CSCS Revision – 20 Key Points on General Responsibilities

The CSCS revision notes below aims to highlight some of the key points you will need to revise in order to pass your test. These 20 key points are from the “General Responsibilities” section and cover some of the basics of health and safety.

Regardless of the type of test you’re taking, these revision notes will come in handy as it answers most of the knowledge questions you’ll face from the general responsibilities section.

1. To help prevent accidents and maintain a safe working environment everyone on-site should report unsafe working conditions.

2. When you attend your site induction you must pay attention to all safety topics discussed, if there’s something you don’t understand you should ask the presenter to explain it again until you fully understand.

3. It is the legal duty of your employer to provide risk assessments; it’s not your responsibility to write your own risk assessments.

4. We should all try our best to maintain a clean and tidy working environment because this will help to reduce the number of slips, trips and falls in the workplace.

5. If for some reason you believe that the work being carried out by another contractor puts you safety at risk you should stop working and speak to your supervisor immediately.

6. if you need to use a tool which has been given a prohibition notice this means that the tool is unsafe and you should not use it until it has been made safe.

7. If you turn up to work one day and someone says that the site has been issued with a prohibition notice this means you must stop all work as the site is unsafe for work.

8. If an HSE inspector inspects you working and issues an improvement notice this means that you are not working in a safe way.

9. Whenever you are at work, the Health and Safety at Work places legal duties on everyone at work not just employers.

10. If for some reason you believe that the safety rules explained at your site induction is outdated you should speak to your supervisor and share your opinion.

11. The Health and Safety at Work act is important to everyone at work because it places legal duties on employers to provide a safe working environment and it also places legal duties on you to follow the safe system of work that’s put in place.

12. Your site manager is responsible for managing health and safety on your construction site.

13. A risk assessment is vital for on-site safety as it identifies hazards and it explains how you can carry out a task safely.

14. The word “hazard” is quite common in any workplace. The term hazard is used to describe anything at work which has the potential to cause harm or injury to you.

15. You can expect to learn about the site health and safety rules during the site induction.

16. The term tool box talk is used to describe a short training session on a specific health and safety topic.

17. Everyone who will be working on-site should attend the site induction.

18. Two key topics which are normally discussed at the site induction are the site safety rules and the emergency procedures in place.

19. The term near miss is used to describe an accident which could have resulted in injury.

20. We can all help to prevent accidents by reporting near misses and unsafe working conditions.

Category: CSCS Test Revision

Comments (3)

  1. Lucas Momris says:

    Got 49 out 50 have my test tomorrow i hope i pass.

  2. Suren Ramdul says:

    the 20 key questions is very important to record it.thanks

  3. lee says:

    got 48 questions out of 50 happy days

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