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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 #EHSC H 3 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 2 #HSJune18_11 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 3 #HSJune18_30 (Worth 1 point)

Musculoskeletal disorders are most likely to be caused by

Question 4 #HSJune18_14 (Worth 1 point)

What is the purpose of a risk control hierarchy?

Question 5 #HSH16 (Worth 1 point)

LITE Stands for

Question 6 #HSJune18_12 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 7 #HSJune18_27 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 8 #HSJune18_15 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 9 #EHSC H 22 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 10 #EHSC HI 2 (Worth 1 point)

Why is good health and safety management important to organisations

Question 11 #EHSC I 10 (Worth 1 point)

Separate traffic routes in workplace sites are essential to

Question 12 #EHSC H 8 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 13 #EHSC H 9 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 14 #EHSC H 17 (Worth 1 point)

Tinnitus may be defined as

Question 15 #HSJune18_19 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main purpose of an internal fire door?

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 #EHSC I 6 (Worth 1 point)

When Personal Protective Equipment is required to be used it should

Question 18 #HSJune18_20 (Worth 1 point)

Poorly maintained electrical equipment can lead to

Question 19 #EHSC H 12 (Worth 1 point)

When the use of ladders is unavoidable they must always be

Question 20 #HSJune18_05 (Worth 1 point)

By law, when should risk assessments be reviewed?

Question 21 #EHSC H 24 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 22 #HSJune18_08 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 23 #HSJune18_28 (Worth 1 point)

The most important reason why all accidents and near misses should be reported is 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_21 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 26 #HSJune18_25 (Worth 1 point)

What is the main purpose of first aid?

Question 27 #HSJune18_09 (Worth 1 point)

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

Question 28 #HSJune18_23 (Worth 1 point)

Employers must provide health and safety training to their employees

Question 29 #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 30 #EHSC I 7 (Worth 1 point)

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