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HSE Interview Questions & Answers

  1. What is the safety?
The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury is Called Safety.
  1. What is the accident?

It is an unexpected or unplanned event which may or may not result in injury or damage or property loss or death.

  1. What is the injury?

It is defined as a harmful condition sustained by the body as a result of an accident.

  1. What is the hazard ?

The inherent property of a substance or an occurrence which has potential to cause loss or damage property, person or environment.



  1. What is the risk?

In probability of the realization of the potential for loss or damage or injury.

  1. What is the incident?

It is an event which represents the deviation from the intended sequence of designed steps.

  1. What is safety policy?

Any company has a social and legal obligation to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all his improvement to all his employees.

    1. What is safety audit?

The safety audit is the process that identifies unsafe conditions and unsafe acts the plant and recommended safety improvement. Walk through it evaluates the unsafe condition notice able to the naked eye during work through the plant. ( stores, civil work, erection work)

Inter mediate-more details to study and review of plant design and plant operation.

Comprehensive –it evaluates the safety factors in the plant on the base engineering, analysis, testing, measurement.

  1. What is safety tag?

Safety tag can be defined a surface made of card board or paper board on which English local languages letters written for warning safety instructions to employees.

  1. What is safety program?

Safety program can be defined as five methods by which accident can be prevented easily they are engineering, education, enforcement, enthusiasm and example safety programs are plain spoken and carry out certain legal steps.



  1. What is attitude?

Attitude may be described as continuous behavior. If man’s behavior is good, then his action will be either correct or safe.

  1. What is emergency planning?

Emergency planning can be defined as a control measure. It can control the accidents safe guard people and provide information to media.

  1. What is work permit system?

Work permit system is a “ written documents” for permission to undertake a job by area in charge or it is written document issued by the area in charge to the performer to under take the specific job.

  1. What is work at height? 

Any work above 2 meters from the ground is caused work at height.

  1. What is confined space?

An area which is small and enclosed or an area where one entry and exits or where a man cannot work comfortably in any location is caused confined space.

  1. What is excavation?

Marking a hole or tunnel by digging the ground by man or machine is called excavation.

  1. What is scaffolding?

It is a temporary platform constructed for supporting both men and materials and working safety at a construction site.

  1. What is welding?

The process of joining of metals either by electrical or by gas is called welding

    1. What is gas cutting?

The process of joining of cutting metals by using oxygen and combustible gas is called gas cutting.

  1. What is sand blasting?

The process of removing rust dust, dirt, scales and old prints from the old surface using compressed air is called sand blasting.

  1. What is painting?

The process after sand blasting is called painting.

  1. What is LEL?

The minimum concentration of vapor, gasses, and dust in air below which propagation of flame does not occur on contact with a source of ignition is called LEL.

  1. What is UEL?

The maximum proportion of vapor, gasses, and dust in the air above which proposal the flame does not occur on contact with a source of ignition is called UEL.



  1. What is manual handling?

The process of lifting, carrying and stacking materials by men is called manual handing.

    1. What is house keeping?

Housekeeping means not only cleanness but also the orderly arrangement of operations, tools, equipment’s storage facilities and suppliers.

  1. What is personal protective equipment?

It is an equipment’s used to project the person from hazards such dust, dirt, fumes, and sparks etc. It is the barrier between hazard and person.

  1. What is grinding?

A grinder is a portable machine with a wheel guard in position to reduce the danger.

  1. What is Crane?

A tall machine used for moving heavy objects by suspending them from a projecting arm with a hook.

  1. What is fork lift truck?

Fork lift truck is designed to handle heavy loads.

  1. What is JSA?

The procedure of analyzing job for the specific purpose of finding the hazards and developing.

  1. What are the duties of a safety officer?
  • Prepare tool box talk
  • Prepare monthly statistics
  • Prepare the checklist
  • Accident reports
  • Management meetings
  • Arrange the safety classes/training
  • Arrange monthly safety bulletin
  • Inspection of fire extinguisher
  • Arrange first aid training classes
  • Arrange safety competitions like quiz, slogan, poster
  • Competitions exhibition etc.
  1. What are the duties of a supervisor?
  • He has to instruct these workers about the work methods and procedures.
  • He has to maintain discipline among the workers
  • He has to supply necessary materials
  • He has to control quality and cost of the job
  • He has to guide has workers in doing a job in the correct and safe way
  • He has to supply suitable personal protective equipment to his workers
  • He should conduct periodical safety meetings.
  • He should conduct safety inspection of his working area
  • He should know about the fire fight equipment
  • He should know investigate the accident and find out the cause of accident
  1. What are the pre cautions for welding?
  • Remove all combustion material from the place of welding
  • Clear the work area and cover wooden floor with fire proof mats. (welding mechanic should be kept with in the visibility of the welders.
  • Erect fire resistance screen around the work
  • All welding cables should be fully insulted
  • All welding mics shall be double earthed
  • Welding area should be dry and free from water
  • Keep the fire extinguisher/sand really
  • Use leather hand gloves, goggles, and helmets
  • Switch off the power when welding is stopped
  • Do not allow the helper to do welding
  • Do not shift he welding cable unless the electric power is switched off.
  • Do not allow the helper to carry the welding. The terminal of the welding cables should be provided 3-cable with lugs and kept tight.
  • Oxygen hose in black and acetylene hose in red in color as per standard
  • Nrv of the blow torches should be maintained properly avoid back fire
  • Welders should be trained properly
  • Cylinders should be stored in a cold dry place away bottom heat and direct sunlight.
  • Proper house keeping, good ventilation in the working area
  • Smoking should be avoided from welding area
  • Hose connection should be proper made
  • Barricade the work area and put a sign board
  • Rolling of cylinders should be avoided
  • Flash back arrestor should be attached to each cylinder
  • Any leakage of cylinder should be kept separately




  • What are the precautions for gas cutting?
  • Keep fire extinguisher nearby
  • Keep fire watch nearby
  • Remove all combustible from work area
  • Use all necessary PPE
  • Never put welding gas cylinder in side a confined space
  • Hoses shall not be laid in path ways
  • Gas cutting torch should have flash back arrestors
  • Gas test to be done to check for the presence of flammable gas in site.
  • Good house keeping and ventilation necessary in working area.
  • Hose connections should be made properly
  1. What are the precautions for “sandblasting”?
  • The compressed airline, hoses and another fitting must installment firmly without leaks the hose.
  • Mis use compress are should be avoided
  • A fresh air hood or mask must be worn
  • House keeping can be done period cally
  • Fire extinguish her shall be kept near by
  • Dust mask ear plugs/muffs should be used
  • No sand blasting shall be done on top of floating roof tank in service.
  • Use goggles & face shield
  • Sand blasting operation must be gas free
  1. What is the precaution for “painting”?
  • All flammable material should be cleared from the work area
  • The required protective clothing and equipment must be worn
  • Cartridge respirators shall always be worn
  • Adequate ventilation is necessary
  • Adequate washing facilities must be readily available
  • Barrier cream should be applied to the skin
  1. What are the hazards in welding?
  • Eye injury
  • Burn injury arc realization
  • Electrical shock light arc radiation
  • Heat, light, and radiation affect heat fume
  • Poisonous gases chipped price of weld metal
  • Fire
  • Explosion scattering
  • Noise sparking
  • Sparkling
  • Flying sand




  • What are hazards and injuries in manual handling?
  • Cutting fingers due to sharp edges
  • Burns due to handling of hot articles
  • Foot injuries due to dropped articles
  • Slipped disc due to improper posture in lifting on object
  • Strains to wrist or fingers
  • Sprains, wounds hernias, fractures
  1. Cause of accidents in manual handling?
  • Improper lifting
  • Carrying too heavy loads
  • Improper gripping
  • Failure to use PPE
  • Lifting greasy, oily and irregular objects
  • Poor physique
  1. What precautions are needed to avoid the accident in manhandling
  • Stand at safe distance from the load
  • Sharp edge and burns are removed before lifting a
  • PPE such as safety gloves and safety shoes are to be
  • If the weight is too heavy for one person to lift, then he has to seek the assistance.
  • The pathway is not blocked by obstacles while carrying the load.
  • The different actions, movements, and forces necessary while carrying the load.
  • Modify the task by using hooks and crow bars.
  • Mechanical equipment like cranes shall be used.
  • Modify the objects
  • Change the way things are used.
  1. Tips for manuals handling?
  • Plan
  • Clear the path
  • Move in close to the load
  • Secure your grip
  • Hold your head upright
  • Maintain normal curves of the spine
  • Power the lift with legs and body weight
  • Don’t twist

42. Cause of accidents in mechanical handling?

  • The sudden failure of wire rope or a chain
  • Slipping of the load from the sling
  • Swinging of the load at the time of lifting
  • The load sometimes hits the man




  • What are the accidents in “poor house keeping”?
  • Men getting hit by falling from overhead
  • Men slipping as greasy, wet or dirty floor
  • Men failing in open tank without cover in level floor
  • Accidents due to poor lighting
  • Fire accidents due to faulty electrical wires
  1. What are the advantages in good house keeping?
  • It helps in the reduction of accidents including fire accidents
  • It saves the property damages
  • It improves employee morale
  • Better productivity
  • Working area becomes presentable
  • Human energy is conserved
  • Visitors are very much satisfied
  • The burden of supervisor is reduced
  1. How to care and maintenance of hand tools?
  • Tools must be kept clean and free from corrosion
  • Keep metal parts lightly oiled
  • Remove burrs from edges of tools and heads of chisels.
  • Tools which are not in use must be stored separately
  • A good worker regularly inspects his tools
  • Do not use tools without handles
  1. How to prevent accidents of “power tools”?
  • The operators should wear face shields or safety glasses
  • Power tools should be placed in the store room after use
  • Power tools should have protected by guards
  • Pneumatic hoses or electric cables of power tools should not pass through passage ways.
  • The electrical power tools should be properly earthed
  • Never horse play with hose of pneumatic tools
  • Power tools machines should be maintained and operated properly.
  1. What are the causes of accidents of “hard tools”?
  • Due to wrong way using of tools.
  • Due to defective condition of tools
  • Due to failure of using right tools for right job
  • Due to wrong way of carrying tools
  • Due to strong of tools in safety

48. what precautions are necessary for electrical work?

  • All electrical installations shall be as per standard electricity rules
  • Only competent persons should handle the electrical equipment.
  • The equipment should be earthed properly
  • All temporary electric lines should be drawn at least above man’s height
  • Cable should be completely insulted
  • Cable should not have any joints
  • Only connection for one point
  • Good house keeping on the area
  • Fire protection equipment to be kept near by
  • Use rubber gloves and rubber boots
  • Use good quality of wire
  • Power isolation close to the job
  • Use three pin plug instead of loose wire
  • Never operate any electrical equipment with wet hands
  • Never stand wet surface while working electrical equipment
  • During thunder storm do not stand under tree
  • Proper sign board is necessary
  • No person shall work on any live electrical conductor
  • The switch shall only be put on by person who switched it off




  • What are the hazards in construction?
  • Fall of person from top and getting injured
  • Fall of objects from top and below person injury
  • Fall of materials from top and damaged
  • Person falls into excavated pit
  • Collapse of soil and below person get injury or may
  • Damage of ug cables and sewage pipe
  • Collapse of scaffolding and person fall from height, get injury
  • Electrical shock
  • Fire and explosion
  • Burn injury
  • Health and lung problems
  • Snakes bite
  • Poisonous gas
  • Foreign body in eye
  1. Cause of accident in construction?
  • Erection equipment failure
  • Falling of persons from height
  • Electrical shocks
  • Improper lighting
  • Non-stop working by worker
  • Up safe work methods
  • Collapsing of earth during trench excavation
  • Failure of use safety equipment
  • Working a height without safety belt

51. General safety precautions in construction?

  • Adequate first aid equipment should be kept ready
  • Adequate fire fighting equipment should be available
  • All general electrical rules should be followed
  • Suitable lighting arrangements should be necessary at night work
  • Work men at height should be wearing safety belts
  • Work men handling cement should be provided with goggles, rubber gloves and rubber boots by nose mask.
  • The moving parts of grinding machines used construction site should be covered with guards
  • The moving parts of grinding machines used construction site should be covered with guards
  • Excavated material should not be kept near the excavated
  • Very short duration of work red flags must be hoisted and more duration red banners must be stretched
  • Defective tools should not be used
  • The worker should not carry tools in his hands when climbing a ladder
  • Excavation should be guarded by suitable fencing
  1. How to erect scaffolding?
  • It should be erected on levels firm ground
  • It erected by trained/skilled person
  • It is constructed using metal pipes and wooden boards
  • It should be design and constructed from good and sound material
  • Not to be erected on loose earth
  • Clamps should be fixed
  • Properly bracing
  • Sole plate is necessary the base of vertical pipe
  1. Safety precaution of scaffold?
  • Wooden board not be painted
  • Wooden board should not to any cracks
  • Check for rust in pipes/clamps
  • Clamps should be fixed and good quality
  • Boards thickness should be 3.4 cms and no bending
  • The construction must be rigid, properly based
  • Use of good and sound materials
  • The wooden bellies has not joint
  • Vertical poles should not be more than 6 feet
  • Chains, ropes used for the suspension of scaffoldings
  • Never throw any materials from height
  • Use safety harness while working at above 6 feet
  • Properly ties to be arrangement
  1. What controls measures are necessary for confined space?
  • Enter with air line bar sets
  • Use 24v flame proof hand lamps
  • A hole watch to be kept near man hole
  • Keep fire fighting equipment ready
  • Gas test to be done to check for oxygen level
  • Provide blowers
  • Don’t smoke in confined space
  • Use ropes and harness
  • The spaces clean before entry
  • Use non-sparking tools it there is any risk of flammable vapors being present.
  1. Safety rules when using ladders?
  • The foot wear is not greasy, oily and muddy and has a good grip on the rungs.
  • When climbing or coming down a ladder should be facing the ladder side and had on with both hands.
  • Carry light tools in pockets in a shoulder bag.
  • Hold on with at least new hand if use of both hands then, use safety belt
  • Never climb higher than the third rung from the top on straight or second tired from the top on the extension ladder.
  • Step ladder must be fully open and the divider locked
  • The metal ladder shall not be used near electrical equipment.
  • Metal ladder shall not be placed on firm footing and at angle of 75
  • Any ladder found defect in any way should be marked do not use
  • The ladder shall not be placed in a box or drum.
  • Rubber protection on head and heel of a ladder is necessary.
  1. Safety rules ensuring oxygen cylinders?
  • Oxygen cylinders should not be kept near combustible materials.
  • Oxygen cylinders should not be handled with grassy hands or gloves.
  • Oxygen cylinders and their fittings should not be tested with oil based soap solution.
  • Oxygen cylinders and other combustible gas cylinders should not be stored together.
  • The top cover of the cylinder should be kept in position and screwed safety when not in use.
  • Cylinders should not be used as rollers for moving materials
  • Oxygen must not be used for ventilating confined spaces.
  1. Safety rules in using compressed air?
  • Only authorized persons should be used compressed air.
  • The body or clothes should not be cleaned

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