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CSCS mock test for operatives – full 50 questions

The CSCS mock test below will cover most of the health and safety topics you’ll need to know to pass your test. The real CSCS operatives test comprises of 50 multiple choice questions which you must complete within 45 minutes.

There will be no time limit for this full CSCS practice test, so take your time and go through each question after you’ve submitted your answers.

Some questions will require multiple answers, so please ensure you read through the questions carefully before submitting your answers. If you have questions about the CSCS test, please get in touch.

Welcome to your CSCS test

1. Which of these is not your legal duty as a worker?Give one answer
2. What does a risk assessment identify?Give one answer
3. What does the word hazard mean?Give one answer
4. What is the main objective of carrying out an accident investigation?Give one answer
5. What should you do if you have witnessed a serious accident on your site?Give one answer
6. If someone burns their hand, what is the best thing you can do?Give one answer
7. When should you apply skin barrier cream?Give one answer
8. You need to use a grinder, cut-off saw, cartridge tool or nail gun. What type of eye protection will you need?Give one answer
9. What will safety footwear with a protective mid-sole protect you from?Give one answer
10. How should you wear your safety helmet to get maximum protection from it?Give one answer
11. How should you wear your safety helmet to get maximum protection from it?Give one answer
12. Which of these statements about personal protective equipment (PPE) is not true?Give one answer
13. If you use a power tool to cut or grind materials, why must the dust be collected and not allowed to get into the air?Give one answer
14. What can cause occupational asthma?Give one answer
15. What should you do if you find pigeon droppings and nests in an area where you are required to work?Give one answer
16. You have been using a vibrating tool. The ends of your fingers are starting to tingle. What does this mean?Give one answer
17. If you need to use a vibrating tool, even for a short time, how can you help reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration?Give one answer
18. If you have to use a vibrating tool, how can you help reduce the effects of hand-arm vibration?Give one answer
19. How can asbestos be correctly identified?Give one answer
20. You need to use a hazardous substance. Who should explain the health risks and safe method of work you need to follow (the COSHH assessment) before you start?Give one answer
21. Which of the following is a manual handling task?Give one answer
22. What should you do if you have to carry a load down a steep slope?Give one answer
23. Your job requires you to move the same sized load several times a minute from one place to another. Could this be a problem?Give one answer
24. Which of the following is the best method to help minimise the risk of injury when manual handling?Give one answer
25. What does this sign mean?Give one answer
26. What are green and white signsGive one answer
27. What does this sign mean?Give one answer
28. What are two common fire risks on construction sites?Give two answers
29. What is the fire assembly point?Give one answer
30. If you discover a fire, what is the first thing you should do?Give one answer
31. What must you check if you need to work in a corridor that is a fire escape route?Give one answer
32. What does a hot work permit allow you to do?Give one answer
33. What does a hot work permit not tell you?Give one answer
34. What is the main danger of using a chisel or bolster with a mushroomed head?Give one answer
35. What criteria must you meet to operate a power tool?Give one answer
36. You need to use an air-powered tool. What three hazards are likely to affect you?Give three answers
37. Why should you never store batteries loose in your tool bag?Give one answer
38. Why should you try to use battery-powered tools rather than electrical ones?Give one answer
39. What is the recommended safe voltage for electrical equipment on building sites?Give one answer
40. How do you check if a RCD (residual current device) connected to a power tool is working?Give one answer
41. When can you use a ladder at work?Give one answer
42. How do you identify the safe load rating for a scaffold platform?Give one answer
43. What should you do if you see the side supports move when you are working in an excavation?Give one answer
44. What should you do if you are in a confined space when the gas alarm sounds?Give one answer
45. When digging you find a run of coloured marker tape. What does it mean?Give one answer
46. Do you have any responsibility for minimising the amount of waste created?Give one answer
47. Which of the following activities is not good practice on site? Give one answerGive one answer
48. Which two of the following should be classed as hazardous waste?Give two answers
49. When a product has either of these labels, how should you dispose of the container or any residue?Give one answer
50. What should you do if there is an oil or diesel spill on site?Give one answer

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