Test Quiz ECS Card – Special Site Hazards

You should have a basic understanding of:
• The safety precautions to be taken before working in a confined space
• The precautions to be taken when carrying out excavation work to reduce the risks from contact with
underground services, falling materials etc.
• The precautions to be taken when working near overhead power lines
• The dangers to pedestrians from vehicles on site
• The additional risks to young people at work and those working alone

SPECIAL SITE HAZARDS

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Why may a confined space be dangerous to work in?

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What must be considered first when planning to carry out work in a confined space?

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When working in a confined space, such as a sewer, what danger may occur?

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To determine the safety of the atmosphere in an excavation, which of the following is essential

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Before entering an excavation to start work, it must first be:

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What is the purpose of using a ’permit to work’ system?

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Why may young people be more at risk on site?

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You have to enter a manhole in which you know there are toxic gases. You have all the PPE but there does not appear to be a rescue plan in place. What should you do?

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You have to enter a manhole in which you believe there could be toxic gases. You have not been provided with any Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE). What should you do?

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While digging a trench, you uncover a length of yellow marker tape at a depth of about 150mm. What does the presence of the marker tape mean?

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A Cable Avoidance Tool (C.A.T.) and a ‘Genny’ (generator) can be used successfully to locate underground cables by whom:

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When exposing underground power cables, which method of excavation should you use?

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When do special precautions need to be taken when working near overhead electric power lines?

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When working alone:

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You have to walk across a site several times a day, but have to dodge a lot of site traffic. The first thing you should do is:

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A mobile plant operator can let you ride in the machine:

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