Our Guide to CITB Health, Safety and Environment Tests

If you’re working within the construction industry, you’ll know just how critically important workplace health and safety is. With each construction site and contained equipment posing numerous risks, including the potential for severe injury and loss of life, each construction worker should have a sound awareness of safe working practices. The CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test is a vital requirement for all workers, and forms a key part of the prerequisites to obtain a CSCS card. Here at Acadame, we are proud to be the sole training provider in Stoke-on-Trent offering all pathways to gain a CSCS card, with our CITB approved Internet Test Centre (ITC).

What Does the CITB HS&E Test Involve?

Sometimes referred to as the CITB touch screen test, the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test is completed on a touch screen computer here at our accredited test centre in Stoke. If you are looking to obtain any type of CSCS card, the CITB HS&E test should be taken in order to prove to employers that you are aware of site safety. Consisting of 50 multiple choice questions in total, the test assesses each candidate’s knowledge across topics including health, safety, environmentally safe working practices, and sustainability.

Types of CITB HS&E Tests

There are 3 different types of CITB test that can be taken with Acadame in Stoke:

Operative: The standard HS&E test assesses a basic level of health, safety & environmental awareness and is required when applying for the Green CSCS Labourer card, Red Trainee card, Apprentice card, and the majority of Blue Skilled Worker and Gold Advanced Craft CSCS cards. for a

Manager and Professional: As well as the content on the operatives test, this HS&E test also includes further material relevant to managers and professionals, and is required for those applying for the Black CSCS Managers card and the Academically or Professionally Qualified person card

Specialist: The specialist HS&E assessment tests everything in the operatives test, as well as additional material relating to a specialist construction-related area. These are required when applying for the CSCS Gold Supervisor card, and in some occupations, for the Blue CSCS Skilled Worker and Gold Advanced Craft cards.

Book Your CITB HS&E Test

To book the relevant CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test in Stoke-on-Trent for your needs, view our upcoming courses with Acadame, or speak to our helpful advisors on 0330 1242165 or at hello@acadame.co.uk.



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