CSCS Test Practice – Hazardous Substances

The CSCS test practice questions below cover all the questions you will need to know from the Hazardous Substances section of the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for operatives and specialists.

The questions in this section will test your knowledge of how to identify hazardous substances such as Asbestos and the control measures that should be in place to allow you to work safely.

The pass mark for this CSCS practice test is 17 out of 19. You will get an instant pass or fail grade after completing the test. Good luck.

1. What would indicate that a product is hazardous?

Question 1 of 19

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

Question 2 of 19

3. What should you do FIRST if you discover an unlabelled bottle of chemicals?

Question 3 of 19

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

Question 4 of 19

5. Where can you find information about hazardous substances?

Question 5 of 19

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

Question 6 of 19

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

Question 7 of 19

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

Question 8 of 19

9. What is the main, immediate hazard associated with kneeling in wet cement?

Question 9 of 19

10. Which illness can result from exposure to asbestos fibres?

Question 10 of 19

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

Question 11 of 19

12. Which of the following hazardous materials should be identified when going through a construction health and safety checklist?

Question 12 of 19

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

Question 13 of 19

14. The best way to tell if a specific substance is asbestos is by ___.

Question 14 of 19

15. What does COSHH stand for?

Question 15 of 19

16. Which statement regarding asbestos is true?

Question 16 of 19

17. If your job requires you to use a hazardous substance whose responsibility is it to explain the health risks and safe method of work you need to follow?

Question 17 of 19

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

Question 18 of 19

19. Which sign below means a substance is toxic if swallowed or inhaled?

Question 19 of 19


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