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CSCS Mock Test 2022

The CSCS mock test below features 50 practice questions similar to the ones you’ll face when taking your Health Safety and Environment Test for operatives in 2022.

Like the real test, the pass mark for this CSCS mock test is 45 out of 50. Some questions will require a single answer and some will require multiple answers. You will need to select all the correct answers to get a point for these questions.

You will be given a PASS or FAIL grade after submitting your answers. Please take your time to go over these and retake the test if required. Good Luck!

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

Question 1 of 50

2. Which of these is most likely if you're digging and notice a strange smell coming from the soil?

Question 2 of 50

3. Which item of Personal Protective Equipment should you use if you want to be protected from dermatitis?

Question 3 of 50

4. What TWO actions can you take to help minimize waste on site? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 4 of 50

5. What should you do If you discover a safer way of carrying a load than the method already in place?

Question 5 of 50

6. What’s the FIRST thing you should do if you find an injured person while working on your own?

Question 6 of 50

7. What’s the FIRST thing you should do if a colleague collapses and there are no first-aiders around?

Question 7 of 50

8. You have been given a power tool to use on site, what must you do before using the tool?

Question 8 of 50

9. If someone has an injury at work, what must happen to the accident report?

Question 9 of 50

10. What does it mean if a Health and Safety Executive officer issues an improvement notice after observing you at work?

Question 10 of 50

11. Which of the following is an example of BAD site practice?

Question 11 of 50

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

Question 12 of 50

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?

Question 13 of 50

14. A COSHH assessment is used to identify risks relating to ___.

Question 14 of 50

15. You are working outdoors and notice oil has leaked from a machine on to the ground, what is the correct way to clean it up?

Question 15 of 50

16. What TWO things can you do can you do to help prevent slips and trips while using an extension cable? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 16 of 50

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

Question 17 of 50

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

Question 18 of 50

19. What does this health and safety sign tell you about a specific type of chemical?


Question 19 of 50

20. Why is a person always positioned immediately outside of a confined space while work is taking place inside it?

Question 20 of 50

21. PPE must be provided by your employer______.

Question 21 of 50

22. What are risk assessments used to identify?

Question 22 of 50

23. Which part of the body would you wear respiratory protective equipment (RPE)?

Question 23 of 50

24. What is the safest way of entering and exiting a deep excavation?

Question 24 of 50

25. What substance is probably present in the air if workers notice the smell of rotten eggs?

Question 25 of 50

26. If you have suffered from back injuries in the past and your new job requires manual handling, what should you do?

Question 26 of 50

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

Question 27 of 50

28. 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 28 of 50

29. What does the health and safety sign below tell you?


Question 29 of 50

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

Question 30 of 50

31. Which part of your body is most likely to be injured if you have to lift heavy loads?

Question 31 of 50

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

Question 32 of 50

33. A first aider is allowed to do all the following EXCEPT:

Question 33 of 50

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


Question 34 of 50

35. Which TWO types of fire extinguishers should you avoid using in confined spaces? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 35 of 50

36. Who manages health and safety at a construction site?

Question 36 of 50

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

Question 37 of 50

38. What is the FIRST thing you should do if someone next to you touches a live cable by accident?

Question 38 of 50

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

Question 39 of 50

40. Which of these materials would you use a water fire extinguisher on?

Question 40 of 50

41. Guard rails placed around the top of an excavation are meant to ___.

Question 41 of 50

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


Question 42 of 50

43. Which of these best describes the word “hazard”?

Question 43 of 50

44. What is the FIRST thing you should do if someone working next to you is knocked unconscious and you are not a trained first aider?

Question 44 of 50

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

Question 45 of 50

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


Question 46 of 50

47. What should you do if you believe the safety rules discussed at your site induction are out of date?

Question 47 of 50

48. All of the following may cause a nuisance to neighbours of a work site EXCEPT:

Question 48 of 50

49. 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 49 of 50

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

Question 50 of 50


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Comments (3)

  1. daniel says:

    very helpfull

  2. daniel says:

    very good

  3. Walter A Galler says:

    Well presented questions

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