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What is the legal requirement for reporting a minor accident at work?

You, if possible

If you have a minor accident at work, why should it be reported?

It helps the site find out who caused it

When should you report an injury from an accident at work?

Immediately after the accident occurs

Who must you report a serious accident at work to?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

What is the role of the emergency services in an accident at work?

To investigate how the accident happened

What should be the immediate action taken if you witness a serious accident on site?

Tell your supervisor that you saw what happened

Which statement best describes a near miss?

An incident that nearly resulted in injury or damage

What is the main objective of carrying out an accident investigation?

To find the cause and prevent recurrence

While working on site, if you cut one of your fingers, what should you do?

Tell your supervisor about the incident

If a scaffold has collapsed and you witnessed it, what should you say when asked about the accident?

Exactly what you saw, giving as much detail as possible

What information should you have on hand to book a test?

Your chosen method of payment

Which languages are available for a voiceover when booking an operatives test?

Bulgarian and Russian

What type of assistance can be provided for specialist tests?

Interpreter for English or Welsh only

Which information is NOT necessary to have when booking a test?

Date and time preferences

What can you do if you do not receive a confirmation email or letter within the specified time?

Call the booking line to check your booking status

For which type of tests can you book a voiceover in British Sign Language?

Operatives tests only

Why is it important to adapt work to the individual?

To address individual needs and capabilities

What is the main purpose of health surveillance arrangements in the workplace?

To monitor the health of the workforce

In the context of minimizing risk and exposure, what is the best approach if avoiding risk altogether is not possible?

Establishing a controlled, safe system of work

Why is it important to identify hazards in the workplace?

To prevent accidents and injuries

What does the term 'risk' mean in the context of a risk assessment?

Anything that could cause harm to you or another person

If a scaffold is found to be incomplete, what action should the supervisor take?

Ensure proper completion before allowing work on the scaffold

What are the two main things needed to carry out a COSHH assessment for a new substance?

The safety data sheet and the delivery note

On the site electrical distribution system, which color plug indicates a 400 volt supply?

Red - 400 volts

What voltage does a blue plug represent in the color coding of electrical power supplies on site?

110 volts

Why must a residual current device (RCD) be used in conjunction with 230 volt electrical equipment?

To protect against electric shock

Where should an emergency escape route take you to?

A designated assembly point

How long should Compressor C be operational for after the inspection has been carried out?

Three months after the inspection

What legal duties does the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 outline for employers and employees?

Giving a site induction and authorizing entry to site

What action should supervisors take if a scaffold is found to be incomplete?

Ensure immediate action is taken to rectify the situation

What is the responsibility of everyone on a construction site towards neighbors and members of the public?

To consider their well-being

What is the main purpose of having clean welfare facilities on a construction site?

To promote hygiene and well-being of workers

What should workers be provided with regarding hazards and risks at work?

Information regarding hazards and risks at work

What should employers provide to workers according to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974?

Information about site rules, welfare facilities, and emergency procedures

Why is it essential for visitors and workers to be given a site induction?

To authorize their entry to the site

What should employees do in terms of a safe system of work agreed with the employer?

Follow it consistently

Which type of worker is specifically mentioned as being safe assuming no ill effects from dust exposure?

Only machine drivers

What immediate health effect is NOT associated with exposure to paints and resins with high solvent levels?

Muscular and skeletal disorders

In the context of using engine-driven equipment in a deep excavation, what safety measure should be in place?

Monitoring alarms

Where is Asbestosis directly associated with causing health issues?

Lungs and respiratory system

What is a likely cause of occupational asthma based on the text provided?

Inhalation of paint fumes

Which type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is most suited to protect against harmful vapors affecting the lungs?

Respirator

How can a drag and drop question be answered?

By dragging and dropping text or images to the answer area

Who develops the question bank for the health, safety, and environment test?

Industry-recognised organisations and question writing experts

What does a hot spot question require you to do?

Select one of the answer areas within a given image

How does CITB ensure the relevance of the test content?

By closely working with industry and question writing experts

What effort does CITB make regarding changes in legislation and best practices?

They incorporate these changes regularly to keep the test updated

What happens if questions are no longer current for the health, safety, and environment test?

Questions are updated regularly to reflect current standards

What is the main purpose of hot area questions?

To identify the correct place on a given image

Who works closely with industry to ensure that the content of the test is relevant?

Industry-recognised organisations and question writing experts

Which hazardous substance should be identified when working through a construction health and safety checklist?

Asbestos

What action should be taken if a worker experiences feeling ill with certain substances?

Stop work and report it to a supervisor or manager on site immediately

What could place a worker at the greatest risk of lead poisoning without control measures?

Handling lead without control measures

If control measures were not implemented, which combination of substances would pose a significant risk in the workplace?

Vibration levels, noise levels, asbestos, cement

What should be done if an incident occurs while working with hazardous substances?

Report it to the supervisor or manager on site immediately

What action should be taken if a new piece of plant has been installed but not yet commissioned?

Lock off all valves and switches

Which activity is crucial to prevent lead poisoning while working on a construction site?

Wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Who is authorized to install natural gas pipework?

A skilled engineer

What action should be taken regarding incidents involving hazardous substances?

Report it immediately to the supervisor or manager on site

During pressure testing on pipework or vessels, who should carry out the testing?

A Gas Safe registered engineer

If you find a colored wire sticking out of an electrical plug, what is the correct action to take?

Seek help from an electrician immediately

When working on your own and tracing pipework in a building, what should you do if the pipes enter a service duct?

Stop work until a risk assessment has been carried out

While working in a riser, how should access be controlled?

With all valves and switches locked off

Who is allowed to install natural gas pipework?

By a skilled engineer

Where ideally should a safety net be rigged?

Immediately below where you are working

What does edge protection need to be designed to do?

Prevent falls from height

Why is the Beaufort Scale important when working at height externally?

To assess wind speed for safety

What must be ensured about the inflation pump when using airbags with controlled leak rate for fall arrest?

It must have a slow leak rate to maintain inflation

What is the main purpose of an accident book or record?

To document injuries that occur on site

Why is it important for employers to discuss health and safety matters with employees?

To inform employees about protective measures

What is typically NOT included in general site rules?

Details about hazards on-site

When conducting a risk assessment, what does the severity of harm get multiplied by?

The likelihood of occurrence

Who should be responsible for managing health and safety on a construction site?

Site manager

What is the primary purpose of all risk assessments?

To identify hazards in the work environment

Why is it legally necessary for employers to discuss health and safety matters with employees?

To inform employees of protective measures for their health and safety

What is the most likely cause of skin cancer during demolition work of an old building?

Inside but near the door for ventilation

During demolition work, what is the minimum distance oxygen should be stored away from propane or any other gas on site?

10 meters

When using hand-held breakers or drills continually, what is most likely to be caused?

Vibration white finger

Where should liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders be located when used for heating or cooking in site cabins?

Securely outside the cabin

Which type of fire extinguisher should NOT be provided where petrol or diesel is being stored?

Foam

What is the most common source of high levels of lead in the blood of operatives during demolition work of an old building?

Cold cutting lead-covered cable

What is necessary to prevent injury from an overspeed governor?

A guard

Which statement applies to the access doors of an external machine room for an escalator or passenger conveyor?

They should be capable of being locked from both sides and be marked with an appropriate safety sign

What checks are required before using lifting equipment?

Ensure the lifting tackle states the date of manufacture

How often should the beam be derated by 75%?

At least monthly

What is the correct action to take if an escalator or passenger conveyor has an external machine room?

Ensure doors can only be locked from the inside

What action should be taken if a lifting equipment does not have a current examination certificate?

Inform your supervisor and do not use it until certified

What weight limit should be adhered to when operating lifting equipment?

$400$ kg

Why is it crucial for the lifting tackle to state the date of manufacture?

$To$ comply with regulations regarding certification

What is the correct action to take when leaving mobile plant unattended?

Park it in a safe place, remove the keys and lock it

What is suitable to use when cutting coated steelwork?

A positive pressure-powered respirator

Which statement is true with regard to using machines?

Never use a machine unless you have been trained and given permission to use it

What should be done while reversing mobile plant if you lose sight of the vehicle marshaller directing you?

Stop the vehicle

Which item of personal protective equipment provides the lowest level of protection in dusty conditions?

FFP1-rated dust mask

What should you do when cutting coated steelwork?

Use a disposable dust mask

What is the purpose of the CITB Health, safety and environment test?

To ensure workers have basic health, safety, and environmental knowledge

Who collaborates with CITB to review the Health, safety and environment test content?

Construction workers and industry experts

What does the introduction book include besides questions and answers for test preparation?

Information about special assistance and how to book the test

What is the role of CITB in relation to health and safety standards in the industry?

To raise health and safety awareness among workers

Why is it important for all workers, whether new or experienced, to have basic health, safety, and environmental knowledge?

To ensure a safe working environment and prevent harm to anyone's health

What is CITB's objective in continuously reviewing the Health, safety and environment test?

To ensure the test content remains up-to-date and fit for purpose

What is the primary focus of CITB's Health and Safety Strategy Lead?

Enhancing health and safety standards within the construction industry

What does CITB aim to achieve through working together with construction workers?

To raise health and safety standards and make a positive impact on the industry

What is one way in which excessive noise levels can affect your hearing?

Difficulty following a conversation, especially against background noise

If you hear a ringing sound in your ears after working with noisy equipment, what does this indicate?

You have also been subjected to vibration, so the damage is permanent

What should an employee do if they suspect noise at work may have harmed their hearing?

Ask their employer or doctor to arrange a hearing test

Can damage from exposure to noise over a long period of time be reversed?

No, unless corrective measures are taken

What are the signs and symptoms of noise-related hearing damage?

Difficulty following a conversation, especially against background noise

What is the main risk to a worker wearing only cotton wool in their ears as personal protective equipment?

Risk of hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure

Why should an employee seek advice on exposure times for hand-held vibrating tools?

To protect against potential hearing damage

What should an employee do if they experience temporary hearing loss after working with noisy equipment?

Immediately seek medical attention

How can a hot area question be answered?

By selecting one of the answer areas within a given image

Who develops the question bank for the health, safety, and environment test?

Industry-recognized organizations and question writing experts

What type of questions are identified by an icon?

Drag and drop questions

How can you answer a drag and drop question?

By dragging and dropping text or images

Which option is NOT a type of assistance provided for specialist tests?

Financial support

What is the main purpose of health surveillance arrangements in the workplace?

To monitor and protect the health of employees in relation to their work

Why does CITB make every effort to keep the health, safety, and environment test up-to-date?

To avoid assessing outdated information to candidates

Who works closely with industry to ensure the relevance of content in the health, safety, and environment test?

Industry alongside question experts and CITB

When using an authorised lifting accessory marked with its safe working load, who should never exceed the safe working load?

Anyone authorised to work on the unit

What should be fitted to the main /fljK sheave and diverter to prevent injury from rotating equipment?

Guards

What needs to be checked before any hot work takes place in the lift installation?

If a hot-work permit is required

What are the appropriate types of tools and equipment for working on electrical lift-control equipment?

Movement sensors

What must you ensure if the trapdoor or hatch has to be left open while you work in the machine room?

Movement sensors

What should be done if a hot-work permit is required for work on a lift installation?

Follow all necessary procedures and obtain the permit

What is the correct action if an authorised lifting accessory is found to be damaged?

Halve the safe working load for temporary use until repaired

What is the primary purpose of the health and safety file that is handed to the client at the end of the project?

To record the health and safety standards of the structure

Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, where would you find the arrangements for managing health and safety for the project you are working on?

In the construction phase plan

What must be in place before construction work begins under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015?

Arrangements for managing health and safety

What is the purpose of having clean welfare facilities on a construction site?

To ensure worker comfort and hygiene

Why do employers need to discuss health and safety matters with employees according to legal duties?

To manage health and safety risks at the workplace

What is the main purpose of health surveillance arrangements in a workplace?

To ensure worker well-being and monitor health risks

What should a demolition contractor do if there are any doubts about a building's stability?

Consult a structural engineer

Where should an emergency escape route lead to on a construction site?

Toward a clearly marked exit point outside

When is it unsafe to operate a scissor lift?

When there is uncertainty about the stability of the ground

What should be the first consideration when planning possible work in a confined space?

Risk from underground cables

What type of survey is required to identify asbestos prior to demolition?

Type 2 survey

Who must be the first person a demolition contractor appoints before undertaking demolition operations?

The company safety adviser

Which precaution should be taken to prevent a dumper from falling into an excavation when tipping materials?

Providing stop blocks parallel to the trench

When providing first-aid facilities on site, which factors must be considered?

How long the job will take and how many operatives will be required

What could a 17-year-old trainee demolition operative use unsupervised?

Rough terrain forklift

What could lead to a false sense of security on-site?

Risk from underground cables or other services

What happens if a scissor lift is operated when there is uncertainty about the stability of the ground?

There will be increased risk of accidents or injuries

What should a demolition contractor do if asbestos is present before starting demolition?

Consult an asbestos removal specialist first

When the excavation is 1.2 m or deeper, what is expected to increase?

Working time inside the area

Why is it crucial for a 17-year-old trainee to use suitable equipment unsupervised?

To prevent accidents and ensure safety

What should dumpers do to avoid falling into an excavation?

Receive careful distance judgment or stop signals

What is the correct action to take if you suspect a colleague has inhaled a harmful amount of dust and fumes at the construction site?

Inform the colleague to take a break and get some fresh air.

During a manual handling task, what should be done to prevent potential injuries?

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for manual handling.

What is the primary purpose of safety signs on a construction site?

To provide information and instructions about safety precautions.

When working at height, what should be the first step before starting any task?

Verify that the necessary fall protection measures are in place.

What is the correct way to handle hazardous substances on a construction site?

Identify, label, and handle them according to safety regulations.

What should be a worker's immediate response if they witness a fire outbreak on a construction site?

Activate the nearest fire alarm and alert others.

Why is it crucial for workers to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling hazardous substances?

To reduce the risk of exposure and prevent health hazards.

What is the purpose of edge protection according to the text?

To safeguard against falls from height

What is the recommended course of action before carrying out any roof work?

Conducting a risk assessment and training on safety harnesses

What should be done first before moving a mobile tower?

Removing all people and equipment from the platform

When should folding stepladders be used according to the text?

For all site activities where a straight ladder cannot be used

Why is it important to have an apprentice or workmate standing by when working at height?

To assist in case of accidents or emergencies

What is the significance of checking that the tower does not rock or wobble?

To maintain stability and prevent accidents

What action must be taken before any roof work is carried out?

Issuing permits only to qualified workers for roof work

What are two possible consequences for employers of not taking measures to prevent accidents and ill health at work?

They could be fined or imprisoned

What does the word 'hazard' mean?

Anything that could cause harm

What is the main reason for understanding the fire and emergency procedures on site?

To know where the fire exits are

What is a likely consequence for employees if they suffer an injury that affects their health and wellbeing at work?

They may not be able to work, affecting their income and family life

Why should employers ensure welfare facilities on site are improved?

To enhance the work environment for employees

What additional step might employers have to take if accidents or ill health occur at work?

Lose time and money due to the costs of accidents or ill health

Why is it essential for employers to take the necessary measures to prevent accidents and ill health at work?

To avoid potential legal consequences

What must be done before allowing a lifting operation to be carried out?

Ensure that the sequence of operations is recorded

At what minimum noise level must hearing protection be provided to workers upon request?

85 decibels (dBA)

What does the term 'lower exposure action value' (80 decibels (dBA)) refer to when talking about noise?

A level where specific noise reduction measures must be implemented

What is the significance of a weekly or daily personal noise exposure of 87 decibels (dBA)?

It indicates a high risk of hearing damage

Under what circumstance can work continue even if extra safety precautions are taken?

If the work in hand can be completed, but no new works started

Who should be informed if someone reports work-related hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In which document should the sequence of lifting operations be recorded?

Lifting operation toolbox talk

When must an employer prepare a written health and safety policy?

If they employ five people or more

What is required for work to continue if an entity employs three people or more?

A risk assessment

At what capacity should a spillage bund around a fuel storage tank be, in addition to the volume of the tank?

30% (130% of the total content)

When must the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) be informed in case of a fatal accident or a reportable dangerous occurrence on site?

Immediately

What must happen if a prohibition notice is issued by an inspector of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or Local Authority?

Work must cease immediately

When should the significant findings of risk assessments be recorded?

When how many people are employed?

Why are individuals under 18 years of age less likely to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)?

They are not aware of workplace hazards

What is the most important question to ask before working below a ground-level suspended timber floor?

Could Weil's disease (leptospirosis) be a problem?

What must be ensured before using a ladder?

The restraint mechanism is spread to its full extent

What is the recommended maximum height for a free-standing mobile tower?

12m

What should you do if asbestos is present before starting demolition work?

Stop work and inform the authorities for proper removal

What is the main purpose of clean welfare facilities on a construction site?

To maintain hygiene and cater to workers' basic needs

What weight limit should be adhered to when operating lifting equipment?

$250(8 + 2)$ kg

What action should supervisors take if a scaffold is found to be incomplete?

Close off the scaffold entirely until repairs are made

Who is allowed to install natural gas pipework?

A pipefitter

When working in a riser, how should access be controlled?

With all valves and switches locked off

Who should carry out pressure testing on pipework or vessels?

A pipefitter

If you find a colored wire sticking out of an electrical plug, what is the correct action to take?

Immediately disconnect the plug from the power source

When a new piece of plant has been installed but has not been commissioned, how should it be left?

Left as it is without any adjustment

While working on your own and tracing pipework in a building, what should you do if the pipes enter a service duct?

Stop work until a risk assessment has been carried out

If no other suitable equipment is available after works have been risk assessed, what action should be taken if the equipment is less than 1.75 m high?

Use it, regardless of height

What action should be taken if no other suitable equipment is available after works have been risk assessed?

Look for alternative solutions outside the building

Test your knowledge on how to respond to a serious accident at work and the objectives of accident investigations. Questions may include actions to take after witnessing an accident and the main purpose of conducting an accident investigation.

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