Competence for this unit is achieved by completing the workbook and then achieving 75% or better in the following examination.
Study the questions and complete the examination on Wednesday February 9th period 5.
Question 1
You receive a verbal instruction from your site supervisor and want to check that you have understood it. Briefly describe two actions which you may take to ensure that you have understood a verbal instruction.

2 marks


Question 2
When planning and organising work on a construction site, work tasks need to be sequenced safely. Briefly describe three characteristics of a safe work sequence for demolishing a brick wall.

3 marks


Question 3
Give three examples of potential environmental impacts away from the immediate work site that may be associated with washing down of machinery or equipment.

3 marks


Question 4
Suppose that during your initial check you find a fault in a ladder. The next step you should take is to




A.
throw the ladder out.
B.
tag the ladder as faulty.
C.
put the ladder aside in a safe place.
D.
disassemble the ladder to prevent it from being used.
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1 mark


Question 5
List three risks associated with working in a confined space.

3 marks


Question 6
What are three checks that must be made on a hammer prior to using it?

3 marks


Question 7
Who is responsible for the quality of a project?

1 mark


Question 8
What are four factors you should consider when sequencing the tasks involved in constructing a concrete slab?

4 marks


Question 9
List three issues that may be dealt with in the waste management plan for a construction site.

3 marks


Question 10
Which of the following signs indicates that both hearing and eye protection must be worn?




A.

B.

C.

D.

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1 mark


Question 11
A change in the weather conditions may cause a delay in a construction project. List three other events that may cause a delay.

3 marks


Question 12
List three maintenance tasks for a power saw.

3 marks


Question 13
List four types of information found on a MSDS.

4 marks


Question 14
List five planning and organisational steps or procedures that should have taken place prior to starting the construction of a new home.

5 marks


Question 15
Give two reasons to explain why it is important to check tools immediately after use.

2 marks


Question 16
Explain why a permit must be obtained before entering a defined ‘confined space'.

2 marks


Question 17
What are two sources of information, apart from the manufacturers' manual, for information on the maintenance requirements of an electric jackhammer?

2 marks


Question 18
State two ways in which dust may be controlled on a construction site.

2 marks


Question 19
Describe two problems that may be caused by not cleaning out a concrete mixer immediately after use.

2 marks


Question 20
Consider the sign shown below.
This sign will be pointing to a




A.
CO2 extinguisher.
B.
foam extinguisher.
C.
water extinguisher.
D.
dry chemical extinguisher.
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1 mark


Question 21
When planning and organising work on a construction site, work tasks need to be sequenced safely. Briefly describe three characteristics of a safe work sequence for digging a trench footing.

3 marks


Question 22
Various restrictions apply to on the noise that may be made on a construction site. State two noise restrictions that may apply to on a construction site.

2 marks


Question 23
The factory that fabricates the wall frames you will install has phoned to report that there will be a delay of two weeks. As an apprentice, you don't have any other work to go on with so your supervisor decides to make the frames.
Give two possible reasons for the supervisor making this decision.

2 marks


Question 24
Manufacturers' instructions are one source of information on the maintenance of tools. Name two other sources of information on tool maintenance.

2 marks


Question 25
List three benefits of effective pre-work planning by an individual worker.

3 marks


Question 26
Give three reasons to explain why it is important to clean, check, maintain and store tools according to the manufacturers' instructions.

3 marks


Question 27
Briefly explain two possible consequences of attempting to build a carport without using a work plan.

2 marks


Question 28
Which of the following is not an appropriate method for cleaning up a spillage of sand on a construction site driveway?





A.
hose the sand off into the gutter
B.
shovel the sand back onto the stockpile
C.
sweep the sand into a suitable receptacle
D.
use a sweeping machine to clean the area
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1 mark


Question 29
You are uncertain about the barricading requirements for a specific job. Give two examples of suitable sources of information for the correct barricading.

2 marks


Question 30
Name three items of PPE that must be worn when cleaning up a spill of unmixed plaster powder.

3 marks


Question 31
You are given verbal instructions by your supervisor about using power tools on a construction site. What are three possible negative consequences if you do not listen carefully to the supervisor?

3 marks


Question 32
When you are planning a job on a construction site, the specific work tasks need to be prioritised. The result of prioritisation is that you identify tasks that




A.
are not important.
B.
need to be done before others.
C.
are more complex than others.
D.
are more time consuming than others.
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1 mark


Question 33
An excavation for the footing of a brick fence is being dug beside a street footpath. Who is responsible for ensuring that the required barricades, hoardings and/or signage are erected to protect workers and the public from the hazards associated with this excavation?




A.
the author of the JSA applying to that job
B.
the person undertaking the excavation
C.
the construction foreman
D.
the architect
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1 mark


Question 34
Communication skills are important for ensuring that work instructions are properly understood. List three communication skills that are important on a construction site.

3 marks


Question 35
What are two safety precautions that should be taken prior to and/or when handling a 40 kg bag of cement?

2 marks


Question 36
You are working to a tight deadline. The brand of door handles written in the job specifications is not available for six weeks.
What should you do?




A.
select and use an alternative brand
B.
wait for the correct handles to arrive
C.
consult with the client
D.
alter the specifications to include an available brand
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1 mark