Quiz answers: Health and safety by design

Posted: 31 July 2019

Correct answers are in bold text.


1. Why is it important for designers to consider health and safety?

a. It is in the LBP rules.
b. Their design decisions will impact the health and safety of other workers and building inhabitants.
c. It isn’t important – it is up to builders to keep themselves safe.

2. Why might you benefit from discussing the design with a building contractor?

a. There is no benefit – they do not have design expertise.
b. You can tell them how to build the design.
c. You might get a new perspective on the design and come up with improvements.

3. If you design to the Building Code, your building will be safe and you don’t need to worry about health and safety. True or false?

a. True. If you design to the Building Code, the building will be safe.
b. False. The Building Code is a good start, but it won’t catch every hazard.

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