CITB Mock Test 50 Questions

This CITB mock test features 50 questions similar to the ones you’ll face when taking the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test in 2023.

These 50 questions will touch on all 16 core categories you will need to know to pass the CITB HSE test. Please read each question carefully, some may require multiple answers.

Like the real CSCS test, you will need to score at least 45 out of 50 to pass this CITB mock test. Good luck.

1. Which of these fire extinguisher is most suitable for electrical fires?

Question 1 of 50

2. An excavation should be battered back or stepped if ___.

Question 2 of 50

3. You are given a task that requires using a power tool and need to carry out a visual inspection. Which TWO of these should you ensure when carrying out the visual inspection? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 3 of 50

4. Which activity could create the biggest risk for lead poisoning in a situation where control measures are not in place?

Question 4 of 50

5. Which THREE of these hazards are likely to affect a worker who is using an air-powered tool? (Choose 3 answers)

Question 5 of 50

6. When are you LESS likely to suffer from hand-arm vibration syndrome?

Question 6 of 50

7. What does it mean if you digging and find a run of coloured marker tape?

Question 7 of 50

8. You need to work near an overhead power line, when would it be safe to do so?

Question 8 of 50

9. Why is your employer legally obligated to discuss matters of health and safety with you?

Question 9 of 50

10. You’re about to start a new task, how would you know if extra PPE is required?

Question 10 of 50

11. You have to adjust an electric hand-tool, what should you do before attempting to adjust it?

Question 11 of 50

12. For maximum protection, how should you insert disposable foam ear plugs?

Question 12 of 50

13. Checking a ladder before use should be done by?

Question 13 of 50

14. The TWO main reasons why all accidents, incidents and near misses must be reported are ___. (Choose 2 answers)

Question 14 of 50

15. What type of eye protection should you wear if you have to use a cut-off-saw or grinder?

Question 15 of 50

16. What should you do if you’re about to start a job and realize it cannot be done according to the method statement?

Question 16 of 50

17. You’re working with a new chemical/substance and you start to feel ill, what should you do?

Question 17 of 50

18. Which TWO are likely consequences for employers who fail to take appropriate measures to prevent accidents or ill health at work? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 18 of 50

19. If you have to use a ladder, what angle should you adjust the ladder to?

Question 19 of 50

20. What type of eye protection is most suitable if there’s a risk of materials flying into your eyes?

Question 20 of 50

21. Which of these is the LEAST important reason why all accidents must be reported?

Question 21 of 50

22. If your job requires you to use a hazardous substance, whose responsibility is it to explain the health risks and safe method of work you need to follow?

Question 22 of 50

23. Which of these is TRUE if you have to twist or turn your body while lifting and placing a load?

Question 23 of 50

24. You have to work in an excavation, what is the main hazard while working?

Question 24 of 50

25. Which TWO of these would NOT require portable appliance testing (PAT)? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 25 of 50

26. What health condition is most likely if a worker uses a grinder without adequate hearing protection?

Question 26 of 50

27. What does the health and safety sign below mean?

Health and Safety Sign

Question 27 of 50

28. The colour coding for a dry powder fire extinguisher is ___.

Question 28 of 50

29. Which TWO of the following should you keep in mind if you have to carry a load in cold and damp conditions? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 29 of 50

30. What does the health and safety sign below mean?


Question 30 of 50

31. Which statement below is TRUE when it comes to using gloves while handling chemicals?

Question 31 of 50

32. Which of the following is NOT a class A material?

Question 32 of 50

33. Ladders should never be painted because:

Question 33 of 50

34. What does the health and safety sign below mean?


Question 34 of 50

35. Which statement below is TRUE when it comes to lifting a load while sitting down?

Question 35 of 50

36. What should you do if a fire breaks out and you’ve not been trained to use a fire extinguisher?

Question 36 of 50

37. Which TWO are important factors to consider when it comes to using lifting aids? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 37 of 50

38. Which TWO of these are likely potential health issues for someone who uses a hammer drill for long periods of time? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 38 of 50

39. Which TWO are likely consequences for YOU if your employer fails to take appropriate measures to prevent accidents or ill health at work? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 39 of 50

40. When planning the safe system of work for manual handling, who should be involved?

Question 40 of 50

41. What should you do if you are using a generator to power some lighting and the lamp blows?

Question 41 of 50

42. What type of fire extinguisher is shown below?


Question 42 of 50

43. Which of these tasks does NOT cause silica dust to enter into the air?

Question 43 of 50

44. You’re about to start working and realize that a design detail cannot be built according to its plans, what TWO things should you do? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 44 of 50

45. Which of the following hazardous materials should be identified when going through a construction health and safety checklist?

Question 45 of 50

46. What should you do if you notice a worker driving plant equipment way above the site speed limit?

Question 46 of 50

47. What is the MAIN reason why battery-powered tools are preferred instead of their electrical counterparts?

Question 47 of 50

48. Whenever required, your employer must ensure they provide you with instructions that ___.

Question 48 of 50

49. A toolbox talk is ___.

Question 49 of 50

50. What should you do if your doctor says you have hand-arm vibration syndrome and he/she believes it was most likely caused through your work?

Question 50 of 50


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