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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_01 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 2 #HSJune18_02 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 3 #HSJune18_03 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a control measure?

Question 4 #HSJune18_04 (Worth 1 point)

Accidents in the workplace will occur more frequently if

Question 5 #HSJune18_05 (Worth 1 point)

By law, when should risk assessments be reviewed?

Question 6 #HSJune18_06 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 7 #HSJune18_07 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 8 #HSJune18_08 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 9 #HSJune18_09 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 10 #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 11 #HSJune18_11 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 12 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 13 #HSJune18_13 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 14 #HSJune18_14 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a risk control hierarchy?

Question 15 #HSJune18_15 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 16 #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 17 #HSJune18_17 (Worth 1 point)

The term "hazard" is defined as

Question 18 #HSJune18_18 (Worth 1 point)

The purpose of carrying out risk assessments is to

Question 19 #HSJune18_19 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main purpose of an internal fire door?

Question 20 #HSJune18_20 (Worth 1 point)

Poorly maintained electrical equipment can lead to

Question 21 #HSJune18_21 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 22 #HSJune18_22 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 23 #HSJune18_23 (Worth 1 point)

Employers must provide health and safety training to their employees

Question 24 #HSJune18_24 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 25 #HSJune18_25 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main purpose of first aid?

Question 26 #HSJune18_26 (Worth 1 point)

The term "risk" is defined as

Question 27 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

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

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_29 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 30 #HSJune18_30 (Worth 1 point)

Musculoskeletal disorders are most likely to be caused by