Fire Prevention and Control For Operatives CSCS Questions

Written By: Ryan - Admin
Updated on: February 8, 2023

For the core knowledge question in Section C: Safety you will need to have a very good understanding of fire prevention and control to pass your operatives exam.

Below we have created a small mock test of 20 questions for you to revise from. You will need to know how to answer all of these questions before sitting your real CSCS test to gain access to your card.

Fire Prevention and Control Test Questions

1. If your job needs a hot work permit, what TWO things would you expect to have to do?

Question 1 of 20

2. If you hear the fire alarm, you should go to the:

Question 2 of 20

3. Which TWO extinguishers should NOT be used on electrical fires?

Question 3 of 20

4. What does a hot work permit NOT tell you?

Question 4 of 20

5. When you use a carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguisher, the nozzle gets:

Question 5 of 20

6. A CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) extinguisher, identified by a black band, should NOT be used on what type of fire?

Question 6 of 20

7. A hot work permit allows you to:

Question 7 of 20

8. Look at these jobs. Which TWO are likely to need a hot work permit?

Question 8 of 20

9. A FOAM extinguisher, identified by a cream band, should NOT be used on what TWO types of fire?

Question 9 of 20

10. A large fire has been reported. You have not been trained to use fire extinguishers. You should:

Question 10 of 20

11. If you discover a fire, the first thing you should do is:

Question 11 of 20

12. A DRY POWDER fire extinguisher, identified by a blue band, could be used on all types of fire but is BEST suited to what TWO types of fire?

Question 12 of 20

13. If there is a fire you will need to go to the site assembly point. How would you expect to find out where this is?

Question 13 of 20

14. How can you help PREVENT a fire hazard?

Question 14 of 20

15. You need to work in a corridor that is a fire escape route. You must see that:

Question 15 of 20

16. A fire needs heat, fuel and:

Question 16 of 20

17. If you see 'frost' around the valve on a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder, it means:

Question 17 of 20

18. A WATER fire extinguisher, identified by a red band, should ONLY be used on what type of fire?

Question 18 of 20

19. What is the MAIN aim of fire precautions on site?

Question 19 of 20

20. A fire assembly point is the place where:

Question 20 of 20


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