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Full 50 CSCS Practice Exam 2020 Questions and Answers

By Ryan on January 15, 2020 in Practice Exams with 122 Comments

The questions to follow are CSCS mock exam questions that should be expected when taking the actual exam. Questions will range from construction site safety, safety equipment etiquette, fire extinguisher types knowledge and much more. We have attempted to provide you with a variety of CSCS mock questions to better prepare yourself for your CSCS exam. Test your knowledge below to help prepare yourself for the real deal. Best of luck and leave a comment below on how you got on!


  1. What does it mean when a work site is given a prohibition notice? Choose Two Answers
    1. The work site has to undergo review
    2. Your supervisor has been fined for lack of safety protocol
    3. The skilled crew members are the only people who can continue working
    4. All workers must stop work immediately.


  1. While operating power tools, what are the minimum requirements?
    1. Must be at least 16 years of age
    2. Must be at least 21 years of age
    3. Must be at least 18 years of age
    4. Must be trained and knowledgeable about power tools


  1. If someone on your work site is using loud equipment and you do not have proper protective equipment, which action should you take?
    1. Leave the area and require proper PPE for your ears
    2. Complain to your supervisor
    3. Tell co-worker to stop working
    4. Continue working without proper equipment


  1. You notice a ladder is damaged, what should you do?
    1. Put the ladder to the side
    2. Use ladder while avoiding the damaged part
    3. Stop using the damaged ladder and report broken ladder to co-workers
    4. Repair ladder then continue working


  1. Why are risk assessments vital to the work place?
    1. They identify the supervisors of the job site
    2. They identify accident statistics on job site
    3. They identify the location of equipment on job site
    4. They identify hazards and provide safety precautions on the job site


  1. What action should you take if a load is too heavy and is unable to break into smaller parts?
    1. Use a fork-lift despite a lack of training
    2. Carry the load quickly
    3. Wait until there is help
    4. Drag the load across the job site yourself


  1. How can one identify a hazardous substance?
    1. The container’s colour
    2. The substance’s colour
    3. The container has a blue label
    4. The specific symbol on the label


  1. What health issues can solvents in paints lead to?
    1. Headaches & Dizziness
    2. Lung issues
    3. Other issues with the body
    4. All of the Above


  1. Of the following, which does not belong in a fire triangle?
    1. CO2
    2. Fuel
    3. Oxygen
    4. Ignition Sources


  1. Which action below causes the most accidents on work sites?
    1. Electrocution
    2. Poisoning
    3. Slips and Falls
    4. Suffocation


  1. What safety precautions should be taken to ensure safety?
    1. Get the job done as quickly as possible
    2. Read and fully understand the instructions and assessment
    3. Read the safety posters
    4. Talk to co-workers about it


  1. Which fire extinguishers are black and cream?
    1. CO2 and Water
    2. CO2 and Dry Powder
    3. H2O and Foam
    4. CO2 and Foam


  1. What is the proper form when lifting a load from the ground?
    1. Knees straight bent back
    2. Feet spread wide as possible
    3. Feet slightly apart, knees bent
    4. Feet together, knees straight


  1. Which of the following people are allowed to activate the fire alarm?
    1. Anyone who finds the fire
    2. A health and safety representative
    3. Your supervisor
    4. Your manager


  1. How many days can a disposable mask be used?
    1. Ten
    2. Seven
    3. One
    4. Six


  1. Why is it important to keep a clean work space?
    1. Keeps away animals
    2. Reduces risk of accidents such as slipping and falling
    3. Helps lessen environmental impact
    4. All of the above


  1. Which of the following causes a Class A fire?
    1. Live electric
    2. Kerosene/Gas
    3. Wood, Plastic, Paper, and any other solid material
    4. Cooking oils


  1. How can one tell if a substance is asbestos?
    1. Ask the supervisor
    2. Ask your co-workers
    3. Sniff the substance
    4. Have it tested in a lab


  1. What is the best way to see if a load is too heavy for you to lift?
    1. Check description that is provided with the load
    2. Slightly lift load then drop immediately
    3. Check to see height of load and determine
    4. Calculate the length and height of load


  1. What indication is shown by a blue health and safety sign?
    1. Hazard Sign
    2. Stop Sign
    3. Prohibition Sign
    4. Mandatory Sign


  1. What substance is inside a blue fire extinguisher?
    1. Carbon Dioxide
    2. H20
    3. Dry Powder
    4. Foam


  1. During an accident, a first aider can do all except which of the following?
    1. Do CPR
    2. Bandage Cuts
    3. Prescribe medicine
    4. Move victim while unconscious


  1. When the site is given prohibition notice who can work?
    1. Skilled Workers only
    2. Should not be used until safe
    3. Managers only
    4. Supervisors only


  1. Why is it important to collect dust while using power tools?
    1. Enhanced performance of tools
    2. Save time
    3. Substance can be harmful when inhaled
    4. Avoid making a mess


  1. What action should be taken when a fire alarm is set off?
    1. Locate fire and put it out
    2. Hide
    3. Pack belongings and go to fire assembly point
    4. Go directly to fire assembly point


  1. Which extinguisher of the following is best used for an electrical fire?
    1. Wet Chemical
    2. Foam
    3. CO2
    4. Water


  1. While on a building site, who of the following can use a class 3 ladder?
    1. Class 3 ladders should not be used
    2. Only trained workers
    3. Anyone is allowed to use a class 3 ladder
    4. Only supervisors


  1. Which person should a serious accident be reported to?
    1. HSE inspectors
    2. The local police
    3. An employer
    4. The worksite security


  1. A sign that shows a fire and finger pressing a button in red and white means?
    1. The area is a fire assembly point
    2. The area has a fire extinguisher
    3. There is a fire alarm
    4. B and C


  1. While putting out an electrical fire, if a CO2 extinguisher is not available, which should you use?
    1. Dry powder extinguisher
    2. H2O extinguisher
    3. Wet Chemical extinguisher
    4. CO2 Extinguisher


  1. What is an employer’s responsibility while a worker is lifting a load?
    1. The worker is responsible for themselves
    2. Employer has to provide a risk assessment
    3. Employer must watch worker lift
    4. Employer has to lift load themselves


  1. If climbing heights on a ladder make’s you uncomfortable, which action should you take?
    1. Use a shorter ladder
    2. Ask a co-worker to do the work
    3. Talk to the supervisor
    4. Only climb as high as you feel like


  1. What action should be taken when a live electrical wire falls into the water?
    1. Ignore the issue and report after work
    2. Avoid the area as quickly as possible
    3. Remove the wire yourself
    4. Notify co-workers immediately


  1. Can hearing loss be reversed after working on a construction site with excessive noise?
    1. Damage is irreversible
    2. Hearing can come back with surgery
    3. The hearing will return when you change jobs.
    4. Hearing repairs self.


  1. Of the following, which is the best definition of a hazard?
    1. Chemicals that are unlabelled
    2. A substance of action that is potentially harmful
    3. Cables that are left on the floor
    4. Tools that are left on the floor


  1. What should be done with unlabelled bottles of chemicals?
    1. Ignore the bottle
    2. Dispose of bottle yourself
    3. Sniff bottle to see if it is harmful
    4. Report bottle to supervisor immediately


  1. Of the following, who should report unsafe work practices?
    1. Anyone who notices
    2. Supervisor only
    3. Employer only
    4. Co-workers only


  1. Which of the following is associated with COSHH?
    1. Safety while using ladders
    2. Safety while using electrical equipment
    3. Safety while lifting
    4. Safety while handling hazardous materials


  1. What is the safest way to lift a load?
    1. Feet as close as possible
    2. Feet slightly apart
    3. Back Rounded
    4. Back Straight


  1. Which year was the Health and Safety at work act passed?
    1. 1978
    2. 1975
    3. 1974
    4. 1947


  1. Which action should be taken if a worker is unsure about a certain topic on the site induction?
    1. Ask presenter to explain more
    2. Ask health and safety representative during next break
    3. Ask the next day
    4. Ask co-workers


  1. Which of the following are NOT part of a worker’s responsibility?
    1. Report dangerous work practices
    2. Provide a PPE
    3. Record risk assessments
    4. Discuss concerns over safety


  1. What does the term PASS stand for while using a fire extinguisher?
    1. Pull aim, smother, squeeze
    2. Pull, aim, squeeze, sweep
    3. Point, aim, sweep, squeeze
    4. Point aim, squeeze, smother


  1. How many workers need to be employed at a company before they need to record a risk assessment?
    1. 5-10
    2. 10-30
    3. Only one
    4. 5 +


  1. Which precaution should be taken after discovering a crack in your safety helmet?
    1. Replace on next break
    2. Carry on working
    3. Get a replacement as quickly as possible
    4. Glue the crack and continue working


  1. What colour is a wet chemical fire extinguisher?
    1. Orange
    2. Yellow
    3. Black
    4. White


  1. How many times can disposable ear plugs be used?
    1. Three times
    2. Twice
    3. Once
    4. As many times as you’d like so long as they are cleaned


  1. When should eye protection be used while working?
    1. In direct sunlight
    2. While using power tools
    3. When the site demands it
    4. While handling hazardous chemicals


  1. Which action should be taken when a child is found on the job site?
    1. Tell your employer
    2. Tell your supervisor
    3. Continue working
    4. Take child off site quickly


  1. Which health and safety signs have a triangle shape?
    1. Smoking sign
    2. Hazard sign
    3. Prohibition sign
    4. Mandatory sign


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Answer Key:[sociallocker]

  1. A, D
  2. D
  3. A
  4. C
  5. D
  6. C
  7. D
  8. D
  9. A
  10. C
  11. B
  12. D
  13. C
  14. A
  15. C
  16. D
  17. C
  18. D
  19. A
  20. D
  21. C
  22. C
  23. B
  24. C
  25. D
  26. C
  27. A
  28. C
  29. C
  30. A
  31. B
  32. C
  33. D
  34. A
  35. B
  36. D
  37. A
  38. D
  39. D
  40. C
  41. A
  42. B & C
  43. B
  44. D
  45. C
  46. B
  47. C
  48. C
  49. D
  50. B


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  1. Scott says:

    Good mock test

  2. Chris Hanson says:

    Very good test

  3. saber says:

    thanks, where to find answers

  4. james says:

    Good test but unable to view answers even though using link requirements

  5. Harry says:

    Really good mock?

  6. Dave Hardwik says:

    V good

  7. Haid says:

    good luck

  8. Ian says:

    is this mock for operators or Managers

    • admin says:

      This is a mixture of questions that you would face taking the CSCS Test, something for everyone to get a feel for the type of questions.

  9. Mark says:

    48/50 not bad for first go

  10. Kevin Rowe says:

    Very good, got 44 out of 50.

  11. Mat says:

    Brilliant mock exam, I got 45 on my first go, will be revision a little more before the real exam

  12. stuart evans says:

    great test

  13. David Coker says:

    Good test

  14. Darren says:

    Good test

  15. Callum Gibson says:

    Very good test

  16. John says:

    Thanks for the test, Im managed to get 47/50 on my first attempt. Thank you

  17. David Glenet says:

    Good Test – cant find the answers though – even after sharing

  18. Sid Udinsky says:

    My score sucked big time when I took this test earlier. Not a very good sign for taking on the actual exam. At least now, I have something to practice on during my break periods. These questions really showed me that I need to put more effort in order for me to get a satisfactory score. Thank you for sharing this!

  19. Fred Kravitz says:

    Got 42/50. Not happy about it. The questions don’t switch places when I refresh the page, right? It would be very helpful if it did…

  20. Harold says:

    This is super handy! After taking the mock exam, I knew which topics I still have to work on. I didn’t get a good mark on my first run, but I’ll do better next time.

  21. Ben A. says:

    Well I got only 36 out of 50 right. I have a ways to go buddy. Let’s try this again.

  22. Lana says:

    Great construction skills test. This is a must for people trying to enter the construction industry. Will share this with my brother because that’s what he’s trying to do.

  23. Jerry Essler says:

    This is very helpful key questions and answers, will share on twitter and facebook!

  24. Ryen says:

    This is great information. I was just wondering, if for some reason I don’t pass the first time of the actual exam, will I be able to retake it immediately?

  25. xiaoran0095 says:

    Although my result wasn’t that promising, i have to admit that this is such a good mock test

  26. Kalich says:

    BUMMER! I only got 39 right. Back to the drawing board.

  27. Blade says:

    This is great information. I have a few buddies I will share this with who are trying to get into the construction industry.

  28. Big Lou says:

    This is just what i need to brush up on my fire extinguisher knowledge. I sure hope this will help me pass.

  29. Archie Zimmerman says:

    Those mock test questions are more difficult than I expected them to be. I guess I have to put more effort into my review for the real thing. Thank you for sharing this!

  30. Joe says:

    Hey my score isn’t that great. Are you coming up with another set? Is this like similar to the questions on the actual exam?

  31. Martha Guevara says:

    I’ve sadly discovered that I was wrong in more than 50% in this test. This is really disencouraging, but good job on the test questions. Mocked for real

  32. ryka says:

    I would suggest to make the choices clickable. It would be like the viewers are taking thh exam.

  33. Alex David says:

    I copied the questions on the piece of paper as a reference for future review. I did not expect that the questions will be like these. It is very helpful, Thank you!

  34. Ryan says:

    I would just like to thank you for this questions. They’re really a big help in preparing for the exams. My score isn’t that good, so I have to go over my notes again!

  35. Lucas says:

    Thanks guys for these questions. Big help before the big day! Good luck everyone!

  36. Ray says:

    All the questions are very important. I hope you guys will keep providing more as i am already done with them. Thanks.

  37. David says:

    Man this site is jam-packed with great mocks! Just what I needed to get my study on!

  38. taeyeon says:

    wow this is such a good mock exam! I had fun answering it

  39. Josh says:

    Thank you for all these questions and answers. This is really helpful for my practice exams.

  40. David says:

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for for a while. I will definitely share this mock test to my colleagues. Thanks a lot!

  41. Lionel says:

    grrrhh I got some obvious ones wrong that I should have known. So glad this is only a test!

  42. Cyan says:

    Well 48 out of 50 ain’t bad :p but i want that 50!

  43. Alison Shaw says:

    How many do you need to get to pass?

  44. Jimmock says:

    Good Test

  45. Johnson says:

    Which extinguisher of the following is best used for an electrical fire?
    a. Wet Chemica
    b. Foam
    c. CO2
    d. Water

    Now this got me confused.. I saw it somewhere else that Foam is the right answer to this question and Its CO2 on yours.

    • admin says:

      Foam is mainly used for Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc and Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc

      You really do not want to put anything liquid on electrics!

  46. stephen davies says:

    very good test

  47. R Palmer says:

    The link buttons reveal an error when mouse is hovered over them

  48. edelito figueroa says:


  49. daniel mcginley says:

    done test shared on facebook but no answers appeared ?

  50. Craig says:

    he questions seems pretty impressive, thanks admin for your effort on this. I hope these are the similar questions to the one we’re going to answer as i have mine later in the day.

  51. Asamoah18 says:

    Is a very good mock test that you need to try before the test.

  52. Matt says:

    48 out of 50 just goes to show us old timers can still get it wrong ha ha good test though.

  53. selvaraja says:

    i counlt find answers

  54. john says:

    I get 50 out of 50 hope I get a pass in the next test.thanks

  55. Bob says:

    My first attempt score 40/50 I think I will be fine after few touches.

  56. stew says:

    Finally getting 50/50 thanks very good way to practice

  57. Neil says:

    this test is great it lets you know the ones you get wrong

  58. dave says:

    I have my test in a weeks time so just brushing up 46 out of 50 is that a pass

  59. dave says:

    Good material.
    Thank you

  60. Andy says:

    Test tomorrow without this I would have failed

  61. steve says:

    Great test to check what you should know on site

  62. Andrew Harrison says:

    Test booked in Portsmouth today 3.30.
    Moving forward.

  63. John says:

    Excellent interactive mock tests, and an excellent revision aid, they will have been invaluable when I sit my HSE TEST to renew my cpcs card. Thanks.

  64. mark macdonald says:

    good mock test

  65. David says:

    I cant get the answers to show up. Some of the questions were worded pretty poorly too:

    29.A sign that shows a fire and finger pressing a button in red and white means?

    A. The area is a fire assembly point
    B. The area has a fire extinguisher
    C. There is a fire alarm happening
    D. B and C

    Im guessing its C because its the only thing to do with a fire alarm, but it doesnt mean an alarm is happening?

  66. david bardsley says:

    What a waste of time i can’t get the answer even though i shared it on every platform. thank for the help construction skill test?

  67. lister says:

    50/50 every time I think I’m ready

  68. Neil says:

    Test booked tomorrow 2.30.
    Moving forward.

  69. Miguel says:

    50/50 nice

  70. Leopold Marek says:

    According your test’s question 1, the site that has got Prohibition Notice does not need to undergo review (as you marked the answer D – all personnell need to cease the site/work – that I am not denying that is wrong), which could be quite misleading or not very clear answer/solution in this case in my eyes. You can find A as the correct answers to this question in other cscs tests. Are you sure with your choise D as the only correct answer here?

    • admin says:

      In a way both answers are correct, but the question only needs one answer. So you have to think which would be the answer they are looking for when they ask this question.
      After a Prohibition notice is given the first thing that needs to happen is everyone will need to stop work. After that then yes they would need to have a review but that cannot happen first.

      Hope this helps. All questions have come from real CSCS exams.

    • Howard Clarke says:

      Agreed Some of the “answers” are in fact incorrect-trust me-I am a fully qualified H and S Auditor with NEBOSH Dip.

      • admin says:

        As stated before these questions and answers have come from REAL CSCS Exams. To save on anymore arguments about this we have edited the question to select two answers.

  71. derek says:

    what is the failed test highest number
    or the lowest number for a pass

  72. derek says:

    question 39. lifting a load, it is impossible to lift a load with a straight back if the load is on the floor. The question does not indicate where the load is situated so the answer could be B it would have to be at the waist to shoulder height to lift with a straight back as in a bear hug type of lift.

    • admin says:

      This is the way some CSCS questions are, these are the questions you will get in the real exam so you will have to pick which you think is best.
      As it is best to avoid picking up loads from the floor you should think about it from that viewpoint.

  73. Ethan Taylor says:

    Is this for the actual CSCS health, safety & environmental test for operatives as of 2017

  74. Olusegun says:

    It was a good experience

  75. Andrew Dudley says:

    Good test

  76. john cleeve says:

    good test

  77. Lee says:

    What a great way to practice a test

  78. paul says:

    good mock test

  79. Nick says:

    It’s PULL, aim, squeeze and sweep.

  80. Denyse says:

    Shared but no answers

  81. Tony stocker says:


  82. Adrian Moore says:

    Where are the answers ???

  83. Stephen Cox says:

    Excellent help

  84. Sheila Hoggin says:

    Found mock test very useful

  85. Allan Bodle says:

    Mock test good got most qu correct

  86. Oswaldo says:

    Great mock test I only got 5 wrong I need to improve more !!
    Thank you!!