PCV Test - 25

PCV Test - 25
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PCV Test - 25

Question 1 of 20

At the scene of an incident, a person has become hysterical. How should you calm them down?

By leaving them to quietly recover

By engaging them in banter

By giving them a hot drink

By talking quietly and firmly to them

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Question 2 of 20

You're at the scene of a traffic incident. What are the symptoms of someone suffering from shock?

Rapid pulse and sweating

Flushed complexion and deep breathing

Slow pulse and dry skin

Muscle spasms and an itchy rash

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Question 3 of 20

You're approaching a bridge that has no height restriction on it. What's the minimum height under the bridge?

3.6 metres (11 feet 10 inches)

4.4 metres (14 feet 5 inches)

4.8 metres (16 feet)

5 metres (16 feet 6 inches)

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Question 4 of 20

You've stopped at the scene of an incident where there are casualties. What should you do to help while waiting for the emergency services to arrive?

Keep injured people warm and comfortable

Clear debris from the road

Keep injured people on the move by walking them around

Give injured people a warm drink

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Question 5 of 20

You arrive at the scene of an incident. A casualty has an injured arm that's bleeding heavily. What should you do while waiting for the emergency services to arrive?

Apply pressure over the wound and keep the arm down

Dab the wound

Get them a drink

Apply pressure over the wound and raise the arm

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Question 6 of 20

At the scene of a crash, a casualty is in contact with live electrical cables. What should you use to break the electrical connection?

A metal pole

Woolen gloves

A damp piece of cloth

A length of wood

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Question 7 of 20

What should you do if your bus has been involved in an incident with other vehicles?

Switch off your headlights

Switch off the fuel supply

Switch off the air conditioning

Switch off the destination signs

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Question 8 of 20

You arrive at an incident where a motorcyclist is lying in the road, unconscious and bleeding. The area is safe and the emergency services have been called. What’s the first priority when checking the rider?

Remove their helmet

Stop the bleeding

Check their airway is open

Move them off the road

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Question 9 of 20

While driving through a tunnel, your vehicle catches fire. What's the first thing you should do if the vehicle can't be driven out of the tunnel?

Wait for the police, tunnels are regularly patrolled

Stay with your vehicle, you will be seen by the CCTV cameras

Stop at the side of the road and switch off the engine

Don't put out the fire; wait for the emergency services

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Question 10 of 20

Your bus has stopped at the scene of an incident. Why should you consider moving your passengers to the front of the bus?

To improve weight distribution

To reduce the risk of injury from a rear-end collision

To be closer to emergency exits

To be witnesses to the incident

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Question 11 of 20

You arrive at the scene of an incident where someone is injured. What should be given urgent priority?

Deal with the danger from further collisions or fire

Get the casualty a warm drink

Take details of any witnesses

Take the numbers of the vehicles involved

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Question 12 of 20

You arrive at an incident where someone is suffering from severe burns. What should you do to help?

Douse the burns with cool water

Remove anything stuck to the burns

Burst blisters that form on the burns

Apply ointment to the burns

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Question 13 of 20

Before starting a journey, you want to check your brake-system warning lights. What can you do when these aren't operated by the ignition switch?

Look for a check switch on the dashboard

Get someone behind to check your brake lights

Check them at the end of your journey

Pump the brake pedal a number of times

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Question 14 of 20

What's the purpose of a preheating device?

To heat the cab

To heat the gearbox

To heat the engine

To heat the seat

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Question 15 of 20

How frequently should a driver carry out a walk-round check?



Every 100 miles

Every 1,000 miles

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Question 16 of 20

What should you regularly check on the tyres of your bus?

The tyre manufacturer's details are displayed

The tyre pressures are all correct

The dust caps are all in place

The tread depths are equal on all tyres

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Question 17 of 20

What could happen if you overfill your engine with oil?

Loss of power

Lower emissions

Better handling

Longer service intervals

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Question 18 of 20

What's most likely to cause a burst tyre?

Frequent gear changing in varying conditions

Running tyres under-inflated

Always operating in cool weather

Mixing tyres with different tread depth

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Question 19 of 20

What do the codes shown on the side walls of bus and lorry tyres refer to?

Tread pattern

Minimum temperature

Maximum load

Running pressure

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Question 20 of 20

Your vehicle suffers a tyre blow-out. How could this create a hazard for other road users?

Scattered debris

Skid marks

Suspension failure

Axle damage