Steel the safe solution quiz


Please answer the following 10 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 8 out of 10, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Steel the safe solution

Structural frames built in which one of the following materials are easily adaptable in use and readily demountable as well as recyclable?


When erecting a single storey building which is the type of crane that would most generally be used?

Tower crane
Mobile telescopic crane
Crawler crane
Gantry crane

Which one of the following would be beyond the scope of competence to be expected of a typical steelwork contractor?

Erection on a city centre site
Drilling concrete
Using bonding adhesives
Erection on a contoured site

Which of the following is the most important step that contributes towards safe practice?

Providing good canteen facilities on site
Only undertaking work during daylight hours
Ensuring that competent persons are mobilised to undertake the task in hand
Establishing a personal relationship with the site safety officer

Which of the following statements is true?

Steel erection is always risky
Steel erection is never risky nowadays
Steel erection is hazardous but not risky if properly managed
Steel erection is always risky even if properly managed

Which two of these steps available during execution can most contribute towards making steel the safe solution?

Use of trial erection
Use of new cranes
Use of scaffolding
Use of the part-erected steelwork to gain access to subsequent working positions

When should steel erectors be allowed to climb on to the steelwork?

Any time that an experienced erector decides
Only after a suitable method has been established in advance
Only whilst two safety lanyards are both attached, one to a MEWP and one to the steelwork

BCSA’s assessment of its member companies meets SSIP requirements, what does SSIP stand for?

Safety Schemes in Procurement
Steelwork Safety is Promotion
Safe Steel in Practice
Single Source in Procurement

When should fixing of metal decking start?

As soon as possible
As soon as the supporting beams are in place
After the steel frame is aligned and stable
Not until all steelwork is complete and grouted

The BCSA has developed industry safe site practice for which three of the following situations?

Erection of multi-storey buildings
Erection of grandstands and stadia
Steel erection in windy conditions
Metal decking and stud welding