Steel the safe solution quiz


Please answer the following 10 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 8 out of 10, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Steel the safe solution

Which of these items are the three important safety objectives that underpin the choice of erection methodology?

Choosing craneage to lift and place the steelwork
Maintaining the stability of the part-erected structure
Reducing the time taken for site operations
Providing safe access to working positions

Prior to the issue of tender documents for construction, which two of the following issues that affect steel erection will need resolving?

Soil conditions affecting the safe operation of plant
Exact methods of providing safe access to positions of work and safe working positions
Access to the site and within the site
The lifting devices necessary

Which two of these steps available during execution can most contribute towards making steel the safe solution?

Use of trial erection
Use of new cranes
Use of scaffolding
Use of the part-erected steelwork to gain access to subsequent working positions

Which two of the following statements are true?

Designers are not obliged to consider whether their schemes can be safely built
It is necessary to consider every conceivable scenario when planning for safe construction
The choice of building materials has a major influence on what is achievable in terms of safe construction
The benchmark of safe practice should be established by industry practitioners

Which are the three main hazards that occur during steel erection?

Moving large heavy components into position
The part-erected structure can be unstable
Erection is done on sites that are difficult to reach
Each project is different

When should steel erectors be allowed to climb on to the steelwork?

Any time that an experienced erector decides
Only after a suitable method has been established in advance
Only whilst two safety lanyards are both attached, one to a MEWP and one to the steelwork

When erecting a single storey building which is the type of crane that would most generally be used?

Tower crane
Mobile telescopic crane
Crawler crane
Gantry crane

How can frame designers contribute most effectively to ensuring steelwork is erected safely?

By having a dialogue with those responsible for planning and undertaking the work on site
By a comprehensive series of notes on the drawings issued for construction
By designing to keep the weight of each steel member as low as possible
By specifying that steel erectors should never exit the basket of a MEWP at height

Which of the following statements is true?

Steel erection is always risky
Steel erection is never risky nowadays
Steel erection is hazardous but not risky if properly managed
Steel erection is always risky even if properly managed

When should fixing of metal decking start?

As soon as possible
As soon as the supporting beams are in place
After the steel frame is aligned and stable
Not until all steelwork is complete and grouted