KS2 D and T Quiz - Health and Safety (Questions)

D and T is taught to students in KS2, and the most important part of the subject is health and safety. Before they are exposed to potentially harmful tools and equipment, children must learn how to go about using them safely. This quiz covers that topic, and also has a section on hygiene.

Health and safety is all about using equipment in a safe manner. When designing and making, it is important to do so safely. In Design and Technology some of the equipment - knives, saws and even needles - can be dangerous if not used correctly.

In the interests of your own health and safety, whether you are cooking, cutting or using electronics, make sure that you do it safely.

1. When passing a pair of scissors to someone how do you hold them?
[ ] With the handles facing the person you are passing to
[ ] With the pointed end facing the person you are passing to
[ ] With the pointed end facing to the left
[ ] With the pointed end facing to the right
2. What must you never do with a sharp object?
[ ] Run
[ ] Walk sensibly
[ ] Cut material
[ ] Carefully pass to your friend
3. When using a sharp knife for cutting what should you use?
[ ] A glove
[ ] A cutting board
[ ] A fork
[ ] You should never use sharp knives
4. Before handling food you should always do what?
[ ] Eat a small amount
[ ] Ask a teacher to help
[ ] Wipe your hands on your jumper
[ ] Wash your hands
5. What should work surfaces be cleaned with before preparing food?
[ ] Antibacterial cleaner
[ ] Water
[ ] Sugar and water
[ ] Shampoo
6. When taking hot food from an oven what should you use?
[ ] A damp cloth
[ ] A piece of paper
[ ] An apron
[ ] Oven gloves
7. Why must you be careful with a glue gun?
[ ] They are very expensive
[ ] You will get into trouble
[ ] You can burn yourself
[ ] You could stick the wrong things together
8. When designing and making an electrical product what type of power is safest?
[ ] Battery
[ ] Mains electric
[ ] Gas
[ ] Petrol
9. What type of battery can get hot when short-circuited?
[ ] AA battery
[ ] AAA battery
[ ] Rechargeable battery
[ ] All of the above
10. When using a sewing machine you must keep your fingers away from what?
[ ] The material
[ ] The foot pedal
[ ] The cotton
[ ] The needle

 

KS2 D and T Quiz - Health and Safety (Answers)
1. When passing a pair of scissors to someone how do you hold them?
[x] With the handles facing the person you are passing to
[ ] With the pointed end facing the person you are passing to
[ ] With the pointed end facing to the left
[ ] With the pointed end facing to the right
Never pass anyone the sharp end of scissors or anything else that is sharp!
2. What must you never do with a sharp object?
[x] Run
[ ] Walk sensibly
[ ] Cut material
[ ] Carefully pass to your friend
If you fall you could stab yourself
3. When using a sharp knife for cutting what should you use?
[ ] A glove
[x] A cutting board
[ ] A fork
[ ] You should never use sharp knives
Cutting boards protect work surfaces from the sharp blade
4. Before handling food you should always do what?
[ ] Eat a small amount
[ ] Ask a teacher to help
[ ] Wipe your hands on your jumper
[x] Wash your hands
You have to clean any germs or dirt from your hands before touching food
5. What should work surfaces be cleaned with before preparing food?
[x] Antibacterial cleaner
[ ] Water
[ ] Sugar and water
[ ] Shampoo
Antibacterial cleaners can kill most germs
6. When taking hot food from an oven what should you use?
[ ] A damp cloth
[ ] A piece of paper
[ ] An apron
[x] Oven gloves
These are specially made so that you will not burn yourself
7. Why must you be careful with a glue gun?
[ ] They are very expensive
[ ] You will get into trouble
[x] You can burn yourself
[ ] You could stick the wrong things together
Glue guns can get very hot
8. When designing and making an electrical product what type of power is safest?
[x] Battery
[ ] Mains electric
[ ] Gas
[ ] Petrol
Batteries don't carry as much electricity as the mains supply
9. What type of battery can get hot when short-circuited?
[ ] AA battery
[ ] AAA battery
[ ] Rechargeable battery
[x] All of the above
As with all electricity, you must be careful when working with batteries
10. When using a sewing machine you must keep your fingers away from what?
[ ] The material
[ ] The foot pedal
[ ] The cotton
[x] The needle
The needle could cause a lot of damage!