Protect health and safety in the workplace/Activities/Quiz and knowledge test/Quiz answers
Knowledge assessment answers
|1||What are two requirements you as an employee have while at work, as defined by the Health and Safety in Employment Act?|
|Answer|| 1. I must take all practicable steps to ensure my own safety while at work
2. I must ensure that no action or inaction of mine causes harm to any other person while I am at work
|1.2||Name three rights as an employee under the Health and Safety in Employment Act?|
|Answer|| Every employer shall take all practicable steps to ensure the safety of employees while at work; and in particular shall take all practicable steps to –
(a) Provide and maintain for employees a safe working environment; and (b) Provide and maintain for employees while they are at work facilities for their safety and health; and (c) Ensure that plant used by any employee at work is so arranged, designed, made , and maintained that it is safe for the employee to use; and (d) Ensure that while at work employees are not exposed to hazards arising out of the arrangement, disposal, manipulation, organisation, processing, storage, transport, working, or use of things – (i) in their place of work; or (ii) near their place of work and under the employer’s control; and (e) Develop procedures for dealing with emergencies that may arise while employees are at work.
|2.1||Outline procedures to identify potential health and safety hazards within a workplace.
How would you identify at least five of the following potential health and safety hazards:
|Answer|| Procedures may include:
|2.2|| Determine strategies to ensure health and safety hazards are reduced or eliminated.
- involving own behaviour - consultation with employer - referral to an appropriate authority
|Answer|| Strategies may include:
|2.3|| Outline procedures to deal with hazardous events or situations when not covered by employer emergency plans.
|Answer||Candidate’s own answers|