Revision for Your CSCS Test – Fire Extinguishers
One of the areas in the CSCS test that most people could use a bit of revision on is fire extinguishers . Which colour is which? and what are the used for? I have compiled a list below and in following posts that I hope will be of help.
Classes of Fire
Class A Ordinary Combustibles
Class B Flammable and combustible liquids
Class C Flammable gases
Class D Combustible metals
Class E Electrically energised equipment
Class F Cooking oils and fats
Types of Extinguisher
There are several types of extinguisher in use. The main ones are:
Note for all extinguishers you should always read the label.
Do not use water and foam on electrical fires. Unless you are absolutely sure that the power has been fully isolated. e.g. unplugged or switched off, otherwise you run the risk of electrocution.
Remember to remove the safety pin, which is fitted to most extinguishers to prevent accidental discharge, before use.
Make sure you are able to get to an exit or escape route if the fire increases . i.e. don’t let the fire be between you and The way out.
Water Fire Extinguishers -CSCS Test Revision
These are coloured RED
They’re safe for use on solids like wood paper and coal but cannot be used on electrical fires or oil fires. They can be used by pointing at the bottom of the flames and moving around.
It works by calling the fire down until it goes out.
Water spray works in a similar manner that at a higher pressure and create a spray which increases the area of the water going on to the fire.
The following cscs test questions are not word for word exactly what you will get in the exam but they are questions used.
CSCS Test Practice Questions
Example of a CSCS test question that you are likely to be asked:
You are using an electric drill and see smoke coming from the motor. What should you do?
1. Let it cool down for half an hour and try again?
2. Use a CO2 extinguisher on it?
3. Throw water over it?
4. Isolate it (pull the plug) and make sure no one uses it?
I must admit I half thought about 2, but it’s not actually on fire so the answer is No 4 unless it burst into flame. If there are two answers required for a question you will be told. You have to study the cscs test questions very carefully. A few wrong answers by not reading the properly and you won’t get your cscs card.
If you have to work in a corridor that is also a route for the fire escape You should?
1. take down all fire escape signs before you begin
2. use anti-spark tools
3. Lock all of the doors into the corridor
4. Make sure the route is not blocked by your tools and equipment
I don’t need to tell you the answer to this one right?
OK it’s 4
The CSCS Test Questions and Answers can seem very simple but don’t let that stop you revising. Its a fact that you almost double your chances of passing by doing some revision and taking a CSCS Practice Test or two.
I will add more cscs test revision about other types of fire extinguisher and more CSCS Mock Test questions in the next few posts.