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Elementary Health and Safety (entry test for Exams)

This test does NOT lead to a recognised qualification. If you successfully complete this test then you can use your test record as an entry permit for a formal written exam that could lead to the recognised qualification. We have set the pass mark of this a bit higher at 70%, so if you pass this online test then you should be ok to sit the REHIS exam which has a pass mark of 60%. You can also use the test record from this test for in-company training records, although there is a shorter test that also serves this purpose. From the following multiple choice questions please select the response that you think best answers each question. There is only one correct answer.

This test consists of 30 Questions


Question 1 #EHSC H 25 (Worth 1 point)

Safety hats or helmets are needed on jobs where head injuries are possible from

Question 2 #EHSC I 19 (Worth 1 point)

If you discover a fire in the workplace, what is the FIRST thing you should do

Question 3 #EHSC I 7 (Worth 1 point)

When climbing a ladder what is the minimum number of contact points (hands and feet) for safety

Question 4 #HSJune18_17 (Worth 1 point)

The term "hazard" is defined as

Question 5 #EHSC H 6 (Worth 1 point)

An initial risk assessment should be carried out

Question 6 #HSJune18_24 (Worth 1 point)

In the risk control hierarchy, which control measure should be considered as a last resort?

Question 7 #HSJune18_16 (Worth 1 point)

If a workplace accident results in you being absent from work for more than seven days, what must your employer do by law?

Question 8 #HSJune18_02 (Worth 1 point)

After receiving reports of a near miss in the workplace, what should a manager do?

Question 9 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following actions is a health and safety enforcement officer allowed to take?

Question 10 #HSJune18_21 (Worth 1 point)

Who is required by law to make a suitable assessment of the health and safety risks to employees?

Question 11 #HSJune18_04 (Worth 1 point)

Accidents in the workplace will occur more frequently if

Question 12 #EHSC H 12 (Worth 1 point)

When the use of ladders is unavoidable they must always be

Question 13 #EHSC HI 9 (Worth 1 point)

Which businesses need to have a written safety policy

Question 14 #EHSC H 18 (Worth 1 point)

What is one of the first things you should do before lifting a load

Question 15 #EHSC I 16 (Worth 1 point)

How often should tools and equipment be checked for damage

Question 16 #EHSC H 28 (Worth 1 point)

An unplanned uncontrolled event best describes

Question 17 #HSJune18_01 (Worth 1 point)

Under health and safety law, which of the following must all employers provide for staff?

Question 18 #EHSC I 21 (Worth 1 point)

Fixed machinery guards should be

Question 19 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following is the best definition of an accident?

Question 20 #HSJune18_20 (Worth 1 point)

Poorly maintained electrical equipment can lead to

Question 21 #HSJune18_11 (Worth 1 point)

If an employee is expected to wear a new item of protective clothing, they must

Question 22 #HSJune18_15 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following control measures will reduce the risk of a fire staring in the workplace?

Question 23 #EHSC I 28 (Worth 1 point)

The most appropriate definition of the term 'risk' is

Question 24 #HSJune18_06 (Worth 1 point)

In order to avoid injury, it is the duty of the employer to risk assess

Question 25 #EHSC H 24 (Worth 1 point)

All electrical equipment used outdoors or where there is water present should be

Question 26 #EHSC I 30 (Worth 1 point)

Noisy environments must be

Question 27 #HSJune18_08 (Worth 1 point)

After hazards have been identified, what is the next step in the risk assessment process?

Question 28 #EHSC I 10 (Worth 1 point)

Separate traffic routes in workplace sites are essential to

Question 29 #HSJune18_26 (Worth 1 point)

The term "risk" is defined as

Question 30 #EHSC HI 27 (Worth 1 point)

If an employee is injured at work, which accidents must be reported to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive)