CSCS Mock Test for Operatives 2023

The CSCS mock test for Operatives below features a selection of questions similar to the ones you’ll need to know to pass your Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives in 2023.

These practice questions will focus on Legal and Management, Health and Welfare, General Safety, High-Risk Activities and Environmental Awareness and Waste Control and all other core knowledge questions.

The pass mark for this test is 45 out of 50. Don’t forget to visit our full CSCS mock test for operatives 2023 questions page here where you’ll find more CSCS sample questions.

1. Which of these must you do if you need to run an electrical cable across an area used by vehicles? (Choose 2 answers)

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2. Which of these is true about using gloves while handling chemicals?

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3. You witness a scaffold collapse, if you’re questioned about this accident you should:

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4. What should you do if you suspect someone about to start working on-site is under the influence of alcohol?

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


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6. Which THREE of these should be labelled with the sign below? (Choose 3 answers)

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7. Who should provide the first aid box at your worksite?

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8. Are you responsible for helping to reduce the amount of waste created on-site?

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9. Which of these is true about environmental law?

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10. Who is responsible for recording an injury in the accident book?

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11. Details about the site traffic rules are usually discussed:

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12. Why is it that building sites use 110-volt instead of the regular 230-volt supply?

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13. If there's an emergency on site, what TWO things should you do? (Choose 2 answers)

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14. If you need to hand dig near any electrical underground services you must use:

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15. Why is it important for workers using a half mask respirator to be clean shaven?

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

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17. Which of these should NOT be in a first-aid kit?

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18. What TWO things should be done if you have an accident at work which results in you being absent from work for more than 7 days? (Choose 2 answers)

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19. What should you do if a Health and Safety Executive inspector asks you about a recent accident you witnessed?

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20. What do yellow service pipes carry in relation to underground service pipes?

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21. Why is it important for waste to be segregated on a work site? (Choose 2 answers)

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22. Exposure to which of these would most likely result in you contracting Weil’s disease?

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23. What could happen to a worker's health if warning signs regarding hazardous substances are not followed?

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

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

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26. What should you do if the guard from a power tool you need to use is missing?

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27. Methane gas is very dangerous in confined spaces because: (choose 2 answers)

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28. Pedestrians are most likely injured by site vehicles when the vehicles are:

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29. What should you do if one of your colleague has a nail stuck in their foot and you are not a trained first aider?

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30. What should you do if your supervisor asks you to drive a truck but you have never driven one before?

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31. To operate a plant on site you must: (Choose 2 Answers)

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32. What TWO things can you do to obtain information about your site emergency procedures? (Choose 2 answers)

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33. What should you do if you accidentally cut your finger and you can’t get it to stop bleeding?

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

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35. How should you dispose of waste concrete and washout water?

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36. What should you do if you’re working in a deep trench and you start to feel dizzy?

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37. If you’re working in a confined space and the gas alarm goes off you should:

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38. Which THREE common work site items would be considered as hazardous waste? (Choose 3 answers)

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39. Which of these must you do if you’re required to use an extension cable? (Choose 2 answers)

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40. What should you do if you’re given a cable avoiding tool to use while working but you don’t know how to use it?

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41. Which statement about evacuation routes is true?

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42. You should tell your employer if you have contracted Weil’s disease on site because:

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43. Wearing a safety helmet in hot weather can be uncomfortable, which of these is TRUE about wearing a safety helmet in hot weather?

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44. What should you do if you cut a finger and can't get it to stop bleeding?

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


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46. You have to work with hazardous substances, what should your employer check regularly?

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47. If you’re in an accident, which of these does NOT have to be recorded in the accident book? (Choose 2 answers)

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48. Should hand tools such as saws, hammers, screwdrivers and wire cutters be inspected?

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49. TWO simple but effective ways of saving energy and reducing harmful emissions on site are ___ and ___. (Choose 2 answers)

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

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