Executive Electricity and water is a dangerous mix. If an electrical hand tool becomes wet, it must be checked for safety by a qualified electrician before being put back into use.

265 LCB Safety Quiz 265 You are using an abrasive wheel and have no hearing protection. You should: a. Only use it for short periods b. Put cotton wool in your ears c. Wait until hearing protection is available d. Get your mate to do it for you

266 LCB Safety Quiz 266 You are using an abrasive wheel and have no hearing protection. You should: a. Only use it for short periods b. Put cotton wool in your ears c. Wait until hearing protection is available d. Get your mate to do it for you The level of noise from an abrasive wheel is likely to cause permanent hearing damage if you do not use hearing protection.

267 LCB Safety Quiz 267 Hand and power tools must be: a. Bought from the local DIY supermarket b. The best that you can buy c. Painted in your company identification colours d. Suitable for the task and regularly inspected

268 LCB Safety Quiz 268 Hand and power tools must be: a. Bought from the local DIY supermarket b. The best that you can buy c. Painted in your company identification colours d. Suitable for the task and regularly inspected You must only use tools that are suitable when carrying out any work. Regular inspection will reveal if a tool is becoming unsafe to use for any reason. It is common for power tools to be inspected at three monthly intervals, but if tools are being used in a particularly severe environment, more frequent inspections may be needed.

269 LCB Safety Quiz 269 Any damaged equipment must be: a. Reported to your supervisor b. Thrown away immediately c. Locked up so no one can use it d. Replaced as soon as possible

270 LCB Safety Quiz 270 Any damaged equipment must be: a. Reported to your supervisor b. Thrown away immediately c. Locked up so no one can use it d. Replaced as soon as possible Your supervisor must be informed of all damaged equipment so that a decision can be taken on what is to happen to the equipment.

271 LCB Safety Quiz 271 The use of portable electric tools can create hazards. Which of the following should be used where possible? a. Battery-operated tools b. 110 volt powered tools c. 230 volt powered tools d. 400 volt powered tools

272 LCB Safety Quiz 272 The use of portable electric tools can create hazards. Which of the following should be used where possible? a. Battery-operated tools b. 110 volt powered tools c. 230 volt powered tools d. 400 volt powered tools Battery-powered equipment is by far the safest electrical equipment to use from an electrical safety point of view.

273 LCB Safety Quiz 273 Cartridge-operated tools should only be used by employees who: a. Have knowledge of firearms regulations b. Have knowledge of the explosive regulations c. Are trained, competent and authorised d. Have an abrasive wheel certificate

274 LCB Safety Quiz 274 Cartridge-operated tools should only be used by employees who: a. Have knowledge of firearms regulations b. Have knowledge of the explosive regulations c. Are trained, competent and authorised d. Have an abrasive wheel certificate In inexperienced hands, cartridge-operated tools can be very dangerous. You must have been trained and be competent before using them. Return to Menu END

275 Working at Heights

276 LCB Safety Quiz 276 Which of the following people can erect, dismantle or alter a tube and fitting scaffold? a. The person who is actually working on, or going to work on the scaffold b. Anyone who has been on a scaffolding appreciation course c. A competent scaffolder d. The supervisor or person in charge of the work

277 LCB Safety Quiz 277 Which of the following people can erect, dismantle or alter a tube and fitting scaffold? a. The person who is actually working on, or going to work on the scaffold b. Anyone who has been on a scaffolding appreciation course c. A competent scaffolder d. The supervisor or person in charge of the work Only trained, competent scaffolders are allowed to erect, dismantle or alter scaffolds.

278 LCB Safety Quiz 278 When you are working at a certain height above the ground, you must use specified safety measures. At what height must you use them? a. Any height b. 2 metres c. 3 metres d. 4 metres

279 LCB Safety Quiz 279 When you are working at a certain height above the ground, you must use specified safety measures. At what height must you use them? a. Any height b. 2 metres c. 3 metres d. 4 metres For work at any height, a risk assessment and suitable safety precautions must be taken.

280 LCB Safety Quiz 280 When working on fragile roofs which of the following statements is TRUE? a. It is safe to walk on the purlins b. It's best to walk straight across the roof to get to where you need to work c. As long as you avoid any fragile areas it is safe d. Crawling boards should always be used

281 LCB Safety Quiz 281 When working on fragile roofs which of the following statements is TRUE? a. It is safe to walk on the purlins b. It's best to walk straight across the roof to get to where you need to work c. As long as you avoid any fragile areas it is safe d. Crawling boards should always be used Work on fragile roofs is the cause of many accidents each year. If you have to work on a fragile roof, you must use a safe system of work including the use of crawling boards.

282 LCB Safety Quiz 282 On a flat roof above 2 metres, which of the following should be provided? a. A notice warning of the dangers and precautions to take b. An assistant to help you when working close to the roof edge c. A guard-rail and toe-board around the roof edge d. Red and white bunting to mark the edge

283 LCB Safety Quiz 283 On a flat roof above 2 metres, which of the following should be provided? a. A notice warning of the dangers and precautions to take b. An assistant to help you when working close to the roof edge c. A guard-rail and toe-board around the roof edge d. Red and white bunting to mark the edge Where it is possible to fall 2 metres or more, sturdy edge protection such as guard-rails and toe-boards, must be fitted

284 LCB Safety Quiz 284 Why should ladders NOT be painted? a. The paint will make them slippery to use b. The paint may cover a defect or damaged part of the ladder c. The paint may not be suitable on metal parts of the ladder d. Regular re-painting will be necessary

285 LCB Safety Quiz 285 Why should ladders NOT be painted? a. The paint will make them slippery to use b. The paint may cover a defect or damaged part of the ladder c. The paint may not be suitable on metal parts of the ladder d. Regular re-painting will be necessary Defects which occur as ladders age, particularly wooden ladders, may not be so visible if the ladder is painted.

286 LCB Safety Quiz 286 On a mobile elevating work platform, what should you attach your safety harness to? a. A strong part of the structure you are working on b. A secure anchorage point inside the platform c. The boom of the machine d. A nearby pipe or scaffold

287 LCB Safety Quiz 287 On a mobile elevating work platform, what should you attach your safety harness to? a. A strong part of the structure you are working on b. A secure anchorage point inside the platform c. The boom of the machine d. A nearby pipe or scaffold If you always attach your safety harness to the anchorage point on the machine, you will not be left 'hanging about' if, for any reason, the platform unexpectedly lowers

288 LCB Safety Quiz 288 If a ladder gives access to a working platform that is 4 metres above the ground, how far out should the bottom of the ladder be? a. 1 metre out b. 2 metres out c. 3 metres out d. 4 metres out

289 LCB Safety Quiz 289 If a ladder gives access to a working platform that is 4 metres above the ground, how far out should the bottom of the ladder be? a. 1 metre out b. 2 metres out c. 3 metres out d. 4 metres out If you position your ladder 1 metre out for every 4 metres in height, to its point of rest, the angle of the ladder will be correct. Ladders that are too steep or too shallow are dangerous to climb.

290 LCB Safety Quiz 290 How many people can be on a ladder at any one time? a. 2 b. 1 c. 1 on each section of an extension ladder d. 3 if it is long enough

291 LCB Safety Quiz 291 How many people can be on a ladder at any one time? a. 2 b. 1 c. 1 on each section of an extension ladder d. 3 if it is long enough Ladders are designed to take the weight of one person at a time. Load the ladder any more and it might fail.

292 LCB Safety Quiz 292 What would you do if you found a fault in the fall-arrest device you were using? a. Stop work and report to your supervisor b. Report the fault at the end of shift c. Try and mend the fault d. Carry on work, but remember what the fault is

293 LCB Safety Quiz 293 What would you do if you found a fault in the fall-arrest device you were using? a. Stop work and report to your supervisor b. Report the fault at the end of shift c. Try and mend the fault d. Carry on work, but remember what the fault is Faults in any equipment which prevents you from falling should cause you to stop work and report the defect immediately.

294 LCB Safety Quiz 294 What should the notice on the platform of a materials or goods hoist show? a. The safe working load of the platform b. The maximum number of people that may use the platform c. The name of the hoist operator, and the employer d. The weight of the platform when it is loaded

295 LCB Safety Quiz 295 What should the notice on the platform of a materials or goods hoist show? a. The safe working load of the platform b. The maximum number of people that may use the platform c. The name of the hoist operator, and the employer d. The weight of the platform when it is loaded All lifting equipment, including hoists, must be fitted with a notice showing the safe working load of the equipment. Return to Menu END

296 Working with Electricity Health & Safety Quizzes

297 LCB Safety Quiz 297 What is considered to be the maximum safe voltage for PORTABLE ELECTRICAL TOOLS on construction sites? a. 110 volts b. 150 volts c. 240 volts d. 415 volts

298 LCB Safety Quiz 298 What is considered to be the maximum safe voltage for PORTABLE ELECTRICAL TOOLS on construction sites? a. 110 volts b. 150 volts c. 240 volts d. 415 volts Any voltage above 110 volts is more likely to cause you injury from an electric shock.

299 LCB Safety Quiz 299 What is the maximum safe voltage for mains operated portable electrical tools on site? a. 12 volts b. 24 volts c. 110 volts d. 240 volts

300 LCB Safety Quiz 300 What is the maximum safe voltage for mains operated portable electrical tools on site? a. 12 volts b. 24 volts c. 110 volts d. 240 volts Any voltage above 110 volts is more likely to cause you injury from an electric shock. Tools working on 110 volts are considered to be relatively safe.

301 LCB Safety Quiz 301 Working near an electric overhead line is safe if: a. You are in contact with the line for less than 1 minute b. You or your machine does not touch the line c. You get very close to the line but do not touch it d. The line is turned off and a permit to work is issued

302 LCB Safety Quiz 302 Working near an electric overhead line is safe if: a. You are in contact with the line for less than 1 minute b. You or your machine does not touch the line c. You get very close to the line but do not touch it d. The line is turned off and a permit to work is issued The best way to guarantee safety when working near overhead lines is to have the power turned off. Work near high voltage lines should be controlled by a Permit to Work

303 LCB Safety Quiz 303 Catching an underground gas pipe is reportable: a. Any time it is moved b. Only if it is broken c. If you can smell gas d. If someone else notices

304 LCB Safety Quiz 304 Catching an underground gas pipe is reportable: a. Any time it is moved b. Only if it is broken c. If you can smell gas d. If someone else notices All contacts with buried services should be reported. You may not be aware of any damage that has been caused.

305 LCB Safety Quiz 305 While digging a trench you find yellow marker tape at a depth of 1.5 metres. What does it mean? a. The area has a high water-table and precautions must be taken to prevent an inrush of water b. There is a buried gas main and further excavation must be carried out with care c. There is contaminated soil below the level of the marker tape and all excavation must stop d. if someone else notices d. The excavation has reached a depth where the sides must now be supported

306 LCB Safety Quiz 306 While digging a trench you find yellow marker tape at a depth of 1.5 metres. What does it mean? a. The area has a high water-table and precautions must be taken to prevent an inrush of water b. There is a buried gas main and further excavation must be carried out with care c. There is contaminated soil below the level of the marker tape and all excavation must stop d. if someone else notices d. The excavation has reached a depth where the sides must now be supported The coloured tape indicates that there are buried services below the route of the tape.

307 LCB Safety Quiz 307 Cable location devices, such as CAT and Genny, should be used by which of the following people to locate underground services? a. Anyone b. A competent person after training c. Any electricity company employee d. The site foreman

308 LCB Safety Quiz 308 Cable location devices, such as CAT and Genny, should be used by which of the following people to locate underground services? a. Anyone b. A competent person after training c. Any electricity company employee d. The site foreman Equipment used to locate buried services must only be used by people who have been trained to use it.

309 LCB Safety Quiz 309 What is a 'trial hole'? a. A hole that checks the competency of the person digging it b. A hole that fills with water after it has been dug c. A hole that is dug by hand to locate underground services d. A hole that is dug for planting trees

310 LCB Safety Quiz 310 What is a 'trial hole'? a. A hole that checks the competency of the person digging it b. A hole that fills with water after it has been dug c. A hole that is dug by hand to locate underground services d. A hole that is dug for planting trees Trial holes are dug by hand to locate buried services.

311 LCB Safety Quiz 311 A working method has been agreed which involves 'hand digging'. This means: a. Use your hands to excavate b. Use hand tools (such as spades) to excavate c. Use an excavator that is controlled by hand signals d. You only need to use hand tools (such as spades) if someone is looking

312 LCB Safety Quiz 312 A working method has been agreed which involves 'hand digging'. This means: a. Use your hands to excavate b. Use hand tools (such as spades) to excavate c. Use an excavator that is controlled by hand signals d. You only need to use hand tools (such as spades) if someone is looking Hand digging means using hand tools such as spades to carry out the final stages of an excavation so that buried services can be located without damaging them.

313 LCB Safety Quiz 313 Which of the following would you use for a plug if fuses were NOT available? a. A nail b. A piece of silver paper c. A bit of wire d. None of the above

314 LCB Safety Quiz 314 Which of the following would you use for a plug if fuses were NOT available? a. A nail b. A piece of silver paper c. A bit of wire d. None of the above A fuse is the main safety device in an electrical circuit. A blown fuse must never be replaced by anything except another fuse of the correct rating.

315 LCB Safety Quiz 315 How often should you check electrical equipment? a. Before use b. Every day c. Once a week d. At least once a year

316 LCB Safety Quiz 316 How often should you check electrical equipment? a. Before use b. Every day c. Once a week d. At least once a year All electrical equipment should be checked for safety by the user before being put to use. Return to Menu END


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