Continuing Competence Mock Test by dave | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 comments Name Email address 1) Which of the following waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is considered to be hazardous waste? a) Fridges and freezers containing ozone depleting substances (ODS) b) Television / computer monitor containing cathode ray tube (CRT's) c) Cookers and washing machines d) A and B above 2) What is the purpose of an oil interceptor in a site drainage system? a) To remove solids from the discharge b) To allow the discharge to be stopped in the event of a pollution incident c) To store oil prior to use d) To remove oil from the discharge 3) A load of waste arrives at your site. When checking the Duty of Care paperwork provided it is identified that the waste does not match the description. What is the correct course of action to deal with the load? a) Amend paperwork and allow the load to tip b) Send vehicle off-site c) Place load in the non-conforming waste area and notify the customer d) Phone regulator to get advice 4) What is the purpose of a traffic management system at a site? a) To prevent queuing at the weighbridge b) To get vehicles to and from the tipping area as quickly as possible c) To ensure vehicles move safely around the site and are segregated from pedestrians d) To ensure vehicles pass through the wheel wash prior to leaving the site 5) When completing Duty of Care paperwork, it is acceptable to describe the waste as follows – a) 4-digit EWC code b) 6-digit EWC code plus description of waste c) 6-digit EWC code d) 2-digit EWC code plus description of waste 6) An operator, to whom the Duty of care applies, must take all reasonable measures as are reasonable in the circumstances to a) Prevent any other person committing offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 b) Ensure that if the waste is transferred, it goes only to an "authorised person" or to a person "authorised for transport purposes" c) Prevent the escape of waste d) All of the above 7) You are planning to start an operation that you believe is covered by an exemption. Where will you find information about this to confirm your belief? a) The environment act b) Waste Management Licensing Regulations c) The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 d) The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2007 8) Your fitter has spilt a quantity of oil on an impermeable concrete surface, they have cleaned up the oil and arranged disposal of the oil contaminated granules. What other action needs to be taken? a) Record in site diary, notify the regulator if pollution could have been significant and assess whether any changes to site procedures are required b) Re-train fitter so he does not spill oil again c) Dig up concrete to ensure the oil has not soaked through d) No further action is required 9) What volume of liquid should the bunded area be in relation to a diesel storage tank? a) 90% of tank volume b) 100% of tank volume c) 110% of tank volume d) No bund is required for a diesel storage tank 10) The regulator has served an enforcement notice on your company. What information will the enforcement notice contain? a) Details of the work required and deadline for completion b) Details of the work required only c) Details of the reason for notice including which conditions have been breached and deadline for response d) Details of the reason for notice including which conditions have been breached only 11) Which of the following organisations are exempt from requiring to register as a waste carrier or a professional collector and transporter of waste? a) A ferry operator transporting waste carrying vehicles b) Only carrying waste you have produced yourself which has been derived from a building or demolition waste c) A waste collection authority d) B and C only 12) What is the difference between an impermeable surface and a hard standing? a) An impermeable surface does not allow water to flow through it whereas a hard standing does b) There is no difference c) An impermeable surface allows water to flow through it whereas a hard standing does not d) An impermeable surface is used inside a building whereas a hard standing is used outside 13) You have a contractor working on your site. Who is responsible for the safety of the contractor’s staff? a) The contractor’s staff, the contractor, you and your company b) The contractor’s staff are responsible for their own safety c) The contractor is responsible for their own safety d) You are responsible for the contractor’s staff while they are on site 14) Which of the following statements is false? a) Your employer must provide you with any PPE you require to complete the task b) There are no limitations to PPE, it can be used without consideration of other measures c) You must tell your manager if your PPE interferes with your ability to do your job d) Your employer must inform you of identified risks 15) Which of the following statements is false? Reporting an incident... a) Allows action to be taken to prevent an incident from recurring b) Means that your organisation cannot be prosecuted by the relevant authorities c) Informs your manager that an incident has occurred d) Helps your employer to keep records of incidents 16) What are the main principles of PUWER? a) Suitable and safe for the intended use b) Used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training c) Accompanied by suitable safety measures e.g. protective devices, markings, warnings d) All of the above 17) Why is secondary containment 110% a) In case of catastrophic failure b) To allow some rainwater c) In case of continually minor seepage d) To allow other items to be stored within the bund 18) What measures should be taken to prevent and mitigate the adverse effects of fire a) Segregation of incompatible wastes b) Reduce storage capacity and implement segregated storage of materials separated by fire breaks c) Identify discharge points for contaminated firewater d) If wastes are stored on a boundary, make sure the fencing is at least 6ft high 1 out of 18 Time is Up! 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