The CITB Health, Safety and Environment test (HS&E test), often referred to as the CITB touch screen test or CSCS touch screen test, is an essential part of obtaining your CSCS Green Labourer Card.
You'll need to pass an approved qualification, CITB Health and Safety Awareness or IOSH Working Safely for example, before applying for a CSCS Labourer Card.
You’ll also need to book a CITB HS&E test if you’re applying for a CPCS or CISRS card.
Information about where to find HS&E test centeres and how to book a CITB touch screen test can be found here: https://www.citb.co.uk/cards-testing/booking-test with different processes for individuals and group bookings.
HS&E Test Prices
All HS&E tests are fixed at a cost of £19.50. If you’re being charged more then you need to question what the additional cost is for.
A Health, Safety and Environment Test Voucher can be purchased directly from CITB and used to pay for the test on the day at the test centre but this isn't essential as you can pay online at the time of booking the test.
HS&E Test Duration
All tests are 45 minutes in length and have 50 multiple-choice questions.
HS&E Test Questions
All tests cover the five core knowledge sections (as well as behavioural case study questions):
- Legal and management
- Health and welfare
- General safety
- High risk activities
Different HS&E Tests
There are different HS&E tests available and you should check which test is appropriate for the qualification or card scheme you’re applying for:
- Operative test
Ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site.
- Labourer test
For those who have undertaken the Level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment through a Cskills Awards centre.
- Specialist test
As well as the standard questions, further specialist questions will be included that are relevant to your specific role.
- Managers and Professionals test
As well as the standard questions, relevant questions will be included from CDM Regulations, Demolition and Highways works.