Test your knowledge now - with 10 sample questions (and one Bonus question) from the CMSE® quiz! The quiz will provide an initial assessment of your knowledge, since the questions are similar in content and scope to the official examination. Good luck!

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1. Which of the following statements are true in relation to the CE mark? (Two answers)
    a. It is not a mark of origin
    b. It is a safety mark
    c. It is a quality mark
    d. It enables free trade and application within the EEA (European Economic Area)

2. Which of the following statements are true in relation to a safety component? (Three answers)
    a. It is placed on the market separately
    b. Its failure and/or malfunction endangers the safety of persons
    c. A normal component cannot be replaced by a safety component
    d. It is used to guarantee a safety function

3. ISO machinery standards can be divided into three different categories. Which standard describes the generic safety standards, which contain the basic terminology, principles for design and general aspects applicable to all machines? (One answer)
    a. B1 standard
    b. A standard
    c. C standard
    d. B2 standard
    e. D standard

4. A manufacturer uses a machine that he manufactured himself in his own business. Does he need to produce a risk assessment for this machine? (Two answers)
    a. Yes, because he is the manufacturer
    b. No, because he is only the operator
    c. No, because he made the machine for his own use
    d. Yes, because the Machinery Directive always demands a risk assessment when a machine is manufactured

5. In accordance with the 3-step method of risk reduction, the third step available to the design engineer is to warn against residual risks. Which of these can be considered to be informative safety technology? (Two answers)
    a. E-STOP pushbuttons and pressure sensitive mats
    b. Personal protective equipment
    c. Protective devices
    d. Yellow marked safety fences
    e. Instructions and acoustic signals

6. Which of these harmonized standards is concerned with calculating distances when reaching under, over and around protective structures? (One answer)
    a. EN ISO 13850
    b. EN ISO 13849-1/-2
    c. EN ISO 14121-1
    d. EN ISO 13857
    e. EN ISO 12100

7. What are the requirements of Category B of EN ISO 13849-1? (Two answers)
    a. Well-tried components
    b. Compliance with well-tried safety principles
    c. Fulfilment of the requirements of Category 1
    d. 1-channel structure
    e. Compliance with fundamental safety principles

8. When is Lock Out Tag Out not required on a machine? (Three answers)
    a. During servicing work
    b. During routine activities
    c. During maintenance work
    d. During cleaning
    e. During adjustment

9. EN ISO 13849-2 is concerned with … (One answer)
    a. Risk assessment
    b. Calculating distances for protective structures
    c. Software verification
    d. Incorporation of components
    e. Safety validation

10. Which of the following features increases the service life of pneumatic components? (One answer)
    a. Compressed air cooling
    b. High pressure processing
    c. Avoiding compressed air contamination through filters
    d. A heat dryer, which removes the water
    e. Compressed air must be lubricated

BONUS question:
Which of the following can be used to maintain an effective Health and Safety Management System? (Two answers)
    a. Risk assessments
    b. Electrical drawings
    c. Light curtains
    d. Inspection checklists
    e. Safety helmet

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