Workplace First Aid Quiz

October 19, 2023
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Test Your First Aid Knowledge

First aid knowledge is essential for everyone in all workplaces as you never know when you may need to act in an emergency situation. Employers also have responsibilities under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations to ensure that appropriate first aid can be given to people at work. Test your first aid knowledge in our quiz.


The first step of first aid is to do a primary survey of the casualty, known as DRABC. What does DRABC stand for?

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The primary survey is the first step of a first aid assessment and should be used when someone has been injured or become unwell. It allows you to quickly identify when a casualty's life is at risk and how to treat them correctly, so it’s important to know what the acronym stands for.

What is the first action to take when putting someone in the recovery position?

First aid training by putting someone into the recovery position
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If you’re putting someone into the recovery position, the first action you should take is to straighten their legs. Putting an unresponsive casualty into the recovery position keeps their airway open, ensuring they can breathe and preventing them from choking if they vomit. It’s therefore crucial that you understand how to do this properly.

If someone has burnt their hand on a hot pan, what should you do?

Burn on someone's hand
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If someone has suffered a burn, you must try to cool the burn down as quickly as possible. You should cool the affected part of the body with cool or lukewarm running water for at least 20 minutes.

If someone is experiencing symptoms that include having swollen lips, a tightening of the airways and they’re having difficulty breathing, what are they likely suffering from?

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These are symptoms of anaphylaxis - a potentially life-threatening condition. It’s essential that you act quickly and call for emergency services if you believe someone is suffering from an anaphylactic shock.

Which of the following signs suggest that someone might be suffering from a heart attack?

Man feeling dizzy
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It's a common misconception that everyone having a heart attack will experience severe chest pain. Feeling dizzy or light-headed is a common symptom of suffering from a heart attack.

If someone has cut their arm on a piece of glass and a shard of glass is still embedded in the wound, what should you do?

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The shard of glass could be acting as a plug and reducing the bleeding. You should not attempt to remove it, or apply pressure directly onto the glass, as this could drive it further into the wound and cause more damage.

The acronym RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. What is RICE used to treat?

Applying ice to leg
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RICE is used when someone has suffered a sprain or strain, as it helps to reduce the swelling and support the injury.

Which of the following symptoms suggest that a head injury could be severe and the casualty should seek immediate medical assistance?

A women experiencing a headache at work
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If a casualty is experiencing blurred vision, this is a sign that their head injury could be severe and they should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

999 is the main emergency services number in the UK. Which other number can you call in the case of medical emergencies?

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While 999 is the main emergency services number in the UK, you can also call 112 in the case of medical emergencies.

What should you do if someone in your workplace suffers from a nosebleed?

Helping someone with a nosebleed
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Having someone lean their head forwards makes sure the blood drains out through their nose rather than down their throat, which could potentially block their airway.

Test Your First Aid Knowledge
Want to learn more about how to recognise emergency situations, treat conditions and reactions and ensure that you can take appropriate action at the time of an incident? Take a look at our Workplace First Aid Training.

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