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 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

Which of the following is the most important step that contributes towards safe practice?

Providing good canteen facilities on site
Only undertaking work during daylight hours
Ensuring that competent persons are mobilised to undertake the task in hand
Establishing a personal relationship with the site safety officer

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 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

During frame design which three of the following issues will need resolving that affect the development of the design basis outline method of erection?

The stability concept for the part-erected structure including any requirements for temporary bracing or propping
Experience from any trial erection undertaken
Timing and method of grouting foundation connections
Use of profiled steel sheeting to provide lateral restraint

Which one of the following would be beyond the scope of competence to be expected of a typical steelwork contractor?

Erection on a city centre site
Drilling concrete
Using bonding adhesives
Erection on a contoured site

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 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

Structural frames built in which one of the following materials are easily adaptable in use and readily demountable as well as recyclable?


How does BCSA provide information on the competence of its member companies?

In terms of categories of steelwork
In terms of the recommended maximum size of contracts to be resourced
In terms of the identities of each company’s directors
In terms of numbers of HSE prosecutions