CSCS Mock Test 2024

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 2024.

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

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

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

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


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6. According to Environmental Law, which statement below is TRUE?

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7. What are risk assessments used to identify?

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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15. Which TWO are likely consequences for employers who fail to take appropriate measures to prevent accidents or ill health at work? (Choose 2 answers)

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

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


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

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

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20. Which hazardous substance is often found in cement-based roofing sheets?

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

Question 21 of 50

22. You should not store loose batteries in a tool bag because___.

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

Question 23 of 50

24. 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 24 of 50

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

Question 25 of 50

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

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

Question 27 of 50

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

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

Question 29 of 50

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

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

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32. 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)

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

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

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35. 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?

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

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

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38. Which statement below is TRUE when it comes to lifting a load while sitting down?

Question 38 of 50

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

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40. What is the MAIN reason why you should know and understand the fire and emergency procedures at your workplace?

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

Question 41 of 50

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


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


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

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45. 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?

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

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

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

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49. PPE must be provided by your employer______.

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

Question 50 of 50


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