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Elementary Health and Safety (practice test for Exams)

This test does NOT lead to a recognised qualification. It is a practice test that you can use before your invigilated exam.

From the following multiple choice questions please select the response that you think best answers each question. There is only one correct answer, and it's either A, B, C or D.

This test consists of 30 Questions


Question 1 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 2 #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 3 #EHSC H 25 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 4 #EHSC I 24 (Worth 1 point)

Fire exit doors must always be

Question 5 #EHSC H 24 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 6 #HSJune18_14 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a risk control hierarchy?

Question 7 #EHSC H 28 (Worth 1 point)

An unplanned uncontrolled event best describes

Question 8 #HSJune18_20 (Worth 1 point)

Poorly maintained electrical equipment can lead to

Question 9 #EHSC H 8 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 10 #EHSC H 19 (Worth 1 point)

The majority of workplace accidents are due to

Question 11 #HSJune18_23 (Worth 1 point)

Employers must provide health and safety training to their employees

Question 12 #HSJune18_19 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main purpose of an internal fire door?

Question 13 #HSJune18_13 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 14 #HSJune18_28 (Worth 1 point)

The most important reason why all accidents and near misses should be reported is to

Question 15 #HSJune18_22 (Worth 1 point)

In the workplace, what is the most common type of hazard to pedestrians from vehicles?

Question 16 #HSH15 (Worth 1 point)

A yellow triangle means

Question 17 #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 18 #HSJune18_17 (Worth 1 point)

The term "hazard" is defined as

Question 19 #HSJune18_01 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 20 #EHSC I 3 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 21 #HSJune18_26 (Worth 1 point)

The term "risk" is defined as

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 H 30 (Worth 1 point)

An Environmental Health Officer can serve an improvement notice

Question 24 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 25 #HSJune18_11 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 26 #EHSC H 18 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 27 #EHSC H 3 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 28 #EHSC I 28 (Worth 1 point)

The most appropriate definition of the term 'risk' is

Question 29 #HSJune18_30 (Worth 1 point)

Musculoskeletal disorders are most likely to be caused by

Question 30 #HSJune18_04 (Worth 1 point)

Accidents in the workplace will occur more frequently if