CSCS Electrical Safety and Hand Held Tools and Equipment Questions For Operatives

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Updated on: February 15, 2023

For section C: Safety of the CSCS Test for operatives you will need to have a knowledge of Electrical Safety and Hand Held Tools and Equipment. Here below we have 33 questions on this subject for you to revise.

These will give you an idea of all the questions you will need to know for the real exam.

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Electrical Safety and Hand Held Tools and Equipment Questions

1. What are the TWO main areas of visual inspections you should carry out before each use of a power tool?

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2. You need to use a 230 volt item of equipment How should you protect yourself from an electric shock?

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3. You need to use an air-powered tool Which of these is NOT a hazard?

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4. You need to work near an electrical cable The cable has bare wires What should you do?

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5. You need to use an extension cable What TWO things must you do?

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6. You must be fully trained before you use a cartridge-operated tool Why?

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7. On building sites, the recommended safe voltage for electrical equipment is:

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8. Why do building sites use a 110 volt electricity supply instead of the usual 230 volt domestic supply?

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9. What is the best way to protect an extension cable while you work, as well as minimising trip hazards?

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10. Someone near you is using a rotating laser level What, if any, is the health hazard likely to affect you?

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11. To operate a powered hand tool, you must be:

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12. The colour of a 110 volt power cable and connector should be:

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13. Untidy leads and extension cables are responsible for many trips and lost work time injuries What TWO things should you do to help?

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14. What is the main danger if you use a chisel or bolster with a 'mushroomed' head?

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15. You are using electric equipment when it cuts out You should:

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16. It is safe to work close to an overhead power line if:

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17. Before you adjust an electric hand tool you should:

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18. The Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) label on a power tool tells you:

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19. If an extension cable has a cut in its outer cover, you should:

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20. If you need to use a power tool with a rotating blade, you should:

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21. Look at these statements about power tools Which one is true?

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22. It is dangerous to run an abrasive wheel faster than its recommended top speed Why?

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23. If the head on your hammer comes loose you should:

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24. How do you check if a RCD (residual current device) connected to a power tool is working?

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25. Most cutting and grinding machines have guards What are the TWO main functions of the guard?

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26. You need to run an electrical cable across an area used by vehicles What TWO things should you do?

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27. Why should you try to use battery-powered tools rather than electrical ones?

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28. You should use a RCD (residual current device) with 230 volt tools because it:

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29. Do you need to inspect simple hand tools like trowels, screwdrivers, saws and hammers?

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30. When do you need to check tools and equipment for damage?

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31. Someone near you is using a disc-cutter to cut concrete blocks What THREE immediate hazards are likely to affect you?

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32. If you need to use a hand tool or power tool on site it must be:

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33. If the guard is missing from a power tool you should:

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