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Safety in Action Quiz: 2019

First Aid

1. What is the first thing you do when you see someone knocked off their bicycle?

  • A Run into the road to help them
  • B Check it is safe before you help them
  • C Move them if they are injured
  • D Give them a drink as they may be suffering with shock


2. Which one of these don’t you do when calling the emergency services?

  • A Tell them which service you require
  • B Dial 911
  • C Use a mobile phone with no credit
  • D Tell them where you are


3. When you find someone unresponsive and you have confirmed they are not responding, what do you do next (Remember DRAB)

  • A Check they are breathing, then tilt their head back to open their airway?
  • B Put them straight into the recovery position?
  • C Check for danger?
  • D Open their airway and then check whether they are breathing?


4. You have checked it is safe, given first aid treatment to the unresponsive person and phoned the emergency services – what should you do next?

  • A Go home?
  • B Stay with the injured person until the ambulance arrives?
  • C Leave the casualty to talk to the other people around?
  • D Go and get something to eat and drink?


Play Safety

5. When on a trampoline, how many people should safely bounce at the same time?

  • A Four
  • B Three
  • C Two
  • D One


6. Where should you bounce on a trampoline?

  • A Around the edge
  • B In the middle
  • C Anywhere – it does not matter
  • D On the opposite side, away from the person bouncing


7. What should you do to make sure your bicycle helmet fits?

  • A You wear it tilted so it is on the back of your head
  • B Make sure the adjustable ‘toggles’ are just under your ears
  • C Do the strap up as tight as you can
  • D Make sure the helmet is a bit smaller than you head


8. Where is the safest place to ride your scooter?

  • A On the edge of the road where the surface is smooth
  • B At the skate park
  • C On a gravel path
  • D On the grass at the park


Beach and water safety

9. What is a thermocline?

  • A An area of cold water in a body of warmer water
  • B An area of bubbly water in a body of water
  • C An area of hot water in a body of colder water
  • D A special bottle to keep things hot.


10. What is cold shock?

  • A When you fall into water and get scared
  • B When you’re scared of snowmen
  • C When it gets cold outside and the ponds freeze over
  • D When you fall into water and can’t breathe properly


11. When we get flooding from the sea or rain, water will flow down through drains, these can?

  • A Make the water very rough
  • B Trap you against them by the flow of water.
  • C Lift up and move
  • D Get blocked by leaves and twigs.


12. Why should you never try to walk across flowing water?

  • A The water could knock you over and take you away.
  • B The water can make you cold and ill
  • C There could be big fish that will bite you
  • D There could be sharp stones that would cut your feet


Road safety

13. What is the most important thing to look for when trying to find a safe place to cross the road?

  • A Find somewhere with a wide pavement on both sides of the road
  • B Find somewhere quiet so you can hear traffic coming
  • C Find a road where you can see traffic coming easily and they can see you
  • D Find a narrow road, so you can cross more easily


14. When using a ‘traffic light crossing’ or a ‘zebra crossing’ to cross the road, what is the most important thing for you to do before crossing the road, when the green man is showing or you want to cross the road at a zebra crossing?

  • A Make sure I am standing at the edge of the pavement, so I can easily be seen by others
  • B Make sure all the traffic has stopped before crossing the road
  • C Wait for a grown up to start to cross the road because then you know it’s safe
  • D Wait for drivers to waive you across the road


15. If you are crossing the road, where there is a traffic island in the middle of the road, which of the following is the correct answer?

  • A The traffic MUST stop to let me cross the road.
  • B You should NEVER cross the road by a traffic island, as these are only for traffic to use.
  • C You MUST wait for the traffic to pass and cross when there is a safe gap.
  • D You MUST wait on the pavement until the tall yellow lights at these crossings flash to tell you it is safe to cross the road.


16 .When you arrive at a ‘traffic light crossing’ and the ‘green man’ goes on and off or just goes out, what should you do?

  • A Just keep crossing it’s perfectly safe; the cars will wait for you.
  • B Run quickly or you will have to wait for another go
  • C You should stop at the crossing and press the button and wait for the green man to come on again
  • D Take extreme care as the lights are broken.


Fire safety

17. On which day should you check your smoke alarm?

  • A On your birthday
  • B On Christmas Day
  • C On the first of every month
  • D On Halloween


18. What should you do if your smoke alarm goes off?

  • A Shout to alert everyone then get out, stay out and call 999
  • B Get everyone out then go back in to rescue the pets
  • C Get under the duvet in your bedroom
  • D Go and find out what is on fire and try to put it out


19. How should you move through smoke, to escape from a smoke filled house?

  • A Run as fast as you can holding your breath
  • B Crawl beneath the smoke and go backwards down the stairs
  • C Walk as carefully as possible forwards down the stairs
  • D Get a damp cloth and put it in front of your face so you don’t breathe in smoke, then get out


20. There is a fire in your house and you can’t get out, what should you do?

  • A Jump out of the nearest window, even if it is too high to jump
  • B Try and put the fire out yourself
  • C Get everyone into a room, put bedding or clothes at the bottom of the door, call 999, open a window and shout for help
  • D Put bedding at the bottom of the door and get into the nearest wardrobe.


Kitchen safety

21. Where is the best place to keep medicines and batteries?

  • A In the fruit bowl
  • B On the table next to the candles
  • C In a locked cupboard or on a high shelf.
  • D At the back of the kitchen work surface


22. How do your prevent a burn?

  • A Leave a boiling kettle at the front of the work surface
  • B Use oven gloves when handling things from the oven or grill
  • C Leave metal spoons in a pan whilst cooking
  • D Use a metal fork to remove bread from a toaster


23. Button Batteries are dangerous because

  • A They are round
  • B They are metallic
  • C They are easy to swallow
  • D They are cheap to buy


24. Which of these should NOT be put into a microwave

  • A A glass of water
  • B A metal bowl of baked beans
  • C A ceramic cup of milk
  • D A china plate of pasta