Test Quiz ECS Card – Work Equipment
by Cătălin Virgil Bălună · Published · Updated
You should have a basic understanding of:
• Only using work equipment you have been trained and authorised to use
• The importance of carrying out checks on equipment before use
• Reporting any defects and not using defective equipment
• The use of reduced low voltage systems to supply hand-held electrical equipment on construction
• The safe use of extension cables
When using an extension cable reel, which of the following statements is correct?
Your supervisor asks you to use a powered hand-tool which has a rotating blade. You notice that the guard is missing from the blade. What do you do?
If you only have a mains voltage (230 V) hand drill and you want to use it on a construction site which only has yellow (110 V) socket-outlets, what should you do?
What precaution should you take before adjusting an electrical tool?
What is the recommended maximum voltage for portable hand lamps when working in confined or damp locations?
To operate a powered hand tool you must be:
An electric drill is to be used. Before use, who should carry out a check on the tool?
The power hand tool you are about to use has burn marks visible on the cable. What should you do?
The electric drill you are about to use has a faulty on/off switch. What action should you take?
Hand and power tools must be:
If an extension cable is to be run across a site road, what action should you take?
Any damaged equipment must be:
When should visual checks of portable hand-held equipment be made by the user?
How often should user (visual) checks be carried out on portable electrical equipment?
Who should operate plant and equipment on site?
If an electric drill gives off blue smoke from the motor, you should:
What hazard is created when the head of a cold chisel ’mushrooms’?
What action should you take if an electric drill cuts out while you are using it?
If you are about to use a power tool and discover the guard is missing, you should:
What do the letters SWL stand for?
What is the preferred nominal voltage for portable hand tools on construction sites?
What is most commonly used to reduce 230 volts to 110 volts on site?
What is the preferred nominal voltage for local lighting up to 2 kW on construction sites?
What is the preferred nominal voltage for portable hand lamps for general use on construction sites?
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