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DEFINITIONS

1. SAFETY means: safety refers to the working environment at a company and encompasses
all factors that impact the safety, health, and well-being of employees. This can include
environmental hazards, unsafe working conditions
2. HAZARD means: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking
alcohol is a health hazard
3. RISK means : unwell the likelihood of the harm occurrence and the sevirarity harm
4. ACCIDENT means: an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and
usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss
5. NEARMISS means: Near misses describe incidents where no property was damaged and no
personal injury sustained, but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage and/or
injury easily could have occurred

6. RISK ASSESSMENT means: A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in


your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken
enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.
7. MSDS means: material safety data sheet (MSDS) Formal document containing
important information about the characteristics and actual or potential hazards of a
substance.

8. SCAFFOLDING means: A temporary platform either supported from below or suspended


from above, on which workers sit or stand when performing tasks at heights above the
ground.
9. Red Scaffolding means: red scaffold tags deliver the most important message of all:
WARNING Do Not Use.
10.

Example of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at least 5 nos. (5 points)

Safety helmet, Safety glass, Safety shoes, ear plugs or ear muffs, safety hand gloves, Respiratory
devices, face shield.

11.

Example of Tool Box Topics- at least 10 nos. (6 points)

Working at height safety, Scaffolding safety, heat stress, compressed gas cylinders, hand tools
safety, abrasive wheel safety, Electrical Safety, Welding safety, PPE, Rigging and Lifting safety,
Housekeeping, Material handling. Confined space entry, safe use of ladder, Portable electrical
tools etc...
12.

What is the purpose of Colour coding system?

To carryout monthly inspection of Mechanical, Electrical, Lifting and Fire Extinguishers by


qualified, competent and authorised person to ensure that they are in good condition and safe to
use.
13.
Colour Coding was done every quarter of the year, what are the colours used for
Colour Coding? (3 points)
Red, Green, Yellow and Blue
14.

What are the kinds of Permits (5 points)

Excavation and trenching permit

Lifting and Rigging permit

Confined space entry permit

Hot work permit (welding, grinding, cutting and heating)

Permit to work on Electrical system (Electrical safe system of work)

15.

When noise level is 90dB or above, what is required PPE to be used?

Ear muffs or Ear plugs


16.

When working at height of 6ft. / 1.8m. What is required PPE to be used?

Personal Fall Arrest system/Full body Harness with double lanyard and 100% tie off
17.

When working near rock breaker, what PPE is required?

Ear plugs or Ear muffs, safety glass, dust mask, safety shoes and safety helmet
18.

Before starting a welding activity, what is the first step to provide?

Secure the Hot work Permit


19.

What is the maximum wind speed limit before lifting activity stoppage?

40kn miles per hour

TRUE or FALSE (Please explain your answer)

1. Is Horse Playing and Fighting allowed on site? (F)

2. A welfare area can be designated as a NO PPE Zone? (T)


3. While waiting for transport (Inside the construction site) no need to wear reflective jacket? (F)
4. While lifting a load, can anyone give signals to the Crane Operators? (F)
5. If safety glass is not available, Ray-ban (Sun glass) can be use? (F)
6. While climbing on ladder, can you carry all your tools safely in your hand? (F)
7. If the electrical extension cable was damaged, can you repair it by yourself? (F)
8. When Blue Helmet is not available, Green Helmet can be used? (F)
9. If the HSE Officer is not around (absent), are you allowed to work without PPE? (F)
10.May an HSE Officer leave the scene of an accident before their supervisor arrives (F)
11.

When an Accident occurs the first step is to call the police (F)

12.An HSE Officer may colour code electrical tools and equipment (F)
13.If anyone is hurt in an accident get in the ambulance and take them to the hospital (F)
14.An HSE Officer can cancel a permit (T)
15.An HSE Officer does not need to sign off a permit (F)

Steps on how to inspect a Fire Extinguisher (5 points)


1. Colour coding
2. Gauge
3. Safety pin
4. Condition of the Hose and nozzle
5. Physical condition of the cylinder and label
Steps on How to use the Fire Extinguisher (5 points)
1. Get suitable F.E and Stand at least 1.5 meters away from fire
2. Pull out safety pin
3. Aim at the base of fire
4. Squeeze the lever
5. Sweep side to side
Types of Fire Extinguishers (5 points)
1. Water Fire Extinguisher
2. Foam Fire Extinguisher
3. Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher
4. Carbon-di-oxide Fire Extinguisher

Questions
1. List 2 documents that must be completed daily?
1. STARRT Assessment, 2. Daily Site Monitoring Report
2. List 5 Roles and Responsibilities of a HSE Officer?
1. Conducting STARRT Assessment/Conducting daily Toolbox Meetings.
2. Training personnel in safety as per site requirements.
3. Performing incident investigations and preparing reports on violation of safety
procedures.
4. Continuous monitoring of all major site construction activities to ensure safety aspects.
5. Selection and inspection of PPE issued to workers in line with the requirements of the
work being undertaken, location and site requirements. This included all Safety Wear
such as shoes, hard hats, goggles along with more specialized requirements such as
breathing apparatus and harnesses etc.,
6. Drafting of safety checklists and inspection forms.
Or

Giving safety induction to all new operatives and staff, Implementation of HSE plan on site,
Conducting Safety Training on issues such as emergency response etc.., Day to day site
inspection and reporting to HSE Manager, Inspection of fire extinguishers, plant, scaffold,
electrical equipment etc., on periodic basis, Accident Investigation and Conducting toolbox
meetings.
3. Which 3 types of visual inspections do HSE Officers need to perform?
1. Visual inspection of Full body Harness for damages
2. Visual inspection of Lifting Gears (slings, shackles etc.. ) for damages
3. Visual inspection of Abrasive wheels to ensure right wheel for right job and for
damages
4. Visual inspection of Electrical Power Tools and Equipment(List many Items such as
ladders, Scaffolds, Fire extinguishers etc......)

Put a check () beside the best response following each numbered statement.

1.The major element leading to accidents and other losses in construction is:
a. Mechanical failure
b. incremental Weather
c. Human Error
d. Inadequate Insurance Coverage
2. Four communication skills listed below, the most important is:
a. Correct grammar and appropriate use of language
b. high score on vocabulary test
c. Ability to listen efficiently and with personal understanding
d. Clever use of humour
3. Selection of Loss Prevention Methods and Equipment depends on:
a. The skills of the personnel involved
b. Approval of Top Management
c. Availability of equipment
d. All of the above
4. Personnel selection required in assigning equipment operation or maintenance
responsibility depends on:
a. physical Fitness
b. Knowledge Fitness
c. knowledge of the responsibilities of the assignment
d. All of the above
5. in living a new wall structure at the end of a mild winter day, consideration
should be given to :
a. The weather forecast
b. Whether the temperature will decline to below freezing during the night
c. Whether the wind will blow during the night
d. how the wall can be protected against freezing and/or wind damage

6. Governmental safety regulations can best be met by:

a. Challenging their enforcement in court


b. Following the instructions of an inspector
c. Analysing the project schedule according to the regulations for each activity
d. Applying the variances when inspected
7. The general approach in Safety Attitude is to ensure:
a. The employer should dictate policy over the employee
b. The complete cooperation of employers and employees
c. That the employer takes a different approach to the employee
8. Good Training depends upon imparting skills, Knowledge and:
a. Discipline
b. Compliance
c. Attitude
d. All of the above
9. The true cause of repeated spillage of oil on a factory floor can be described as
a "BREAKDOWN" of :
a. Safety delegates
b. Management system
c. Safety committee
d. selection procedures
10. To maintain good housekeeping, one of the Supervisor's best tools is his power
of:
a. Observation
b. Punishment
c. Delegation
d. Budget Control
11. An accident that results in personal injury or property damage is:
a. Unlikely happening
b. Error of Judgment
c. Misfortune
d. Undesired event

12. In 1931, An American Bill Heinrich found there was a ratio of major to minor to

no injury accidents, was it:


a. 1:30:400
b. 1:29:300
c. 1:50:500
13. What is the most important Safety item we can have:
a. A good safety conscious client
b. Appropriate and quality PPE
c. A ratio of 1:100 of HSE Officers to workers
d. Our minds and good common sense
14. A vital part of a Safety Officer's job is to be able to :
a. Win friends and influence people
b. Communicate with everyone in the Company
c. Talk the loudest and longest at meetings
d. Talk the Company into spending lots of money of safety
15. One of the best Practical and economical ways to educate, train and motivate
is by:
a. Group Communication
b. Technical Bulletin
c. Individual Contact
d. Notice Board Poster
16. A Green Scoff tag means:
a. Unsafe to use
b. Safe to use
c. Under Inspection
d. Just a colour coding
17. A yellow Scoff tag means:
a. Scaffold under inspection
b. Safe to use
c. Unsafe to use
d. Scaffold under erection

18. Who conducts the Weekly Tool Box Talks at the worksite?

a. HSE Officer
b. Foreman In-charge
c. Construction Manager
d. All of the above
19. Who conducts the Daily STARRT (Safety Task Analysis and Risk Reduction
Talks)
a. HSE Officer
b. Construction Manager
c. Foreman In-charge
d. All of the above
20. Who is responsible for recognizing and eliminating unsafe conditions?
a. OSHA
b. The Employer
c. The Employee
d. Everyone
21. Which of the following hazard is likely to be presented by a diesel-driven
generator?
a. Mechanical failure
b. Electrical
c. Environmental
d. All of the above
22. When permit to work is going on and you see anything UNSAFE, what will you
do:
a. Report to Line Manager
b. Immediately stop the work and inform Foreman in-charge/ Construction
Manager
c. Raise the alarm
d. Continue to work, nothing to worry about.
23. Once machine power is locked out, how soon can normal machine operations
be resumed?
a. When your repairs are complete
b. When all locks are removed

c. After 2 hours
d. As soon as all guards are replaced
24. Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher is for:
a. Ordinary combustible
b. Flammable Liquids
c. Flammable Gases and Fires
d. Burning liquid and Electrical fires
e. None of the above
25. Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher is for:
a. Flammable Liquids
b. Ordinary Combustibles
c. Flammable Gases and Fires
d. Burning liquid and Electrical fires
26. The purpose of tailings and toe boards on elevated work platforms is to:
a. Prevent falls and falling objects
b. Eliminate the need for signs and barricades below
c. Avoid overloading the platform
d. make the platform stable
27. The purpose of shoring in excavations and tunnels is to prevent:
a. Accidental cutting of utility lines
b. Cave-ins
c. Leaks and vapour build-up
d. Falls into open holes
28. If a worker on a scaffold can fall more than 10 feet, can protect them by:
a. Guardrails
b. Personal Fall Arrest System(PFAS)
c. Answer A& B
d. None of the above
29. Whois authorized to inspect Scaffolds?
a. HSE Officers
b. construction Manager

c. Foreman In-charge
d. None of the above
30. PPE helps reduce the:
a. Possibility of accidents
b. Amount of fatigue
c. Extent of Injury
d. Danger to others