May 31, 2016

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Quiz: facilities and health & safety


Facilities management is an interdisciplinary field primarily devoted to the maintenance and care of commercial or institutional buildings, such as offices, hospitals, hotels, resorts, schools, and so on.

Duties are wide ranging and may include the care of air conditioning, heating, lighting, and ventilation, utilities, relocation of staff, building refurbishment, and security to name a few.

This quiz is based on information that can be found in the Barbour Resources section of the Barbour Estates & Facilities Management Service.

By answering the questions below, practitioners can award themselves CPD credits. One, two or three credits can be awarded, depending on what has been learnt – exactly how many you award yourself is up to you, once you have reflected and taken part in the quiz.

Please note:  There may be more than one correct answer to a question, and further reading may be required to correctly answer the questions.


1. Business Continuity

A Business Impact Assessment will identify all of the foreseeable risks which might affect the business. A business impact assessment looks at how many key elements:
2. Communal Areas

Roads, car parking provision and landscaping are often seen as communal areas and must be subject to suitable risk assessment. True or false?
3. Landscaping

Risks associated with landscaping work might include which of the following:
4. Legal areas of office management

When talking about waste disposal, what does the term 'Duty of Care' refer to:
5. Pest control

Which regulations must be complied with when using poisons or more specifically targeted poisons, such as rodenticides, insecticides and pesticides, to address pest issues?
6. Repair and maintenance

What is an 'asset register'?
7. Security

The most effective way to secure a business is through using different security measures. The most effective is:
8. Asbestos management

The most effective asbestos management systems achieve how many objectives?
9. Risk assessment

The types of risk control measures to be implemented as a result of a risk assessment might include:

Thank you for taking part in the Facilities Quiz. Please fill in this short form to find out your score and to be emailed the correct answers and explanations.




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Debbie Shaw

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That was really interested, thanks for the quiz. I wish I can get chance to have it every time.

mark Maguire-Ware

Very good quiz, got up this morning and was checking out the web site whilst having a coffee, thought I would just try the quiz. Glad I did.