CITB behavioural case study questions and answers

CITB Practice Behavioural Case Study Questions Exam

By Ryan on January 7, 2020 in Practice Exams with 36 Comments

The behavioural case study questions are designed to test how you respond to health and safety situations on a construction site. They are based on the principles established in the industry’s film Setting out – what you should expect from a site and what they expect from you.

The behavioural case study questions that will be in the full test are not published which means that they are not available to revise from in the same way as you can for the knowledge questions. This is because they have been Included to measure your responses to a presented situation.

However to help you prepare for your test a sample case study has been written to help explain the way in which they work, and it has been included here for you to walk through. A further two sets of case study questions have been written specifically for the simulated tests to ensure that the test offered is as close to the real test as possible.

In your exam you will have to answer 12 behavioural case study questions. Each case study is a series of 4 linked multiple choice questions which follow a fictional character as he or she faces a series of decisions whilst working on a Site. Each question will ask you how the person in the case study should behave. We have created a set of of 3 case studies with 12 questions in total for you to answer. Once you have selected your answer and then the Next button, you will be presented with the next question. Be sure to read the questions carefully and review the answer you have selected before continuing. Once you select Next to move on you will not be able to return to the question. You will also have to select an answer to move on so that the case study can unfold.

You can try this case study as many times as you like. For other mock questions for the CSCS test please check out our other pages.

Case Study

1. Lee arrives at a small house building site to work as an agency labourer. He can’t see anyone around and there is no obvious site office.

What should Lee do?


2. The site manager tells Lee to sign in and then go to the plot where he will be working

What should Lee do?


3. When he gets to the plot Lee is concerned that the ladder is too short to get to the first floor safely.

What should Lee do?


4. Later that day Lee cuts his finger.

What should Lee do?


5. It is Jeff’s first day on the job. He underestimates the amount of time it would take to commute and is running late. He hurries to the office to meet his supervisor, who will prepare him for his first day with a site induction. As they are walking, the supervisor tells Jeff where the fire assembly location is. Being unfamiliar with the layout, Jeff is confused by supervisor’s directions. He is unsure of where he should meet everyone during a fire evacuation—what is the next thing Jeff should do?


6. Jeff’s supervisor gives him his next task, which requires a full-body harness. Jeff is eager to get to work, but he has never put on this type of harness before. He should he go about starting the task?


7. Jeff is working in the hearing protection area. As he heads outside of the area to get water on his break, he notices there is a panel dangling from the ceiling. Nobody else has noticed it. What should Jeff do next?


8. Upon meeting the site manager, the manager starts to tell Jeff his next task—a site induction. Before he gives Jeff the details, he is urgently called away for a meeting. What should Jeff do next?


9. It is Jeff’s first day of work and he shows up early. He doesn’t see anyone else there and he’s not sure where the office is located. What is Jeff’s next step?


10. When the induction is over, Jeff receives the details of his next assignment. It requires a ladder. When he gets the ladder and extends it, the ladder ends up being too short when used correctly. What should he do?


11. When Jeff meets his supervisor, he is told he must go through site induction. As he is being inducted, Jeff is told a procedure for locking out a broken machine. He does not understand the procedure. What should he do?


12. When Jeff is taken to his new work area, his task requires him to work in a hearing protection area. He puts the ear protectors on and finds that there is a pad missing on the left side. What is the next step Jeff should take?


Question 1 of 12


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  1. Solomon says:

    I scored all

  2. sharif says:

    very helpfu thaks

  3. Melissa Ramsey says:

    Its very interesting article, thanks we liked it.

  4. Evan Hester says:

    Very impressive and helpful article, thank you

  5. malcolm furlong says:

    Why only 4 questions?

    • admin says:

      Yes, you will only get 4 behavioural questions in your real exam also.

    • admin says:

      Yes, you will only get 4 behavioural questions in the real exam.

      • JT says:

        I took the test prior to the full day course. Under the kosh somewhat to start on site with a family friend due to me being made redundant. That aside, I didn’t pass but I’ve spent days revising. I was oblivious to the case studies and on my really looked at mock tests/ scoring 48+ everytime so I presume I failed on the case studies. I’ve scored 12/12 today but I just want some advice. Will the full day Health and Safety course help? I have that tomorrow and me retake on Friday. I really need to pass! Appreciate any comments!

        • admin says:

          Hi JT

          Sorry for missing your message the other day, we wish you the best of luck on your exam today! Please come back and let us know how you got on!

  6. Myrtle G. Alger says:

    Very informative and awesome content, thanks alot

  7. Abdirashid says:

    I saw and practice Behavioural case study 1
    But where could we find case study 2 and 3?

  8. Veronica says:

    Hi! Is the answer (the first question) Wait at the site entrance until he can attract someone’s Attention correct? In other tests it was wait in his wav and try again later.
    I’m a bit confused now.

  9. Metkel says:

    I believe that no one is perfect in the world but I done it I got 12 out of is not possible to get 47 out of 50 at least every one make a mistake I think it is ok to get 45 out of 50

    • Andy Nicholls says:

      I agree but unfortunately the CITB dont. Where else in study or professional life are you expected to score 94% to pass?

  10. Metkel says:

    Congratulations – you have completed the CITB Practice Behavioural Case Study Test
    You scored 12 Answers correct and got 0 Answers Wrong.

  11. Andy Nicholls says:

    11/12 Why is Q1 answer – wait at site entrance correct yet the same answer incorrect for Q9 – wait in van; what if I dont have a van? and why is waiting at the entrance to attract attention incorrect? Seems illogical.

  12. RC says:

    What if Jeff has come on the Bus or walked to work?

  13. Paul wilkes says:

    Very helpful thank you

  14. Paul wilkes says:

    All correct

  15. Simon says:

    Very good training systems, user friendly and easy to follow.

  16. Rufino Jr Nadonga says:

    behavioural case study needs to be perfect all given questions? I’m confuse about the result of my exam,the result is fail, I thought I pass the exam big expection really.

  17. Rufino Jr Nadonga says:

    Very helpful

  18. Fitzroy Meade says:

    Thank gracefully thatci have pass my behaviour case study exam 12 out of 12