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Safety Quiz

All the questions in this quiz are about safety, including health and safety and inventions.


  1. In January of which year, did the UK law requiring all drivers and front seat passengers to wear seatbelts come into force?
  2. What does the well known acronym RoSPA stand for?
  3. Which material once considered ideal for use in the construction industry was fully banned in the UK on August 24, 1999?
  4. In 2011, what did Bridlington’s local council ban on the beach for 'health and safety reasons'?
  5. The first what, was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey?
  6. What did Disney ban from its theme parks over safety concerns in 2015?

  7. What sort of poisoning, often in the home, can be mistaken for a cold or flu?
  8. Due to safety reasons, what was cancelled in 2008, held from 2009 to 2019 in South America and moved to Saudi Arabia in 2020?
  9. For a fire to burn, all three elements of the fire triangle must be present, this includes heat, fuel and what else?
  10. What manoeuvre is a first aid procedure used to treat choking by foreign objects involving abdominal thrusts?
  11. What does the abbreviation HSE stand for?
  12. It's a dangerous medical condition that needs immediate treatment, what does the term 'hypoglycaemia' means?
  13. The World Health Organisation recommends the use of what 'N' number masks for protection against coronavirus? (We need a two digit number.)
  14. On January 7, 1990, which European landmark was closed to the public for health and safety reasons?
  15. By law, over 50 percent of a UK hazard sign must be what colour?
  16. Sir Humphry Davy's invention is thought to have saved as many as 500,000 lives worldwide and is still in use today, what was it?
  17. Are electrical fires best tackled with a water fire extinguisher, a CO2 extinguisher, a foam extinguisher, or a wet chemical fire extinguisher?
  18. In the UK in 1990, what was the name of the report that recommended for safety reasons that all major stadiums convert to all-seater stadiums?
  19. Elisha Otis invented a safety device that prevented what from falling?
  20. What is safest to use in hot air balloons, helium or hydrogen?
  21. Beth Tweddle fractured vertebrae and fellow Olympian Rebecca Adlington dislocated her shoulder on which sports reality TV show?
  22. What road safety device was patented in 1934 by Percy Shaw of Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire?
  23. The Workplace Regulations 1992 defines a reasonable temperature indoors in the workplace as being normally 'at least' what temperature in degrees Celsius?
  24. By UK law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register, what did the Gas Safe Register replace as the gas registration body in 2009?
  25. First used in the UK in 1958 when the M6 motorway opened, what was patended by American Charles Scanlon a painter for the Los Angeles Street Painting Department, in 1943?
  26. According to the 2021 Global Peace Index, which country is the safest country in the world for the 12th year in a row?


  1. 1983
  2. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
  3. Asbestos
  4. Kite flying
  5. First fire extinguisher
  6. Selfie sticks
  7. Carbon monoxide
  8. Dakar Rally (moved due to security threats in Mauritania)
  9. Oxygen
  10. Heimlich manoeuvre
  11. Health & Safety Executive
  12. Low sugar (glucose) levels in the blood
  13. N95
  14. Leaning Tower of Pisa
  15. Yellow or amber
  16. Miners' safety lamp
  17. A CO2 fire extinguisher (C02 is carbon dioxide)
  18. Taylor Report
  19. Lifts or elevators (from falling if the hoisting cable fails)
  20. Helium is safer

  21. The Jump
  22. Cat's Eyes
  23. 16 degree Celsius
  24. CORGI (The Council for Registered Gas Installers)
  25. Traffic cones
  26. Iceland