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Thanks to member Debs for supplying these questions - Debs is from Fenland First Aid Services (See Training Providers Directory for more details) Gold Members can download a formatted, printable Word document suitable for handing out to trainees here
First Aid at Work Questions

1. What is the legislation governing the contents of first aid boxes in the workplace?

a. The Factories Act 1961
b. The reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
c. The Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations 1981
d. The Social Security Act 1975



2. In your Primary Survey, How long do you check to see if someone is breathing?

a. Up to 10 seconds
b. Up to 6 seconds
c. Up to 60 seconds
d. Up to 8 seconds


3. What is your action plan for managing an Incident

a. Emergency Aid, Make Safe, Assess, Get Help, Aftermath
b. Make Safe, Assess, Emergency Aid, Get Help, Aftermath
c. Make Safe, Assess, Get Help, Emergency Aid, Aftermath
d. Assess, Make Safe, Emergency Aid, Get Help, Aftermath



4. How often should you record a casualty's level of response?

a. Every 10 Mins
b. Every 5 Mins
c. Every 2 Mins
d. Every 12 Mins



5. How much oxygen is in the air we breathe in?

a. 6%
b. 21%
c. 16%
d. 11%



6. How long should you blow into the mouth during mouth to mouth ventilations to ensure full inflation?

a. 4 seconds
b. 3 seconds
c. 2 seconds
d. 1 second



7. Who can enter details in the Accident Book on the casualties' behalf?

a. Only a First Aider
b. Only a Supervisor/Manager
c. Any Person
d. Only a Safety Officer



8. Which of the following is NOT a sign of an asthma attack?

a. Panicking
b. Shouting
c. Noisy breathing
d. Unconsciousness



9. The abdominal thrust is used in the First Aid treatment of someone suffering from

a. Asthma
b. Strangulation
c. A diabetic coma
d. Choking



10. In an emergency situation when you may have to move a casualty, what is the correct technique?

a. Bent back, legs strait, feet together
b. Back straight, feet apart, knees bent
c. Back Straight, feet together, knees bent
d. Back bent, feet apart, looking down



11. Your casualty has broken glass firmly embedded in a wound. You should:

a. Remove glass and cover wound loosely
b. Leave glass in place and apply direct pressure around the wound
b. Remove glass and bandage wound tightly
d. Use direct pressure



12. Your casualty has stopped breathing, what should you do first?

a. Ensure clear airway
b. Take deep breaths
c. Start chest compressions
d. Start mouth to mouth



13. If blood continues to seep onto the surface of the bandage you should:

a. Apply a further dressing over the original
b. Remove bandage and redress
c. Remove bandage and apply indirect pressure
d. Apply a tourniquet



14. What is likely to have caused an incised wound?

a. A knife
b. Barbed wire
c. A bullet
d. A nail



15. Which should be used by a First Aider to clean a wound?

a. Soap and water
b. Antiseptic cream
c. Disinfectant
d. Water



16. Your casualty has a weak rapid pulse, pale skin, is cold and clammy, what do you suspect?

a. Shock
b. Asphyxia
c. Angina
d. Stroke



17. Upon discovering an accident in the car park your first priority would be to:

a. Reassure casualty
b. Ensure all equipment needed is available
c. Take names of witnesses
d. Ensure safety



18. From which internal organ is bleeding most likely to remain concealed

a. Lung
b. Spleen
c. Bowel
d. Kidney



19. Your casualty has watery blood leaking from their ear what would you suspect is wrong?

a. Concussion
b. Compression
c. Stroke
d. Fractured Skull



20. As a First Aider which of the following would you do to treat a sprain?

a. Keep the injury low
b. Gentle massage
c. Cold compress
d. Warmth


21. How would you treat a burn?

a. Remove charred clothing from it
b. Burst any blisters
c. Apply burn spray
d. Place under cold water



22. What do you think is wrong with a casualty who is staring blankly, not responding, making twitching movements and is fiddling with his clothing?

a. Minor Epileptic seizure
b. Major epileptic seizures
c. Stroke
d. Diabetes



23. Your casualty is suffering from Compression which set of recognition features would you expect to notice?

a. Pale, cold skin and rapid pulse
b. Pale cold skin and slow pulse
c. Flushed hot skin and rapid pulse
d. Flushed, hot skin and slow pulse



24. What do you think is wrong with a casualty who is wheezing, having difficulty breathing out, and is weak and distressed?

a. Heart attack
b. Asthma
c. Anaphylactic Shock
d. Stroke



25. What would you suspect if, soon after applying a dressing to the arm, the fingers turn pale or bluish in colour, are cold to the touch and the casualty says they feel numb?

a. There may be a fracture underneath
b. There is a foreign object in the wound
c. Blood Circulation has been cut off
d. The casualty may be suffering from frostbite




Pass rate 18 correct answers