Thursday, 22 October 2015

CSCS Mock Test C: General Safety

Section C of the 2015 CSCS Health, safety and environment revision book (for operatives) contains General Safety questions.

Topics covered are:
  • Safety signs
  • Fire prevention and control
  • Electrical safety, tools and equipment
  • Site transport safety and lifting operations
Before sitting your test you should be able to answer all questions in this section but here are 10 questions you can use to test yourself.

1. When do you need to check tools and equipment for damage?
a) At least once a year
b) Once a week
c) Every day
d) Each time before use

2. What are blue and white signs?
a) Mandatory signs - meaning you must do something
b) Prohibition signs - meaning you must not do something
c) Warning signs - alerting you to hazards or danger
d) Safe condition signs - giving you information

3. If you job needs a hot-work permit, what two things would you expect to have to do?
a) Have a fire extinguisher close to the work
b) Check for signs of fire when you stop work
c) Know where all the fire extinguishers are kept on site
d) Write a site evacuation plan
e) Know how to refill fire extinguishers

4. When is a site vehicle most likely to injure pedestrians?
a) While lifting materials onto scaffolds
b) While tipping into an excavation
c) While reversing
d) While digging out footings

5. How would you expect to find out the location of the fire assembly point?
a) During a visit by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
b) During site induction
c) By reading your employer's health and safety policy
d) Your colleagues will tell you

6. What happens to the nozzle of a carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguisher when it is used?
a) It gets very cold
b) It gets very hot
c) It gets very warm
d) It gets very heavy

7. Which of these would you not expect to see if site transport is well organised?
a) Speed limits
b) Barriers to keep pedestrians away from mobile plant and vehicles
c) Pedestrians and mobile plant using the same routes
d) One-way systems


8. What are green and white signs?
a) Mandatory signs - meaning you must do something
b) Prohibition signs - meaning you must not do something
c) Warning signs - alerting you to hazards or danger


d) Safe condition signs - giving you information

9. You need to work near an electric cable. The cable has bare wires. What should you do?
a) Quickly touch the cable to see if it is live
b) Check there are no sparks coming from the cable and then start work
c) Tell you supervisor and keep well away
d) Push the cable out of the way so that you can start work

10. What colour is a 110 volt power cable and connector?
a) Red
b) Yellow
c) Blue
d) Black

Answers
1-d, 2-a, 3-a,b, 4-c, 5-b, 6-a, 7-c, 8-d, 9-c, 10-b