CSCS Test Practice Questions – Electrical Safety, Tools and Equipment

The 34 CSCS test practice questions below cover all the questions from the Electrical safety, tools and equipment section of the CITB Health Safety and Environment test 2024.

This section focuses on how you should work safely with different tools and the steps you should take to ensure the tools you have to use are examined and safe for use.

To pass this test, you’ll need to get at least 30 of these CSCS test practice questions correct. Please make sure you read each question carefully as quite a few require multiple answers. Good luck.

1. You have to adjust an electric hand-tool, what should you do before attempting to adjust it?

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

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3. Why should you use a RCD with 230 volt tools?

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4. When should you check your tools and equipment for damage?

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5. What would you do if you’re using a hammer and the head comes loose?

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6. What is the recommended safe voltage for electrical equipment on a building site?

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7. Which TWO of these would NOT require portable appliance testing (PAT)? (Choose 2 answers)

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8. To check if an RCD connected to a power tool is working you should:

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9. If you need to operate a power tool you must be:

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10. Why must you be fully trained before using a cartridge-operated tool?

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11. What should you do if you are using a generator to power some lighting and the lamp blows?

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12. What is the MAIN reason why battery-powered tools are preferred instead of their electrical counterparts?

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13. Which TWO statements below are TRUE when it comes to power tools? (Choose 2 answers)

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14. Which of these is considered best practice when it comes to using a power tool with a rotating blade?

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

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

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18. What should you do if you are using a power tool and it cuts out?

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

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20. What should you do if the extension wire you need to use has a cut in the outer cover?

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

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

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23. What should you do to protect yourself from an electric shock if you are using 230-volt equipment?

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24. What should you do if you’re required to work in an area that has exposed electrical cable?

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25. What should the colour of a 110-volt power cable and connector be:

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26. You need to work near an overhead power line, when would it be safe to do so?

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27. What important information should a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) label on a power tool tell you?

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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)

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29. Which of these is MOST likely to happen if you run an abrasive wheel faster than its recommended speed?

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30. Which THREE of these hazards are likely to affect a worker who is using an air-powered tool? (Choose 3 answers)

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31. What does it mean if the tool you are about to use has been issued with a prohibition notice?

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32. 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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33. 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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34. A colleague near you is cutting concrete blocks with a petrol cut-off saw, which THREE of these immediate hazards are most likely to affect YOU? (Choose 3 answers)

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