Test exam Basic Elements of Safety Page 7 of 9
__-__-____ between __:__ and __:__ Proefexamen_Basisveiligheid VCA / 1000087
Are you allowed to increase the counterweight on a forklift?
A No, this is never permitted.
B Yes, this is permitted at any time.
C Yes, this is permitted by at most 10% of the counterweight.
How should an acetylene bottle be positioned during welding?
A The bottle must be positioned at an angle of at least 30° with the floor.
B The bottle must always be in an upright position.
C The bottle may be laid down on the floor.
How can you prevent falling hazards at the edge of a workfloor?
A By placing warning signs at the edge of the workfloor.
B By putting proper barriers at the edge of the workfloor.
C By giving the workers proper instruction at the start of the work.
What is the best safety provision for a floor opening?
A The floor opening must be properly lit.
B Sufficient warning signs must be placed around the floor opening.
C The floor opening must be covered with materials capable of carrying heavy loads.
Hazards can arise during excavations due to the fact that there are many cables and
pipelines buried in the ground. This is why ‘rules for careful excavation’ have been
established. What is one of these rules?
A Never dig in areas where cables or pipelines are known to be buried in the ground.
B When using an excavator always use a toothed excavator bucket.
C First manually dig trial trenches close to the specified location of the cables or pipelines.
Which of the following is mandatory when working from a safety cage at height?
A The safety cage must be suspended from a chain or a steel cable.
B Everyone in the safety cage must have a walkie-talkie.
C Everyone in the safety cage must wear a safety harness attached to the safety cage.