General Safety induction questionnaire


The safety induction questionnaire tests that you have read and understood the video and manual for this induction. After you pass the questionnaire an email message will be sent to AIMS recording your name, contact details, your score and any comment you care to make.

Thank you for your time, we look forward to working with you.

Question 1.
When you hear the evacuation alarm you must...

 a.  Stop to get your belongings
 b.  Call your supervisor
 c.  Await further instruction
 d.  Evacuate immediately to the emergency assembly location

Question 2.
What factor is not relevant in the event of an emergency?

 a.  Who your fire wardens are
 b.  Completing an experiment
 c.  The Emergency Procedures
 d.  Where to assemble

Question 3.
In the event of a fire you should only attempt to use a fire extinguisher if...

 a.  The fire is only small
 b.  You have been instructed how to use one & feel competent to do so
 c.  The fire is beginning to spread
 d.  People are in imminent danger

Accident Reporting

Question 4.
Who is the first person to inform if you have an incident or identify a hazard even if no-one is injured?

 a.  Your supervisor
 b.  The director
 c.  First aider
 d.  Reception

Question 5.
If you are injured at work, no matter how insignificant it is, you must...

 a.  Go home
 b.  Report it to your supervisor
 c.  Go to the hospital
 d.  Tell your family

OH&S Law

Question 6.
What are the duties of the employer (AIMS) under WH&S law?

 a.  Follow the safety officer’s instructions only if there is an accident
 b.  To allow staff go to training, if they want to
 c.  Protect workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety and welfare
 d.  If there are no accidents then the employer is fulfilling their duties

Question 7.
What are the WH&S responsibilities of employees (staff) under WH&S law?

 a.  Comply with any reasonable instruction, co operate with any reasonable policy or procedure and report hazards
 b.  Follow safety procedures only when the supervisor tells them to
 c.  Employees don’t have safety responsibilities, that is the employer’s job
 d.  Wear safety equipment only when the safety officer is in the workplace

Question 8.
What is the fundamental goal of AIMS' WHS system?

 a.  To look after the laboratories
 b.  Prevent incidents and ill health at the workplace
 c.  To work unsafely
 d.  To win safety awards

Field Work

Question 9.
Who is responsible for preparing fieldwork safety documents for trips?

 a.  Cruise leader
 b.  Field operations manager
 c.  Crew members
 d.  HSE co-ordinator

Road Safety

Question 10.
What are the advised steps for an emergency when an animal runs in front of you on the road?

 a.  Accelerate around the animal
 b.  Firmly apply brakes and do not swerve
 c.  Avoid the animal at all costs
 d.  Brake as hard as possible and drive onto the roadside

Question 11.
What is the advised maximum speed limit for cars travelling on country or remote roads at dawn, dusk and at night?

 a.  120km/h
 b.  60km/h
 c.  100km/h
 d.  80km/h

Question 12.
What is the advised space to the car in front of you when driving, in seconds?

 a.  1
 b.  2
 c.  3
 d.  4

Question 13.
Where should luggage be stowed in cars - and why?

 a.  In the boot to prevent it becoming a missile in an accident
 b.  Behind your seat to keep it safe
 c.  You may not carry bags while coming to work
 d.  In the boot to prevent leaks and smells in the cabin

Lab Safety

Question 14.
Name three items of person protective equipment required when entering an AIMS laboratory?

 a.  Safety boots, Respirator, Ear plugs
 b.  Coveralls, Welding gloves, Face visor
 c.  Lab coat, Safety glasses, Enclosed footwear
 d.  Ear defenders, Chain mail gloves, Hard hat

Question 15.
What is a safety data sheet (SDS)?

 a.  A document that contains details of the hazards associated with a chemical, and gives information on its safe use.
 b.  A form that is not necessary in laboratories
 c.  A statistical analysis of a material’s safety features
 d.  An advertising sheet for a chemical

Working After Hours and Lone Working

Question 16.
Whom should you advise and gain permission from before you work late or when you want to work alone in a laboratory or workshop?

 a.  The security guard
 b.  Human resources
 c.  General manager
 d.  Your supervisor

Question 17.
If you are working out of hours at AIMS, what must you do?

 a.  advise your supervisor or manager
 b.  maintain a reliable and readily available means of communication at all times
 c.  all apply
 d.  follow the instructions set out in AIMS-HS-10 Working Alone Procedure

Manual Handling

Question 18.
What are the four factors to consider when lifting (T.I.L.E.)?

 a.  Toil, Inside or outside, Lifting, Energy
 b.  Task, Individual, Load, Equipment
 c.  Truck, Inside, Layers, Equal
 d.  Together, Implies we can, Lift, Everything

Question 19.
What should you do when involved in a manual handling task?

 a.  Take a break
 b.  Avoid lifting where possible
 c.  Ask someone else to do it
 d.  Some exercises


Question 20.
Finish the sentence for office workstation safety
'Your seat should be high enough so that your elbows'?

 a.  Are level with the keyboard
 b.  Are directly above your knees
 c.  Are level with the desk
 d.  None of the above

Question 21.
Finish the sentence for office workstation safety
'I need to rest my eyes from looking at the monitor'?

 a.  When I feel tired
 b.  Every 20 minutes
 c.  Every 60 minutes
 d.  Only at scheduled breaks

Workshop and Engineering Safety

Question 22.
When you go to the engineering workshop, who should you report to?

 a.  The workshop supervisor
 b.  Your supervisor
 c.  General manager
 d.  Stores manager

Question 23.
Is AIMS required to provide a safe and healthy workplace away from its Cape Ferguson, Darwin and WA facilities?

 a.  No
 b.  This depends on whether the work is mostly completed at AIMS offices and Laboratories
 c.  Yes
 d.  Only if the cruise leader decides it is necessary


Question 24.
Slips, trips and falls contribute to 50% of all accidents. What measures can be taken to reduce the risk of injury?

 a.  Keeping all equipment clean and well maintained
 b.  Ensuring walkways remain unobstructed
 c.  Reporting any slip, trip or fall hazards
 d.  all of the above


Question 25.
When do cyclones normally occur in Australia's tropical regions?

 a.  August
 b.  September
 c.  November to April
 d.  Never

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