Work Safety tests preparation guide & example test questions

What are Work Safety tests?

Work safety tests typically include a list of statements (similar to all personality tests). Your task is to state the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement.

Important facts about work safety tests:

  • Work safety tests are not timed. Therefore, you can take as long as you want to complete the test.
  • There are many companies that offer work safety tests, and all have a similar structure.
  • Contrary to other personality tests, work safety tests are fairly short and only measure specific personality traits. For example, Revelian’s work safety test has 54 questions, while Hogan’s has 200.

What Work Safety tests measure?

There are several personality characteristics or traits that Work Safety tests try to measure. While you may find that different tests use varied names for these scales, most focus on measuring five:

Scale 1 – Risk Avoidance, or Risk Averse, or Cautious

This scale measures whether you are either a cautious person (who doesn’t like to take risks) or whether you are someone who enjoys the thrill of taking risks. The idea behind this scale is that people who enjoy taking risks to achieve good outcomes in the work place are more likely to be involved in accidents, and are less likely to avoid danger in the work place. It is important to note that there is a difference between taking ‘uncalculated’ and ‘calculated’ risks. A negative result in this scale is that you like taking uncalculated risks in the work place.

Scale 2 – Safety and Personal Accountability/Responsibility

This scale measures whether you are someone who tends to take personal responsibility for your own safety. A person who takes personal responsibility is likely to believe that most, if not all, accidents can be prevented by his or her own actions. This person believes that factors like luck, the management, work colleagues, or any other external factor (i.e. one that the person doesn’t control) have a very minor influence on accidents in the work place. It is all to do with you and your actions.

Scale 3 – Managing Stress, Emotional Resilience, or Being Strong

This scale measures whether you are capable of effectively managing stress in the work place. The idea is that, under pressure, some people may panic and make mistakes that then cause accidents. The focus of this scale is in measuring how well you cope with stress and pressure. People who are capable of controlling their own emotions and cope with stress are less likely to be involved in accidents at the work place.

Scale 4 – Aggressive or Violent Behaviour

This scale measures whether you are likely to lose your temper easily and respond to situations at work in an aggressive or violent manner. The idea behind this scale is those who lose their temper easily are likely to make more mistakes, and this may lead to more accidents in the work place. People who are calm and have coping styles that assist them to overcome frustration and anger are less likely to make mistakes or be involved in accidents in the work place.

Scale 5 – Compliance and Obedience

This scale measures whether you are willing to follow rules and procedures. The idea behind this scale is to measure whether you are likely to bend or ignore some of the rules when you want to achieve a good result in the work place. Those who are more willing to bend the rules (or approve of the use of drugs or alcohol in the work place) are more likely to make mistakes and be involved in accidents in the work place.

Let's review the following example Work Safety test question:

If a person is insulted then he is entitled to be angry

  • Strongly disagree
  • Disagree
  • Neutral
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree

This work safety test question is designed to measure your ability to manage your anger and frustration in the work place. If you were to choose “agree” to this statement, then this would indicate that you are likely to approve of aggressive behaviour in the work place, which is likely to lead to accidents.

Our Professional Preparations for your Work Safety test:

The Institute of Psychometric Coaching has developed a variety of tailored preparations to ensure you are ready for your Work Safety test:

Our professional preparations include:

Practice Work Safety test online: 

  • Based on reat work safety test questions.
  • Step by step solutions at the end of the work safety test to ensure you know how to answer in your real test
  • Immediate feedback and guidlines on how to improve
  • Immediate Access.

Work Safety test course online:

  • Special Work Safety personality test course with all the knowledge you need to pass Fire & Rescue's Work Safety test
  • Immediate Access.

Personal Tutoring for your Work Safety test: 

  • Delivered by experienced Organisational Psychologists.
  • Face to face or via Skype video.
  • Includes special material for the Work Safety test
  • Includes an analysis of your weaknesses.
  • Working with you to ensure you demonstrate your full potential and capabilities in your real Work Safety test.

 

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