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If you would like to hold a Gold CSCS card to become a supervisor, you will need a better understanding of health and safety than most of the other workers on the construction site.

On a worksite being a supervisor has some responsibilities, and you will have to make safety-critical decisions every day, which will be a massive part of your job.

To get hold of your gold CSCS card, you will first have to pass the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test. This test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions, you will need to get to the pass mark, which is 47 out of 50. These questions will have 38 questions, which will test you on health, safety, and environmental issues, and the other 12 questions will be behavioural case study questions. These will test you on how you should act on a construction site to keep yourself and others safe at all times.

Supervisors taking their test soon can use this free CSCS mock test for supervisors, there are 50 questions in total on this mock test, all multiple choice questions and some will need more than one answer. Good luck and let us know how you got on in the comments below.

1. What must edge protection be designed to do?
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Question 1 of 50

2. How long must you keep inspection records under the construction *design and management) regulations 2015?
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Question 2 of 50

3. What is the best way for a supervisor or manager to make sure that the operatives doing a job have fully understood a method statement?
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Question 3 of 50

4. If a scaffold is not complete, which of the following actions should be taken by the supervisor?
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Question 4 of 50

5. Where should LPG cylinders be positioned when supplying an appliance in a site cabin?
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Question 5 of 50

6. Why may a young person be more at risk of having an accident?
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Question 6 of 50

7. Which of the following should be the first consideration if you need to use a hazardous substance?
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Question 7 of 50

8. What is the main danger of leaving someone who has Fallen suspended in a harness for too long?
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Question 8 of 50

9. When the construction (design and management) regulations 2015 apply, what must be in place before construction work begins?
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Question 9 of 50

10. In which regulations will you find the details of the welfare facilities that must be provided on a construction site?
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Question 10 of 50

11. What is your least reliable source of information when assessing the level of vibration from a power tool?
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Question 11 of 50

12. Electric welding is about to start on your site. What should be used to protect passers-by from getting arc eye?
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Question 12 of 50

13. In the colour coding of electrical power supplies on site, what voltage does a blue plug represent?
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Question 13 of 50

14. The beaufort scale is important when working at height externally. What does it measure?
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Question 14 of 50

15. Which two of the following factors must be considered when providing first aid facilities on site?
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Question 15 of 50

16. Where must the number of people who may be carried in a passenger hoist on site be displayed?
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Question 16 of 50

17. Following a scaffold inspection under the work at height regulations, how soon must a report be given to the person on whose behalf the inspection was made?
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Question 17 of 50

18. What does the proactive monitoring of health and safety procedures involved?
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Question 18 of 50

19. Which piece of equipment is used with a cable avoidance tool to detect cables?
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Question 19 of 50

20. When should guard rails be fitted to a working platform?
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Question 20 of 50

21. Why must a RCD be used in conjunction with 230 volt electrical equipment?
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Question 21 of 50

22. On the site electrical distribution system, which colour plug indicates a 400 volt supply?
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Question 22 of 50

23. When must a competent person routinely inspect a working platform?
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Question 23 of 50

24. On a scaffold, what must be the largest unprotected gap between any guard rail, toeboard, barrier or other similar means of protection?
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Question 24 of 50

25. What should you do if you noticed that operating working above a safety net are dropping off cuts of material and other debris into the net?
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Question 25 of 50

26. What is the significance of a weekly or daily personal noise exposure of 87 decibels?
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Question 26 of 50

27. How should cylinders containing LPG be stored on site?
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Question 27 of 50

28. Which of the following is a significant hazard when excavating alongside a building or structure?
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Question 28 of 50

29. Which of the following is a fall-arrest system?
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Question 29 of 50

30. What should be the capacity of a spillage Bund around a fuel storage tank, in addition to the volume of the tank?
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Question 30 of 50

31. What danger is created by excessive oxygen in a confined space?
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Question 31 of 50

32. The heavy load has been delivered to the site. What is the first thing that should be considered before trying to move it?
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Question 32 of 50

33. A design feature of some airbags used for full assist is a controlled leak rate. If you are using these, what must you ensure about the inflation pump?
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Question 33 of 50

34. Under the construction design and management regulations 2015, which two of the following must you ensure workers have received before they start working on site?
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Question 34 of 50

35. Under what requirements of the work at heights regulations, what must be the minimum width of a working platform be?
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Question 35 of 50

36. For a fixed ladder, what is the maximum vertical height that may be climbed before an intermediate landing place is required?
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Question 36 of 50

37. Before allowing a lift operation to be carried out, where should you ensure that the sequence of operations is recorded to enable a safe lift?
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Question 37 of 50

38. When should an escape route or routes ensure safe access to?
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Question 38 of 50

39. When is it advisable to take precautions to prevent people, plant or materials falling into an excavation?
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Question 39 of 50

40. What is the purpose of using a permit to work system?
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Question 40 of 50

41. Why is it dangerous to use inflatable air bags for fall assist if they are too big for the area to be protected?
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Question 41 of 50

42. When planning possible work in a confined space, what should be the first consideration?
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Question 42 of 50

43. Which of the following precautions should be taken to prevent a dumper that is tipping material into an excavation from falling into it?
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Question 43 of 50

44. Ideally, where should a safety net be rigged?
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Question 44 of 50

45. What is the purpose of the health and safety file that is handed to the client at the end of the project?
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Question 45 of 50

46. Under the construction (design and management) regulations 2015, what must be provided before construction work starts, and then maintained until the end of the project?
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Question 46 of 50

47. What is the minimum height of the main guard rail on a scaffold?
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Question 47 of 50

48. Which of the following tasks would you expect the Appointed Person for first aid to carry out if someone is injured?
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Question 48 of 50

49. Under the construction (design and management regulations) 2015, where would you find the agreement for managing health and safety for the project you are working on?
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Question 49 of 50

50. How could a site worker check if the RCD through which a 230 volt hand tool is connected to the supply is working correctly?
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Question 50 of 50


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  • Tieho Paul
    September 17, 2018 / 4 years ago

    Does this test include the case study questions?

  • Desmond maneu
    October 1, 2018 / 4 years ago

    My cscs test is at xmss could u send info to help me revise and pass.

  • Chris
    May 2, 2019 / 4 years ago

    Past really good test well presented thanks

  • chris wait
    June 24, 2019 / 4 years ago

    very helpful thank you

  • Henry ward
    August 16, 2019 / 3 years ago

    Very good site to do the test and then see what you got wrong is a great learning experience. Thanks very much great help.

  • Rob Knights
    August 28, 2019 / 3 years ago

    Great mock test and a good introduction to what knowledge is required. Thank you

  • Dennis
    October 21, 2019 / 3 years ago

    Thanks for this I’m due a supervisors refresher so I’m going to keep testing

  • William Marshall
    January 29, 2020 / 3 years ago

    Interesting to know what I didn’t know

  • Connor
    April 27, 2020 / 3 years ago

    Hi I’m about to take the supervisor cscs test so I can do the supervisor CPCS course have you any other mock tests that will be similar

  • Alan
    March 9, 2021 / 2 years ago

    Did the test didn’t get the results

    • Ryan
      March 9, 2021 / 2 years ago

      Hi Alan

      Did you click on the show results button?

  • Grace
    March 9, 2021 / 2 years ago

    I donated and it still didn’t give me the answers what a waste of time

    • Ryan
      March 12, 2021 / 2 years ago

      Hi Grace,

      We are sorry to hear you are having issues, you do not need to donate to see your results. They are free to view.

      • Ryan
        March 12, 2021 / 2 years ago

        Hi Grace,

        I just looked for your test and I found your results for you, you got 32 correct, 18 wrong

  • reece ellingahm
    March 26, 2021 / 2 years ago

    pls fix your supervisory mock test, I have done it three times now and every time I asked for results, it just crashes with no Results. very Frustrating

    • Ryan
      March 26, 2021 / 2 years ago

      Hi Reece,

      We cannot seem to find an issue with it, what device are you using?

  • Joe
    April 15, 2021 / 2 years ago

    Very good educative material help me to prepare for my test

  • Ike crosby
    June 9, 2021 / 2 years ago

    Yes very good are they the only questions gold card supervisor specialist

  • antonio
    September 25, 2021 / 1 year ago

    is very good test .
    thanks so much for the help.
    I only have to answer these 50 questions to pass the sssts test ?
    thanks for aswear
    kind regards

  • Ross
    January 29, 2022 / 1 year ago

    Is there any revision to read up on? About this I’m a labourer and I’m interested in becoming a supervisor what can I read up on before I do a mock test?

  • John Martin O connor
    April 25, 2022 / 9 months ago


  • Lennie
    June 7, 2022 / 8 months ago

    What would the pass mark be? I got 37/50

    • Ryan
      June 8, 2022 / 8 months ago

      45/50 is needed.

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