Wednesday, 25 November 2015

CSCS Mock Test D: High Risk Activities

Section D of the 2015 CSCS Health, safety and environment revision book (for operatives) contains questions on High Risk Activities.

Topics covered are:
  • Working at height
  • Excavations and confined spaces
Before sitting your test you should be able to answer all questions in this section but here are 5 questions you can use to test yourself.

1. Why should a ladder never be painted?
a) It will need regular re-repainting
b) The paint could damage the metal parts of the ladder
c) The paint may hide any damaged parts
d) The paint will make the rungs slippery

2. According to the guidance on underground service pipes, what does a yellow service pipe carry?
a) Water
b) Gas
c) Electricity
d) Telecoms

3. What is the maximum recommended gap between the scaffold and the structure? Please select two answers
a) No greater than 600 mm
b) No greater than 470 mm
c) No greater than 300 mm
d) No greater than 225 mm
e) As small as possible

4. You need to walk through sludge at te bottom of a confined space. Which of these is not a hazard?
a) Leptospirosis
b) The release of toxic gases
c) Slips and trips
d) The release of flammable gases

5. If you have to work at height over or near deep water, which item of personal protective equipment (PPE) must you wear?
a) Wellington boots
b) Life jacket
c) Full face respirator
d) Full body harness

Answers
1-c, 2-b, 3-d,e, 4-a, 5-b