GT Reading Test 27 Section 2 - Nurse Assistants in New Zealand & Work Safety at Monoton Electronics

GT Reading Mock Test 27:

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Section 2: Questions 15-27

Read the text below and answers to the questions 15-27 on your answer sheet.

GT Reading: "Nurse Assistants in New Zealand" & "Word Safety at Monoton Electronics"

Read the text below and answer Question 15-20.


Working as a Nurse Assistant in New Zealand provides a number of unique opportunities in an interesting work environment. Nurse Assistants work with registered nurses and nursing practitioners to promote health, prevent disease and to manage public health needs. Nurse Assistants do not make independent assessments. They assist in delivering nursing care in community, residential and hospital settings.  Over the last three years, there has been an increase in the demand for Nurse Assistants in child and aged care and public health. Qualified men and women are encouraged to consider this career opportunity.

Certificate in Nursing Assistance:
To graduate with a Certificate in Nursing Assistance, students must complete a 12-month Nursing Council of New Zealand-approved education program and pass the examination.  Successful course completion requires attendance at 75% of all class lectures, participation in a minimum of 200 clinical hours and for all written reports to be completed satisfactorily. Applicants should be mature and healthy, both mentally and physically and their previous academic record must demonstrate the ability to manage a study environment. They should also have a keen interest in working with people and be at least 20 years of age.

If English is not the first, or native, language an approved English language test score must be presented along with the usual character references required for all applicants.

Additional Information:
Certified Nurse Assistants are often the principal caregivers in nursing homes, assisting with the activities of daily living. This may include, but is not limited to, helping people in and out of bed, assisting with eating, bathing and dressing, as well as administering medications when requested to do so. As the relationship develops between the residents and their caregivers, Nurse Assistants often find that providing emotional support becomes another important aspect of their occupation.

Because hospitals and nursing homes must provide 24-hour care, Nurse Assistants employed in these institutions can often be required to work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and must be available for shift work.

The workload can be very demanding and there is often some lifting of patients involved in the daily work routine. If employed in hospitals or in community care, there can also, on occasion, be exposure to some infectious diseases.

Pay scales vary according to the area and the type of work involved. Additional information, pertaining to careers as a Nurse Assistant, can be obtained from the nearest, relevant educational institution.

Questions 15-20

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 15-20 on your answer sheet.

15. Only registered nurses and nursing practitioners make .................... .         
16.  To work as a Nurse Assistant, individuals must be .................... .
17.  To be accepted into the course .................... must be provided by every applicant.
18.  After working with patients for some time .................... often becomes a significant work task.
19.  Shift work may be required because hospitals have to offer .................... .
20.  Interested individuals should contact an appropriate local .................... for further details.

Read the text below and answer Questions 21-27.


Fire can occur anywhere and at any time. An outbreak of fire in a large industrial building is very dangerous to everyone working in the area. There could also be the added risk of being exposed to hazardous spills and gas leaks, which significantly increases the risk of injury in a smoke-filled environment.

United States Fire Regulations requires employers to conduct regular fire drills to familiarise employees with what to do should a fire break out. The development of an effective fire drill procedure involves both planning and practice. Studies have proven that people who plan and rehearse how they will get out of the building in a crisis are better prepared than those who do not have an exit strategy.

The first step employers at Monoton Electronics undertake, in conjunction with their employees, is to develop an evacuation plan. The objective of the plan is to provide a set of procedures in the event of an emergency which requires the workforce to leave the building.

Once the plan is completed, it is posted in a prominent area along with maps of the building which clearly show all entry/exit points. Other information in the evacuation plan would include the location of the smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, where the assembly site is located, who has been appointed to account for the evacuated workers, visitors and customers as they arrive at this area and who will supervise the shutdown of critical operations. All employees are encouraged to familiarise themselves with this information. Employers should also ensure that workers know where the emergency exits are and how to use fire extinguishers.

Practising the evacuation of a hazardous area in a fast and orderly manner can be the key to surviving a fire emergency and regular fire drills are a way of accomplishing this.  It is recommended that every member of staff is involved in the exercise. If this is not possible, at least half the personnel in each department should be present.

During the fire drill, the supervisors should note in the incidents register inappropriate activity such as delays in the collection of personal items, difficulties experienced by those with disabilities. If any doorways or fire escapes are obstructed this must also be noted.

The fire drill is usually timed and after it is over, procedures are evaluated to see if there need to be any improvements made to the evacuation plan. Practice makes perfect, so it is important to repeat fire drills at least a couple of times a year - vigilance could save lives. All staff are encouraged to contact the Warden Attendant if they have any queries regarding evacuation procedures and general fire safety issues.

Questions 21 - 27  

Complete the sentences below.

Choose NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the text for each answer.

Write your answers in boxes 21-27 on your answer sheet.

21.  .................... help staff to prepare for a fire.     
22.  Planning and going over a fire escape procedure helps staff to be ....................  .      
23.  Establishing a process in case of emergency is the aim of the .................... .
24.  Once outside, staff meet at an .................... .   
25.  Staff must know how to operate .................... .              
26.  Blocked doorways or fire escapes must be recorded in the .................... .        
27.  Questions about safety procedures should be directed to the .................... .


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