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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 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 2 #HSJune18_30 (Worth 1 point)

Musculoskeletal disorders are most likely to be caused by

Question 3 #HSJune18_19 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main purpose of an internal fire door?

Question 4 #EHSC HI 2 (Worth 1 point)

Why is good health and safety management important to organisations

Question 5 #HSJune18_07 (Worth 1 point)

Poor housekeeping and insufficient storage space in the workplace is most likely to increase the occurrence of

Question 6 #EHSC I 21 (Worth 1 point)

Fixed machinery guards should be

Question 7 #HSJune18_05 (Worth 1 point)

By law, when should risk assessments be reviewed?

Question 8 #EHSC H 30 (Worth 1 point)

An Environmental Health Officer can serve an improvement notice

Question 9 #HSJune18_10 (Worth 1 point)

What is the most important thing you should do if you use a keyboard and start to experience aching wrists?

Question 10 #HSJune18_11 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 11 #EHSC H 3 (Worth 1 point)

The principal piece of legislation concerning health and safety in the workplace in the UK is

Question 12 #HSJune18_04 (Worth 1 point)

Accidents in the workplace will occur more frequently if

Question 13 #EHSC I 24 (Worth 1 point)

Fire exit doors must always be

Question 14 #HSJune18_21 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 15 #EHSC H 9 (Worth 1 point)

A sign surrounded by a red circle with a diagonal red stripe over a symbol means

Question 16 #EHSC I 30 (Worth 1 point)

Noisy environments must be

Question 17 #EHSCH HI 14 (Worth 1 point)

The main requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations are

Question 18 #HSH15 (Worth 1 point)

A yellow triangle means

Question 19 #HSJune18_14 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a risk control hierarchy?

Question 20 #HSJune18_15 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 21 #HSJune18_26 (Worth 1 point)

The term "risk" is defined as

Question 22 #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)

Question 23 #EHSC H 19 (Worth 1 point)

The majority of workplace accidents are due to

Question 24 #EHSC I 19 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 25 #HSJune18_20 (Worth 1 point)

Poorly maintained electrical equipment can lead to

Question 26 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 27 #EHSC H 22 (Worth 1 point)

Which type of fire extinguisher can be used on a small electrical fire

Question 28 #EHSC I 10 (Worth 1 point)

Separate traffic routes in workplace sites are essential to

Question 29 #HSJune18_01 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 30 #EHSC H 12 (Worth 1 point)

When the use of ladders is unavoidable they must always be