Test Quiz ECS Card – General Health and Safety at Work

You should have a basic understanding of:
• How the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice affect
you
• Employer’s responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act
• Your responsibilities to yourself and to others under the Health and Safety at Work Act
• How health and safety law is enforced
• The powers of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors
• The key features of health and safety signs in the workplace

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

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What do the letters CDM stand for?

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Identify one method of enforcing regulations that are available to the Health and Safety Executive:

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What happens if a Prohibition Notice is issued by an Inspector of the local authority or the HSE?

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A Health and Safety Executive Inspector can?

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A Prohibition Notice means:

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In what circumstances can an HSE Improvement Notice be issued?

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What is an “Improvement Notice”?

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If a Health and Safety Executive Inspector issues a “Prohibition Notice”, this means that:

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Employers are required to provide information to their employees on their health and safety rights and responsibilities and how to get advice by:

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Who is responsible for signing a Company Safety Policy?

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Which one of the following must be in a company’s written Health and Safety Policy:

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Employers have to produce a written Health and Safety Policy statement when:

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Companies employing five or more people must have a written Health and Safety Policy because:

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What do the letters HSE stand for?

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The Health and Safety Executive is:

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The Health and Safety at Work Act requires employers to provide what for their employees?

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The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and any regulations made under the Act are:

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Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which of the following have a duty to work safely?

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What is the MAXIMUM penalty that a Higher Court, can currently impose for a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act?

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What do the letters ACoP stand for?

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Where should you look for Official advice on health and safety matters?

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Regulations that govern health and safety on construction sites:

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Which of the following statements is correct?

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Who of the following would you expect to be responsible for managing health and safety on site?

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Which of the following is correct for risk assessment?

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In the context of a risk assessment, what do you understand by the term risk?

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Who would you expect to carry out a risk assessment on your working site?

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What is a HAZARD?

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What must be done before any work begins?

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Complete the following sentence: A risk assessment

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Why would your supervisor ask you to read the method statement and risk assessment before you start your next job?

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What do the blue and white health and safety signs tell you?

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What colours are fire exit signs?

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What is the main colour on a safety sign stating that you must NOT do something?

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The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations require the colour coding of signs. What colours are used on a sign indicating a warning, for example "Fork-lift trucks operating”?

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The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations require the colour coding of safety signs. What colours are used on a sign indicating a prohibited activity, for example “No access for pedestrians”?

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The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations require the colour coding of safety signs. What colours are used on a sign indicating a mandatory activity, for example “Safety helmets must be worn”?

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The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations require the colour coding of safety signs. What colours are used on a sign indicating a safe condition, for example “First Aid kit”?

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Why should regular inspections of the workplace take place?

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How can you help to prevent accidents?

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