Well this week I had to take my CSCS test again as my current card is going to expire.To work on a building site (not on a private job) you now have to carry a CSCS card which is supposed to mean you have basic understanding of health and safety on site and the card also displays your trade and the level you are qualified to.
It's a funny test as most of the multiple choice questions are obvious but there are one or two to catch you out. A few half hours spent reading the book normally ensures that you wont fail but there are a few questions that raise a smile with there stupidity, like this one:
Q: To help keep rats away everyone on site should:
A: buy rat traps and put them around site
B: ask the local authority to put down rat poison
C: Bring a large cat to site
D: not leave scraps of food lying about
I think bringing a large cat to site would work best but I don't think its the answer they're looking for!
Anyway I passed so now I can renew my card for another 5 years (and my supervisors card next year) and keep working on the larger building sites.