CSCS Supervisory Specialist Mock Test

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Updated on: April 24, 2023

This CSCS mock test for supervisors is designed to help you get a head start on the upcoming CSCS supervisor test in 2023. With 76 questions and answers, this practice test will give you an idea of what to expect from the real exam.

The questions range from straightforward to more complex multiple choice questions that require you to select all the correct answers in order to score points.

Supervisor CSCS Card Questions

1. The minimum level of first-aid cover required at any workplace is an appointed person. Which of the following would you expect the appointed person to carry out?

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2. Where a project is notifiable under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, what must be in place before construction work begins?

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3. What is the purpose of the health and safety file on a construction project?

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4. An emergency route(s) must be provided on construction sites to ensure safe passage to:

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5. The significance of a weekly or daily personal noise exposure of 87 decibels (dBA) is that:

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6. Edge protection must be designed to:

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7. The significant findings of risk assessments must be recorded when more than a certain number of people are employed. How many?

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8. If your company is the principal contractor on a project that is notifiable under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, you may come into contact with the CDM co-ordinator because of their legal duty to:

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9. Welding is about to start on your site. What should be used to protect passers-by from getting arc eye?

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10. The Work at Height Regulations require a working platform to be inspected by a competent person:

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11. How should access be controlled, if people are working in a riser shaft?

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12. Ideally, a safety net should be rigged:

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13. In the context of a risk assessment, what does the term 'risk' mean?

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14. On a scaffold the minimum height of the main guard-rail must be:

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15. On a scaffold the unprotected gap between any guard-rail, toe-board, barrier or other similar means of protection should NOT exceed:

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16. Employers must prevent exposure of their workers to substances hazardous to health, where this is reasonably practicable. If it is not reasonably practicable, which of the following should be considered first?

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17. A competent person must routinely inspect a working platform:

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18. Before planning for anyone to enter a confined space, following the principles of prevention, what should be the first consideration of the manager or supervisor?

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19. What should you do if you notice that operatives working above a safety net are dropping off-cuts of material and other debris into the net?

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20. The Beaufort Scale is important when working at height externally because it measures the:

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21. Under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, what document must be handed to the client upon completion of the construction phase?

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22. Who should you inform if someone reports to you that they have work-related hand-arm vibration syndrome?

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23. In the colour coding of electrical power supplies on site, what voltage does a blue plug represent?

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24. How could a site worker check if the RCD (residual current device) through which a 230 volt hand tool is connected to the supply is working correctly?

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25. Which of the following precautions should be taken to prevent a dumper from falling into an excavation when tipping material into it?

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26. You have to use a new material for the first time and need to carry out a COSHH assessment. What are the TWO main things you will need?

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27. What is the MAIN danger of leaving someone who has fallen suspended in a harness for too long?

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28. What is regarded as the last resort in the hierarchy of control for operatives’ safety when working at height?

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29. Under the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations, the minimum width of a working platform must be:

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30. Under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, for how long must you keep inspection records on site?

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31. If there is a fatal accident or a reportable dangerous occurrence on site, when must the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) be informed?

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32. At what decibel (dBA) level does it become mandatory for an employer to establish hearing protection zones?

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33. What is the best way for a supervisor or manager to make sure that the operatives doing a job have fully understood a method statement?

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34. Under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, who must develop the pre-construction information into a construction phase plan?

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35. What must a subcontractor provide you with in relation to a worker who is 17 years old?

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36. When should guard-rails be fitted to a working platform?

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37. Why is it important that hazards are identified?

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38. When planning possible work in a confined space, what should be the first consideration?

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39. If a scaffold is not complete, which of the following actions should be taken by the site manager?

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40. What is the purpose of using a ‘permit to work’ system?

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41. Why may a young person be more at risk of having accidents?

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42. An employer has to prepare a written health and safety policy if:

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43. What is your LEAST reliable source of information when assessing the level of vibration from a powered, percussive hand tool?

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44. A RCD (residual current device) must be used in conjunction with 230 volt electrical equipment because it:

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45. When is it advisable to take precautions to prevent the fall of persons, plant or materials into an excavation?

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46. Where should liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders be positioned when supplying an appliance in a site cabin?

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47. You will find the details of the welfare facilities that must be provided on site in which regulations?

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48. When putting people to work above public areas, your first consideration should be to:

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49. For a ladder, what is the maximum vertical height that may be climbed before an intermediate landing place is required?

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50. How should cylinders containing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) be stored on site?

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51. What should be included in a safety method statement for working at height? Give THREE answers.

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52. A design feature of some airbags used for fall arrest is a controlled leak rate. If you are using these, the inflation pump must:

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53. The monitoring and controlling of health and safety procedures can be either proactive or reactive. Proactive monitoring means:

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54. From a safety point of view, which of the following should be considered first when deciding on the number and location of access and egress points to a site?

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55. 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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56. When setting up a fuel storage tank on site, a spillage bund must have a minimum capacity of the contents of the tank, plus:

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57. What does the term ‘lower exposure action value’ mean when referring to noise?

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58. What danger is created by excessive oxygen in a confined space?

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59. Apart from work for domestic clients, under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, in which of the following situations must the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) be notified of a project?

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60. In deciding what control measures to take, following a risk assessment that has revealed a risk, what measure should you always consider first?

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61. Which TWO of the following factors must be considered when providing first-aid facilities on site?

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62. Which of the following is a significant hazard when excavating alongside a building or structure?

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63. In considering what measures to take to protect people against risks to their health and safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) should always be regarded as:

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64. Before allowing a lifting operation to be carried out, you must ensure that the sequence of operations to enable a lift to be carried out safely is confirmed in:

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65. Under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, which of the following must the principal contractor ensure is specifically provided before allowing any demolition work to commence?

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66. The advantage of using safety nets rather than harness and lanyard is that:

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67. The number of people who may be carried in a passenger hoist on site must be:

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68. Which piece of equipment is used with a cable avoidance tool (CAT) to detect cables?

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69. When overhead electric cables cross a construction site, it is recommended that goal-post barriers should be erected parallel to the overhead cables at a distance not less than:

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70. Which of the following is a fall-arrest system?

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71. At what minimum noise level must you provide hearing protection to workers if they ask for it?

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72. The current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations require a supported excavation to be inspected:

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73. On the site electrical distribution system, which colour plug indicates a 415 volt supply?

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74. If a prohibition notice is issued by an inspector of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or local authority:

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75. A COSHH assessment tells you how:

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76. Following a scaffold inspection under the Work at Height Regulations, how soon must a report be given to the person on whose behalf the inspection was made?

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To ensure that you are well-prepared for your CSCS supervisor test, it is important to use effective strategies when taking the practice exam.

One such strategy is using the elimination method; this involves eliminating any obviously incorrect answers until you have narrowed down your selection to one or two possible options. T

his technique can save valuable time and help remove any confusion during the actual exam.

Finally, remember that passing this CSCS mock test for supervisors requires a score of 70 out of 76 – so make sure you’re familiar with each question before taking on the real thing!

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  1. it didn't give me a grade .... Pass or fail ? and what time is allowed for the 76 questions ?Otherwise a good test revision material. is not associated or part of any scheme
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