Home detective

Home detective

Home detective

Safety quiz by global safety experts, Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
1.  Your family’s fire escape plan includes: -  
a) Two ways out of every room and a cell phone
b) A cell phone, bucket of water and an outside meeting place
c) Two ways out of every room, an outside meeting place and practice
d) A fire extinguisher, two ways out
c) A good fire escape plan includes two ways out of every room, an outside meeting place and practice.

2.    When you want to connect a three – pin plug to a two-pin socket, you: -
a)    Wait to use the appliance until you buy a three-pronged extension cord
b)    Break off the third prong
c)    Use the appliance with one prong exposed, keeping your hands dry
d)    Use a two pin plug
a) The third pin is an important safety feature; wait to use the appliance until you have an appropriate extension cord.

 3.    What you should do to prevent accidents when you go for a long vacation?
a) Switch of all the electric appliances – like computers , TV, Refrigerator etc
b) Close all doors and windows
c) Keep your neighbor informed about you absence
d)    All the above
d) While you are off to a long vacation, make sure to switch off all electric appliances at your home and also inform your trusted neighbor about your whereabouts so that they can take immediate action during adverse situations

4. Overloading outlets with too many plugs may cause. –  
a) The outlet to heat up and cause a fire.
b) Some of the plugs to fail
c) Damage to the plugged-in products
d) None of the above
 a) The outlet can heat up and cause a fire.

5.    When you replace a light bulb in a lamp, how do you decide which wattage to use? –
a)    Use the same wattage as before
b)    Base it on the brightness level you want in the room
c)    Check the fixture for the wattage recommended by the manufacturer
d)    Use a fancy light of our choice.
c) Always use light bulbs of equal or lesser wattage than recommended by the lamp or fixture manufacturer.

6. If you see a fire at your home, at an unexpected place –
a)    Use a fire-extinguisher that specifies that it is applicable to specific fires and call a qualified technician to inspect
b) Turn off all fuel-burning appliances
c) Inform elders at home immediately
d)    All of the Above
d) If fire breaks in your house, try to put it off with a fire extinguisher immediately and also turn off fuel-burning appliances and call for a qualified technician to inspect for sources.

 7.    If there’s a fire in your home, your should to: -
a) Run
b) Hide under the bed
c) Get out fast, staying low to the floor
d)    Gather your favorite toys
c) If there’s a fire, everyone should escape quickly, staying low to the floor.

8.    If you smell cooking gas / LPG at your home you-
a) Open all the doors and windows and let easy flow of air
b) Do not operate any switch or electric appliances or even light a match
c) Wait for the smell to diminish
d) Call for the technician
a, b, d) If you smell LPG, it signals leakage of the gas cylinder.  Open all the doors and windows and let the air flow out and definitely do not operate any switch/electric appliances or even light a match. Immediately call for the technician to avert greater danger.

 9.    If you remember PASS, then you will know how to use a Fire Extinguisher. PASS stands for: -
a) Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep
b) Practice, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep
c) Party, At, Smoking, Subjects
d) You need to have technical knowledge to operate the same.
a) Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep. That is the right way to use a fire extinguisher.

10. How often should you recharge or replace your household fire extinguisher? –
a)    After it fails inspection
b)    After each use
c)    Once a year
d)    Once a month
b) Fire extinguishers should be recharged or replaced after each use, even if you haven't used the entire extinguishing agent.

(Give 1 point for every right answer and check how safety smart you are! )


10 points: You’re a safety superstar! Keep up the good work
7-9 points: You have room for improvement. Your family is counting on you to keep them safe.
4-6 points: You’re making progress! But you need to catch up fast.
0-3 points: Doesn’t your family deserve a safer haven?
 Courtesy: Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries. For more information, visit: www.ul.com.

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