In this CSCS mock test, we have created a test for Operatives and Specialists using a selection of questions that you will be like the ones you will be asked in your CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test to obtain your CSCS Card in 2020.

These are practice questions that will have picked from various topics, these include; Environmental awareness and waste control, Health and Welfare, Accident reporting and recording also Dust and Fumes.

If you are a site operative preparing yourself to take sit the cscs exam you will need a knowledge of health and safety within the worksite. This will include you being able to recognise and understand safety signs, able to notice unsafe and report working practices that are unsafe on a worksite and be able to look after you and other co-workers around you.

When you decide to get a green card you’ll have to first sit and pass the health and safety exam. This is a pretty straight forward test that most of you will not have a problem passing on the first attempt. A lot of people these days think the cscs exam is a bit easy and just involves common sense. While this is true for some, people that take the test with no studying and no practice or mock tests are failing the exam because they think this way. To ensure you pass the first time we recommend that you read as much as you can, and take as many mock cscs tests as you can find, so that you will pass first time with flying colours.

The cscs mock test we have created below is a practice exam for operatives aiming to take their cscs exam and get hold of that green card, anyone that is interested in passing should be ok to answer these as they about health and safety that you will need to know working on a construction site.

After you have finished this exam why not try out our Full CSCS mock tests which have a full 50 questions, one can be found here.


1. What should you NOT do when sweeping up after drilling, cutting, sanding or grinding?


2. What is the best way to limit exposure to dust when using power tools?


3. What should you do when it is necessary to cut into an existing refrigerant pipe?


4. What is the first thing that should be done when a new refrigeration system has been installed?


5. Which of these statements is true of the water in water-cooled systems?


6. You need to use an air-powered tool. What three hazards are likely to affect you?


7. Someone near you is using a disc cutter to cut concrete blocks. What are three immediate hazards likely to affect you?


8. You have been asked to dig to expose power cables. You have been given a cable avoiding tool (CAT) to detect them but you haven’t been shown how to use it. What should you do?


9. If you have to work at height in a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), over or near to deep water, which item of personal protective equipment (PPE) should you wear?


10.  What should you do if you notice your harness or attachment is damaged?


11. When is it safe to cross a fragile roof?


12. Which of the following do you not need to do to ensure that someone’s mask works?


13. How long can you use the same disposable half mask respirator for?

Select two answers.


14. You need special respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to handle a chemical. None has been provided. What should you do?


15. What is an advantage of adopting safe manual handling methods?


16. Which part of your body is most likely to be injured if you lift heavy loads?


17. What must all workers do under the regulations for manual handling?


18. What are the two main reasons why different types of waste should be separated on site?


19. How should you get rid of hazardous waste?


20. Which two of the following are classed as hazardous waste?


21. Why is it your employers legal responsibility to discuss matters of health and safety review


22. What is toolbox talk?


23. What is the main reason for attending a site induction?


24. While working on site you get a small cut on one of your fingers. What should you do?


25. You received an injury from an accident at work. When should you report it?


26. Which of the following would EH40 relate to?


27. Which of the following are the best fire extinguishers to use on electrical fires?


28. You have seen a close call accident and the co-worker that was involved is worried about getting told off, you should?


29. With heavy loads you should?


30. Why is the risk assessment so important?


31. Which of these would be involved in a class B fire?


32. What is Leptospirosis caused by?


33. What colour are exit signs?


34. Asbestos will only effect women and men and not children, true or false?


35. Which of the following does RIDDOR stand for?


36. After you have raised the fire alarm what should you do next?


37. Who should be involved in planning the safe system of work for your manual handling?


38. You have to lift a heavy load. What must your employer do?


39. What three of the following factors must you think about to lift a load safely?


40. Where are you most likely to come across asbestos?


41. After asbestos, which of the following causes the most ill-health to construction workers?


42. What illness might you develop if you breathe in asbestos dust?


43. Which of the following is a manual handling task?


44. You are using a wheelbarrow to move a heavy load. Is this manual handling?


45. What is the main reason for ensuring safe manual handling techniques in the workplace?


46. What two things should you do to reduce trips and injuries caused by untidy leads and extension cables?


47. What is the best way to protect an extension cable and also reduce trip hazards?


48. What two things must you do if you need to use an extension cable


49. What should you do if an extension cable has a cut in its outer cover?


50. You need to work near an electrical cable. The cable has bare wires. What should you do?


Question 1 of 50


Comment down below after you have finished this practice exam to let us know how you got on.

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Comments (20)

  • John

    July 3, 2017 / 3 years ago

    Got 20 out of 20. Thanks for providing this test!

  • Tom

    January 11, 2018 / 3 years ago

    Very handy example of test


    January 31, 2018 / 3 years ago


    • admin

      January 31, 2018 / 3 years ago

      Hi Laura,

      You will need to submit your questions at the end of the quiz and it will show you your answers.

  • Chris

    February 6, 2018 / 3 years ago

    35 out of 36

  • Scott Hastings

    February 8, 2018 / 3 years ago

    Can’t see the results???

    • admin

      February 8, 2018 / 3 years ago

      Hi Scott, sorry about this, what happens when you click the submit button at the end of the test?

  • Brad

    February 17, 2018 / 3 years ago

    Just has try again option, No submit button. Have that all questions have been answered.

    • admin

      February 19, 2018 / 3 years ago

      Sorry this quiz was having issues submitting, we think we have solved this issue now if you would like to try the test again

  • Tony

    April 27, 2018 / 2 years ago

    49 out of 50. Only got that one wrong because I didn’t read the question correctly.

  • Keiren Spowart

    July 12, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Good test to prepare

  • Rob

    August 13, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Apparently I scored 5 wrong but upon reviewing my answers, only one one had been correctly marked… I should have achieved 49 out of 50 based on the answers I gave.

    • admin

      August 14, 2018 / 2 years ago

      Thanks, I will look into the scoring system

  • Tony

    September 18, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Be very good

  • Ste c

    February 4, 2019 / 2 years ago

    Very good

  • Ste c

    February 4, 2019 / 2 years ago

    Hi I have submitted the test but it hasn’t give me my score

  • david clee

    February 9, 2019 / 2 years ago

    Q 37 keeps giving incorrect answer according to regulations it is very confusing please try and fix the problem thanks

  • Jordan

    October 1, 2019 / 1 year ago

    Didn’t give me test results just kept saying loading…

    • Ryan

      October 1, 2019 / 1 year ago

      Sorry about this Jordan, we had a new site design and it has caused a few issues. This should now be resolved for you.

  • Philippe Mohamed LAMARA

    September 27, 2020 / 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for the assistance. I have a lot to revise.

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