I think there is room in tests for both kinds of questions, and I have seen tests with a mixture of both. The specific questions test knowledge of a specific procedure and that is important. It might be a good idea to use different important specific procedures for questions for different training sessions, rather than always using the same one. I also see your point about testing for more general knowledge using more general knowledge questions. You want to be sure that the mechanics have both kinds of knowledge - general and the specific procedures or maintenance activities.
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Raymond Gerhart Community Member 1 Post
Re: Are specific tests better than general tests regarding process safety?31 October 2012 at 1:16pmTests foir knowledge should not test a person's memory so much as their ability to find the correct information and use it. Your work environment should be tested to ensure the practice of looking it up rather than gusessing is culture . You can also ask the people being tested what they would want their peers to know