Ductwork

You need to answer at least 40 out of 46 questions correctly to pass the Ductwork Specialist Activities Test. Answers may be reviewed after each question or at the end of the test. Good luck!

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A With all valves and switches clearly labelled
B With all valves and switches locked off
C With all valves and switches turned off
D With all valves and switches turned on and ready to use
Correct Answer: B With all valves and switches locked off
A A trained and competent person
B The designer
C The installation contractor
D The property owner
Correct Answer: A A trained and competent person
A By a permit to work system
B By a site security operative
C By the main contractor
D By those who are working in it
Correct Answer: A By a permit to work system
A Mark the item as defective and follow your company procedure for defective items
B Pull the wire clear of the plug and report it to your supervisor
C Push it back into the plug and carry on working
D Take the plug apart and carry out a repair
Correct Answer: A Mark the item as defective and follow your company procedure for defective items
A They should be coiled on a drum or cable tidy
B They should be laid out in the shortest, most convenient route
C They should be located so as to prevent a tripping hazard
D They should be raised on bricks
Correct Answer: C They should be located so as to prevent a tripping hazard
A Disconnect a longer cable serving somewhere else and reconnect it to where you need it
B Find some cable and extend the wiring yourself
C Speak to an electrician and ask them to do the temporary wiring
D Stop work until an authorised supply has been installed
Correct Answer: D Stop work until an authorised supply has been installed
A 110 volt electrical drill
B 110 volt portable halogen light
C Battery-powered rechargeable drill
D Electric kettle
Correct Answer: C Battery-powered rechargeable drill
A Inside the cabin in a locked cupboard
B Inside the cabin next to the appliance
C Outside the cabin
D Under the cabin
Correct Answer: C Outside the cabin
A Hung in another room
B In a riser
C In a stairwell
D Outside the building
Correct Answer: D Outside the building
A Do nothing, it will eventually soak into the floor
B Keep people out of the area and inform your supervisor
C Spread it about to lessen the depth
D Warn other people as they tread through it
Correct Answer: B Keep people out of the area and inform your supervisor
A Check that the correct type of disc is being used
B Check that the disc has not been subjected to over-speeding
C Go and find your supervisor and report it
D Stop the person immediately, if it is safe to do so
Correct Answer: D Stop the person immediately, if it is safe to do so
A A blow torch
B A chisel
C A hacksaw
D A set of tin snips
E Respiratory protective equipment
Correct Answer: D A set of tin snips, E Respiratory protective equipment
A Get them a drink of water and a headache tablet
B Get them out to fresh air and make them rest
C Let them carry on working but try to keep a close watch on them
D Make an entry in the accident book
Correct Answer: B Get them out to fresh air and make them rest
A FI Screens
B Fume extraction
C Hearing protection
D Warning signs
Correct Answer: B Fume extraction
Correct Answer: D Welding
A Ensure the syringe is empty, remove it and place it with the rubbish
B Notify the supervisor, cordon off the area and call the emergency services
C Wear gloves, break the syringe into small pieces and flush it down the drain
D Wear gloves, use grips to remove the syringe to a safe place and report your find
Correct Answer: D Wear gloves, use grips to remove the syringe to a safe place and report your find
A Fire extinguishers
B Hi -vis vest
C Screens
D Warning notices
Correct Answer: C Screens
A (77) Via a notice in the canteen
B By verbal instructions
C In a method statement
D In a radio telephone message
Correct Answer: C In a method statement
A It is never marked on the equipment but kept with the test certificates
B It is provided for guidance only
C It is the absolute maximum safe working load
D It may be exceeded by no more than 25%
Correct Answer: C It is the absolute maximum safe working load
A The name of the manufacturer
B The next test date
C The safe working load
D The specification of material from which it's made
Correct Answer: C The safe working load
A Be very careful when using the hoist
B Do not use the hoist and report the problem
C Get the job done as quickly as possible
D Straighten out the cable using mole grips
Correct Answer: B Do not use the hoist and report the problem
A Always, whatever the circumstances
B Only when drilling overhead
C Only when drilling through concrete
D Only when the drill bit exceeds 20 mm
Correct Answer: A Always, whatever the circumstances
A Barrier cream and respiratory protective equipment
B Gloves and breathing apparatus
C Hearing protection, breathing apparatus and barrier cream
D Hearing protection, respiratory protective equipment and eye protection
Correct Answer: D Hearing protection, respiratory protective equipment and eye protection
A Ensure that the lids are left off tins of solvent
B Leave inspection covers off and erect no smoking signs
C Remove any safety signs or notices
D Seal up all the open ends to ensure that dirt cannot get into the system
Correct Answer: B Leave inspection covers off and erect no smoking signs
A Assess the task to be undertaken and check its support system
B Assess the volume of waste and get an appropriate sized skip
C Clean the ductwork to remove all dust
D Cut through the support rods
Correct Answer: A Assess the task to be undertaken and check its support system
A Drag it
B Get a workmate to carry it with you
C Roll it end-over-end
D Use a trolley or other manual handling aid
Correct Answer: D Use a trolley or other manual handling aid
A Fix it so that it stays open, and then install it
B Install it anyway, as it is
C Leave it out of the ductwork system altogether
D Not fit the damper and report the fault
Correct Answer: D Not fit the damper and report the fault
A Arrange for a skip to put it in
B Check that the duct supports are strong enough to cope with the dismantling
C Ensure there is a certificate of cleanliness in place before commencing work
D Make sure there are enough disc cutters to do the job
Correct Answer: C Ensure there is a certificate of cleanliness in place before commencing work
A Carry on with the job, while keeping an eye on the buckling metal
B Get the job finished quickly
C Lower the load immediately
D Straighten out the buckled metal and then get on with the lifting operation
Correct Answer: C Lower the load immediately
A A hard hat must be worn
B It must be done in daylight
C The supervisor must be present
D he area must be well ventilated
Correct Answer: D he area must be well ventilated
A Ask for advice from the cleaning agent or biocide manufacturer
B Check what the ductwork will carry in the future
C Consult the building occupier
D Read the COSHH assessment for the material, carry out a risk assessment and produce a method statement for the work
Correct Answer: B Check what the ductwork will carry in the future
A Collect a sample from the ductwork
B Examine the system
C Prepare a job-specific risk assessment and method statement
D Run the system under overload conditions
Correct Answer: D Run the system under overload conditions
A The cleanliness of the ductwork
B The strength of the ductwork and its supports
C What the ductwork will carry in the future
D Whether you need to wear kneepads
E Working in a confined space
Correct Answer: B The strength of the ductwork and its supports, E Working in a confined space
A Clean the paintbrushes
B Put on eye protection
C Read the COSHH assessment before using the paint
D Switch off the system
Correct Answer: C Read the COSHH assessment before using the paint
A That an apprentice or workmate is standing by in case you slip and fall
B That it is secured to prevent it from moving sideways or sliding outwards
C That no-one else has booked the ladder for their work
D That the weather forecast is for a bright, clear day
Correct Answer: B That it is secured to prevent it from moving sideways or sliding outwards
A It has a tool tray towards the top of the steps
B The restraint mechanism is spread to its full extent
C You will be able to reach the job by standing on the top step
D Your supervisor has positioned and erected the steps
Correct Answer: B The restraint mechanism is spread to its full extent
A 12 m
B 2m
C The height recommended by the manufacturer
D There is no restriction
Correct Answer: C The height recommended by the manufacturer
A Check that the brakes are locked on
B Check the mobile tower to make sure that it has been correctly assembled
C Close the access hatch to prevent tails of personnel, tools or equipment
D Make sure that the tower does not rock or wobble
Correct Answer: C Close the access hatch to prevent tails of personnel, tools or equipment
A A permit to work must be issued
B All people and equipment must be removed from the platform
C Arrangements must be made with the forklift truck driver
D The principal contractor must give their approval
Correct Answer: B All people and equipment must be removed from the platform
A A risk assessment must be carried out
B A weather forecast must be obtained
C Permits to work must be issued only to those allowed to work on the roof
D The operatives working on the roof must be trained in the use of safety harnesses
Correct Answer: A A risk assessment must be carried out
A Make access to the roof easier
B Prevent rainwater running off the roof onto workers below
C Prevent the fall of people and materials
D Secure tools and materials close to the edge
Correct Answer: C Prevent the fall of people and materials
A Cable trays
B False ceilings
C Overhead service cables
D Water pipes
Correct Answer: C Overhead service cables
A All site activities where a straight ladder cannot be used
B General access on site
C Getting on and off mobile towers
D Short-term works
Correct Answer: D Short-term works
A Get on with the job, but keep away from the edge of the platform
B Get on with the job, ensuring that a workmate stays close by
C Get on with the job, provided that if you fall the stairwell guard-rail will prevent you from falling further
D Not start work until your work platform has been fitted with guard-rails and toe-boards
Correct Answer: D Not start work until your work platform has been fitted with guard-rails and toe-boards
A By standing on packing cases
B From a stepladder
C From mobile access towers fitted with guard-rails and toe-boards
D From scaffold boards and floor stands
Correct Answer: C From mobile access towers fitted with guard-rails and toe-boards
A Ask for double guard-rails and a toe-board to be installed
B Carry on with the job, provided that you don't get dizzy with heights
C Get your mate to do the work, while you hold on to them
D Use a full body harness, lanyard and anchor while doing the job
Correct Answer: A Ask for double guard-rails and a toe-board to be installed