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Health & Safety at Work (UK) Basics

A general knowledge quiz to test your knowledge of the basics of H&S at work. 10 Questions.

 
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In which year did the "Health and Safety at Work etc. Act" become law?

  • 1962
  • 1964
  • 1972
  • 1974

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What category of law is Health and Safety law?

  • Company Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Torts
  • Employment Law

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What is the background colour of a safety warning sign?

  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red

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What is the maximum financial penalty, for EACH breach of Health & Safety Law, that can be awarded by a Magistrate's Court ?

  • £5,000
  • £10,000
  • £15,000
  • £20,000

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Which Regulations describe the requirements for the safe use of chemicals at work?

  • "Provision and Use of Work Equipment"
  • "The Management of Health and Safety at Work"
  • "Control of Substances Hazardous to Health"
  • "Personal Protective Equipment At Work (PPE)"

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Who has responsibility for health & safety in the workplace?

  • The employee
  • The Manager
  • The Chief Executive
  • Everyone

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What power does an Health & Safety Inspector have that a Policemen does NOT have?

  • To prosecute
  • To search
  • To make an arrest
  • To sieze equipment

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Which 'body' is responsible for preparing health and safety law in the UK?

  • The Health & Safety Commission
  • The Health & Safety Executive
  • The Employment Medical Advisory Service
  • Attorney General's Office

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Of the following, who is responsible for ensuring that workplace safety training is conducted?

  • The Health & Safety Advisor
  • The Difrector of Human Resources
  • The workplace supervisor and/or manager
  • The unions

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Who has the responsibility to PROVE that all reasonably practicable steps were taken to avoid a breach of regulations?

  • The prosecuter
  • The accused
  • The Health & Safety Executive
  • The Health & Safety Commisioner

 

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