Continuing Competence Mock Test 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 machinesd) A and B above2) What is the purpose of an oil interceptor in a site drainage system?a) To remove solids from the dischargeb) To allow the discharge to be stopped in the event of a pollution incidentc) To store oil prior to used) To remove oil from the discharge3) 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 tipb) Send vehicle off-sitec) Place load in the non-conforming waste area and notify the customerd) Phone regulator to get advice4) What is the purpose of a traffic management system at a site?a) To prevent queuing at the weighbridgeb) To get vehicles to and from the tipping area as quickly as possiblec) To ensure vehicles move safely around the site and are segregated from pedestriansd) To ensure vehicles pass through the wheel wash prior to leaving the site5) When completing Duty of Care paperwork, it is acceptable to describe the waste as follows –a) 4-digit EWC codeb) 6-digit EWC code plus description of wastec) 6-digit EWC coded) 2-digit EWC code plus description of waste6) An operator, to whom the Duty of care applies, must take all reasonable measures as are reasonable in the circumstances toa) Prevent any other person committing offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990b) 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 wasted) All of the above7) 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 actb) Waste Management Licensing Regulationsc) The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010d) The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 20078) 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 requiredb) Re-train fitter so he does not spill oil againc) Dig up concrete to ensure the oil has not soaked throughd) No further action is required9) What volume of liquid should the bunded area be in relation to a diesel storage tank?a) 90% of tank volumeb) 100% of tank volumec) 110% of tank volumed) No bund is required for a diesel storage tank10) 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 completionb) Details of the work required onlyc) Details of the reason for notice including which conditions have been breached and deadline for responsed) Details of the reason for notice including which conditions have been breached only11) 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 vehiclesb) Only carrying waste you have produced yourself which has been derived from a building or demolition wastec) A waste collection authorityd) B and C only12) 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 doesb) There is no differencec) An impermeable surface allows water to flow through it whereas a hard standing does notd) An impermeable surface is used inside a building whereas a hard standing is used outside13) 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 companyb) The contractor’s staff are responsible for their own safetyc) The contractor is responsible for their own safetyd) You are responsible for the contractor’s staff while they are on site14) Which of the following statements is false?a) Your employer must provide you with any PPE you require to complete the taskb) There are no limitations to PPE, it can be used without consideration of other measuresc) You must tell your manager if your PPE interferes with your ability to do your jobd) Your employer must inform you of identified risks15) Which of the following statements is false? Reporting an incident...a) Allows action to be taken to prevent an incident from recurringb) Means that your organisation cannot be prosecuted by the relevant authoritiesc) Informs your manager that an incident has occurredd) Helps your employer to keep records of incidents16) What are the main principles of PUWER?a) Suitable and safe for the intended useb) Used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and trainingc) Accompanied by suitable safety measures e.g. protective devices, markings, warningsd) All of the above17) Why is secondary containment 110%a) In case of catastrophic failureb) To allow some rainwaterc) In case of continually minor seepaged) To allow other items to be stored within the bund18) What measures should be taken to prevent and mitigate the adverse effects of firea) Segregation of incompatible wastesb) Reduce storage capacity and implement segregated storage of materials separated by fire breaksc) Identify discharge points for contaminated firewaterd) If wastes are stored on a boundary, make sure the fencing is at least 6ft high19 out of 18Time is Up!