CSCS Work at Height Mock Test (Specialist)

The CSCS work at height mock test below features 32 random CSCS test questions for those preparing to take their specialist work at height test in 2024.

As with the other specialist tests, you’ll have to answer questions from the core knowledge section and questions from the specialist test you’re taking (in this case – work at height).

You can use this free CSCS mock test to practice the core knowledge questions.

Please note that some questions require multiple answers, you’ll need to select all the correct answers for that question to get a full point.

The pass mark for this practice test is 30 out of 32. Good luck!!!

1. You have to work at height, when is it most appropriate to use a safety harness and fall-arrest lanyard?

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2. How should you wear your safety helmet when leaning over an exposed edge while working at height?

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3. When would it be acceptable for someone to use ground-level controls while you are working at height on a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP)?

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4. What should you do if you discover the safety net you are working above is damaged?

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5. What THREE things MUST you do if you intend to store materials on a roof? (Choose 3 answers)

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6. What should you do if you have to carry out work at height and the securing cord for a safety net is in your way?

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7. You’re about to start work at height and receive a report that the wind will increase to Force 7, what should you expect?

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8. What should you do if you discover a rung missing near the top of the ladder you’re about to use?

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9. What is the FIRST thing you should consider if you have to work above public areas?

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10. When is it necessary to fit guard-rails to a working platform?

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11. What should your FIRST consideration be if you are working from a cherry picker and the weather becomes very windy?

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12. Where is the ideal place to rig a safety net?

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13. What is the MAIN reason for using a safety net or soft-landing system instead of a personal fall-arrest system?

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14. When is a person who is not a scaffolder allowed to remove parts from a scaffold?

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15. When would it be acceptable to jump from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) to a high-level work platform?

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16. Which THREE details must be included in a method statement for working at height? (Choose 3 answers)

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17. What is the maximum permitted gap between the guard rails on a working platform?

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18. Safety nets should be installed by ___.

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19. Why is it dangerous to leave someone in a harness for too long after they have fallen?

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20. What is the purpose of edge protection?

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21. What should you do if you need to cross a roof you think might be fragile?

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22. If you have to work from a cherry picker, you should attach your lanyard to ___.

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23. You’re trying to clip your lanyard to an anchor point and realize the locking device does not work, what should you do?

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24. The MAIN reason why debris should not be allowed to gather in a safety net is ___.

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25. What does the Beaufort Scale measure?

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26. What should you do if a scaffold tie constantly gets in your way while working?

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27. What should you do if you need to use a safety lanyard but the stitching is damaged?

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28. You need to use inflatable airbags to protect a small area, why is it dangerous to use airbags that are larger than the area that needs to be protected?

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29. What should you do if the cherry picker you’re working from does not reach the area you need to work?

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30. What TWO things should you consider doing if you have to access a roof and your only option is to place a ladder against a plastic gutter? (Choose 2 answers)

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31. What is the maximum vertical distance allowed between landings when using portable or pole ladder for access?

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32. Who should erect and dismantle a scaffold tower?

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