Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment / Equipos de Protección Individual


1. If there is a risk of materials flying into your eyes, you should wear: / Si hay riesgo de materiales volando a tus ojos, deberías llevar: 

A) Tinted welding goggles
B) Laser safety glasses
C) Chemical-resistant goggles
D) Impact-resistant goggles / Gafas resistentes anti impactos

2. What type of eye protection do you need to wear if you are using a cartridge-operated tool or compressed gas tool (nail gun)? / ¿Qué tipo de protección ocular necesitas llevar si estas usando herramientas con cartucho o herramienta con gas a presión (pistol de clavos)? 

A) Light eye protection or safety glasses
B) Normal prescription glasses or sunglasses
C) Impact-rated goggles / Gafas anti impactos
D) None – they aren’t needed as there is a minimal risk of injury


3. You need to use a grinder, cut-off saw, cartridge tool or nail gun. What type of eye protection will you need? / Necesitas usar una radial, corte fuera de vista, herramienta con cartucho o pistol de clavos. ¿qué tipo de protección ocular necesitas? 

A) Impact-resistant goggles or full face shield / Gafas resistentes a impactos o una mascara completa
B) Welding goggles
C) Reading glasses or sunglasses
D) Light eye protection (safety glasses)

4. Safety footwear with a protective mid-sole will protect you against: / Calzado de seguridad con protectores de media suela te protegerá contra: 

A) Twisting your ankle
B) Chemicals burning your feet
C) Nails or sharp objects puncturing the underside of your foot if you stand on them / Clavos o objetos cortantes sobre tus pies o si estás de pie encima de ellos
D) Getting blisters

5. When should you wear safety footwear on site? / ¿Cuándo deberías llevar calzado de seguridad en el lugar? 

A) Only when working at ground level or outside
B) Until the site starts to look finished
C) All the time / Todo el tiempo
D) When you are working all day on site and not just visiting

6. You need to handle a hazardous substance. You should wear the correct gloves to help: / Necesitas manejar sustancias peligrosas. Deberías llevar los guantes adecuados para ayudar: 

A) Skin disease / Enfermedades en la piel
B) Vibration white finger
C) Raynaud’s syndrome
D) Arthritis

7. Do all types of glove protect hands against chemicals? / ¿Todos los tipos de guantes protectores protegen contra químicos? 

A) Yes, all gloves are made to the same standard
B) Only if you put barrier cream on your hands as well
C) No, different types of glove protect against different types of hazard / No, diferentes tipos de guantes protegen contra diferentes tipos de riesgos.
D) Only if you cover the gloves with barrier cream

8. Look at these statements about anti-vibration gloves. Which one is true? / Mira estas declaraciones contra guantes antivibraciones. ¿Cuál de las siguiente es verdadera? 

A) They might cut out some hand-arm vibration / Podrían cortar mano-brazo vibraciones.
B) They cut out most hand-arm vibration
C) They cut out all hand-arm vibration
D) They give the most protection if they are worn over other gloves

9. You need to wear a full body harness. You have never used one before. What should you do? / Necesitas llevar un arnés complete. Nunca has usado uno antes. ¿Qué deberías hacer? 

A) Ask for expert advice and training / Pedir consejo expert y entrenamiento
B) Ask someone already wearing a harness to show you what to do
C) Try to work it out for yourself
D) Read the instruction book

10. You must wear head protection on site at all times unless you are: / Debes llevar protectores auditivos en el lugar todo el tiempo al menos que tu: 

A) Self-employed
B) Working alone
C) In a safe area, like the site office or canteen / Estés en una área segura, como la oficina o la cantina
D) Working in very hot weather

11. To get the maximum protection from your safety helmet you should wear it: / Para conseguir la máxima protección tu casco debe llevar: 

A) Back to front   8
B) Pushed back on your head  9
C) Square on your head / Encajar en la cabeza   10
D) Pulled forward  11


12. Look at these statements about wearing a safety helmet in hot weather. Which one is true? / Mira estas declaraciones sobre llevar casco de seguridad con altas temperaturas. ¿Cuál es verdadera? 

A) You can drill holes in it to keep your head cool
B) You can wear it back-to-front if it is more comfortable that way
C) You must take it off during the hottest part of the day
D) You must wear it at all times and in the right way / Debes llevarlo todo el tiempo y de la forma correcta

13. If you drop your safety helmet from height onto a hard surface, you should: / Si se te cae el casco de seguridad desde altura en una superficie dura, deberías: 

A) Have any cracks repaired then carry on wearing it
B) Make sure there are no cracks then carry on wearing it
C) Work without a safety helmet until you can get a new one
D) Stop work and get a new safety helmet / Parar el trabajo y conseguir un Nuevo casco de seguridad

14. You have been given disposable earplugs to use, but they keep falling out. What should you do? / Te han dado orejeras para usarlos, pero se te caen, qué deberías hacer? 

A) Throw them away and work without them
B) Stop work until you get more suitable ones and are shown how to fit them / Parar el trabajo hasta que consigas los más adecuados y te muestren como arreglarlas
C) Put two ear plugs in each ear so they stay in place
D) Put rolled-up tissue paper in each ear

15. Your employer must supply you with personal protective equipment (PPE): / Tu empresa debe suministrarte equipos de protección individual: 

A) Twice a year
B) If you pay for it
C) If it is in the contract
D) If you need to be protected / Si necesitas ser protegido


16. Do you have to pay for any personal protective equipment (PPE) you need? / Tienes que pagar por cualquier equipo de protección individual que necesites? 

A) Yes, you must pay for all of it
B) Only if you need to replace lost or damaged PPE
C) Yes, but you only have to pay half the cost
D) No, your employer must pay for it / No, tu empresa debe pagarlos.

17. Who should provide you with any personal protective equipment (PPE) you need, including the means to maintain it? / ¿Quién debería suministrarte cualquier equipo de protección individual que necesites, incluyendo los medios para mantenerlos? 

A) Your employer / Tu empresa
B) You must buy your own
C) Anyone on site with a budget
D) No-one has a duty to provide it

18. If your personal protective equipment (PPE) gets damaged you should: / Si tus equipos de protección individual se dañan, deberías: 

A) Throw it away and work without it
B) Stop what you are doing until it is replaced / Parar lo que estés hacienda hasta que sean remplazados
C) Carry on wearing it but work more quickly
D) Try to repair it

19. You have to work outdoors in bad weather. Your employer should supply you with correctly fitting waterproof clothing because:/ Tienes que trabajar en el exterior en mal tiempo. Tu empresa debería suministrarte ropa impermeable porque:

A) It will have the company name and logo on it
B) You need protecting from the weather and are less likely to get muscle strains if you are warm and dry / Necesitas protegerte del tiempo, además se es menos propenso a sufrir lesiones musculares si permaneces caliente y seco
C) You are less likely to catch Weil’s disease (leptospirosis) if you are warm and dry
D) Your supervisor will be able to see you more clearly in the rain

20. Look at these statements about personal protective equipment (PPE). Which one is NOT true? / Mira estas declaraciones sobre equipos de protección individual. ¿Cuál no es correcta? 

A) You must pay for any damage or loss / Debes pagar por cualquier daño o pérdida.
B) You must store it correctly when you are not using it
C) You must report any damage or loss to your supervisor
D) You must use it as instructed

21. You are about to start a job. How will you know if you need any extra personal protective equipment (PPE)? / Estás a punto de empezar un trabajo. ¿Cómo sabras si necesitas un equipo de protección individual extra?

A) By looking at your employer’s health and safety policy
B) You will just be expected to know
C) From the risk assessment or method statement / Por la evaluación de riesgos o el procedimiento de trabajo.
D) A letter will be sent to your home