Test Quiz ECS Card – Work at Height

You should have a basic understanding of:
• The importance of using the most suitable access equipment for the task
• Only working from ladders or stepladders when the task is of low risk and short duration
• Safety precautions to be taken when using scaffolds, mobile elevated work platforms, safety
harnesses etc.

WORK AT HEIGHT

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Most deaths on site are caused by:

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The type of accident that kills most construction site workers is:

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Approximately 70 workers each year die on construction sites, the main cause of this is:

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How many people should be working on a ladder at one time?

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Ladders should be set at a slope of approximately:

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Why should aluminium ladders be kept away from wet lime or cement?

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Before being used, a ladder should be inspected:

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Ladders should be:

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A ladder giving access to a scaffold can generally be safely used, provided that:

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What is the ideal angle for a ladder against a wall and floor?

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The rung of a wooden ladder has started to split, what should you do?

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Ladders should not be painted because:

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When can you work from a ladder?

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When working above public areas, what should be considered?

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A scaffold tower must be erected by:

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What is the minimum height of the top guard-rail of a scaffold above the edge from which someone is liable to fall?

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A working platform used for construction work, and from which a person could fall 2 metres or more, must not be used unless it has been inspected (and a report is subsequently prepared) by a competent person:

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On a mobile elevating work platform, what should you attach your safety harness to?

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You have been asked to operate a cherry-picker (mobile elevated work platform) when it is very windy. What should your FIRST consideration be?

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If you have to work at height and it is not possible to erect a scaffold, or use any other type of working platform or mobile elevating work platform, then you should:

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When working on a roof that has fragile, clear-plastic panels, what is the best way of preventing falls through the panels?

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When working on fragile roofs:

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Half the deaths on construction sites are caused by which one of the following?

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What should you do if your work activity requires you to wear a full body safety harness and one is not available?

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Under what circumstances do the Work at Height Regulations permit a stepladder to be used on site?

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What is the best method of securing a ladder?

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Of the following, which is the poorest method of securing a ladder?

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Prior to moving a mobile tower scaffold, the platform height should reduced to a maximum of:

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