1) To lift a load, you should always try to: a) stand with your feet together when lifting b) bend your back when lifting c) carry your load away from your body, at arm's length d) Divide large loads into smaller loads 2) You need to lift your laod from the floor. Yor should stand with your: a) feet together, legs straight b) feet together, knees bent c) feet slightly apart, knees bent d) divide large loads into smaller loads 3) You have been told how to lift a heavy load, but you think there is a better way to do it. What should you do? a) ignore what you have been told and do it your way b) ask your work mates to decided which way you should do it c) discuss your ideas with your supervisor d) forget your ideas and do it the way you have been told 4) To lift a load safely you need to think about: a) its size and condition b) its weight c) whether it has handholds d) forget your ideas and do it the way you have been told 5) When you lift a load manually, you must: a) keep your back straight and use the strength in your leg muscles to lift b) make sure there are always to people to lift the load c) use a crane or another lifting device to pick up the load d) move the load as quickly as possible 6) You are using a trolley to move a heavy load. Is this manual handling? a) No, because the wheelbarrow is carrying the load b) Only if the load slips off the wheelbarrow c) Yes, you are still manually handling the load d) Only if the wheelbarrow has a flat tyre 7) You are using a trolley to move a heavy load. The trolley loses a wheel. You have a long way to go. what should you do? a) Carry the load the rest of the way b) Ask someone to help you pull the trolley the rest of the way c) Drag the trolley on your own the rest of the way d) Find another way to move the load 8) You need to move a heavy load over a long distance. What is the safest way to do it? a) Pick up the load and run all the way b) Tie a rope around the load and pull it c) Roll it end-over all the way d) You must wear a back brace 9) Your new job involves some manual handling. An old injury means that you have a weak back. What should you do? a) Tell your supervisor you can lift anything b) Tell your supervisor that the lifting might be a problem c) Try some lifting then tell your supervisor about your back. d) Tell your supervisor about your back if it gets injured again 10) If you have to twist or turn your body when you lift and place a load it means: a) The weight you can lift safely is less than usual b) The weight you can lift safely is more than usual c) Nothing you can lift the same weight as usual 11) You have to move a load that might be too heavy for you. You cannot divide it into smaller parts and there is no one to help you. What should you do? a) Do not move the load until you have found a safe method b) Get a forklift truck, even though you cant drive one c) Try to lift it using the correct lifting methods d) Lift and move the load quickly to avoid injury 12) You need to move a load that might be too heavy for you. What should you do? a) Divide the load into smaller loads if possible b) Get someone to help you c) Use an aid, such as a trolley or wheelbarrow d) All of the answers 13) You must lift a heavy load. What must your employer do? a) Make sure your supervisor is there to advise while you lift b) Do a risk assessment of the task c) Nothing, it is a part of your job to lift loads d) Watch while you lift the load 14) If you wear a back support belt: a) You can lift any load without being injured b) You can safely lift more than usual c) You could face the same risk of injury as not wearing one d) It will crush your backbone and damage it 15) You need to lift a load that is not heavy, but it is so big that you cannot see in front of you. what should you do? a) Ask someone to help you carry the load so you can both see ahead b) Get aomeone to walk next to you and give directions c) Get someone to walk in front of you and tell others to get out of the way d) Move the load on your own because it is so large anyone in your way is sure to see it 16) You need to move a load that is heavier on one side than on the other. How should you pick it up? a) With the heavy side towards you b) With the heavy side away form you c) With the heavy side on your strong arm d) With the heavy side on your weak arm

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