Mower Safety & Operation Course Quiz


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1 Pre-operation procedures for mowers should focus on: 
    Guidelines for becoming familiar with your equipment
    Safety checklist
    Personnel protective equipment
    All of the above

2 The following protective gear may be required and is always recommended:
    Hearing protection and impact-resistant safety glasses
    Gloves and long pants
    Dust mask
    All of the above

3 Learning by trial and error is the best method to become familiar with your equipment:
    True
    False

4 To help avoid the hazard of objects being thrown from a mower, the operator should:
    Walk the area to be mowed to search and remove objects
    Use the optional equipment back in the shop that is available for collecting debris
    Remove shields to reduce the distance that objects are propelled
    Aim the discharge chute upward
    All of the above

5 You should determine the mower's steering responsiveness prior to beginning a job.
    True
    False

6 Clean steps and operator platforms on mowers help prevent slips and falls.
    True
    False

7 Safe mower operations occur when:
    The operator has read the operator's manual and inspected the equipment prior to mowing
    The area to be mowed has been cleared of debris and inspected for problems (slopes, ditches, etc)
    All safety gear for the operator and the machine are in place and working
    All of the above

8 Accidents could occur from refueling when the engine is running.
    True
    False

9 Protective guards should be removed to help the operator safely shoot debris further and to help protect hands and feet from the blades.
    True
    False

10 A dead man switch is a device that causes electric shock and death.
    True
    False

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