CITB Practice Behavioural Case Study Questions Exam

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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Comments (34)

  • Solomon

    August 6, 2016 / 3 years ago

    I scored all

  • sharif

    October 8, 2016 / 3 years ago

    very helpfu thaks

  • Melissa Ramsey

    June 1, 2017 / 2 years ago

    Its very interesting article, thanks we liked it.

  • Evan Hester

    June 6, 2017 / 2 years ago

    Very impressive and helpful article, thank you

  • malcolm furlong

    June 17, 2017 / 2 years ago

    Why only 4 questions?

    • admin

      June 20, 2017 / 2 years ago

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

      • Andy Jarvie

        September 22, 2017 / 2 years ago

        Not true, as there are 3 case studies in the exam and each case study has 4 questions. Therefore there are 12 questions in the exam

        • admin

          September 25, 2017 / 2 years ago

          Sorry yes, we should have explained better. Each Case study has 4 questions and there will be 3 case studies.

      • kirk

        June 12, 2018 / 1 year ago

        how many do you have to pass on these case studies? is it all 12 questions?

        • admin

          August 14, 2018 / 1 year ago

          You will get 12 questions the the CSCS test but, you will need to score a min of 47 correct out of the 50 questions

      • kirk

        June 12, 2018 / 1 year ago

        do i need to pass all 12 case study questions, or is tehre a margin of error?

    • admin

      June 20, 2017 / 2 years ago

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

      • JT

        May 30, 2018 / 1 year ago

        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

          June 1, 2018 / 1 year ago

          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!

  • Myrtle G. Alger

    June 17, 2017 / 2 years ago

    Very informative and awesome content, thanks alot

    • ok

      January 20, 2018 / 2 years ago

      the only way is up my friend

  • Abdirashid

    February 6, 2018 / 2 years ago

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

    • admin

      February 7, 2018 / 2 years ago

      They are all listed before, we couldn’t create them as 3 sets of 4 so that is why there is 12 questions below

  • Christopher Grant

    June 15, 2018 / 1 year ago

    12 out of 12

  • Veronica

    August 7, 2018 / 1 year ago

    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.

    • Sue

      August 15, 2018 / 1 year ago

      exactly my question…

      • admin

        August 16, 2018 / 1 year ago

        Yes, this is the correct answer, think of it this way, what if he does not own a van?

  • Metkel

    October 3, 2018 / 1 year ago

    I believe that no one is perfect in the world but I done it I got 12 out of 12.it 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

      October 11, 2018 / 1 year ago

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

  • Metkel

    October 3, 2018 / 1 year ago

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

  • Andy Nicholls

    October 11, 2018 / 1 year ago

    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.

    • admin

      October 11, 2018 / 1 year ago

      They are different questions with different meanings, one there were people on site and the other he was early.

  • RC

    November 9, 2018 / 1 year ago

    QUESTION 9
    What if Jeff has come on the Bus or walked to work?

    • admin

      November 14, 2018 / 12 months ago

      Did it say he had come on the bus or walked? Just think about what the correct answers could be.

  • Paul wilkes

    January 25, 2019 / 10 months ago

    Very helpful thank you

  • Paul wilkes

    January 25, 2019 / 10 months ago

    All correct

  • Simon

    March 15, 2019 / 8 months ago

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

  • Rufino Jr Nadonga

    June 5, 2019 / 5 months ago

    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.

  • Rufino Jr Nadonga

    June 13, 2019 / 5 months ago

    Very helpful

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