CITB OP/SPEC by MJA | Apr 16, 2021 | 0 comments Welcome to your CITB OP/SPEC 1. What is the organisation ‘The Samaritans’?A political party which supports looking after vulnerable peopleA trade union organisation offering financial and legal supportA charity that provides emotional support for people who are struggling to copeA charity offering construction training to young vulnerable people 2. How Can excessive noise levels affect your hearing? Give two answers.Ear InfectionsHearing ImprovementTemporary hearing lossPermanent hearing lossDizziness and nausea 3. Which one of the following surfaces is not likely to be fragile?A reinforced concrete roofA glass panel roofA sale tiled roofA Fibre cement sheet roof 4. Which sign is categorised as a warning sign?Which sign is categorised as a warning sign? 5. You need to lift a load that is not heavy, but it is so big that you cannot see in front of you. What should you do?Ask someone to help carry the load so that you can both see aheadGet someone to walk in front of you and tell others to get out of the wayGet someone to walk next to you and give directionsMove the load on your own. It is so large that anyone in your way is sure to see it 6. What is the most important reason for keeping your work area clean and tidy?So that waste skips can be emptied more oftenIt saves time cleaning up at the end of the weekTo recycle waste and help the environmentTo help prevent slips, trips and falls 7. The seal of your respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can be broken by which two things?Facial HairA hearing aidEarringsMake-upFacial scarring 8. What should be done if there is an oil or diesel spill on site?Use a spill kit to clean it up before the end of the dayIgnore it. Oil or diesel spills do not have serious, long-term effects.Call the Environment agency immediately so they can arrange to have it clean up the spill 9. Who must you report a serious accident to?Site securityThe ambulance serviceThe police serviceYour employer 10. The risk of a materials handling vehicle (telehandler) overturning is increasing when?Raising loads whilst stationaryReversing into loading bayLifting loads on even groundDriving at excessive speeds around corners 11. Which two of the following are the best ways to reduce the risk of slips and trips for pedestrians? ( Pick two)Audio messaging being playedWarning sirensAdequate heatingAdequate lightingGood housekeeping 12. A worker with a full UK driving licence has been asked to move a machine they have never been trained on. What should the worker do?They can move the machine as they have a full UK driver’s licenceExplain that they are not trained and competent to move itMove the machine if there is a vehicle marshallerMove the machine as long as there is no one else near it 13. On site, waste should be collected in what?General skipsBins and baysSegregated skipsBays and buckets 14. Which of the following do you not need to do to ensure that someone’s mask works?Check the mask is being worn correctlyCheck the mask under water to make sure the seals are tightCheck the mask is the correct type neededCheck the user has passed a face-fit test whilst wearing the mask 15. Which type of accident kills the most construction workers?Contact with electricityFalling from heightBeing hit by a falling objectBeing run over by site transport 16. What is the most important consideration when wearing respiratory protective equipment (RPE)Being able to smellThe weight is correctIt is the correct colourIt has a good seal 17. What is the fire assembly point?Where the fire extinguishers are keptWhere the fire startedWhere fire engines must go when they arrive on siteWhere people must go when the fire alarm sounds 18. Which of the following statements about gas leaking from a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder is true?Its not a problem if a risk assessment has been carried out beforehandAny leak will always cause a fire and evacuation should be immediateIt can catch fire at some distance from the original leak and flash back to the sourceIt is only dangerous if there is a heat source very close to the cylinder 19. When you walk across the site, what is the best way to avoid an accident with mobile plant?Ride on the plantGet the attention of the driver before you get too closeKeep to the designated pedestrian routesWear hi-vis clothing 20. Someone working in a deep inspection chamber has collapsed. What should you do first?Ask someone to find your supervisor while you try to rescue the workerRaise the alarm and stay by the inspection chamber, but do not enterClimb into the inspection chamber and give first-aid treatmentGet someone to lower you into the inspection chamber on a rope 21. Which of the following provides health and safety information about a hazardous substance?The manual Handling assessmentThe site diaryThe COSHH assessmentThe delivery note 22. You see a lorry parking and it has a flat tyre. Why should you tell the driver?The driver will need to travel at a much slower speedIt could be unsafe to drive the lorryThe lorry can only carry small loadsMore fuel will be used by the lorry 23. Which of these is the most accurate way to confirm the exact location of buried services?Architect drawingsSurvey drawingsTrial holesCable plans 24. What should you do if you are concerned about a colleague’s mental health?Speak to them about itSpeak to a doctor about itTell all the team about itNothing, its not your problem 25. Which one of the following surfaces is not likely to be fragile?A reinforced concrete roofA glass panel roofA slate tiles roofA fibre cement sheet 26. Why is it the employer’s legal responsibility to discuss matters of health and safety with employees?So that employees will never have to attend any other health and safety trainingSo that employees are informed of things that will protect their health and safetySo that your employer will not have any legal responsibility for employees’ health and safetySo that employees do not have any responsibilities for health and safety 27. Which one of the following statements about asbestos is true?Asbestos fibres only cause health problems for smokersAsbestos fibres are most likely to enter the body through inhalationAsbestos fibres are most likely to enter the body through the skinAsbestos in buildings must always be removed regardless of condition 28. When selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), what is the most important factor to be taken into account?The cost of the equipmentCan it be recycledHow long it will lastThe type of hazard 29. Reducing the risk of cuts and abrasions would require protection for what part of the body?BloodHairBonesSkins 30. What should you do if you see the sides supports move when you are working in an excavation?Nothing. The sides are expected to move all the timeWork in another part of the excavation insteadMake sure that you and other workers get out quicklyKeep working and watch to see if they move again Time is Up!