Practice CSCS Test – Manual Handling

The 24 practice CSCS test questions below will test your knowledge on manual handling at work, one of the core topics covered in the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test.

This section highlights how and why it is important for everyone at work to know and adhere to the safe system of work put in place by their employer.

To pass this practice CSCS test, you’ll need to score at least 22 out of 24, all answers will be revealed after the test and you will get a pass or fail grade. Good luck.

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

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2. How should you lift a load that has its weight unevenly distributed (one side is heavier than the other)?

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3. What should you do if you are moving a heavy load and a wheel falls off the trolley you are using?

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4. Which TWO tasks below would be classed as manual handling? (Choose 2 answers)

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5. Wearing a back-support while working means ___.

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6. Which THREE of these should you consider before lifting a load? (Choose 3 answers)

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7. Which TWO of the following should you keep in mind if you have to carry a load in cold and damp conditions? (Choose 2 answers)

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8. You are given a task that involves carrying a load down a steep slope, what should you do?

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9. What THREE things can you do if you have to move a load that is too heavy for you to move on your own? (Choose 3 answers)

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10. According to the regulations for manual handling, all workers must ___.

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11. Safe manual handling techniques are essential in the workplace because___.

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12. What is the BEST way to minimize the risk of injury when moving heavy loads on-site?

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13. Which part of your body is most likely to be injured if you have to lift heavy loads?

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14. If you have to lift heavy items at work your employer must ensure ___.

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15. What should you do if you have to move a heavy load, there are no colleagues around to help you, and the load cannot be divided into smaller parts?

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

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17. 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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18. What should you do If you discover a safer way of carrying a load than the method already in place?

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19. To help prevent injuries caused by manual handling you should do all the following EXCEPT:

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20. In relation to site planning, which of these COULD CAUSE back and musculoskeletal problems for workers on a building site?

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21. What should you do if you need to lift and move a large item, the item is not heavy, but it’s so large that it blocks your front view?

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22. When planning the safe system of work for manual handling, who should be involved?

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23. Which of these is TRUE if you have to twist or turn your body while lifting and placing a load?

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24. Which of these is NOT TRUE if you have to reach above your head to place a load e.g. placing a heavy box on a shelf?

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