The CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show that they can be safe on the job. It’s also a way for them to know that their fellow workers are as safe on the site and won’t put them at risk of injury.
For employers, having workers who’ve passed the CITB test is assurance that their workforce can continue to be safe at work
There are three types of HS&E test:
- Managers and Professional
About the Operatives HS&E test
The Operatives Health, Safety and Environment test ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site.
About the Specialist HS&E tests
These CITB tests include questions about the five core knowledge areas as well as relevant questions in the chosen specialist areas. The Specialists test can be taken in the following topics:
- supervisory (SUP)
- demolition (DEM)
- plumbing (JIB) (PLUM)
- highway works (HIW)
- specialist work at height (WAH)
- lifts and escalators (LAEE)
- tunnelling (TUNN)
- HVACR – heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
- HVACR – pipefitting and welding (PFW)
- HVACR – ductwork (DUCT)
- HVACR – refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
- HVACE – services and facilities maintenance (SAF)
About the Managers and Professionals test
This test covers the same five core areas but also includes questions on the following topics:
- Construction (design and management) regulations
- Highway works
Studying for your test
CITB have published a range of study materials for the tests including study books, DVDs, downloads and mobile phone apps. For further information about CITB training materials, contact Camilla Training or visit the CITB website.
You can choose to take your CITB test with the help of a voiceover audio recording in either English or Welsh. If you are sitting the operatives test you can choose from a further 12 languages. You will be provided with headphones so you can hear the test questions and possible answers in your chosen language. The questions and answers displayed on the screen will remain in English.
You can take the operatives test with the help of a video recording of a BSL signer which will play on screen during the test.
We are an ITA approved centre. Get in touch with us to find out how you can use your £200 ITA grant towards the cost of this course
To book a test or check availability, please give us a call 01592 720033. For further information on the content of the test, please visit the CITB website or contact us.