CPD quiz: Construction industry health

Life-long learning and continuing professional development (CPD) are the processes by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice.

There are many ways to address your CPD: formally, by attending courses, study days and workshops or informally, through private study and reflection.

Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up to date with what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting on what you have learned from the articles is not always easy.

These questions are designed to help you identify what you have learned from studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you can apply in practice, what you did not understand, and what you need to explore further.

1 Which of the following are hazards found in excavations and confined spaces?

a) Oxygen deficiency, radiation and toxic substances

b) Oxygen deficiency, flammables, toxic substances

c) Radiation, flammables, toxic substances

d) Oxygen deficiency, flammables, radiation

2 Which of the following is NOT a hazard of working outdoors?

a) Tetanus

b) Temperature

c) Carbon monoxide poisoning

d) Leptospirosis

3 Who in the construction industry has the second highest mortality rate?

a) Brick layers and labourers

b) Carpenters

c) Electricians

d) Roofers

4 What is the average age of the UK construction workforce?

a) 33

b) 46

c) 25

d) 39

5 What are the indications for the early development of coronary heart disease?

a) Obesity, hypertension and diabetes

b) Obesity, hypotension and diabetes

c) BMI <30, hypertension and diabetes

d) Obesity, hypertension and cancer

6 Who requires functional health assessment on commencement?

a) Health and safety workers

b) Safety critical workers

c) Labourers

d) Office staff

7 What standards are used as a medical benchmark?

a) Stress management

b) Group 1 DVLA driving standards

c) Group 2 DVLA driving standards

d) British Standards

8 What percentage of Terminal 5 safety critical medicals were declared permanently unfit for work?

a) 2%

b) 20%

c) 0.2%

d) 1.4%

9 What is NOT one of the key areas of the health, work and wellbeing programme?

a) Skin and lung conditions

b) Noise induced hearing loss

c) Hand-arm vibration syndrome

d) Diabetes

10 How did Park Health raise awareness of work-related upper limb disorders?

a) Lectures and leaflets

b) Boxing matches

c) Strong men and women contests

d) Pub quizzes

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