The CSCS Test Was updated in April 2012
IThe CSCS Test is now be the citb Health Safety and Environment Test
From April 2nd 2012 a new cscs test will be in place. It will now be called the citb Health Safety and Environment Test and will be updated with additional sections.
The new citb Health Safety and Environment test will include questions about respiratory risks and hazards and the new universal hazard symbols as well as behavioural case studies to check how you would respond to situations that may occur on site.
Update—- The behavioural case studies are to test how you would respond in certain circumstances and different scenarios are presented to test your reaction. There are 4 different scenarios presented and you are led through a series of questions. The questions in the behavioural case studies are not given in the Question and answer books but a sample scenario is given on the revision DVD. We will be shortly be adding guidance on what the case studies contain to the site so keep checking back. —
citb Health Safety and Environment Test booking
You can book the new citb Health Safety and Environment Test at www.cskills.org/hsandetest and the price is still £17.50. Since April the test has been administered by Pearson Vue.
New Health Safety and Environment Test Questions
There will now be 50 questions to answer and you will be allowed 45 minutes to take the test. 38 of the questions will be on health and safety knowledge an 12 questions will be behavioural case study questions which basically test how you should react in a particular situation to ensure safety on the site. As well as the basic operative test there are several specialist tests which may be taken:
- Plumbing or Gas
- Specialist Work at Height
- Tunnelling (NEW)
- Lifts and Escalators
- Highway Works
- Managers and Professionals Test
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HAVCR)
- HAPS -Heating and Plumbing services
- RAAC – Refrigeration And Air Conditioning
- PFW – Pipefitting and Welding
- SAF – Services and Facilities Maintenance
- DUCT – Ductwork
If you are looking to take the test be sure to get the one you need.