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 not put them at risk of injury.
For employers, having workers who've passed the CITB HS&E test is assurance that their workforce are and can continue to be safe at work.
There are three types of HS&E test:
* Managers and Professionals.
The HS&E test is made up of 50 questions covering five core knowledge areas:
legal and management
health and welfare
high risk activities
Candidates have 45 minutes to answer the 50 questions. The test now includes new question styles. Behavioural case studies are also used in the test to check a candidate's understanding of health, safety and environmental issues, and how to behave safely on-site.
CITB is continually reviewing the test to ensure that it continues to help construction workers and employers get the right knowledge, skills and training to be able to work safely in the industry. There are further forthcoming improvements to the test over the next 12 to 18 months.