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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 22 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 2 #EHSC I 6 (Worth 1 point)

When Personal Protective Equipment is required to be used it should

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_13 (Worth 1 point)

Which of the following is a likely result of poor health and safety standards?

Question 5 #EHSC H 28 (Worth 1 point)

An unplanned uncontrolled event best describes

Question 6 #HSJune18_17 (Worth 1 point)

The term "hazard" is defined as

Question 7 #HSJune18_03 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a control measure?

Question 8 #HSJune18_09 (Worth 1 point)

A safety sign that is rectangular with a green background and a white symbol or text

Question 9 #HSJune18_24 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 10 #EHSC H 30 (Worth 1 point)

An Environmental Health Officer can serve an improvement notice

Question 11 #HSJune18_30 (Worth 1 point)

Musculoskeletal disorders are most likely to be caused by

Question 12 #HSJune18_14 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a risk control hierarchy?

Question 13 #HSJune18_18 (Worth 1 point)

The purpose of carrying out risk assessments is to

Question 14 #HSJune18_08 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 15 #EHSC I 21 (Worth 1 point)

Fixed machinery guards should be

Question 16 #HSJune18_23 (Worth 1 point)

Employers must provide health and safety training to their employees

Question 17 #HSJune18_11 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 18 #EHSC H 18 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 19 #EHSC H 6 (Worth 1 point)

An initial risk assessment should be carried out

Question 20 #HSJune18_29 (Worth 1 point)

What should you do before using any hazardous substance for the first time?

Question 21 #EHSC I 19 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 22 #EHSC I 16 (Worth 1 point)

How often should tools and equipment be checked for damage

Question 23 #HSJune18_06 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 24 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 25 #HSJune18_05 (Worth 1 point)

By law, when should risk assessments be reviewed?

Question 26 #EHSC I 3 (Worth 1 point)

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc, who does an employer have duties to protect

Question 27 #HSJune18_01 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 28 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 29 #EHSC HI 9 (Worth 1 point)

Which businesses need to have a written safety policy

Question 30 #EHSC H 8 (Worth 1 point)

The main hazards associated with the operation of display screen equipment (DSE) are