It is never a good idea to take a test without any proper preparation. When it comes to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) test, the ideal way to go about preparing is to find out what kind of questions you can expect to see on the test. These 50 CITB Practice CSCS questions will give you an idea of what to expect on the CSCS test, as well as provide you an opportunity to answer them to see what areas you may need to brush up on before sitting for the actual test.

To pass your CSCS exam, you will have to answer 50 multiple choice questions and you will need to get at least 47 correct to get your card. So this is a full exam where you can get the complete 50 questions and see how ready you are for your CSCS exam, so write down your answers, and you will be able to check them at the end. Good luck and please comment with your scores at the end of the CSCS Mock Test.

In this practice test, we have picked some questions from various topic you will be asked if you were looking to get your green CSCS card as a labourer, these include:  General responsibilities, Accident reporting and recording, Health and Welfare, First aid and emergency procedures, Personal protective equipment and Dust and Fumes (Respiratory Hazards)


1. What does a risk assessment identify?


2. What does the word hazard mean?


3. You are about to start a job. How will you know if it needs a permit to work?


4. What should you do if you cannot do a job in the way described in the method statement?


5. What does a permit to work allow?


6. Which three of the following should be included in a method statement?


7. What should you do in an emergency?


8. Where is the assembly point in an emergency?


9. You have witnessed a serious accident on your site and are to be interviewed by a health and safety executive inspector. What should you do?


10. What is the main objective of carrying out an accident investigation?


11. A scaffold has collapsed and you saw it happen. What should you say when you asked about the accident?


12. When must you record an accident in the accident book?


13. If someone is injured at work, who should record it in the accident book?


14. Which of these does not have to be recorded in the accident book?


15. Which type of accidents should be recorded in the accident book?


16. What sort of rest area should your employer provide on site?


17. What are the legal minimum facilities that should be provided on site for washing your hands?


18. The toilets on your site are always dirty or do not flush. What should you do?


19. It is your first day on site. You find that there is nowhere to wash your hands. What should you do?


20. What should you use to clean very dirty hands?


21. Why should you not use white spirit or other solvents to clean your hands?


22. What are two ways of reducing the risk of transferring a hazardous substance from your hands to your mouth?


23. You can catch an infection called tetanus from contaminated land or water. How does it get into your body?


24. What condition can be caused by direct sunlight on bare skin?


25. Where will you find out about emergency assembly points?


26. How should you be informed about what to do in an emergency? Give 2 answers


27. What should not be in the first aid box?


28. If the first aid box on site is always empty, what should you do?


29. Does your employer have to provide a first aid box?


30. When would you expect eye wash bottles to be provided?


31. What should you do if you want to be a first aider?


32. What is the first thing you should do if you are on your own, and you find an injured person?


33. If you are not trained in first aid, and someone is not conscious, what should you do first?


34. You need to use a grinder, cut off saw, cartridge tool or nail gun. What type of eye protection will you need?


35. What will safety footwear with a protective mid sole protect you from?


36. When should you wear safety footwear on site?


37. Which of the following statements about wearing a safety helmet in hot weather is true?


38. When working in cold weather, what additional measures can you wear under your hard hat


39. You have been given disposable foam ear plugs to use, but they keep falling out. What should you do?


40. Who should provide you with any personal protective equipment you need, including the means to maintain it?


41. What should you do if your personal protective equipment gets damaged?


42. If you have to work Outdoors in bad weather, why should your employer supply you with correctly fitting waterproof clothing?


43. Which of these statements about personal protective equipment is not true?


44. You are about to start a job. How will you know if you need any extra personal protective equipment?


45. When should high visibility clothing be replaced?


46. What is the biggest cause of long term health issues in the construction industry?


47. If you use a power tool to cut or grind materials, why must the dust be collected and not allowed to get into the air?


48. You have been asked to do some work that will create dust. What should you do?


49. You are planning work that needs to use a power tool to cut and grind materials. Select the two most efficient ways to control the dust.


50. Where are you likely to breath in the highest quantities of dust when drilling, cutting, sanding or grinding?


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Post a comment below and let us know how you get on. Good luck everyone in gaining their CSCS Card.

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Comments (22)

  • Learner

    March 3, 2016 / 5 years ago

    Where’s answer below not there i share it post on facebook can;t see .


    July 24, 2018 / 2 years ago

    great help

  • Simon Tookey

    August 3, 2018 / 2 years ago

    49 out of 50,not as rusty as i thought

  • Johnny..

    August 15, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Make sure that I read the questions and not be to quick at answering them


    August 15, 2018 / 2 years ago

    BETTER 48/50

  • Ash

    September 24, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Not bad 47/50
    It’s been a long time


    December 1, 2018 / 2 years ago

    Good variety of questions, a great way of becoming confident to take the actual test.

  • Buba Drammeh

    August 16, 2019 / 1 year ago

    Need to know how I did with the test


    November 12, 2019 / 1 year ago

    Thank you for creating this page it is a very helpful useful and informative page it has given me the knowledge and availibility to practice ready for my full cscs card exam

  • Jodie Louise Barrett

    December 19, 2019 / 1 year ago

    50/50! Got the test tomorrow, I hope I do the same in that as well lol ????

  • Scott Marshall

    January 17, 2020 / 1 year ago

    49 out of 50

  • Jak

    February 24, 2020 / 11 months ago

    Great mock test! A shame it’s the same questions each time you do it

    • Ryan

      February 27, 2020 / 11 months ago

      Hi Jak

      That is why there are different tests on the site.

  • geoff bennett

    March 5, 2020 / 11 months ago

    47 out of 50 is not bad to say I have never worked on a building site, it has given me confidence to now do the test.

  • Barry

    June 20, 2020 / 7 months ago

    Very helpful. Back working on sites after a few years away.

  • colin

    June 28, 2020 / 7 months ago

    a big big help Thanks

  • john jones

    August 16, 2020 / 5 months ago

    very good page layout . easy to use . great help .
    first attempt 46
    second attempt 49

  • Rich

    August 22, 2020 / 5 months ago

    This has been a great help

  • Darline Salminen

    September 9, 2020 / 4 months ago

    I agree with you

  • Ashton Graham Hastie

    September 22, 2020 / 4 months ago

    49 /50
    Hopefully I do this well tomorrow in my proper test ????????

    This has been a great help thank you ????

  • DB1989

    October 23, 2020 / 3 months ago

    All ways do a mock test before a real test, it does help out a lot! Making sure that you do pass your test. Save money too
    47/50 just made it but still to do mock test! Test in a weeks time looking forward to it ????

  • Nick Mckay

    December 6, 2020 / 1 month ago

    Not bad 48//50