Practicing for your CSCS test online is the best way to ensure you have a good understanding of the questions and answers you’re likely to face on your real test. As of April 2012, the old CSCS health and safety test changed to the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test which includes an updated bank of health and safety questions and scenarios for both site operatives and supervisors.
Since the update in 2012 there’s been a lot of confusion surrounding the behavioural case study questions; because these questions and answers are not published in the CSCS book and most candidates don’t know what to expect on their test day.
Put simply, the behavioural case study questions are not published in any CSCS test book or online because they’re meant to test your reaction to onsite safety-critical situations. To get a better understanding of what the case study questions entail you should have a look at the video “setting out” which forms the basis for the questions asked.
Whether you’re going for a red, black, gold or even a green CSCS card, it’s essential that you get enough practice, and if you don’t have the official CSCS book with all the questions and answers then try and complete as many CSCS mock test online papers as possible. If you don’t have the revision book then visit our CSCS mock test section where you can attempt some more CSCS mock test questions online.
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1. Why is it important for you to keep your working environment clean and tidy?
a. To prevent rats and other animals that could spread diseases
b. To reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls
c. To reduce environmental side effects
d. All of the above
2. If RPE is needed for a task but you can’t find it what would you do?
a. Carry on with the task and ask your supervisor when he comes along
b. Carry on with the task and take breaks at regular intervals
c. Create a temporary mask with a towel or rag
d. Wait until you get the correct RPE before starting
3. Which of these is most likely if your body comes into contact with wet cement?
b. Vibration white finger
c. Temporary hearing loss
d. Chemical burns and dermatitis
4. At what angle should ladders be placed against a wall?
5. Which of these statements is not true about ladders?
a. You should have at least 3 points of contact while on a ladder
b. A ladder should be tied at the top to ensure it doesn’t slip
c. A ladder should be painted to prevent wear and tear
d. You should inspect the ladder before using it
6. What does PAT mean?
a. Professional appliance test
b. Portable application test
c. Portable appliance test
d. Professional application test
7. Which of these would have to undergo a PAT test in your workplace?
a. A microwave
b. A coffee maker
c. A radio
d. A battery-powered radio
Answer: A, B, C
8. What is the main reason for reporting accidents?
a. So employees can make a claim for compensation
b. Someone needs to be blamed for the accident
c. So employers and employees can learn from and prevent the same accidents in the future
d. Employers need to keep records for survey purposes
9. You find yourself on the job site next to a coworker who is using a loud piece of machinery. You are wearing no hearing protection. What should you do?
a. Immediately stop and speak with the supervisor of your coworker.
b. Continue working, as the job site will always be noisy.
c. Tell the worker to stop the job they are currently performing.
d. Leave the area until you have secured the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) for your ears.
10. It is a general rule that noise levels may be excessive if you must shout to speak to someone how far away?
a. 6 metres.
b. 4 metres.
c. 5 metres.
d. 2 metres.