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B.Parkin
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 1:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi everybody,

Now I don't know if it's the sun shining outside or the weekend approaching or my team in the playoffs, but fruitful thought is slow in coming today. So instead of doing things the hard way I've decided to see if any of my bretheren can help.

By way of trying to evidence that we test understanding following training I want to use a 'Test of Knowledge' as a wrap-up to General Awareness training for specific topics such as Confined Spaces, Lockout/Tagout, Electrical Safety, Hazardous Substances etc. So I need to work out some well structured questions in the form of a quiz or the like.

Mindful that this is Gen Awareness training, i.e. for people not directly involved in the work, the level of knowlege imparted is not technical as would be required for authorised users. Does anyone have a test already that they would be willing to share with me?

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Good Afternoon Bill and welcome to the SOHSA Forum Smile

I do have a number of Hazard Spotting Images which could be of use to you, but some of the NEBOSH exam questions may also prove to be a good starting point for your quiz.

I was hoping to place some of the 'Spot the Hazard' type images on the website, however am still in the process of checking for copyright issues etc.

If you contact RoSPA, they may be able to provide you with a set of these and may also have some quiz questions that you may be able to use.

www.rospa.com

Best Regards,

Phil
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Bill, I don't have such a test for that specific issue, but when I make mine up for a course, I usually follow this method:

When I produce a course, or workshop - whatever, I include KTPs Key Teaching Points. These are the ways in which information needs to be drilled home - examples perhaps of application, known cases, stories etc

KLPs Key Learning Points - these are the nuggets that delegates etc must go away understanding from THAT KTP.

When it gets to testing - I simply use the KTPs in reverse as questions. If they ARE the key points, shouldn't they be the in the knowledge test? You can of course make a multiple choice out of them so that people are less pressured.

A very simple example might look like this:
KTP - an employee was prosecuted by the HSE for xxxx let's say - tell story
KLP - employees have a duty to work safely and follow rules etc etc Section 7 etc etc
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 10:26 am Reply with quote Back to top
Thanks for your reply Chris, the structured approach makes perfect sense.

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Bill
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Bill,
Sorry form the delay in replying, I've had a bit of trouble with access to the site, but it's sorted now. When I run a training session I tend to try and include an 'eggheads/pub quiz'. What one team doesn't know the other generally does and it gives opportunity to discuss areas where the level of understanding isn't as good as you might like. At the end of the course I do something along the line that Chris has suggested, after all there's no point in asking them questions on things that aren't key to what they are supposed to have learnt!
I suppose it depends on the length of the training session, whether it's a 1 off 2 hour job or a series of sessions over a few weeks.

I hope that helps, see you at the next meeting?

Tim.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:50 am Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Tim,

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I like the pub quiz idea, it provides the opportunity for reinforcing the learning and benefits everybody concerned.

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Bill
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