SSSTS Mock Test

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A It does not have to be written down
B It must be registered with the Health and Safety Executive
C It must be written down
D They do not need one
Correct Answer: A It does not have to be written down
Explanation: Employers with fewer than five employees do not need to write down their health and safety policy - but, by law, they must still have one.
A It demonstrates that positive discussions lead to positive results
B It is likely to reduce the number of accidents
C Less emphasis is put on worker observation
D Workers better understand their legal liability
Correct Answer: D Workers better understand their legal liability
Explanation: Open discussion will lead to positive outcomes, fewer accidents, and demonstrates that gains can be made through active engagement - without putting as much emphasis on observation, which is largely unpopular.
A Clear up the scene of the accident
B Determine who may have caused the accident
C Make sure any evidence is preserved
D Put up signage and barriers if there are still hazards present
E Report the incident to the police or HSE, if necessary
F Secure legal counsel before giving a statement
Correct Answer: C Make sure any evidence is preserved, D Put up signage and barriers if there are still hazards present, E Report the incident to the police or HSE, if necessary
Explanation: Ensure you do not remove any evidence from the scene, and put up signage and barriers if any hazards are still present. You must report the accident to the authorities, if necessary.
A Accredited cartridge tools operating test
B Colour-blindness test
C Hearing test
D Situational awareness test
Correct Answer: B Colour-blindness test
Explanation: The cartridges used are colour-coded, so operatives must be tested for colour blindness.
A It will give them the opportunity to sue your company
B It will provide useful information for any future work
C So your company is no longer liable for the work done
D They will need it for their tax declaration
Correct Answer: B It will provide useful information for any future work
Explanation: Your client can use the information in the file to help carry out any future projects or maintenance.
A 110 volt supply
B 230 volt supply
C Defective equipment
D To be used for welfare facilities only
Correct Answer: B 230 volt supply
Explanation: Blue plug sockets indicate a 230 volt power supply.
A A trained and competent signaller
B Flashing lights and an audible alarm that are set off when the vehicle approaches the edge
C Guard rail
D Stop blocks
Correct Answer: D Stop blocks
Explanation: Stop blocks should be used to prevent a dumper falling into an excavation.
A Carbon dioxide in the air will be displaced
B Combustible materials will become more flammable
C The atmosphere may affect the efficacy of power tools
D Workers exposed to the atmosphere may develop skin issues
Correct Answer: B Combustible materials will become more flammable
Explanation: High levels of oxygen in an atmosphere increase the flammability of combustible materials.
A A screen must be put up around the work
B Clear signage must be put up
C Passers-by must be issued with eye protection
D The area must be cleared of people not involved in the welding
Correct Answer: A A screen must be put up around the work
Explanation: A screen must be put up around works involving welding.
A All work on the excavation must stop immediately
B You must consult with legal counsel
C You must receive a secondary prohibition notice from your employer before stopping work
D You must subsequently be issued with a report detailing which areas of work must be stopped
Correct Answer: A All work on the excavation must stop immediately
Explanation: All work that falls under the remit of a prohibition notice must stop immediately.
A To allow for error
B To allow for expansion if the liquid is hot
C To allow for the addition of foam in an emergency response
D To allow for the build-up of harmful gases
Correct Answer: C To allow for the addition of foam in an emergency response
Explanation: Foam may be added during an emergency response, which will increase the mass of the liquid.
A A method statement or lifting plan
B In a separate file stored with the lifting equipment
C In your employer's site record at the administration office
D The incident book
Correct Answer: A A method statement or lifting plan
Explanation: The order of lifting operations must be recorded in advance in an approved method statement or plan.
A The COSHH assessment
B The HSE inspection report
C The construction phase plan
D The lifting operation report
Correct Answer: C The construction phase plan
Explanation: The construction phase plan will detail arrangements for health and safety management.
A Always
B As a first line of defence
C Only as a last resort
D Whenever heavy equipment is being used
Correct Answer: C Only as a last resort
Explanation: PPE should only be used if other measures cannot be taken to remove hazards and risks.
A During the next site meeting
B No later than 24 hours after the inspection
C No later than one hour after the inspection
D No later than one week after the inspection
Correct Answer: B No later than 24 hours after the inspection
Explanation: If you are inspecting a scaffold on behalf of someone else, you must issue them with a report within 24 hours.
A A broken arm
B A slippery floor
C Arc-eye
D Health surveillance
Correct Answer: B A slippery floor
Explanation: A hazard is something that creates a risk.
Correct Answer: C 470mm
Explanation: No unprotected gap between means of protection on scaffold must exceed 470mm in size.
A Inform all workers in the area that the scaffold is not to be used
B Put up signage, and prevent anyone from accessing the scaffold
C Scaffold should never be left unfinished
D Stay with the scaffold until the team come back to ensure nobody accesses it
Correct Answer: B Put up signage, and prevent anyone from accessing the scaffold
Explanation: It is the supervisor's responsibility to ensure nobody accesses the scaffold. Put up signs, and block scaffold access.
A Distribute the method statement in writing
B Explain it to them
C Explain it, and test them on it
D Supervise them carefully whilst they are working
Correct Answer: C Explain it, and test them on it
Explanation: Test operatives' understanding of a method statement after explaining it carefully to them.
A Confer with workers on site
B Consult a lawyer
C Consult the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
D There are no specific regulatory requirements
Correct Answer: C Consult the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Explanation: You can find out which welfare facilities are legally required by checking the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
A Emergency service access
B Heavy plant access
C Personal transport access for staff
D Security staff access
Correct Answer: A Emergency service access
Explanation: Your top priority, in terms of safety, should be ensuring safe and efficient access for the emergency services.
A A harness and lanyard is more expensive to acquire
B A harness and lanyard only offers personal fall protection
C A harness and lanyard system requires additional training
D A safety net is easier to put in place
Correct Answer: B A harness and lanyard only offers personal fall protection
Explanation: Safety nets offer collective protection; a harness and lanyard system offers only individual protection.
A This is not permitted - empty and inspect the net, and ensure your team do not do this again
B This is not permitted - remove the net
C This is permitted - ensure your team are only dropping light offcuts
D This is permitted so long as it does not overload the net - ensure it is emptied at the end of every shift
Correct Answer: A This is not permitted - empty and inspect the net, and ensure your team do not do this again
Explanation: You should ensure your team understand that nothing should be dropped from height. Empty the net and inspect it for damage.
A Cost estimate
B Fall prevention measures
C How long the job will take
D Medical insurance coverage
E The order of operations
F What equipment your team will be using
Correct Answer: B Fall prevention measures, E The order of operations, F What equipment your team will be using
Explanation: You must detail the equipment, order of operations, and fall prevention measures decided upon for the job.
A That the airbag is not used to provide collective fall protection
B That the pump is not running continuously whilst work at height is being carried out
C That the pump is running continuously when work at height is being carried out
D That work stops sufficiently long before the end of shift to allow time for the airbag to fully deflate
Correct Answer: C That the pump is running continuously when work at height is being carried out
Explanation: Some, but not all, airbags work with a controlled leak rate. Where this is the case, the bag's inflation pump must be running continuously whilst work is being carried out at height.
A Any worker on-site with the correct training
B Anyone required to do demolition as part of a job
C ONLY the Health and Safety Executive
D ONLY trained contractors
Correct Answer: D ONLY trained contractors