CPCS 360 Excavator Mock Test

There are 20 questions and and answers in this CPCS 360 excavator mock test. You need to score a minimum of 16 out of 20 to pass. You have 60 minutes to complete the test. Good luck!

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A When the legs are at 60 degrees to each other
B When the legs are at 90 degrees to each other
C When the legs are of equal length
D When the legs are of unequal length
Correct Answer: B When the legs are at 90 degrees to each other, C When the legs are of equal length
Explanation: The safe working load of a multi-leg chain sling only applies if the legs are of equal length, or form a 90 degree angle.
Correct Answer: C Plastic
Explanation: CATs are limited in their ability to detect plastic.
Correct Answer: A 1.5m
Explanation: You must keep a distance between the vehicle and the trench that is at least equal to the depth of the trench. This is to reduce the risk of trench collapse.
A If the correct insurance has been acquired
B If the safety pin has been removed and isolated
C If the safety pin is correctly positioned and locked
D If the safety pin is correctly positioned and unlocked
Correct Answer: C If the safety pin is correctly positioned and locked
Explanation: The safety pin must be locked and correctly positioned.
A You are found guilty, and may be imprisoned or ordered to pay a fine
B You are found guilty, but are unlikely to face serious consequences such as imprisonment or a fine
C You are likely to be found not guilty even if your actions were proven to violate regulations - your employer is the one who will be held responsible
D You are likely to be found not guilty, if you can prove that you fulfilled all relevant legal requirements
Correct Answer: A You are found guilty, and may be imprisoned or ordered to pay a fine, D You are likely to be found not guilty, if you can prove that you fulfilled all relevant legal requirements
Explanation: If you are found to have violated regulations and legislation, you will face serious consequences such as fines or imprisonment.
A Coupler tilted downwards
B Coupler tilted upwards
C Ram contracted
D Ram extended
Correct Answer: A Coupler tilted downwards, D Ram extended
Explanation: Tilting the coupler downwards, with the ram extended, will make re-attachment easier and reduce the chance of unintended pivots.
A It will shift closer to the centre of the machine's footprint
B It will shift to the front edge of the machine's footprint
C It will shift to the outer edge of the machine's footprint
D It will shift to the rear of the machine's footprint
Correct Answer: C It will shift to the outer edge of the machine's footprint
Explanation: Lifting over the side will shift the vehicle's centre of gravity in that direction. This will affect the vehicle's centre of gravity.
A To warn nearby pedestrians
B To warn when the rated capacity has been exceeded
C To warn when the vehicle is becoming unstable
D To warn when underground cables are nearby
Correct Answer: B To warn when the rated capacity has been exceeded
Explanation: A rated capacity indicator (RCI) or a load moment indicator (LMI) serve mainly to warn the operator when the rated capacity has been exceeded.
A The area 3m around the vehicle
B The area above or below the load
C The area within the machine's radius
D The operator's cab
Correct Answer: B The area above or below the load, C The area within the machine's radius
Explanation: The danger zone during lifting operations is the area within the vehicle's radius that falls both above and below the load.
A Establishing what kind of medical support is required on site
B Identifying and eliminating all hazards
C Identifying hazards and introducing suitable control measures
D Identifying hazards to be entered into insurance documentation
Correct Answer: C Identifying hazards and introducing suitable control measures
Explanation: Risk assessments are used to identify hazards and decide how to control them.
A To ensure that all hazards have been identified and mitigating measures are put in place
B To ensure that all relevant parties understand how to safely move the load
C To ensure that the operation will be carried out as quickly as possible
D To ensure that the project management team can defend itself if prosecuted
Correct Answer: B To ensure that all relevant parties understand how to safely move the load
Explanation: A lift plan is put in place to ensure all relevant parties know how to safely carry out a lifting operation.
A That hydraulic components are grounded with the pressure removed
B That the engine is off
C That the parking brake is off
D That the windows are shut
Correct Answer: A That hydraulic components are grounded with the pressure removed, B That the engine is off, D That the windows are shut
Explanation: These are all checks that must be carried out - but the parking brake must be on.
A Are you in close proximity to hazards?
B Do you have the correct medical insurance?
C Have you received the correct vaccinations?
D Where will you put the spoil?
Correct Answer: A Are you in close proximity to hazards?, D Where will you put the spoil?
Explanation: Confined spaces present various obstacles that you must consider - among them are that you may be in close proximity to hazards, and will need to determine in advance where to place spoil.
A The ground is soft
B The load is unevenly distributed
C The machine is low on fuel
D The tyres (if the excavator has wheels) are soft
Correct Answer: C The machine is low on fuel
Explanation: Low fuel levels will not cause a machine to tip, but these other factors might - as well as operating the machine on a slope or when it is heavily loaded.
A Are the attachments the correct size and weight?
B Is any damage to the attachment minor enough that work can continue?
C Is the locking system correctly engaged?
D Will the attachment slow down the pace of work?
Correct Answer: A Are the attachments the correct size and weight?, C Is the locking system correctly engaged?
Explanation: You must ensure that the attachments are suitable for the lifting operation, and that the locking system is engaged. You must not continue working if the equipment is damaged - and working slowly is necessary if it means work will be safe.
A Have you installed an audible alarm?
B Is the bottom of the trench correctly soaked?
C Is the trench clear of personnel?
D Is the trench clear of supports?
Correct Answer: C Is the trench clear of personnel?
Explanation: You must always check that the trench is clear of personnel before moving a drag box in.
A The controls may be accidentally operated, causing injury
B The mechanism will not work until controls have been isolated
C The movement may cause the controls to overheat
D The vehicle may be accessed by unauthorised persons
Correct Answer: A The controls may be accidentally operated, causing injury
Explanation: It is important to protect the slinger from injury - which can occur if the controls are accidentally operated.
Correct Answer: A Accessing the cab, C Maintaining the boom
Explanation: Cab access and boom maintenance may both require operators to follow work at height regulations.
Correct Answer: B True
Explanation: Operators who do not comply with the law, or with regulations, may have prison sentences handed down by judicial bodies.
Correct Answer: A The electrical voltage in the line, D The pylon material
Explanation: Minimum distances are calculated by considering the voltage running through the lines, and the hazard created by the pylon itself - wooden pylons and metal pylons will require different minimum distances.