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Work Safety Aptitude Test

The work safety test requires candidates to answer multiple-choice questions that illustrate a range of real-life workplace situations involving interactions with coworkers, machinery malfunctions, safety violations, and other circumstances that require thinking logically and acting decisively. Candidates are asked to choose the most appropriate answer, demonstrating their ability to safeguard company property, minimize hazards, and protect others. The work safety test also measures a candidate’s ability to:

  • Respond appropriately to unsafe requests.
  • Stabilize unsafe working conditions.
  • Encourage team members to follow safety guidelines.

element-grad-cap   ABILITIES EVALUATED

  • Ability to promote accident prevention strategies and display a positive attitude toward safety
  • Ability to recognize common job site hazards
  • Ability to display appropriate selection and use of tools and equipment to avoid accident and injury

element-grad-cap   QUESTION FORMAT

  • Situational Judgment Test

element-grad-cap   LANGUAGE

  • English

element-grad-cap   DIFFICULTY

  • Easy

WHY TEST?

Following work safety standards and guidelines is imperative in order to ensure employee and customer safety, properly maintain equipment, and enforce company safety regulations – especially when routinely working with dangerous machinery or hazardous material. To help guarantee that business operations will run smoothly, consider employing conscientious individuals who will serve as advocates for work safety.

The work safety test is designed to help quickly identify candidates who preserve a collaborative environment while making sound judgement calls and tactfully addressing safety concerns. In addition to streamlining the search for trustworthy, safety-conscious candidates, the work safety test can also successfully reduce the overall time it takes to hire a top candidate.

The work safety test predicts a job candidate’s ability to:

    • Adhere to department and company safety policies.
    • Encourage coworkers and supervisors to follow safety guidelines, such as reporting equipment malfunctions and on-the-job injuries.
    • Take immediate, appropriate action when witnessing unsafe working conditions.
    • Request training before operating unfamiliar machinery.
    • Minimize risk of damaging company property or goods.
    • Calmly address safety concerns in stressful situations.
    • Protect themselves and others from avoidable accidents.

Use this work safety test to quickly and easily automate the screening process for entry-level or experienced candidates, including production technicians, warehouse or factory associates, mechanics, manufacturing or fabrication associates, equipment technicians, or any other applicable positions that routinely work with machinery or in potentially unsafe working environments.

EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

Sample Question #1
Gerard notices a spray bottle on the floor, the label of which is partially torn off. He smells the container and finds that it is bleach. With a marker, he writes, “DO NOT DRINK,” and puts the spray bottle back on the floor.

How effective is Gerard’s response?

5 = Highly effective. An ideal response
4 = Very effective. A good response, but one or more aspects could be better
3 = Moderately effective. A reasonable response, but the solution is incomplete or may have unintended consequences
2 = Slightly effective. There is a positive element to the response, but it generally does not address the situation very well
1 = Ineffective. This response does nothing to address the situation or could have negative consequences

Sample Question #2
Jerry asks Juan to help him move some wooden beams across the warehouse floor. Juan notices a few scraps of paper and other debris on the floor. Juan tells Jerry this and offers to walk in front to watch out for the obstacles.

How effective was Juan’s behavior?

5 = Highly effective. An ideal response
4 = Very effective. A good response, but one or more aspects could be better
3 = Moderately effective. A reasonable response, but the solution is incomplete or may have unintended consequences
2 = Slightly effective. There is a positive element to the response, but it generally does not address the situation very well
1 = Ineffective. This response does nothing to address the situation or could have negative consequences

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Work Safety Aptitude Test module content was developed by the Indeed Assessment Science Team, with expertise in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Education, and Graphic Design. In addition, team members worked in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Indeed’s SMEs are required to demonstrate experience performing at a high level, supervisory experience, or responsibility for defining requirements for those jobs that require safety orientation skills.