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CSCS Mock Test 2021

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 2021.

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

Question 1 of 50

2. If you see the word “SENSITISER” on a bottled substance, this means that____.

Question 2 of 50

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

Question 3 of 50

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

Question 4 of 50

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

Question 5 of 50

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


Question 6 of 50

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

Question 7 of 50

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

Question 8 of 50

9. 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 9 of 50

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

Question 10 of 50

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

Question 11 of 50

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

Question 12 of 50

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


Question 13 of 50

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

Question 14 of 50

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

Question 15 of 50

16. In which of these are you most likely to encounter asbestos?

Question 16 of 50

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

Question 17 of 50

18. 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 18 of 50

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


Question 19 of 50

20. 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?

Question 20 of 50

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

Question 21 of 50

22. 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 22 of 50

23. PPE must be provided by your employer______.

Question 23 of 50

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

Question 24 of 50

25. What are risk assessments used to identify?

Question 25 of 50

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

Question 26 of 50

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

Question 27 of 50

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

Question 28 of 50

29. Green and white safety signs like the one below are:


Question 29 of 50

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

Question 30 of 50

31. Which image below tells you that the PPE you’re wearing confirms with health, safety, and environmental protection standards?

Question 31 of 50

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

Question 32 of 50

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

Question 33 of 50

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

Question 34 of 50

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

Question 35 of 50

36. What 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)

Question 36 of 50

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

Question 37 of 50

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

Question 38 of 50

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

Question 39 of 50

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


Question 40 of 50

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

Question 41 of 50

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

Question 42 of 50

43. 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 43 of 50

44. Why should workers be fully trained and competent before they’re allowed to enter a confined space?

Question 44 of 50

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

Question 45 of 50

46. Where can you find information about hazardous substances?

Question 46 of 50

47. 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 47 of 50

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

Question 48 of 50

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

Question 49 of 50

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

Question 50 of 50


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