Health Safety and Environment Test

This test is required before you can apply for any other course

All tests last for 45 minutes and have 50 multiple-choice questions including:

  • 12 behavioural case study questions about how you should behave on a construction site to stay safe
  • 38 knowledge questions to check your awareness of health, safety and environment issues.

Different tests have been developed to meet the demands of different trades and professions. You will need to make sure that you take and prepare for the right one.

If you are taking the CITB Health, Safety and Environment test to gain a card for access to construction sites please ensure you have checked the scheme requirements to apply for a card to ensure you are booking the correct level of test.

The following tests are available:

  • Operative Test – including the behavioural case studies and the five core knowledge sections:
    • Legal and management
    • Health and welfare
    • General safety
    • High risk activities
    • Environment
  • Specialist Test – including the behavioural case studies, five core knowledge sections and relevant specialist knowledge questions from one of the following activities:
    • Supervisory (SUP)
    • Demolition (DEM)
    • Plumbing (JIB) (PLUM)
    • Highway works (HIW)
    • Specialist work at height (WAH)
    • Lifts and escalators (LAEE)
    • Tunneling (TUNN)
    • HVACR – Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
    • HVACR – Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
    • HVACR – Ductwork (DUCT)
    • HVACR – Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
    • HVACR – Services and facilities maintenance (SAF)

Entry Requirements:

Although you do not need any previous formal instruction to take this test will fully recommend you revise using the supporting publications or phone apps.  More details available on enrolment.

Course Duration:

  • 45 minutes for the test, but please allow plenty of time for us to check you in

Assessment and exams:

You will be assessed through a computer generated multiple choice theory test.  Voice overs in English and many other languages available, please ask at booking.


When you have successfully completed the course you will be awarded a Health Safety and Environment Test certificate.

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