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CSCS Specialist Working at Height Mock Test

By on October 25, 2016 in CSCS Mock Test with 2 Comments

In this Mock exam we take a look at some of the CSCS specialist working at height questions that you might be asked, these are just am example 15 questions that you will need to know the answers to if you would like to pass the CSCS specialist working at heights test and gain your CSCS Card.

To get hold of your CSCS card you will need to sit the exam which will consist of 50 multiple choice questions, you will have 45 minutes to complete and answer all 50 multiple-choice questions once the test starts, these will include

  • 12 behavioural case study questions
  • 38 knowledge questions (In this specialist test 6 questions will be taken from the specialist knowledge base)

After you have finished with this test why not try you hand at a full 50 question CSCS mock exam to see how close you might be to sitting your real test. All these questions are similar to what you will face, we even have some behavioural case study questions so you can get a feel for them and the types of questions you will be asked.

CSCS Specialist Working at Height Mock Test Questions

1. The Beaufort Scale is important when working at height externally. What does it measure?

a. It measures the load-bearing capacity of a flat roof

b. It measures the load-bearing capacity of a scaffold

c. It measures air temperature

d. It measures wind speed


2. Which of these must happen before any roof work starts?

a. A weather forecast must be obtained

b. A risk assessment must be carried out following the hierarchy of controls

c. The operatives working on the roof must be trained in the use of safety harnesses

d. Permits to work must be issued to those allowed to work on the roof


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

a. They may try to climb back up the structure and fall again

b. It is a distraction for other workers

c. They may suffer severe trauma or fatal injury

d. The anchorage point may fail


4. What is edge protection designed to do?

a. Secure tools and materials close to the edge

b. Stop rainwater running off the roof onto workers below

c. Make access to the roof easier

d. Prevent people and materials from falling


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

a. If it is possible to fall 3m

b. At any height, if a fall could result in an injury

c. If it is possible to fall 2 m

d. Only if materials are being stored on the working platform


6. Who should install safety nets?

a. A steel or cladding erector

b. A trained competent and authorised person

c. Someone who has had experience of working with them before

d. A scaffolder


7. You are working at height from a cherry picker when the weather becomes very windy. What should your first consideration be?

a. Decide whether the machine will remain stable

b. Clip your lanyard to the structure that you are working on

c. Tie all lightweight objects to the handrails of the basket

d. Tie the cherry picker basket to the structure you are working on


8. You have been asked to erect specialist access frames using anchor bolts. Before you start work what should you not do?

a. Test the anchor bolts

b. Check the access frames are sound

c. Ensure that your assistant has their harness on

d. Assume that the access system is safe to use


9. What should be included in a safety method statement for working at height? Give three answers

a. How falls are to be prevented

b. The sequence of operations and the equipment to be used

c. How much insurance cover will be required

d. The cost of the job and time it will take

e. Who will supervise the job on site


10. When trying to clip your lanyard to an anchor point you find the locking device does not work. What should you do?

a. Carry on working and report it later

b. Tie the lanyard in a knot around the anchor

c. Carry on working without it

d. Stop work and report it to your supervisor


11. When is it not possible to avoid working above public areas what should be your first consideration?

a. To prevent complaints from the public

b. To minimise the number of people below at any one time

c. To let the public know what you are doing

d. ATo prevent anything falling onto people below


12. What should you do if a safety lanyard has damaged stitching?

a. Not use the damaged lanyard and work without one

b. Get a replacement lanyard

c. Use the lanyard if the damaged stitching is less than 5 cm long

d. Use the lanyard if the damaged stitching is less than 15 cm long


13. You have to lean over an exposed edge while working at height. How should you wear your safety helmet?

a. Wear the helmet back to front whilst leaning over

b. Take your helmet off while leaning over then put it on again afterwards

c. Wear the helmet as usual but use the chin strap

d. Tilted back on your head so that it doesn’t fall off


14. If you are working at height and operating a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), when is it acceptable for someone to use the ground-level controls? 

a. If you need to jump off the MEWP to gain access to the work

b. In an emergency

c. If you need both hands-free to carry out the job

d. If the person on the ground is trained and you are not


15. What is the main reason for not allowing debris to gather in safety nets?

a. Small pieces of debris may fall through the net

b. It looks untidy from below

c. It could injure someone who falls into the net

d. It will overload the net


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  1. Noel Geraghty says:

    I found the answers very good

  2. Michelle says:

    Good example questions