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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 on 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. 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 1 of 19

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

Question 2 of 19

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

Question 3 of 19

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

Question 4 of 19

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

Question 5 of 19

6. What does COSHH stand for?

Question 6 of 19

7. Which statement regarding asbestos is true?

Question 7 of 19

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

Question 8 of 19

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

Question 9 of 19

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

Question 10 of 19

11. Where can you find information about hazardous substances?

Question 11 of 19

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

Question 12 of 19

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

Question 13 of 19

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

Question 14 of 19

15. What would indicate that a product is hazardous?

Question 15 of 19

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

Question 16 of 19

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

Question 17 of 19

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

Question 18 of 19

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

Question 19 of 19


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