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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_21 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 2 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 3 #EHSC H 9 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 4 #EHSC I 10 (Worth 1 point)

Separate traffic routes in workplace sites are essential to

Question 5 #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 6 #HSJune18_02 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 7 #EHSC I 6 (Worth 1 point)

When Personal Protective Equipment is required to be used it should

Question 8 #EHSC I 16 (Worth 1 point)

How often should tools and equipment be checked for damage

Question 9 #EHSCH HI 14 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 10 #EHSC H 6 (Worth 1 point)

An initial risk assessment should be carried out

Question 11 #HSJune18_18 (Worth 1 point)

The purpose of carrying out risk assessments is to

Question 12 #HSJune18_01 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 13 #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 14 #EHSC H 19 (Worth 1 point)

The majority of workplace accidents are due 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 #EHSC I 19 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 17 #EHSC I 24 (Worth 1 point)

Fire exit doors must always be

Question 18 #HSJune18_08 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 19 #HSJune18_15 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 20 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 21 #HSJune18_05 (Worth 1 point)

By law, when should risk assessments be reviewed?

Question 22 #EHSC I 21 (Worth 1 point)

Fixed machinery guards should be

Question 23 #HSJune18_07 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 24 #HSJune18_29 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 25 #EHSC I 7 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 26 #EHSC H 25 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 27 #EHSC I 3 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 28 #HSJune18_28 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 29 #HSJune18_30 (Worth 1 point)

Musculoskeletal disorders are most likely to be caused by

Question 30 #EHSC H 24 (Worth 1 point)

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