CSCS Mock Test for Operatives 2024 – Full 50 Questions

The CSCS mock test 2024 below will cover most of the health and safety topics you’ll need to know to pass your test. The real CSCS operatives test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions which you must complete in 45 minutes. There will be no time limit for this full CSCS practice test, so you can take your time and go through each question after you’ve submitted your answers.

As with the real test, some questions will require multiple answers, so please ensure you read through the question requirements carefully before submitting your answers. If you have questions about the CSCS test, please ask them below.

CSCS Mock Test for Operatives 2024

1. Disposable ear plugs are essential when working in loud environments. How many times should you wear disposable ear plugs?

Question 1 of 50

2. What does this sign mean?

Question 2 of 50

3. What should you do if you’re using an electric hand tool and it suddenly cuts out?

Question 3 of 50

4. What is the most common way of keeping traffic routes free from pedestrians?

Question 4 of 50

5. Which of these best describes a “tool box talk”?

Question 5 of 50

6. What is the MAIN danger when walking next to a 360° crane that’s working near a wall?

Question 6 of 50

7. What should you do if you’re unclear about a particular topic discussed during your site induction?

Question 7 of 50

8. Blue and white health and safety signs mean:

Question 8 of 50

9. RIDDOR is a health and safety term related to:

Question 9 of 50

10. What should you do if you’re refuelling a piece of equipment and accidentally spill a large amount of fuel on your clothes?

Question 10 of 50

11. What should you do if you need to carry a load down a steep slope?

Question 11 of 50

12. Which part of your body is most likely to be affected by asbestosis?

Question 12 of 50

13. What does this sign mean?

Question 13 of 50

14. What are Class Three ladders designed for?

Question 14 of 50

15. What type of pollution do hand-held power tools contribute to?

Question 15 of 50

16. What should you do if you are working and your helmet gets damaged?

Question 16 of 50

17. What equipment should be used when digging close to underground electrical services?

Question 17 of 50

18. According to the fire triangle, what THREE factors must be present for a fire to start? (Choose 3 answers)

Question 18 of 50

19. What should you do if you are wearing no hearing protection and someone next to you starts using very noisy equipment?

Question 19 of 50

20. What does this sign mean?

Question 20 of 50

21. Who should a signaller be in contact with at all times while giving signals?

Question 21 of 50

22. What procedure should you follow if you’re refuelling a dumper and accidentally spill a large amount of petrol?

Question 22 of 50

23. Site inductions should be attended by:

Question 23 of 50

24. For safety purposes, what is the optimal ladder angle when placed against the wall from the ground?

Question 24 of 50

25. A co-worker is dizzy and complains of feeling faint, what should you do?

Question 25 of 50

26. What does this sign mean?

Question 26 of 50

27. A residual current device (RCD) should be used with 230v tools because ___.

Question 27 of 50

28. What health risk do workers face if they have to use a vibrating tool on a regular basis?

Question 28 of 50

29. In accordance with the guidance on underground service pipes, yellow service pipes carry ___.

Question 29 of 50

30. What do fire extinguishers with a Cream colour band contain?

Question 30 of 50

31. Which of the following should risk assessments identify?

Question 31 of 50

32. What should you do if you see a mobile plant using a route designated for pedestrians?

Question 32 of 50

33. Which of these could help a signaller stay safe while carrying out their job?

Question 33 of 50

34. Pedestrians are most likely to get injured by a vehicle on site when the vehicle is ___.

Question 34 of 50

35. What type of fire extinguisher should be used on a fuel-based fire?

Question 35 of 50

36. What is the first thing you as a worker should do when you first arrive on site?

Question 36 of 50

37. You have to work in a corridor which happens to be a fire escape route, you must ensure that_________.

Question 37 of 50

38. Which of these statements about respiratory protective equipment is true?

Question 38 of 50

39. What should you do if a load is too heavy for you to move on your own, there are no colleagues around to help you, and the load cannot be divided into smaller parts?

Question 39 of 50

40. Which voltage can cause sever injury or death?

Question 40 of 50

41. When referring to ladders, which out of these four statements is NOT true?

Question 41 of 50

42. Serious accidents should be reported to:

Question 42 of 50

43. Which of these is most likely if you can see frost around the valve of an LPG cylinder?

Question 43 of 50

44. What should you do if you need to work in an area where pigeon nests and droppings are present?

Question 44 of 50

45. How would you know if you need a permit to work before starting a job?

Question 45 of 50

46. What should you do if you think that loud noises at work has damaged your hearing?

Question 46 of 50

47. If a work tool has been given a prohibition notice this means the tool ___.

Question 47 of 50

48. What does it mean if your entire work-site has been given a prohibition notice?

Question 48 of 50

49. How can fatigue affect the work rate of a worker?

Question 49 of 50

50. Which of these are recommended ways for protecting your hearing at work? (Choose 2 answers)

Question 50 of 50


 

CSCS Test FAQ

1. Are the questions in this CSCS mock test the same as the real test?

All the questions in the CSCS mock test above are identical to the real test question. For copyright reasons, the questions are worded slightly differently but the question idea and answers remain exactly the same.

2. How many questions are there in the CSCS operatives test?

Like the practice CSCS test above, there are 50 multiple-choice questions in total. 38 of these will be multiple-choice questions, with the remaining 12 being behavioural case study questions. See examples of the behavioural case study questions here.

3. What is the pass mark for the CSCS operatives test?

The pass mark for the CSCS operatives test is 45 out of 50. This equates to a 90% pass rate.

4. What topics are covered in the CSCS operatives test?

The CSCS operatives test covers 16 various topics, including health and safety, manual handling, fire extinguishers, and working at height. See the full list of topics here.

5. How long is the CSCS test?

You’ll have 45 minutes to complete the CSCS operatives test. (We have not added a timer to the CSCS mock exam above, this was done to allow you to go over your questions and answers as long as you need).

6. Is the CSCS test hard or is it an easy common sense test?

The CSCS test is not easy. Some people might say that it’s common sense, but it isn’t. The only way to pass is to revise and practice for the test.

7. What do I need to bring to sit the CSCS operatives test?

You will need to bring your valid CSCS card if you have one and a form of identification, such as a passport or driving licence. You should receive a list of what you’re required to bring when you book your test.

8. How long do I have to wait for my CSCS test results?

Your results will be available immediately after you have finished the test. It’s similar to if you’ve done the driving theory test.

9. What if I fail the CSCS operatives test?

If you fail the CSCS operatives test, you will be able to retake the test after 14 days. You can retake the test as many times as you need to until you pass.

10. What happens if I pass the CSCS operatives test?

Once you have passed the CSCS operatives test, you will be able to apply for your CSCS card which will be valid for 5 years. You will then need to renew your card every 5 years to keep it valid.

11. What is the purpose of the CSCS test?

The CSCS test is used to ensure that all construction workers have a basic knowledge of health and safety on construction sites. It helps improve overall safety and reduce accidents in the workplace.

12. Who needs to take the CSCS test?

Anyone who works on a construction site or desires to work in the construction industry needs to take the CSCS test. This includes both site workers and management-level employees.

13. Is it mandatory to have a CSCS card?

While it is not a legal requirement to have a CSCS card in order to work on a construction site, many contractors and employers require their workers to hold a valid card as proof of their skills and qualifications.

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