The CSCS test revision notes below will focus on the Accident Reporting and Recording section. For this section, we’ve compiled 12 factual statements along with a key point for you to remember.
Like in all of our CSCS test revision guides, the key points are basically the answers to the questions you’ll get on your test day – so pay careful attention to these when revising for your CSCS test.
1. If there’s an emergency on site you should not panic and leave the worksite. Instead, you should follow the emergency procedures that have been put in place.
- Key point: Follow the emergency procedures that have been implemented
2. If there’s an emergency on site you will need to go to your designated assembly point, this is a location that has been chosen for people to gather in such instances.
- Key point: An assembly is a pre-designated place you should go if there’s an emergency
3. If an HSE inspector has to interview you about an accident you witnessed on site you will need to be co-operative and tell him/her exactly what you saw.
- Key point: You will need to co-operate and give all the details of what you witnessed
4. There are many reasons why accident investigations are carried out, one of the main reason is to find out the root cause of the accident so as to prevent it from happening in the future.
- Key point: One main objective of an accident investigation is to find the cause of an accident so it can be prevented in the future
5. An accident book is a vital document used to help manage health and safety at work, this where you would record if a person gets injured.
- Key point: If a person is injured in any way, you must record the details in the accident book
6. If you are injured at work you should record it in the accident book, or you could have someone record it on your behalf.
- Key point: The person who was injured or someone acting on their behalf should record the details in the accident book
7. When recording details in an accident you will have to fill in quite a few details about the accident and yourself, but you will not need to record your national insurance number.
- Key point: You do not need to record your national insurance number in the accident book
8. An accident book should be used to record all types of accidents. As long as someone was injured, it will need to be recorded.
- Key point: As long as someone was injured, it needs to be recorded
9. If you have suffered an injury at work, the details will need to be recorded and this information should be confidential under the Data Protection Act and the details should be kept for at least 3 years.
- Key point: Recorded injuries have to be treated as confidential and the details need to be kept for at least 3 years
10. If you’ve visited your doctor and he/she says you have contracted Weil’s disease while working on-site you will need to inform your employer because they will have to inform the Health and Safety Executive about the matter.
- Key point: If you contract Weil’s disease on site your employer will have to report it to the Health and Safety Executive
11. If you get a small cut on your finger while working you should report it immediately and get treatment if necessary.
- Key point: Minor injuries like small cuts should be reported immediately
12. We all can help to prevent accidents on site by ensuring we report unsafe working conditions as soon as they’re noticed.
- Key point: We must report unsafe working conditions in order to prevent accidents on site
As you can see from the CSCS test revision notes above, this section focuses primarily on what you as an employee should do if there’s an accident at work.