Without passing the CSCS exam and obtaining the relevant CSCS card, you are likely not going to be able to find employment within United Kingdom’s construction industry. This Safety test is designed to ensure that workers on a construction site have the necessary skills and information needed in order to safely perform work and carry out their duties in a way that minimizes the occurrence of accidents on site. The best way to study for the test and to prepare yourself is to review the material and partake in mock exams in order to familiarize yourself and test your knowledge of the material. The following mock exam provides questions on the general information and knowledge needed in order to pass the CSCS exam.
Safety Mock Exam Start
When a work site is given a prohibition notice; what does this mean?
All workers are required to immediately stop working
The supervisor was fined for not following proper safety protocol
The work site must be reviewed
Only skilled crew members may continue completing work
If a load weighs too much and you cannot break it into smaller pieces, what do you do?
Quickly carry the load so you do not drop
Remain patient and wait for help to arrive
Drag the load without help
Ignore your training and use the fork lift
If you do not obtain the proper protective equipment and a coworker on the site is utilising equipment that is too loud; what do you do?
Leave your current area and obtain the proper PPE to protect your ears
Tell the other person to leave the site and cease working
Continue working; everything is fine
Find your supervisor and complain
Paint lead contains solvents that can cause what type of health issues?
Headaches & Dizziness
All of the above
What are the minimum requirements for operating power tools?
Must be 18 years’ old
Must be 21 years’ old
Must be 16 years’ old
Must have required training and knowledge surrounding the use of power tools
Risk assessments are important for the workplace because….?
They tell you who the supervisors on the job are
They tell you what the accident statistics surrounding the site are
They find potential hazards and provide essential safety precautions for the worksite
They tell you where you can find equipment
How is a hazardous substance best identified?
The colour of the container
The blue label on the container
The label has a specific symbol
The colour of the substance itself
What should you do if you see a ladder that is damaged?
Pick up the ladder and move it to the side before continuing to work
Go ahead and use the ladder, just be careful to avoid the damaged area
Repair the ladder before you continue working
Immediately stop using the ladder and inform coworkers that the ladder is broken
Why is it important to keep the work place clean?
A clean workplace prevents accidents
If the area is clean, animals stay away
A clean work area lessons environmental impact of the worksite
All of the above
How to do your best checking and see if a load is too heavy for lifting?
Slightly lift it and immediately drop it
Check the description that was provided with the load
Calculate length and height of the load
Check the height of the load and make a decision
A class A fire can be caused by _____.
Kerosene or gas
Any solid material, such as plastic, paper, and wood
Oils used for cooking
A first aider has the ability to do all but what of the following during an accident?
Bandage a cut
Move a victim that is unconscious
Prescribe medications to treat symptoms
A blue fire extinguisher contains what substance?
How can you determine that a substance is an asbestos substance?
Get it tested in the lab
Ask someone that works with you
Find the supervisor and ask them
A health and safety sign that is blue indicates which of the following?
What are prohibition notices given to equipment?
Only skilled workers can use it
Only supervisors can use the equipment
Only managers can use the equipment
The equipment should be used until it is safe
You can use a disposable mask for how many days?
When you lift a load from the ground, what is the form you should use?
Lift with your knees straight and your back bent
Spread your feet as wide as you can before lifting
Lift with your feet slightly apart and your knees bent
Lift with your knees straight and your feet together
Most accidents on construction work sites are caused by what?
Slips and Falls
A fire extinguisher that is black and cream contains what substance?
H2O and CO2
CO2 and Dry Powder
CO2 and Foam
H2O and Foam
The fire alarm can be activated by which of the following person(s)
Any health and safety representative on site
Anyone who sees fire
In order to ensure safety; what precautions should be taken?
Work as quickly as possible to get the job done
Instructions and assessments should be read and fully understood
All safety posters must be read
You should talk with other workers on the site about safety
The fire triangle excludes which of the following?
COSHH and which of the following are associated?
Use safety when you use a ladder
Use safety anytime you are lifting
Use safety when you handle materials that are hazardous
Use safety when operating electrical equipment
When a worker is lifting a load, the employer is responsible for which of the following?
The employer is responsible for providing a risk assessment
The employer is responsible for watching the worker lift the load
The worker is fully responsible themselves
The employer is responsible for lifting the load themselves
If an electrical wire falls into water, what do you do?
Leave the area as quickly as you can
Attempt to remove the wire
Ignore it, continue working, and report it when you get off
Immediately notify your co-workers of the situation
Which of the following best defines the concept of hazard?
A potentially harmful substance of action
Cables on the floor
Tools on the floor
Who is responsible for reporting unsafe work practices?
Only the supervisor
Only the employer
Anyone that notices an unsafe work practice taking place
After you have worked on a construction site containing an excessive amount of noise, can hearing loss be reversed?
Yes, just give it a day or two and return
Yes, your hearing will return if you wait and change jobs
It is unlikely
Yes, hearing always repairs itself
If you come across an unlabeled bottle of chemicals, what should you do?
Ignore it and continue working
Dispose of it alone
Find a supervisor and immediately report it
Sniff it in order to tell whether or not it is harmful
If you are uncomfortable with climbing the height of the ladder, what do you do?
Find a co-worker and ask them to do the job for you
Only climb as high as you are comfortable with
Find a shorter ladder
Find your supervisor and discuss it with them
To whom should you report a serious accident?
Call and report it to your local police
Find worksite security
Find your employer
Find the HSE inspectors
Who can use a class 3 ladder while working on a building site?
Only a well-trained worker
Anyone who needs
Only the supervisor
Class 3 ladders should never be used by anyone
When the fire alarms are site off, what do you do?
Pack up and go to the fire assembly point
Find the fire and attempt to extinguish it
Hide from the fire
Immediately go to the assembly point, making no stops on the way
If a CO2 extinguisher is unavailable when you are trying to extinguish an electrical fire, what type of extinguisher do you use?
Find a CO2
What is the importance of collecting dust when using power tools?
It can save valuable time
It can help avoid making a huge mess
Because the substance can be harmful if you inhale it
Because it enhances the performance of the tools
If you see a red and white sign featuring a fire and finger pressing a button, what does it mean?
Assembly point in the area
Fire extinguisher in the area
Fire alarm is happening
Both B and C
If you discover a crack in your safety helmet, what precaution should you take?
Replace your helmet at the next break
Glue it back together and resume working
Ignore it and continue working
Replace the helmet as soon as possible
Disposable ear plugs can be used how many times?
As many times as you want to use them, just clean them in-between usage
If you find a child on the job site, what do you do?
Ignore the child and continue working
Find your employer and report it
Find the supervisor and report it
Immediately remove the child from the site
While working, when is it important to wear eye protection?
Any time you use power tools
When you are working in direct sunlight
Any time the site demands it
Any time you are handling hazardous chemicals
A triangle is a shape of which type of health and safety sign?
A wet chemical fire extinguisher is what colour?
When using a fire extinguisher, PASS stands for which of the following?
Point, aim, squeeze, sweep
Point, aim, sweep squeeze
Point, aim, squeeze, sling
None of the above
What should you do if you are unsure about a topic pertaining to the site induction?
Ask a co-worker to explain the next day
Ask a supervisor before going home
Figure it out yourself
Ask the presenter to elaborate
When lifting a load, which method is safest to use?
Keep your feet close together
Keep your feet slightly apart
Keep your back straight
Keep your back rounded
Which are not part of the responsibility of a worker?
Provide a PPE
Record Risk assessments
Both A& B
None of the Above
A risk assessment needs to be recorded once the company has employed how many workers?
5 or more
Four or more
Two or more
Three or more
The Health and Safety at Work Act was passed in?
During an electrical fire, you should use
A CO2 extinguisher
A wet chemical extinguisher
A water extinguisher
A foam extinguisher
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