CSCS Practice Exam for Manual Handling
These cscs practice exam questions are based on manual handling. Manual handling poses one of the biggest problem within the construction industry because almost every single task requires some form of manual handling. Manual handling has proven time and time again to be one of the main contributors to workplace accidents and because a lot of the side effects associated with improper manual handling techniques can go undetected for years, quite a lot of people don’t realize how much they’ve hurt themselves until it’s too late.
For this cscs practice exam we’ll be focusing on manual handling and we’ll be looking at some basic questions relating to manual handling techniques and the side effects of manual handling. There are 10 questions and each question has only one correct answer.
1. Wearing a back support means:
A You can lift a heavier load
B You will not be injured by lifting heavy loads
C You are just as likely to have an injury
D You can use improper lifting techniques
Answer: C – You are just as likely to have an injury
2. Lifting heavy loads usually causes injury to?
A Your fingers
B Your back
C Your neck
D Your legs
Answer: B – Your back
3. Who decides the maximum weight you ca carry?
A Your supervisor
B The manager
C Your colleagues
Answer: D – You
4. How should your body be positioned when lifting a load?
A Back bent and knees straight
B Back bent and feet wide as possible
C Back straight and feet close together
D Back straight and knees bent
Answer: D – Back straight and knees bent
5. If a load is too heavy to carry what should you do?
A Use a trolley
B Roll it along the ground
C Leave it for someone else to move
D Drag it along the ground
Answer: A – Use a trolley
6. If you have suffered from back injuries in the past and your new job requires manual handling what should you do?
A Carry on and if you get injured again tell your supervisor
B Pretend there’s no problem because you need this job
C Always ask a colleague for help with all loads
D Inform your supervisor of your previous injury before starting
Answer: D – Inform your supervisor of your previous injury before starting
7. What should you consider before lifting a load?
A The path you have to travel
B The weight of the load
C Can the task be done mechanically
D All of the above
Answer: D – All of the above
8. If you can think of a safer way of carrying a load what should yo do?
A Do it your own way and forget any other technique
B Bring the idea to your supervisor’s attention
C Ignore what you thing and do it how you were taught
D Let your colleagues decide which is better
Answer: B – Bring the idea to your supervisor’s attention
9. If possible heavy loads should always be:
A Carried on your shoulder
B Divided into lighter loads
C Dragged along the ground
D Left until you can get help
Answer: B – Divided into lighter loads
10. Is using a trolley considered manual handling?
C Yes, only long distances
D Yes, only if the load is extremely heavy
Answer: A – Yes