Electrical Safety and Hand Held Tools and Equipment Questions For Operatives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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