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October 2014 Quiz

1) Emergency Lighting in a kitchen should come on within?

a)     Half a second

b)    1 second

c)     5 seconds

d)    8 seconds

 

2) Which of the following is not an acceptable Means of Escape in a commercial building (office, shop, factory)?

a)     Moving walkways

b)    Escape stairs enclosed in fire-resisting construction

c)     Escalators

d)    Door leading directly to a place of safety outside

 

3) In a fire a sprinkler system will?

a)     Operate all the sprinkler heads in the system

b)    Operate all the sprinkler heads on that length of pipe

c)     Operate the sprinkler head nearest the fire and one each on either side

d)    Operate the sprinkler head nearest the fire

 

4) British Standards recommend that fire doors’ intumescent seals should be varnished or (oil based) painted no more than how many times?

a)     Never

b)    Once

c)     Three

d)    Five

 

5) Members of staff who have fire safety responsibilities should receive refresher training at least?

a)     Quarterly

b)    Six monthly

c)     Annually

d)    Every two years

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September 2014 Quiz

1) According to British Standards a bracket on a wall shall be capable of supporting how many times the mass (weight) of the extinguisher?

a)     Twice

b)    Three times

c)     Four times

d)    Five times

 

2) A 6 litre Foam extinguisher with a Fire Rating of 144B will be capable of extinguishing a spillage of petrol covering how much area:

a)     2.8 square metres

b)    3.5 square metres

c)     4.5 square metres

d)    5.5 square metres

 

3) Emergency Escape Lighting in a hotel should have a minimum duration of how long?

a)     30 minutes

b)    1 hour

c)     2 hours

d)    3 hours

 

4) An escape route sign above a door accompanied by a downward pointing arrow means?

a)     Progress forward and through from here

b)    Progress forward and down through here

c)     Progress forward through here

d)    Crouch down as you pass through here

 

5) What is the minimum recommended number of escape routes for more than 600 persons?

a)     1

b)    2

c)     3

d)    4

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August 2014 Quiz

 

1) According to British Standards an extinguisher should operate within how many seconds of the control valve being opened?

a)     1 second

b)    2 seconds

c)     3 seconds

d)    4 seconds

 

2) The life expectancy of a battery in a self-contained Emergency Lighting fitting should be at least?

a)     2 years

b)    3 years

c)     4 years

d)    5 years

 

3) No matter what the floor area Emergency Lighting is required in which of the following rooms?

a)     Kitchens

b)    Refuge areas for people with mobility impairments

c)     Surrounds of swimming pools

d)    All of the above

 

4) What is the minimum recommended number of escape routes for a maximum of 60 persons?

a)     1

b)    2

c)     3

d)    4

 

5) The fire resistance of a refuge should be not less than?

a)     30 minutes

b)    60 minutes

c)     90 minutes

d)    120 minutes

 

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July 2014 Quiz

 

1) According to British Standards which gas from the list below is permitted to be used as an extinguisher propellant?

a)     Fluorine

b)    Radon

c)     Krypton

d)    Helium

 

2) Emergency Escape Lighting in an office should have a minimum duration of how long?

a)    30 minutes

b)    1 hour

c)     90 minutes

d)    2 hours

 

3) The minimum height of an escape route (excepting doorways) should be?

a)    1.7 metres

b)    2 metres

c)     2.2 metres

d)    2.5 metres

 

4) The space provided for a wheelchair in a refuge should be not less than?

a)    800 millimetres x 1050 millimetres

b)    900 millimetres x 1400 millimetres

c)     900 millimetres x 1050 millimetres

d)    1050 millimetres x 1200 millimetres

 

5) How often should fire doors and their frames get a visual inspection?

a)     Monthly

b)    Quarterly

c)     Six monthly

d)    Annually

 

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June 2014 Quiz

 

1) According to British Standards the word ‘Foam’ on a 6 litre Foam extinguisher can be as small as:

a)     3.75 millimetres high

b)    4.5 millimetres high

c)     5 millimetres high

d)    10 millimetres high

 

2) Does a toilet facility for use by disabled people need Emergency Lighting?

a)     Not if the floor area is less than 8 square metres

b)    Yes

c)     No

d)    Only if an electric hand dryer is fitted

 

3) What should every escape route sign be accompanied by:

a)     A directional arrow

b)    Text

c)     Emergency Lighting

d)    An intumescent strip

 

4) The door leaf of any doorway should open in the direction of escape when the number of people who might use it is more than:

a)     30

b)    60

c)     90

d)    120

 

5) British Standards recommends that refuges have:

a)     A two-way communication system with the team organising the evacuation

b)    A form of lighting giving at least 300 lux

c)     A dedicated area of at least 3 square metres per wheelchair

d)    A means of self-rescue

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May 2014 Quiz

 

1) British Standards states that an extinguisher with less than 3 litres of extinguishing agent is not required to:

a)    Have instructions on the body

b)    Have a discharge hose

c)     Be inspected annually by a competent person

d)     Have a self-closing control valve

 

2) Rooms larger than what floor size require Emergency Lighting:

a)     25 square metres

b)    40 square metres

c)     50 square metres

d)    60 square metres

 

3) Escape route signs sited on walls should be mounted how high from the floor:

a)     1.5 to 1.7 metres

b)    1.7 to 2 metres

c)     2 metres to 2.2 metres

d)    2.2 to 2.4 metres

 

4) To meet the needs of disabled person the unobstructed width of an escape route should be not less than:

a)     750 millimetres

b)    1000 millimetres

c)     1200 millimetres

d)    1500 millimetres

 

5) Which of the following is an acceptable Means of Escape in a commercial building (office, shop, factory):

a)     Escalators

b)    Throw-out ladders

c)     Fixed vertical (raking) ladders

d)    Door leading to a protected staircase

 

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April 2014 Quiz

 

1) According to the 1996 Regulations in what form must an escape sign be?

a)     Text

b)    Pictogram

c)     Text and pictogram

d)    Fluorescent

 

2) The significant findings of a fire risk assessment must be recorded when there are?

a)     Any employees at all

b)    5 or more employees

c)     7 or more employees

d)    8 or more employees

 

3) Testing the smoke alarms when you have been away for a few days is essential because…?

a)     The battery may have run down unnoticed

b)    It helps to reinforce the discipline of weekly testing

c)     It’s a good excuse not to help with the unpacking

d)    If you don’t no-one else will

 

4) What should be done before using any extinguisher on a fire?

a)     Shake it to mix the contents

b)    Hold it firmly under the arm

c)     Verify it complies with British Standard BS:EN 1400

d)    Test it works

 

5) The classification of fires tells us that Class ‘E’ stands for?

a)     Paper, wood and textiles

b)     Flammable liquids

c)    Electricity

d)     Nothing

 

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March 2014 Quiz

 

1) What should you do if you find an extinguisher that is coloured green?

a)     Get it serviced

b)    Just use it as a normal extinguisher

c)     Paint it red

d)    Take it too the local recycling centre (the tip)

 

2) What is the minimum number of extinguishers there should be on each floor?

a)     1

b)    2

c)     3

d)    4

 

3) What should you do if yours or another person’s clothes catch fire?

a)     Run to the nearest extinguisher

b)    Remove all clothes immediately

c)     Stop, drop and roll

d)    Keep away from other combustible materials to limit the spread of fire

 

4) What is the last step in carrying out a Fire Risk Assessment?

a)     Evaluate

b)    Review

c)     Identify people at risk

d)    Record it

 

5) What does good housekeeping achieve?

a)     Greater productivity by proud staff in the workplace

b)    Deserved promotion

c)     Heat and fuel sources are kept apart

d)    Fuel can be more easily found by arsonists

 

 

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February 2014 Quiz

 

1) Apart from 999 what other telephone number will connect you to the emergency services?

a)     123

b)    112

c)     456

d)    111

 

2) What should a person’s first action be on discovering a fire?

a)     Locate the nearest extinguisher

b)    Locate the nearest, appropriate extinguisher

c)     Leave by the nearest exit

d)    Raise the alarm

 

3) Heat sources and fuel can be best kept apart through…?

a)     Installation of fire doors

b)    Good housekeeping

c)     Upgrading the alarm system

d)    Correct siting of extinguishers

 

4) What are the three things needed to make up the fire triangle?

a)     Fire, Brimstone and Treacle

b)    Earth, Wind and Fire

c)     Heat, Oxygen and Fuel

d)    Heat, Fuel and Static Charge

 

5) A spillage of petrol has caught fire. Which extinguisher must NOT be used on it?

a)     Water

b)    Foam

c)     Carbon Dioxide

d)    Dry Powder

 

 

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January 2014 Quiz

 

1) A standard 9 litre foam extinguisher should have a jet of not less than what length?

a)     1 metre

b)    2 metres

c)     3 metres

d)    4 metres

 

2) What is the first step in carrying out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment?

a)     Identify people at risk

b)    Identify fire hazards

c)     Record, plan, inform, instruct and train

d)    Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk

 

3) What is the maximum sentence for arson?

a)     Life imprisonment

b)    10 years

c)     2 years 6 months

d)    6 months

 

4) When fully operated, what is the minimum amount of extinguishing agent that must be expelled from an extinguisher?

e)     75%

f)     80%

g)    90%

h)     100%

 

5) According to the 1996 Regulations in what form must an escape sign be?

a)     Text

b)    Pictogram

c)     Text and pictogram

d)    Fluorescent

 

 

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December 2013 Quiz

 

1) It is recommended that a domestic smoke alarm is tested every?...

a)     Day

b)    Week

c)     Month

d)    Year

 

2) In which month of the year are electrical fires most likely to occur?

a)     February

b)    April

c)     September

d)    December

 

3) In commercial premises (ie. not a home) what is the main cause of accidental fires?

a)     Smokers’ materials

b)    Faulty appliances and leads

c)     Misuse of equipment

d)    Arson

 

4) A standard 9 litre water extinguisher weighs approximately?

a)     9 Kgs

b)    12.5 Kgs

c)     15 Kgs

d)    18.66 Kgs

 

5) Fire safety training given to staff must be…?

a)     Carried out before the beginning of the shift

b)    Carried out after the end of the shift

c)     Verifiable

d)    Verbal and written

 

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November 2013 Quiz

1) A water extinguisher can only be used on which class of fuel?

a)     Gases

b)    Organic materials (wood, paper etc.)

c)     Metal

d)    Flammable liquids

 

2) What is the minimum recommended duration of emergency lighting in a kitchen area?

a)     10 minutes

b)    15 minutes

c)     30 minutes

d)    1 hour

 

3) Which of these is an acceptable means of escape for a limited number of able-bodied people?

a)     Throw-out ladders

b)    Lowering lines

c)     Other self-rescue devices

d)    Fixed vertical ladders

 

4) The primary function of a fire evacuation drill is to…?

a)     Break up the crushing monotony of working life

b)    Familiarise staff with the sound of the alarm

c)     Identify any weaknesses in the evacuation strategy

d)    To ensure compliance with BS:EN 6117:1989

 

5) What is the recommended maximum travel distance to get to a fire alarm call point (Break Glass Point)?

a)     25 metres

b)    35 metres

c)     45 metres

d)    50 metres

 

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October 2013 Quiz

1) An extinguisher that has between 3% and 10% of its surface area coloured blue has what inside it?

a)     Water

b)    Foam

c)     Carbon Dioxide

d)    Dry Powder

 

2) How many hinges does a fire door have?

a)     One, running the length of the edge

b)    Two

c)     Three

d)    Four

 

3) At least how often should an employee take part in a fire evacuation drill?

a)     Every six months

b)    Every twelve months

c)     Every couple of years

d)    It depends on their status in the workplace hierarchy

 

4) At what temperature will a lighted cigarette ignite petrol?

a)     246º centigrade

b)    280 º centigrade

c)     210 º centigrade

d)    It won’t – it isn’t hot enough

 

5) In an office environment, what is the recommended maximum travel distance to get to an extinguisher?

a)     25 metres

b)    30 metres

c)     40 metres

d)    50 metres

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September 2013 Quiz

1) Emergency Lighting should be tested to make sure it functions properly at least…?

a)     Daily

b)    Weekly

c)     Monthly

d)    Quarterly

 

2) An escape route sign ‘running man’ figure illuminated from within itself should be…?

a)     Red

b)    Green

c)     White

d)    Blue

3) At least how far from an office building should a skip be placed?

a)     4 metres

b)    6 metres

c)     8 metres

d)    10 Metres

 

4) All types of fire alarm systems should be tested…?

a)     Once a day

b)    Once a week

c)     Once a month

d)    Once every quarter

 

5) In the Classifications of Fire ‘A’ stands for…?

a)     Gases

b)    Organic materials (wood, paper etc.)

c)     Metal

d)    Flammable liquids

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August 2013 Quiz

1) When put above doors, at what height should escape route signs be mounted?

a)     2 metres

b)    2.1 metres

c)     2.2 metres

d)    2.3 metres

 

2) The monthly check on an extinguisher includes a check that…?

a)     It complies with BS 6119:1981

b)    It has not lost more than 5% of its TARE weight

c)     The popinjay has not been accidentally dislodged

d)    The instructions are legible

 

3) Who should be informed the time for which a fire evacuation drill has been scheduled?

a)     No-one else

b)    Fire Marshals only

c)     Fire Marshals, H&S adviser, CEO and the fire service

d)    Everyone taking part

 

4) On hearing the fire alarm what action should a person take?

a)     Wait to see if it is a test

b)    See what other people are doing first

c)     Leave immediately by the nearest available exit

d)    Leave immediately through the main entrance

 

5) In the Classifications of Fire ‘B’ stands for…?

a)     Gases

b)    Cooking oil

c)     Metal

d)    Flammable liquids

 

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July 2013 Quiz

 

1) Signs that give instructions (e.g. Fire Door Keep Shut) are in what form?

a)     Triangular with red letters on a white background

b)    Diamond shape with red letters on a white background

c)     Rectangular with white letters on a red background

d)    Circular with white letters on a blue background

 

2) Fire spread from contact with flames is called…?

a)     Conduction

b)    Contraction

c)     Convection

d)    Direct burning

 

3) Fire safety training given to staff must be…?

a)     Before the start of the shift

b)    After the end of the shift

c)     Verifiable

d)    Both verbal and written

 

4) Since 1996 all escape signs must be…?

a)     Text

b)    A pictogram

c)     Both text and a pictogram

d)    Fluorescent

 

5) In hot weather what is an acceptable means of holding open a fire door?

a)     Bespoke rubber door wedge (3 for a pound from a pound shop)

b)    Portable extinguisher

c)     Box of photocopier paper (at least half full)

d)    None of the above

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June 2013 Quiz

 

1) What is the maximum number of coats of paint that British Standards recommend can be used on a fire door’s intumescent strip?

a)     None

b)    2

c)     5

d)    Unlimited

 

2) Safety signs should have what noted in a log?

a)     Dimensions

b)    Name of the person who put it up

c)     Affirmation of compliance with BS 6117:1981

d)    Date of installation

 

3) Traditionally, what has been regarded as the minimum acceptable sound level for an alarm?

a)     65 dB

b)    85 dB

c)     100 dB

d)    120 dB

 

4) Non-refillable fire extinguishers of the aerosol type (the small ones from the supermarket for home use) have an expiry date how long after being filled?

a)     2 years

b)    5 years

c)     10 years

d)    No expiry date

 

5) Emergency lighting is required in a room of what floor area or larger

a)     20 sq metres

b)    40 sq metres

c)     60 sq metres

d)    80 sq metres

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May 2013 Quiz

 

1) What gap is required between the door leaf and frame on a timber fire resisting door?

a)     1 to 3 mm

b)    2 to 4 mm

c)     3 to 5 mm

d)    4 to 6 mm

 

2) A fire door smoke seal restricts the spread of smoke at what temperature?

a)     Low

b)    Ambient

c)     Medium

d)    High

 

3) An extinguisher should operate within how many seconds of the control valve being operated?

a)     1 second

b)    2 seconds

c)     3 seconds

d)    4 seconds

 

4) Escape signage should be at what height throughout the escape route?

a)     Eye level

b)    Door height

c)     The same height

d)    1.8 metres

 

5) The purpose of Fire Evacuation Drills is to…?

a)     Identify weaknesses in the Fire Evacuation Plan

b)    Ensure compliance with British and European Standards

c)     Test employees willingness to partake in the exercise

d)    Establish the parameters of normative reference

 

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April 2013 Quiz

 

1) The Emergency Plan is based on the outcome of what?

a)     The Fire Risk Assessment

b)    The Regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

c)     The Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

d)    The Management brainstorming session

 

2) A Water extinguisher can only be used on which class of fire?

a)     Class A

b)    Class B

c)     Class C

d)    Class D

 

3) Frequent False Alarms can cause people to become…?

a)     Confused

b)    Confounded

c)     Competitive

d)    Complacent

 

4) Why should escape route signs not be put on doors?

a)     They may compromise the fire resistance of the door

b)    They may catch fire

c)     They may not be visible when the door is open

d)    They may confuse the tenants

 

5) The minimum width of an escape route where wheelchair users might be is…?

a)     750 millimetres

b)    900 millimetres

c)     1050 millimetres

d)    1250 millimetres

 

 

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March 2013 Quiz

 

1) One of the functions of Emergency Lighting is to…?

a)     Show how high the smoke has risen

b)    Illuminate the fire doors

c)     Illuminate the light switches

d)    Indicate clearly and unambiguously the escape routes

 

2) How high from the floor should the handle of an extinguisher up to 4kg be positioned?

a)     1.4 metres

b)    1.5 metres

c)     1.6 metres

d)    1 metre

 

3) Escape signs should be positioned so that…?

a)     They are no more than 1.6 metres above ground level

b)    A person escaping always has the next sign in sight

c)     They coincide with break glass points

d)    They are at least 2.6 metres above floor level

 

4) After a Fire Evacuation Drill why should a record be made of who took part?

a)     To satisfy the Health & Safety Executive

b)    To satisfy British Standard BS 6117:1981

c)     So you know who didn’t take part

d)    So Certificates of Achievement can be issued

 

5) Electricity was removed from the Classifications of Fire because…?

a)     The Americans got to use it first

b)    The Central Electricity Generating Board has copyright for the word ‘Electricity’

c)     The Unit charge was too much

d)    Electricity itself doesn’t burn

 

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February 2013 Quiz

 

1) At what weight does an extinguisher cease to be classified as ‘Portable’?

a)     20 Kilograms

b)    25 Kilograms

c)     30 Kilograms

d)    35 Kilograms

 

2) The hinges on a fire door are rated to withstand what temperature?

a)     400°c

b)    600°c

c)     750°c

d)    800°c

 

3) An Escape Route should have clear headroom of not less than…?

a)     2 metres

b)    2.25 metres

c)     2.4 metres

d)    2.45 metres

 

4) Flammable liquids should have a Class B extinguisher no more than how far away?

a)     1 metre

b)    5 metres

c)     10 metres

d)    20 metres

 

5) Any dead-end access route that is more than 20 metres long should have…?

a)     A Fairfield Alloy retaining box

b)    Turning circle facilities provided for emergency vehicles

c)     British Standards 6117:1981 approval

d)    A permanently fixed Popinjay

 

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January 2013 Quiz

 

 

1) The third hinge on a fire door should be fitted how far below the top hinge?

a)     100 millimetres

b)    200 millimetres

c)     300 millimetres

d)    400 millimetres

 

2) What is the maximum delay allowed between actuation of a manual (break glass) call point and the sounding of the alarm?

a)     1 second

b)    1½ seconds

c)     2 seconds

d)    3 seconds

 

3) A refuge on a staircase must be at least what size?

a)     900mm x 1400mm

b)    900mm x 1100mm

c)     600mm x 1100mm

d)    600mm x 900mm

 

4) Toilet accommodation must have emergency lighting when the floor area exceeds what size?

a)     3 square metres

b)    4 square metres

c)     6 square metres

d)    8 square metres

 

5) In Residential Care a ‘Protected Area’ must not exceed how many beds?

a)     6

b)    8

c)     10

d)    12

 

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December 2012 Quiz

 

1) In Theatres gangways should be at least how wide?

a)     750 millimetres

b)    850 millimetres

c)     950 millimetres

d)    1050 millimetres

 

2) What % of property losses in schools is due to fire?

a)     85%

b)    87%

c)     90%

d)    93%

 

3) In Residential care how long should it take to evacuate using the staff present under normal operating conditions?

a)     2 minutes

b)    2½ minutes

c)     3 minutes

d)    Until the fire service arrives

 

4) Temporary seating in a place of assembly should be fixed to the floor and secured in lengths of….?

a)     Not fewer than 3 and not more than 12

b)    Not fewer than 4 and not more than 12

c)     Not fewer than 5 and not more than 10

d)    Not fewer than 6 and not more than 10

 

5) A ‘C’ test rating on an extinguisher means it has been tested on….?

a)     Organic fuel fires

b)    Metal fires

c)     Flammable gas fires

d)    Flammable liquid fires

 

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November 2012 Quiz

 

1) Fire safety training is necessary?

a)     Every two years

b)    When staff are leaving for another employer

c)     When working practices and processes are changed

d)    Before a Staff Development Review

 

2) Fire can spread through which means?

a)     Contraction

b)    Convention

c)     Conductions

d)    Radiation

 

3) What % of the surface area of an extinguisher should be in the colour that denotes the type of extinguisher?

a)     5%

b)    10%

c)     15%

d)    20%

 

4) The purpose of Fire Drills is to…?

a)     Satisfy the insurance company’s requirements

b)    Test procedures

c)     Keep staff on their toes

d)    Tick another box

 

5) Escape route signs mounted above doors should be at what height above the floor?

a)     1.7m to 2.0m

b)    2.0m to 2.5m

c)     2.5m to 2.7m

d)    2.7m to 2.9m

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October 2012 Quiz

1.  In 2008 fire cost £8.3 billion. What percentage was attributed to arson?

a) 41%

b) 14%

c) 27%

d) 72%

2.  Repeated false alarms lead to…?

 

a) Tinnitus

b) Complacency

c) A fine by the HSE

d) Faster response times by the fire service

 

3.  What is the recommended height from the floor for the fitting of a break glass point?

a) 1 metre

b) 1.2 metres

c) 1.4 metres

d) 1.6 metres

 

4.  The only classification of fire on which a water extinguisher can be used is ?

a) A

b) C

c) E

d) F

 

5.  What is the suggested range of travel distance in a normal fire risk area with more than one escape route?

a) 18 metres

b) 25 metres

c) 45 metres

d) 60 metres

 

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September 2012 Quiz

 

1) What is the primary aim of a Fire Risk Assessment ?

a)     To protect the Responsible Person should there be a fire

b)     To get the owner of a building to comply with regulations

c)     To ensure compliance with Insurance requirements

d)     To identify fire hazards

 

2) To whom can the Responsible Person pass responsibility for fire safety?

a)     The owner of the building

b)     The owner of the business

c)     No one

d)     The Fire Safety Officer

 

3) How often should a fire alarm be tested?

a)     Daily

b)     Weekly

c)     Monthly

d)     Quarterly

4) How often should a fire extinguisher be serviced by a competent person?

a)     Weekly

b)     Monthly

c)     Quarterly

d)     Annually

 

5) What should the uninitiated beware of when using a Carbon Dioxide extinguisher?

a)     The sudden noise

b)     The huge amounts of toxic gases produced

c)     The heating up of the handle

d)     The mess it produces

 

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August 2012 Quiz

 

1) What is the primary aim of a Fire Risk Assessment ?

a)     To protect the Responsible Person should there be a fire

b)     To get the owner of a building to comply with regulations

c)     To ensure compliance with Insurance requirements

d)     To identify fire hazards

 

2) To whom can the Responsible Person pass responsibility for fire safety?

a)     The owner of the building

b)     The owner of the business

c)     No one

d)     The Fire Safety Officer

 

3) How often should a fire alarm be tested?

a)     Daily

b)     Weekly

c)     Monthly

d)     Quarterly

 

4) How often should a fire extinguisher be serviced by a competent person?

a)     Weekly

b)     Monthly

c)     Quarterly

d)     Annually

 

5) What should the uninitiated beware of when using a Carbon Dioxide extinguisher?

a)     The sudden noise

b)     The huge amounts of toxic gases produced

c)     The heating up of the handle

d)     The mess it produces

 

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July 2012 Quiz

1) What should be the maximum distance to reach an alarm break glass point ?

a) 15 metres

b) 30 metres

c) 45 metres

d) 60 metres

 

2) A ‘B’ rating for an extinguisher means?

a) It is substandard to a ‘A’ rated extinguisher

b) It will last longer than an ‘A’ rated extinguisher

c) It is not suitable for use on flammable liquids

d) It is suitable for use on flammable liquids

 

3) An Emergency Plan should include?

a) How business will be mitigated after an incident

b) How people will be warned if there is a fire

c) Duties of the Emergency Lighting engineer

d) Length of time it will take to extinguish a fire

 

4) Where would an intumescent strip be found?

a) On the hose of an extinguisher

b) Linking a detector to the fire alarm panel

c) On a fire door

d) Inside an illuminated exit sign

 

5) All fire warning systems should be tested?

a) Weekly

b) Monthly

c) Quarterly

d) Annually

 

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June 2012 Quiz

 

1) What should be done before using any extinguisher on a fire?

a)     Shake it to mix the contents

b)    Hold it firmly under the arm

c)     Verify it complies with British Standard BS:EN 1400

d)    Test it works

 

2) How often should a chimney be swept for a fire that burns wood?

a)     Monthly when in use

b)    Quarterly when in use

c)     Six-monthly when in use

d)    Annually when in use

 

3) What % of businesses fail within 18 months of suffering a major catastrophe?

a)     40%

b)    53%

c)     64%

d)    80%

 

4) What is the minimum recommended decibel level of a fire alarm?

a)     45 dB

b)    50 dB

c)     60 dB

d)    75 dB

 

5) How many times can a fire blanket be used before it must be disposed of?

a)     Once

b)    Up until the blue tag turns yellow

c)     Until it can no longer extinguish fires

d)    Twice


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May 2012 Quiz

 

1) If you don’t have a working smoke alarm, how many more times are you likely to die in a fire?

a)     Twice as likely

b)    Three times more likely

c)     Four times more likely

d)    Five times more likely

 

2) Testing the smoke alarms when you have been away for a few days is essential because…?

a)     The battery may have run down unnoticed

b)    It helps to reinforce the discipline of weekly testing

c)     It’s a good excuse not to help with the unpacking

d)    If you don’t no-one else will

 

3) If an extinguisher is marked “13A”, What does the “A” stand for?

a)     Area covered

b)    Classification of fire

c)     Classification of extinguishing medium

d)    Adult use only

 

4) When testing a water extinguisher under British Standards the wooden lattice used consists of blocks of..?

a)     Chipboard

b)    Oak

c)     Wood naturally seasoned for at least 2 years

d)    Scots Pine

 

5) If, on using a Carbon Dioxide extinguisher you start to cough, it is an indication that…?

a)     You should consider moving onto filter tipped cigarettes

b)    You have breathed in some saliva instead of swallowing it (again)

c)     You wish to politely draw attention to your bravery

d)    The level of CO2 in the air is such that you should leave the area

 

 

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April 2012 Quiz

 

1)   The greatest risk to persons during the early stages of fire is caused by?

a) Panic

b) Sound of the alarm

c) Cold and wet weather at assembly points

d) Toxic smoke

 

2)   The significant findings of a fire risk assessment must be recorded when there are?

a) Any employees at all

b) 5 or more employees

c) 7 or more employees

d) 8 or more employess

 

3)   Heat sources and fuel can be best kept apart through?

a) Installation of fire doors

b) Good housekeeping

c) Upgrading of protected routes

d) Correct siting of extinguishers

 

4)   A 6 litre foam extinguisher rated as 144B, that has been tested to British Standards, should extinguish an area of flammable liquid equal to?

a) 0.66 m2

b) 2.2 m2

c) 4.52 m2

d) 7.32 m2

 

5)   On discovering a fire a person's first action should be to?

a) Raise the alarm

b) Locate the nearest extinguisher

c) Locate the nearest appropriate extinguisher

d) Leave by the nearest exit

 

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March 2012 Quiz

 

1) What causes the frosting on the horn of a Co2 extinguisher when it is discharged?

a)     Thermal Compression

b)    Absorption of heat from the fire

c)     Thermal Decompression

d)    The high sugar content of Co2

 

2) The person designated to be in charge of the Fire Risk Assessment is referred to as?

a)     The owner

b)    The occupier

c)     The employer

d)    The responsible person

 

3) What is the last step in a Fire Risk Assessment?

a)     Record findings and action taken

b)    Keep assessment under review

c)     Identify the location of people at risk

d)    Mitigate the risks

 

4) A standard 6 litre foam extinguisher should work for a minimum duration of,,,?

a)     50 seconds

b)    40 seconds

c)     30 seconds

d)    20 seconds

 

5) The classification of fires tells us that Class ‘E’ stands for?

a)     Paper, wood and textiles

b)    Flammable liquids

c)     Electricity

d)    Nothing

 

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February 2012 Quiz

1) What is the minimum duration of operation of a 2kg Co2 extinguisher?


a) 3 seconds
b) 6 seconds
c) 9 seconds
d) 12 seconds

 

2) What is the first step in carrying out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment?


a) Identify people at risk
b) Identify fire hazards
c) Record, plan, inform, instruct and train
d) Evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk

 

3) What is the maximum sentence for arson?


a) Life imprisonment
b) 10 years
c) 2 years 6 months
d) 6 months

 

4) When fully operated, what is the minimum amount of extinguishing agent that must be expelled from an extinguisher?


a) 75%
b) 80%
c) 90%
d) 100%

 

5) According to the 1996 Regulations in what form must an escape sign be?


a) Text
b) Pictogram
c) Text and pictogram
d) Fluorescent

 

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January 2012 Quiz

1) Which extinguishers must not be used on equipment using electricity?


a) Water
b) Foam
c) Co2
d) Dry powder

 

2) Fire safety training given to staff must be…?


a) Carried out before the beginning of the shift
b) Carried out after the end of the shift
c) Verifiable
d) Verbal and written

 

3) How many people can a door of 750 millimetres width accommodate in one minute?


a) 80
b) 100
c) 120
d) 140

 

4) A standard 9 litre foam extinguisher should have a jet of not less than what length?


a) 1 metre
b) 2 metres
c) 3 metres
d) 4 metres

 

5) In a normal fire-risk area a single escape route should have a travel distance of no more than how many metres?


a) 12
b) 18
c) 25
d) 45

 

 

 

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December 2011 Quiz

1) What is the maximum recommended distance that a person should have to travel to reach a fire extinguisher?


a) 10 metres
b) 30 metres
c) 50 metres
d) 100 metres

 

2) In a normal risk premise an exit door 1050 millimetres wide can cope with how many people in one minute?

 

 

a) 50
b) 100
c) 200
d) 400

 

3) Escape signs on walls should be mounted at what height from the floor?

a) 1.7m to 2.0m
b) 2.0m to 2.2m
c) 2.2m to 2.4m
d) 2.4m to 2.6m

 

4) A standard 9 litre water extinguisher weighs approximately?

a) 9 Kgs
b) 12.5 Kgs
c) 15 Kgs
d) 18.66 Kgs

 

5) Halon / BCF extinguishers were banned in 1993 because…?

a) The chemical is an ingredient in weapons of mass destruction
b) Their expense made then uneconomic to manufacture
c) The chemical was the main export of North Korea
d) The chemical damages the ozone layer

 

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November 2011 Quiz

1) What is the leading cause of fires in the home?


a) Heating systems
b) Faulty electrical wiring
c) Children playing with matches or fire
d) Cooking

 


2) In which month of the year are electrical fires most likely to occur?


a) February
b) April
c) September
d) December

 


3) How many deaths and injuries were there from fires last year?


a) 10,000
b) 12,000
c) 14,000
d) 16,000

 


4) A standard 9 litre water extinguisher should work for a minimum of?


a) 20 seconds
b) 40 seconds
c) 60 seconds
d) 80 seconds

 


5) A designated fire door is required to be hung with how many hinges?


a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

 

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October 2011 Quiz

1) When using a water extinguisher to tackle a fire that is spreading horizontally it is best to:


a) Aim the hose at the base of the fire, moving the jet across the area of the fire
b) Aim the hose at the base of the fire, using vertical movements to extinguish the flame
c) Aim the hose at the top of the fire, moving the jet across the area of the fire
d) Aim the hose at the top of the fire, using vertical movements to extinguish the flame

 


2) What components make up the fire triangle?


a) Air, Heat, Chemical reaction
b) Fuel, Air, Chemical reaction
c) Heat, Oxygen, Chemical reaction
d) Fuel, Air, Heat

 


3) It is recommended that a domestic smoke alarm is tested every?...


a) Day
b) Week
c) Month
d) Year

 


4) Every year there are how many domestic house fires?


a) 50,000
b) 80,000
c) 110,00
d) 140,000

 


5) A Water Extinguisher complying with British Standards should have a jet of not less than what length?


a) 4 metres
b) 5 metres
c) 6 metres
d) 7 metres

 

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