CSCS Supervisory Specialist Mock Test

Welcome to our CSCS Specialist Supervisor mock test. If you are looking to get your gold Supervisor CSCS card then you will need to know all the questions in this exam.

There is a total of 76 multiple choice questions in this bank of questions that you will need to revise.

Supervisory Specialist Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. 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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14. What must a subcontractor provide you with in relation to a worker who is 17 years old?

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15. A COSHH assessment tells you how:

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16. 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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17. Edge protection must be designed to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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32. Ideally, a safety net should be rigged:

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

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34. 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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35. 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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36. Why is it important that hazards are identified?

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

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

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39. 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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40. 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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41. 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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42. For a ladder, what is the maximum vertical height that may be climbed before an intermediate landing place is required?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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53. 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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54. 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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55. The monitoring and controlling of health and safety procedures can be either proactive or reactive. Proactive monitoring means:

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

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57. 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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58. 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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59. 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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60. At what decibel (dBA) level does it become mandatory for an employer to establish hearing protection zones?

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

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

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64. 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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65. 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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66. Under the current Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, for how long must you keep inspection records on site?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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