CSCS Test

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A Anybody involved in the lifting operation
B Everybody on site
C The employer
D The lift operator and vehicle marshaller
Correct Answer: A Anybody involved in the lifting operation
Explanation: If you are involved in the operation, you must be briefed on the lift plan.
A One finger raised
B One open-palm hand raised directly up
C One open-palm hand raised in front of you
D Two open-palm hands raised in front of you
Correct Answer: B One open-palm hand raised directly up
Explanation: Signal STOP with one open-palm hand raised directly up.
A Faulty brake lights
B Refuelling points
C Site supervisors
D Speed bumps
Correct Answer: D Speed bumps
Explanation: You should be aware of speed bumps.
A Environmental damage
B Injury
C Legal liability
D Overturning of equipment
E Structural damage
F Wasted time
Correct Answer: B Injury, D Overturning of equipment, E Structural damage
Explanation: Damage, injury, and overturning equipment are major risks run by poorly planned operations.
Correct Answer: A , B
Explanation: You should look for signs that direct you to evacuation routes and assembly points.
A Audibly tap the side of the plant
B Call out to the operator if you are close to the plant
C Stay on pedestrian routes
D Wave your arms either side of you
Correct Answer: C Stay on pedestrian routes
Explanation: Sticking to pedestrian routes is a safe way of avoiding injury.
Correct Answer: A
Explanation: Health hazard signs take the shape of diamonds with a red border.
A Assembly point in case of emergency
B First aid point
C Site headquarters
D Welfare facilities
Correct Answer: A Assembly point in case of emergency
Explanation: This sign is used to identify designated assembly points.
A Ground is liable to shift
B The ground may be slippery
C The ground may be uneven
D There may be earthquakes or tremors
Correct Answer: B The ground may be slippery
Explanation: This sign indicates the floor may be slippery.
A A substance is corrosive
B A substance is toxic
C Do not touch
D Gloves are mandatory
Correct Answer: A A substance is corrosive
Explanation: This sign indicates a corrosive substance.
A You are entitled to welfare facilities of the same standard as other employees
B You are not entitled to any welfare facilities
C You may not be entitled to use any of the on-site welfare facilities
D You may not be entitled to use some welfare facilities, such as the microwave
Correct Answer: A You are entitled to welfare facilities of the same standard as other employees
Explanation: Transient workers must have access to welfare facilities of the same level.
A Avoid liability
B Preserve life
C Promote recovery
D Stop the sufferer's condition getting worse
Correct Answer: B Preserve life, C Promote recovery , D Stop the sufferer's condition getting worse
Explanation: First aid is administered in order to preserve life, stop the condition worsening, and promote recovery.
A Inform your manager - shared towels do not meet hygiene standards on site.
B Inform your manager - they should change it promptly
C Leave it - the facilities manager will be aware of it already
D Remove it and take it to your manager to be replaced
Correct Answer: A Inform your manager - shared towels do not meet hygiene standards on site.
Explanation: Handwashing facilities must be hygienic - shared towels are not. Your manager must ensure this is fixed.
A Find and pay for a plumber to repair it
B Fix it yourself
C Inform the site manager
D Leave it - the manager will notice this during inspection
Correct Answer: C Inform the site manager
Explanation: Always inform the site manager of any damage to facilities.
A If the substance is illegal
B If the substance is not prescribed medication
C If the substance is psychoactive
D Whether the substance is legal, illegal, or medicinal, you may lose your job
Correct Answer: D Whether the substance is legal, illegal, or medicinal, you may lose your job
Explanation: The legal status or medicinal purpose of a substance is not always relevant; you may still lose your job.
A Continue working
B Inform your supervisor immediately, and do not touch it
C Put it to one side so it can be tested later
D Safely dispose of it
Correct Answer: B Inform your supervisor immediately, and do not touch it
Explanation: If you find a syringe, do not touch it and inform your supervisor
A Ensure a safe system of work is in place
B Stop work immediately
C Stop work until the bacteria can be killed off
D They have no obligation here - it is your job to ensure personal safety measures are in place
Correct Answer: A Ensure a safe system of work is in place
Explanation: Your employer should ensure a safe system of work is in place where legionella may be present.
A Chemicals
B Contaminated water
C Dust
D Fumes
E Lead
Correct Answer: A Chemicals, C Dust
Explanation: Dust and chemicals are the most frequent causes of irritant contact dermatitis.
A Outdoor workers
B Smokers
C Workers over the age of 50
D Workers with pre-existing health problems
Correct Answer: A Outdoor workers
Explanation: Working outdoors increases your exposure to the sun. Without proper precautions, this can lead to skin cancer.
A All of the above
B Bricklayer
C Painter
D Stonemason
Correct Answer: A All of the above
Explanation: All these professions pose the highest risk of developing occupational dermatitis.
A 1850 - 1900
B 1910 - 1950
C 1940 - 1980
D 1990 - 2000
Correct Answer: C 1940 - 1980
Explanation: Between 1940 and 1980, over 5,000 products are estimated to have been produced containing asbestos.
A A chemical fire
B Bigger than a wastepaper bin
C Happening by a window
D Taller than you
Correct Answer: B Bigger than a wastepaper bin
Explanation: Extinguishers are to be used on small fires only - as a rule of thumb, fires no bigger than a wastepaper bin.
A It should be clearly enough labelled that it is obvious without additional information
B There will be marshals instructing you during evacuation
C You are responsible for seeking this information out in advance
D You will be informed during site induction
Correct Answer: D You will be informed during site induction
Explanation: Fire evacuation procedure should be covered during site induction.
A Fire retardant overalls
B Lightweight clothing
C Overalls
D These are all examples of body protection
Correct Answer: D These are all examples of body protection
Explanation: These are all examples of items you can wear to protect your body. Lightweight clothing will protect you from overheating in hot weather.
Correct Answer: C
Explanation: These ear plugs are fitted correctly - deep into the ear canal.
A Arrange a face-fit test
B Check that one finger can be inserted between your face and the RPE
C Pick the correct size of RPE
D Test its filtering effectiveness using a pungent scent
Correct Answer: A Arrange a face-fit test
Explanation: You should receive a face-fit test to ensure that the RPE is properly fitted.
A Many are old and do not meet modern safety standards
B They are damaging to birds
C They are liable to fall in bad weather
D They are not usually insulated
E They carry high voltage electricity
Correct Answer: D They are not usually insulated, E They carry high voltage electricity
Explanation: Overhead cables are not usually insulated, and carry high voltage electricity.
A Only remain in the excavation for short periods of time so the air can replenish
B Report this to the site manager, but continue working if the risk seems low
C Source suitable RPE and continue working
D Stop work and report the broken pump so it can be repaired
Correct Answer: D Stop work and report the broken pump so it can be repaired
Explanation: You should wait until the pump is repaired and the safe system of work can continue. PPE should only be used as a last resort.
A Assume the cables are live until you are told otherwise
B Ensure the tower is fitted with rubber insulating pads
C Ensure workers are fitted with PPE and a first aider is on standby
D You should never build a tower with electricity cables overhead
Correct Answer: A Assume the cables are live until you are told otherwise
Explanation: All electricity cables must be presumed live until you are told otherwise.
A When somebody has fallen into an excavation
B When somebody is suspended from a harness following a fall
C Whenever a safe system of work cannot be implemented
D Whenever work at height is taking place
Correct Answer: D Whenever work at height is taking place
Explanation: There must be a rescue plan in place whenever work at height is taking place.
A For light tasks that last no longer than 30 minutes
B When materials or equipment only need to be carried a short way
C When you need a low-level work platform
D When you will be using pressure
Correct Answer: A For light tasks that last no longer than 30 minutes
Explanation: Ladders should be used rarely, for light and short-duration tasks, as a last resort.
A Always attach your harness lanyard to the anchor point
B Always install fall protection
C Ensure at least three points of contact where possible
D Ensure at least two points of contact where possible
Correct Answer: C Ensure at least three points of contact where possible
Explanation: Where possible, always maintain three points of contact.
Correct Answer: B True
Explanation: Hot works burn up oxygen, which may lead to dangerously low levels in a confined space.
Correct Answer: A 25%
Explanation: A 4% increase in oxygen levels will create a significant hazard.
A Begin work again if the excavation seems unaffected
B Do not begin work until a competent person has inspected the excavation
C Do not begin work until you have bailed out water in the trench
D Stop all work for the day
Correct Answer: B Do not begin work until a competent person has inspected the excavation
Explanation: A competent person must inspect an excavation following any event that may have affected its strength.
A FALSE - you must first record the inspection
B TRUE - you have done everything required to begin work
Correct Answer: A FALSE - you must first record the inspection
Explanation: All inspections must be recorded, even if no defects are found.
A Carbon dioxide
B Exhaust fumes
C Helium
D Methane
Correct Answer: C Helium
Explanation: Many naturally occurring gases and fumes created through work can be heavier than air.
A Excessive inhalation of toxic fumes
B Persistent exposure to high noise levels over time
C Protracted exposure to extreme temperatures
D Protracted use of hand held tools that create vibrations
Correct Answer: D Protracted use of hand held tools that create vibrations
Explanation: Handheld tools are the biggest HAVS risk in construction.
A At the nearest authorised hardware store
B Using online delivery
C You can borrow them from colleagues on site
D Your employer will provide them for free
Correct Answer: D Your employer will provide them for free
Explanation: Your employer is legally obliged to furnish you with the tools and PPE you need to safely carry out your work.
A An authorised and competent person
B Anybody who needs to work near them
C Only a contractor hired by the local council
D Power lines must NEVER be isolated
Correct Answer: A An authorised and competent person
Explanation: Only authorised and competent people are permitted to isolate power lines.
A Block splitter
B Disc cutter
C Grinder
D Sander
Correct Answer: A Block splitter
Explanation: Where possible, always choose tools that create the least amount of dust.
A Begin working around the cable
B Cordon off the area indicated in the survey
C Do not work in this area
D Use a cable avoidance tool (CAT) to verify its location
Correct Answer: D Use a cable avoidance tool (CAT) to verify its location
Explanation: Locations of live wires found in surveys should always be verified using a CAT.
A Cutting tiles
B Handling lead
C Levelling wet cement
D Sanding wood
Correct Answer: A Cutting tiles
Explanation: Fine silica particles are created when drilling, cutting, or sanding materials that contain silica - which includes some tiles.
A It contains hazardous fungal and bacterial substances
B It is a nuisance dust
C It is especially fine
D It is especially hard to dislodge from airways
Correct Answer: A It contains hazardous fungal and bacterial substances
Explanation: Droppings contain hazardous fungal and bacterial substances.
A It will present as coughing
B It will present as pains in your chest
C It will present as shortness of breath
D You cannot be sure
Correct Answer: D You cannot be sure
Explanation: Health conditions can develop incrementally over time without showing symptoms. Even if you feel fine, that is no guarantee that you are not becoming ill.
A Everyone
B The health and safety manager
C The site manager
D The workers
Correct Answer: A Everyone
Explanation: Everyone is responsible for reporting unsafe conditions on site.
A It is a near miss. You report it.
B It is an accident at work. You inform the driver of the vehicle, who must report it.
C It is an accident at work. You report it.
D Lodge a formal complaint
Correct Answer: C It is an accident at work. You report it.
Explanation: "Accident at work" covers damage as well as injury.
A Confiscate the vehicle keys as soon as safely possible
B Inform a manager or supervisor
C Nothing, if they are driving safely,
D Nothing, they must be otherwise authorised
Correct Answer: B Inform a manager or supervisor
Explanation: You must inform management or supervisors of any condition you think might be creating a dangerous workplace.
A A company
B A member of the public
C An employer
D An individual employee
Correct Answer: A A company, C An employer, D An individual employee
Explanation: A Health and Safety Executive inspector may prosecute an individual employee, an employer, or a company if deemed necessary.
Correct Answer: B True
Explanation: Health surveillance is legally permitted. It can play a crucial role in maintaining good safety standards.