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 works on the construction site.

On a worksite being a supervisor has some responsibilities, and you will have to make safety-critical decisions every day, and this 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 make which is 47 out of 50. These questions will have 38 questions of which will test you on health, safety and environmental issues and the other 12 questions will be behavioural case study questions. These will test your on how you should act on a construction site to keep yourself and others safe at all times.

Supervisor’s taking their test soon can make use of this free CSCS mock test for supervisors, there are 50 questions in total, 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. When the construction (design and management) regulations 2015 apply, what must be in place before construction work begins?


2. 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?


3. 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?


4. 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?


5. How long must you keep inspection records under the construction *design and management) regulations 2015?


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


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


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


9. On the site electrical distribution system, which colour plug indicates a 400 volt supply?


10. Why must a RCD be used in conjunction with 230 volt electrical equipment?


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


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


13. When should an escape route or routes ensure safe access to?


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


15. What does the proactive monitoring of health and safety procedures involved?


16. Why may a young person be more at risk of having an accident?


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


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


19. What is the purpose of using a permit to work system?


20. 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?


21. When is it advisable to take precautions to prevent people, plant or materials falling into an excavation?


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


23. When planning possible work in a confined space, what should be the first consideration?


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


25. What danger is created by excessive oxygen in a confined space?


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


27. Which of the following is a fall-arrest system?


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


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


30. 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?


31. When must a competent person routinely inspect a working platform?


32. What must edge protection be designed to do?


33. The beaufort scale is important when working at height externally. What does it measure?


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


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


36. Ideally, where should a safety net be rigged?


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


38. When should guard rails be fitted to a working platform?


39. 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?


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


41. 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?


42. What is the minimum height of the main guard rail on a scaffold?


43. How should cylinders containing LPG be stored on site?


44. Where should LPG cylinders be positioned when supplying an appliance in a site cabin?


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


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


47. 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?


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


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


50. 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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Comments (10)

  • Tieho Paul

    September 17, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Does this test include the case study questions?

  • Desmond maneu

    October 1, 2018 / 2 years ago

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

  • Chris

    May 2, 2019 / 2 years ago

    Past really good test well presented thanks

  • chris wait

    June 24, 2019 / 2 years ago

    very helpful thank you

  • Henry ward

    August 16, 2019 / 1 year 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 / 1 year ago

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

  • Dennis

    October 21, 2019 / 1 year ago

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

  • William Marshall

    January 29, 2020 / 12 months ago

    Interesting to know what I didn’t know

  • Connor

    April 27, 2020 / 9 months 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