Steel the safe solution quiz

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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

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

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


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

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

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

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

BCSA’s assessment of its member companies meets SSIP requirements, what does SSIP stand for?

Safety Schemes in Procurement
Steelwork Safety is Promotion
Safe Steel in Practice
Single Source in Procurement

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

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