SAFETY EXAM QUESTIONS

1. How should plywood and particle board be stacked?
(A) On edge
(B) In pyramid stacks
(C) Separated by packers
(D) Flat on top of each board

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2. A first year apprentice is concerned about a safety issue.
Who should they speak to first?
(A) Site manager
(B) Project manager
(C) First Aid Officer
(D) Supervising tradesperson

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3. What is the best method to minimise the potential hazards of noise and dust on a work site?
(A) Erect screens and covers
(B) Use water suppression
(C) Utilise good housekeeping procedures
(D) Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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4. What does a good industrial relations process help to facilitate?
(A) Employees’ access to trade unions
(B) Employers’ access to trade unions
(C) Employers meeting building costs
(D) Employer and employee negotiations

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5. What is the best way to determine how a delivery of hazardous material should be stored
on site?
(A) Check the delivery docket.
(B) Check the chemical register.
(C) Check if it is a liquid, solid or gas.
(D) Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet.

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6. What does maintenance of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) involve?
(A) Use of the PPE continually
(B) Regular checks for damage
(C) Consideration of its correct use
(D)  Purchase, correct use and disposal


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7. Who is responsible for ensuring that first aid is available on site?
(A) Worksite managers
(B) Worksite employees
(C) Trained first aid support personnel
(D) The Occupational Health and Safety Officer

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8. What type of insurance would an employer require on a building site?
(A) Income Protection and Public Liability
(B) Public Liability and Third Party Property
(C) Occupational Health and Safety and Income Protection
(D) Third Party Property and Occupational Health and Safety

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9. What is an employer legally obliged to provide for their employees?
(A) Safe movement around the site
(B) A safe and healthy work environment
(C) A voluntary training and supervision scheme
(D) Safety and research information on an annual basis

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10. What is the total quantity in lineal metres of 90 × 35 radiata pine for the following order:
quantities 21/4.8, 12/2.4 and 10/2.1?
(A) 14.135 lm
(B) 141.35 lm
(C) 150.60 lm
(D) 1506.00 lm

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11. A person working on their own is using a levelling device over a distance of 30 m.
Which level would give the most accurate reading?
(A) Laser level
(B) Water level
(C) Spirit level
(D)  Automatic level

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12. What is the main purpose of planning and organising work?
(A) To work efficiently and safely
(B) To make important decisions later
(C) To create a less stressful workplace
(D) To order materials only when required

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13. What best describes a safe work method statement?
(A) Instructions for contractors
(B) A sequence of first aid and safe work instructions
(C) The procedures, hazards and controls of construction tasks
(D) The construction of an entire project broken down into stages

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14. 13 What is the standard increment of length used when purchasing timber?
(A) 250 mm
(B) 300 mm
(C) 500 mm
(D) 1000 mm

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15. Calculate the incidences rate for a company if the recordable incidents are 40
and the total hours worked are 1,500,000:
a. 9.7
b.10.2
c. 2.6
d. 5.3
E. None of the above

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