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Confined Space Attendant Interview Questions and Answers:

Who is Confined Space attendant?

Confined Space attendant is a person deployed at the entrance of confined space who is trained and aware about the hazards and risk associated with confidence space, confined space attached have must knowledge of emergency procedure that means what he have to do in case of any emergency in confined space.

Confined Space attendant also know as Standby Man and Hole Watcher.

Confined Space attendant plays a major role in safety of workers working in confined space, confined space attendant also known as hole watcher.


What are the duties of a Confined Space Attendant/Hole Watcher?

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1. He will ensure that valid work permit is available.

2. Stop the work if all safety measures are not taken as mentioned in work permit.

3. Keep entry/exit log sheet and mention name of entrants and person who are coming out from confined space.

4. Keep communicating with workers in verbal/visual means.

5. Be alert, monitor the workplace condition and know the location of assembly point, wind shock ?, emergency contact number.

6. On any emergency evacuate all workmen from confined space.

7. Ensure entry/exit access is clear.

8. Raise alarm in case of incident in confined space.

9. Assist emergency team where necessary.

10. Always present at entry point during work.

Standby Man Interview Questions & Answers

1. Firewatch/Standby man/Confined Space Attendant can leave the job site at any time.
A. True
B. False

2. Signs that indicate a man is having trouble and could possibly collapse in a confined space are:
A. Headaches and Nausea
B. Difficulty breathing 
C. Dizziness and Fatigue
D. All of these answers are correct

3. If a man collapses in confined space what should be done besides sounding the Air Horn:
A. Call the Control Center to report the emergency. Do not enter, wait for help
B. Return to the clinic for help
C. Nothing, help will come when the horn is heard
D. Stop a passing vehicle and tell him to call for assistance

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4. Reason for most confined space deaths?
A. Being crushed (by machinery or cave-in).
B. Fires/explosions 
C. Atmospheric hazards
D. Electrocution.

5. If you have any question regarding your Firewatch/Standby responsibilities you should
ask your Supervisor: 
A. Tomorrow.
B. On your next pay day.
C. Before the job is started.
D. At the end of the day.

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6. When reporting an emergency to you should:
A. Be relaxed and speak clearly.
B. Speak in English.
C. Wait for confirmation of information you have given.
D. All of these answers are correct.

7. A barrier is placed over each confined space entry point. The standby man is responsible to remove this barrier before entry and to replace it each time the confined space is empty.
A. True.
B. False.

8. Which of the following emergencies should be reported to the Control Center? 
A. Gas release
B. Fire.
C. Serious injury or man down in confined space.
D. All of these answers are correct.

9. When hot work is being done within 8 meters (25 feet) of where combustible are produced or stored a fire hose with the water turned on up to the nozzle m the job site.
A False
B. True.

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10. When assuming fire watch/Standby man duty, you should know where the nearest Windsock, Safe Assembly Area, and Safety Shower are located, 
A True.
B False.

11. Safety is the responsibility of:
A. Each employee who works in the plant.
B. The Maintenance Department.
C. Authorized Operations Managers.
D. Management. 

12. Which of the following is standard equipment for all Firewatch and Standby Man Jobs:
A. Orange vest and radio. 
B. Air horn, radio, and breathing air.
C. Orange vest, radio, and breathing air. 
D. Orange vest, air horn, and (radio if required).

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13. An attendant may leave the area of the confined entry for brief periods
A. True. 
B. False.

14. When you observe changes in permit conditions you should stop the job and inform your supervisor.
A. True. 
B. False.

15. A Confined Space Attendant or Standby Man must have visual or verbal contact with the men in a confined space: 
A. Every 45 minutes.
B. At all times. 
C. Before they enter and again when they exit.
D. Once each hour.

16. Ventilation is one way to make an area safer when toxic or flammable vapors are present:
A. True
B. False

17. Oxygen levels of 19.5% must be obtained prior to allowing personnel to enter a confined space:
A. True 
B. False

18. The three elements necessary for a fire or explosion hazard to exist.
A. Earth, Wind and Fire
B. Fuel, Source of ignition, Oxygen (air) 
C. Gasoline, Cigarette lighter, Fumes
D. Vapors, Source of ignition, nitrogen

19. Is an attendant (standby person) or confined space attendant allowed to enter the confined space? 
A. Yes
B. No. 
C. Before they enter and again when they exit.
D. Once each hour.

20. Confined spaces never present hazards from falling objects. (True/ False).

21.Confined spaces may have limited working space. (True / False

22. Confined space have never slippery surface. (True / False)

23. A large excavation can never be a confined space. (True / False)

24. An attendant can enter a permit space to help the employee inside the confined without being relieved by another authorized attendant : (True / False).

25. In an emergency, in the absence of a trained rescue team, an attendant must: 
(a) Enter the permit space and try to save the entrant
(b) Attempt a non-entry rescue
(c) Pray and hope that the entrant survives
(d) None of the above

26. Which of the following are hazards that may be encountered in a confined space: 
(a) Materials that can engulf an entrant
(b) Moving machinery
(c) Oxygen deficiency
(d) All of the above

27. The hazard associated with an oxygen deficient atmosphere is 
(a) Fire
(b) Asphyxiation 
(c) Explosion
(d) Poisoning

28. Oxygen enrichment increases the risk of
(a) Heat Stress 
(b) Asphyxiation of entrants
(c) Fire and explosion
(d) Build-up of toxic contaminants

29. Whose responsibility is it to understand the specific hazards of the Permit-Required Confined Space? 
(a) The Supervisor
(b) The Attendant 
(c) The Entrant
(d) All of the above

30. Define PASS method:
P: Pull the pin.
A: Aim towards the base of fire.
S: Squeeze the lever.
S: Sweep side to side

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