Demolition

You need to answer at least 41 out of 48 questions correctly to pass the Demolition Specialist Activities Test. Answers may be reviewed after each question or at the end of the test. Good luck!

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A Advise the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that asbestos is present and continue with demolition
B Advise workers that asbestos is present then continue with demolition
C All asbestos should be removed as far as reasonably practicable
D Inspect the condition of the asbestos materials
Correct Answer: C All asbestos should be removed as far as reasonably practicable
A Management survey
B Refurbishment or demolition survey
C Type 2 survey
D Type 3 survey
Correct Answer: B Refurbishment or demolition survey
A A competent person to supervise the work
B A quantity surveyor to price the extras
C A safety officer to check on health and safety compliance
D A sub-contractor to strip out the buildings
Correct Answer: A A competent person to supervise the work
A A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) factory inspector
B A structural engineer
C Another demolition contractor
D The company safety adviser
Correct Answer: B A structural engineer
A Dump truck
B Excavator 360°
C Rough terrain forklift
D Wheelbarrow
Correct Answer: D Wheelbarrow
A If the controls on the platform are used
B If the ground is soft and sloping
C If the machine is low on fuel
D If weather protection is not fitted
Correct Answer: B If the ground is soft and sloping
A In a nearby storage container
B Inside but near the door for ventilation
C Securely outside the cabin
D Under the kitchen area work surface
Correct Answer: C Securely outside the cabin
Correct Answer: D Water
A Dermatitis
B Skin cancer
C Vibration white finger
D Weil's disease (leptospirosis)
Correct Answer: C Vibration white finger
A Cold cutting fuel tanks
B Cutting lead-covered cable
C Hot cutting coated steel
D Stripping lead sheeting
Correct Answer: C Hot cutting coated steel
A Compressed airline breathing apparatus
B Demolition
C Half-mask dust respirator
D Positive pressure-powered respirator
Correct Answer: C Half-mask dust respirator
A A disposable dust mask
B A nuisance dust mask
C High-efficiency dust respirator
D Positive pressure-powered respirator
Correct Answer: D Positive pressure-powered respirator
A Change out of dirty clothes
B Do not smoke
C Rinse your mouth with clean water
D Wash your hands and face
Correct Answer: D Wash your hands and face
A In the manufacturer's handbook
B In the supplier's information
C On the Health and Safety Law poster
D On the stickers attached to the machine
Correct Answer: C On the Health and Safety Law poster
A Adjust your wing mirror
B Carry on reversing slowly
C Sound the horn and move forward
D Stop the vehicle
Correct Answer: D Stop the vehicle
A A minimum of once per year
B Every 14 months
C Every six months
D Every two years
Correct Answer: A A minimum of once per year
A Leave the engine running, if safe to do so
B Park it in a safe place, remove the keys and lock it
C Put a sign saying no unauthorised access on it
D Put the parking brake on and tell people not to use it
Correct Answer: B Park it in a safe place, remove the keys and lock it
A Guards can be removed to make work easier
B It's OK to wear rings and other jewellery as long as you take care
C Never use a machine unless you have been trained and given permission to use it
D You can carefully remove waste material while the machine is in motion
Correct Answer: C Never use a machine unless you have been trained and given permission to use it
A Brake pad wear
B Emergency systems
C Engine oil level
D Hydraulic fluid level
Correct Answer: A Brake pad wear
A They must be in charge of the work team
B They must be trained and authorised in the use of the equipment
C They must ensure that only one person is on the platform at any time
D They must only use the ground level controls
Correct Answer: B They must be trained and authorised in the use of the equipment
A A supervisor in the cab with them
B A temperature controlled cab
C Adequate visibility from the driving position
D Wet weather gear for when it's raining
Correct Answer: C Adequate visibility from the driving position
A If the plant is using the same traffic route as private cars
B Only if the plant is crossing pedestrian routes
C When the plant is operated by a trainee
D When the plant is operating in conditions of poor visibility
Correct Answer: D When the plant is operating in conditions of poor visibility
A The machine stops automatically if the operator lets go of the controls
B The operator is protected from falling objects
C The reach is limited when working near to live overhead cables
D The speed is limited when tracking over hard surfaces
Correct Answer: B The operator is protected from falling objects
A Fill in the hole immediately
B Get the machine driver to dig it out
C I Cut the pipe or cable to see if it's live
D Stop work until the situation has been resolved
Correct Answer: D Stop work until the situation has been resolved
A Ignore them. They will get flattened during the demolition
B Open them and smell the contents to see if they are flammable
C Put them in the nearest waste skip
D Stop work until they have been safely dealt with
Correct Answer: A Ignore them. They will get flattened during the demolition
A Reduce your speed
B Report it and carry on working
C Report it and isolate the machine
D Use the handbrake instead of the foot brakes until the machine is fixed
Correct Answer: C Report it and isolate the machine
A Do not use it and make sure that no-one else can
B I Only use it for small lifts under 1 tonne
C Only use it for up to half its safe working load
D Report the defect at the end of the day
Correct Answer: A Do not use it and make sure that no-one else can
A Hot-work permit
B Permit to work
C Risk assessment
D Safety policy
E Scaffolding permit
Correct Answer: B Permit to work , C Risk assessment
A Employ a licensed asbestos remover
B Ensure a competent person carries out an asbestos survey
C Notify the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the possible presence of asbestos
D Remove and dispose of the asbestos
Correct Answer: B Ensure a competent person carries out an asbestos survey
A Cut down at corners and collapse in sections
B Undercut the wall at ground level
C Work across in even courses from the ceiling down
D Work from the doorway at full height
Correct Answer: C Work across in even courses from the ceiling down
A The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
B The electricity supply company
C The fire service
D The fire service
Correct Answer: B The electricity supply company
A All non-ferrous metals are removed
B It remains stable
C The soft strip is completed
D Trespassers cannot get in at night
Correct Answer: B It remains stable
A The construction phase health and safety plan
B The demolition plan
C The demolition toolbox
D The pre-tender health and safety plan
Correct Answer: B The demolition plan
A In a bund
B On their sides and chocked to prevent movement
C On wooden pallets off the ground
D Upside down to prevent water penetrating the screw top
Correct Answer: A In a bund
A Back row bottom cuts
B Back row top cuts
C Front leading row bottom cuts
D Front leading row top cuts
Correct Answer: A Back row bottom cuts
A Flame retardant tape
B Flashback arresters
C Non-return valves
D On-off taps
Correct Answer: B Flashback arresters
A Carbon dioxide
B Dry powder
C Foam
D Water
Correct Answer: A Carbon dioxide
A A COSHH assessment
B A gas free certificate
C A risk assessment
D An isolation certificate
Correct Answer: B A gas free certificate
A Safe working level
B Safe working load
C Satisfactory weight
D Satisfactory working limit
Correct Answer: B Safe working load
A It gives half the maximum weight to be lifted
B It is a guide figure that may be exceeded slightly
C It may be exceeded by 10% only
D It must never be exceeded
Correct Answer: D It must never be exceeded
A Date next test is due
B Date of manufacture
C Name of maker
D Safe working load
Correct Answer: D Safe working load
A Every 14 months
B Every 18 months
C Every six months
D Every three months
Correct Answer: C Every six months
A Daily
B Every six months
C Every three months
D Monthly
E Weekly
Correct Answer: A Daily, E Weekly
A It ensures that the tyre pressure is correct
B It prevents over-pressurisation of the hydraulic system
C It prevents unauthorised passengers being carried
D It protects the operator if the machine rolls over
Correct Answer: D It protects the operator if the machine rolls over
A Climb down, facing forward
B Climb down, facing the machine
C Jump down from the seated position
D Use a ladder
Correct Answer: B Climb down, facing the machine
A When the employer gives permission
B When the machine is fitted with a purpose-made passenger seat
C When the maximum speed is no greater than 10 mph
D When they are carried in the skip
Correct Answer: B When the machine is fitted with a purpose-made passenger seat
A COSHH assessments
B Explanation of the method statement
C Location of welfare facilities
D Working hours on the site
Correct Answer: B Explanation of the method statement