CITB OP/SPEC 2 by MJA | Apr 16, 2021 | 0 comments Welcome to your CITB OP/SPEC 2 What should you do if you have been told how to lift a heavy load but you think there is a better way to do it?Ask your workmates to decide which way you should do itForget your idea and do it the way you have been toldDiscuss your idea with your supervisor before liftingIgnore what you have been told and do it your wayYou are about to start a job. How will you know if you need a permit to work?The health and safety executive (HSE) will give them outInformation will be given during the site induction before any work startsOther workers on site will pass them on after they have finished with themPermits to work are only required by managers on large sitesWhen you start a new task, how will you know if you need any extra personal protective equipment (PPE)By looking at your employer’s health and safety policyBy looking at the risk assessmentYou will always need itBy looking at the company web pageWhich of the following statements best describes a near miss?An incident where someone was injured and nearly had to take time off workAn incident where someone was injured and nearly had to go to hospitalAn incident where you were just too late to see what happenedAn incident that nearly resulted in injury or damageWhere are you likely to be exposed to the highest quantities of dust when drilling, cutting, sanding or grinding?Outside on a windy dayInside a small roomOutside on a still dayInside a large spaceWho has a duty to protect an individual from stress at workThe unionThe employerThe governmentThe local authorityWhich two of the following species are protected under environmental law in the UK?BatsRatsBadgersFoxesDucksWhich one of the following is the most serious consequence of regularly breathining in construction dust?Life-shortening illnessCollapsed lungHeaving to take time off workGetting asthmaWhich item of equipment would not require portable appliance testing (PAT)?110 volt extension lead110 volt transformerBattery-powered rechargeable drillPlug in portable halogen lightWhich one of the following situations would require a rescue plan?Whenever people are working at heightOnly when there are no fall-arrest systems in placeOnly when work restraint lanyards failWhenever workers are working at ground levelWhich signal is being shown in this imageDanger, emergency stopMove backwardsTurn right or leftMove forwardsWhat does this sign mean?Warning – bright lights or lasersEye protection must be wornEye protection cleaning stationGoggles must be cleanWhich statement about mental health is true?It always has an obvious causeIt is always caused by stressIt can have no obvious causeIt is never caused by stressIn which document should the safe way of carrying out a task be described?Order sheetInstruction manualWork programmeMethod statementWhen are personal fall-arrest systems to be used?During a night shiftMost of the timeIn the morningOnly as a last resortWhy should construction material be recycled?To prevent excessive hazardous wasteTo avoid waste going to landfillTo save the company moneyBecause skips are expensiveWhich two potential health issues are more likely when using a hammer drill for long periods of time?HepatitisCapal tunnel syndromeVibration white fingerHead injuriesSpeech impairmentWhat should workers follow whilst at work to meet their health and safety duties?The actions of their workmatesA safe system of work agreed with the employerTheir gut feeling on safe practicesDirect orders from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)Loss of appetite, fatigue and tearfulness are common symptoms of what?Hand arm vibration syndromeSkin problems such as dermatitisMental health issues or stressRepetitive strain injury and back painWhich type of accident kills the most construction workers?Contact with electricityFalling from heightBeing hit by a falling objectBeing run over by site transportWhy is the methane gas dangerous in confined spaces? Give two answersYou will not be able to see because of the dense fumesIt makes you hyperactiveIt can explodeI’m makes you dehydratedYou may not have enough oxygen to breatheYou are using a generator to power some lighting when a lamp blows. You have a spare lamp. What should you do?Replace the lamp without disconnecting the generatorDisconnect the lighting from the generator before replacing the lampWait for a fully qualifies electrician with a NICEIC cardCarry on working in the darkHow can a worker check if a substance is hazardous to health?Ask the site manager for their opinionIf it is, the hazards should be shown in a COSHH risk assessmentSmell the substance, as odorless substances are safeAll hazardous substances have large warning label on themWhen choosing vehicle routes around a site, what is the main factor that should be considered?Is the driver experienced enough to drive the routeThe medical history of the driverThe width of the routeCould the ground conditions cause a vehicle to overturnWhen working through a construction health and safety checklist, which of these hazardous substances should be identified?Vibration levels, noise levels, asbestos, cementLead, solvents, cement, asbestosNoise levels, solvent, dust, paintAsbestos, cement, paints, noise levelsIf you cut your finger and it will not stop bleeding. What should you do?Tell your colleagues because you may need to restWrap something around it and carry-on workingFind a first aider or get other medical helpWash it, then carry on workingPigeon droppings and nests are found in an area where you are required to work. What should you do?Wait for the pigeons to fly away before carrying on with your workStop work, do not touch anything, and seek adviceCarry on with your work carefully, so you do not disturb themTry to catch the pigeon so you can move them out of the wayWhich one of the following is true about escape routes?Escape routes should be narrow, so people walk in single fileEscape routes should always be kept clear and unobstructedStored materials should be kept covered if stored on an escape routeEscape routes must have concrete walls to prevent fireA worker is suffering stress caused by their line manager. What should they do?Find and follow the company procedures to address itGet another job that will be less demandingComplain to their managerTry to work faster to keep the manager happyWhen choosing vehicle routes around a site, what is the main factor that should be considered?Is the driver experienced enough to drive the routeThe medical history of the driverThe width of the routeCould the ground conditions caused a vehicle to overturnTime is Up!