Excavations and Confined Spaces for Managers and Professionals

Welcome to this free mock on Excavations and Confined Spaces for Managers and Professionals. We have created a set of questions on this subject to help you pass your CSCS Test for the Managers and Professionals card, and this subject is part of the core knowledge questions.

If you want to work on a construction site, then you will need to have a good understanding of this subject as you will be asked questions on them in the real exam.

In this mock test, we have provided the latest 25 questions you might be asked when sitting your real CSCS Test. In order to pass your managers and professionals test, you will need to score at least 46 out of 50 correct answers in 45 minutes.

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Excavations and Confined Spaces for Managers and Professionals Questions

1. When should you take precautions to prevent people, materials or equipment from falling into an excavation?

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2. What is the first thing you should do if you are in a deep trench and you start to feel dizzy?

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3. What is the first question to ask if work may need to be carried out in a confined space?

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4. What do guard-rails around the top of an excavation prevent?

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5. What must happen each time before a shift starts work in an excavation?

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6. If you are working in a confined space and notice the smell of rotten eggs, what is this a sign of?

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7. What is the safest way to get into and out of a deep excavation?

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8. What is the best way to avoid the potential for someone becoming trapped in an excavation?

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9. When should an excavation be battered back or stepped?

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10. As part of a site survey you are required to work in a confined space. How should the air be checked?

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11. What should be your first consideration if you are required to undertake a survey in what you suspect might be a confined space?

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12. What is a significant hazard when excavating alongside a building or structure?

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13. What should you do if you are in a confined space when the gas alarm sounds?

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14. What might happen if the level of oxygen drops below 8% in a confined space?

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15. If you see the side supports of an excavation move, what should you do first?

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16. What should be the first consideration of the contractor’s responsible person before planning for anyone to enter a confined space?

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17. What is one duty of the attendant if you need to work in a confined space?

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18. Work in a confined space usually needs a risk assessment, a method statement and what other safety document?

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19. How should dumpers be prevented from falling into or damaging the edge of an excavation?

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

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21. Which of these is the most accurate way to confirm the exact location of buried services?

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22. Why is methane gas dangerous in confined spaces? Give two reasons.

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23. You are standing near a deep trench. A lorry backs up to the trench and the engine is left running. What should you do?

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24. Which piece of equipment may need to be used with a cable avoidance tool (CAT) in order to detect cables?

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25. Which of these is not a hazard in a confined space?

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