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One of the various topics found on the test is that of Personal Protection. Equipment and techniques aimed at ensuring you are safe while working is knowledge you will need in order to pass the CSCS test. The following mock exam is aimed at asking questions that will ensure you have the information you need specifically pertaining to personal protection in order to pass the CSCS test. Hopefully, you will leave this Mock test with a greater understanding of the topic surrounding personal protection and go into the real exam with the confidence needed to pass.


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  1. If you are carrying out a task that requires you to wear a full body harness, and you have never before had to do this; what do you need to do?
    1. Try to figure it out
    2. Ask one of your coworkers how to do it
    3. Ask your supervisor to allow an expert to train you
    4. Read the manual on how to do it yourself


  1. The main reason that it is required for an employee to report any and all accidents that occur on the worksite is which of the following:
    1. All incidents are required to be reported because of Insurance
    2. All incidents are required to be reported in order to firmly establish accountability
    3. Major accidents are the only type that are required to be reporting. If the accident results in minor injuries, no one has to report it.
    4. All incidents must be reported so that employees and employers can learn from the incident.


  1. If you begin to feel that the safety measures may be outdated after you have been working on the site for a few months; what do you do?
    1. Consult with your colleagues
    2. Talk it over with your supervisor
    3. Talk to the health and safety inspector
    4. Nothing, continue working


  1. If your safety helmet is dropped and cracked; what do you do?
    1. Immediately get it replaced
    2. Get it replaced on your next break
    3. Do not replace it if the crack is small
    4. Get another one when you arrive at work the next morning


  1. Your safety footwear contains protective mid-soles. What are these designed to do?
    1. Keep you from twisting your ankle
    2. Keep chemical burns from occurring on your feet
    3. Keep your feet comfortable as you work
    4. So that your feet will stay protected from nails and other sharp objects


  1. You should wear the correct gloves when you are dealing with substances that are hazardous. If you do not wear them, which of the following is most likely to happen?
    1. You could get arthritis
    2. You could get Vibration White Finger
    3. You could get Raynaud’s Syndrome
    4. You could Skin Disease


  1. When is it required that you wear eye protection for safety on the worksite?
    1. Only if you are operating a power tool
    2. Only if you are handling a chemical that is hazardous
    3. Only if the task contains potential for eye injury or the site rules demand it
    4. When your eyes come in direct sunlight


  1. A risk assessment’s main purpose is which of the following?
    1. To inform you who the person in charge of all health and safety aspects is
    2. To show statistics of all accidents that have been recorded on the worksite
    3. In order to identify hazards on the worksite and further provide a safe method for carrying out a specific task
    4. To inform workers where they can find the safety equipment


  1. It can be extremely uncomfortable to wear a safety helmet in hot weather conditions. When you are required to wear a helmet in hot weather; which of the following statements is true:
    1. During the summer, you can get a drill and drill small holes into your helmet in order to increase ventilation
    2. You can take you helmet off for short intervals when working in the heat
    3. You must always keep your helmet on and make sure that it is on correctly
    4. When it is hot outside, you can where your hat sideways if you find this is more comfortable


  1. Which of the following best describes the purpose of the steel toe in your work boot?
    1. It is there in order to increase traction when you are working from heights
    2. Is is there to ensure your feet remain comfortable during the day
    3. It keeps the foot more aerated than a normal boot would be able to do
    4. It is there to protect your feet from any debris that may fall from above


  1. Which of the following statements is not true when talking about personal protective equipment?
    1. You should always ensure that PPE is being worn according to the instructions
    2. If you lose your personal protective equipment, you are responsible for providing your own.
    3. Any damage that occurs to your PPE must immediately be reported to your supervisor
    4. You should ensure that you PPE is always stored correctly when you are not using it


  1. If your ear plugs continuously fall from your ears, which of the following actions should you take?
    1. Throw away the pair you are currently using and wait until your next break to replace them
    2. Take the current pair out and finish working
    3. Stop working until you are able to get a pair that fits properly
    4. Secure them in your ears with rolled up paper


  1. If your safety footwear is damaged while you are working; which of the following is true?
    1. You should try to fix them and continue working
    2. You should throw them away and use your trainers
    3. You should keep using them until your next break
    4. You should immediately get them replaced


  1. If you are using equipment that has recently received a prohibition notice, what should you do?
    1. Continue working
    2. Prohibition notices only apply to specific employees
    3. Report to your supervisor at the end of your shift and inform him that the equipment received a notice
    4. Immediately stop using the equipment and do not use it again until it passes a safety inspection


  1. Your ability to hear can be damaged when you are exposed to excessive noise over time. Can damage done to your hearing do to this type of exposure be reversed?
    1. You will have to change your job in order to reverse the damage
    2. The damage done to your hearing in this situation is permanent and cannot be reversed
    3. You will have to have surgery if you want to repair it
    4. The condition could repair itself over time.


  1. Noise levels could be excessive if you are required to shout in order for someone standing _______ meters away to hear you.
    1. Four
    2. Six
    3. Five
    4. Two


  1. It is required that you wear disposable ear plugs if you are working in an extremely loud environment. How many times can you safely wear disposable ear plugs?
    1. Once
    2. Twice
    3. Three times
    4. Indefinitely, as long as they continue to work properly


  1. Which of the following is an example of hearing damage caused by excessive exposure to noise over time?
    1. A rash located on the outside of your ear
    2. Recurrent infection of your inner ear
    3. Temporary hearing loss may occur or you may have a constant, or frequent, ringing sound in your ears
    4. There are no early signs of hearing damage


  1. If one of the pads is missing from the ear defenders you are wearing while working on the worksite; what should you do?
    1. Wrap a piece of cloth around the shell of your ear defender and continue working
    2. Do not wear them and continue to work until your next break
    3. Continue to wear the damaged ear defenders
    4. Do not enter any area containing excessive noise until the pad on your ear defenders has been replaced


  1. If you are not wearing any type of hearing protection and are working on a site next to a coworker that is using a loud piece of machinery; what do you do?
    1. Stop working immediately and ask your supervisor if they will speak with your colleague
    2. Continue working as is. The worksite is always going to contain excessive noise
    3. Speak to your colleague and ask them to stop what they are doing
    4. Immediately leave the area and do not return without the proper PPE


  1. Which of the following is an example of how excess noise can affect your overall health?
    1. Loss of hearing
    2. Constant headaches
    3. Excessive amount of wax building up in your ears
    4. Both A & B


  1. What do you do if you think exposure to excessive noise has damaged your hearing?
    1. Take a few days off from work so that you can rest
    2. Have either your doctor or employer arrange you to have a hearing test done
    3. Place cotton in your ears
    4. Damage is permanent and there is nothing you can do about it at this point.


  1. If you are working in a hearing protection zone, which of the following is required?
    1. You must use hearing protection if the noise becomes too loud for you to stand it
    2. You must be careful and try to keep noise levels at a minimum
    3. You must always ensure you are wearing the proper hearing protection
    4. You should have adequate hearing protection in case it is needed


  1. Which of the following methods help prevent dust from becoming air borne?
    1. Make sure to place a dust collector on the machine you are using
    2. Make sure you always wear a protective mask
    3. Make sure that you keep your area clean
    4. Make sure that you are working slowly and carefully


  1. If you are required to sweep up the dust created during the shift you worked; which of the following should you do?
    1. Make sure that you wear a protective mouth that covers your nose and your mouth
    2. Make sure that you have enough ventilation
    3. Make sure that you dampen the area
    4. All of the Above


  1. Lung infections or diseases cannot be caused by which of the following items?
    1. Bird feces
    2. Silica when it is in dust form
    3. Fibres from Asbestos
    4. Strong Odors


  1. The solvents found in both paints and resins can lead to which of the following:
    1. Lung problems
    2. Headaches, Nausea, Dizziness
    3. None of the Above
    4. All of the Above


  1. Why is it important that the dust from using a power tool to cut and grind be collected?
    1. Because when you inhale dust it can have harmful effects on your body
    2. So that you can save time and avoid a huge mess
    3. Because you do not have to use a machine guard if the dust is collected
    4. Because the equipment will perform better if dust is collected.


  1. How can you protect your lungs from respiratory damage that will last a long time when you are required to drill, grind, sand, or dust?
    1. By wearing goggles and using a dust extractor
    2. By using a dust mask, goggles and hearing protection that are standard
    3. By only using masks and goggles that are FFP3 rated
    4. By using a mask that is FFP3 rated, an extraction device/ wet cut, impact goggles, and the appropriate hearing protection


  1. If you are working with a certain chemical and must wear respiratory protective equipment and none has been issued to you; what do you do?
    1. Work as quickly as you can
    2. Do not work until you have received the appropriate training and equipment
    3. Smell the chemical so that you can decide if it is dangerous
    4. Take a break every five minutes
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