CSCS Card Test Questions – Noise and Vibration

The 23 CSCS card test question below covers all the questions you will need to answer from the Noise and Vibration section of the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test in 2023.

The questions in this section highlight how important and necessary it is to protect yourself from excess noise and vibration at work.

To pass, you’ll need to answer at least 20 of these CSCS card test questions correctly. Good luck.

1. What can you do to reduce the effects of hand arm vibration if you have to use vibrating tools?

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2. Your job requires you to wear ear defenders while on site. However, one ear-pad is missing. What should you do?

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3. It is a general rule that noise levels may be excessive if you must shout to speak to someone how far away?

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4. Over time, excess noise can damage your hearing. Can this damage be reversed?

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5. HAVS is a common health and safety term in the construction industry, what does HAVS stand for?

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6. You believe that excess noise at the job site has damaged your hearing. What do you need to do?

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

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

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9. Which THREE are early signs that you may have hand-arm vibration syndrome? (Choose 3 answers)

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

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11. Hand-arm vibration syndrome or vibration white finger can be described as ___.

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12. What is a common sign that you have noise related hearing damage?

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13. 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?

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14. What does it mean if you can feel a tingle in the end your fingers immediately after using a vibrating tool?

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15. Give TWO answers as to how excess noise can affect your hearing. (Choose 2 answers)

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16. Over time, excess noise can damage your hearing. Which of these is an early sign of this?

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17. What is the main purpose of hearing protection?

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18. What should you do if you want to reduce the risk of hand arm vibration while using a vibrating tool?

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19. You find yourself on the job site next to a co-worker who is using a loud piece of machinery. You are wearing no hearing protection. What do you need to do?

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

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21. You use hand-held vibrating tools regularly, what serious health problem is this most likely to cause?

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22. You have just finished working with a very noisy piece of equipment and you have a ringing in your ears. What does this symptom imply?

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23. Which tool is most likely to cause hand-arm vibration syndrome?

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