Fire Prevention and Control For Operatives CSCS Questions

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

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

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

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4. 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?

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5. A hot work permit allows you to:

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

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

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8. How can you help PREVENT a fire hazard?

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9. 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?

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

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

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

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13. A fire assembly point is the place where:

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

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

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

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17. A fire needs heat, fuel and:

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

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

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

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