CITB Health & Safety Tests

The CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test is an important way for construction workers to show they can work safely. For employers, having workers who have passed the CITB HS&E test is an assurance that their workforce can keep themselves and those around them safe. The CITB HS&E test forms a key part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.

There are three types of HS&E test:

  • Operatives 
  • Specialists
  • Manager and Professionals

About the Operatives HS&E Test:  The Operatives test ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. This test covers the following five core knowledge areas:

• Working environment
• Occupational health
• Safety
• High-risk activities
• Specialist

The official CITB GT100 publication contains all of the content that is covered within the test in the form of questions and answers so that you can fully prepare for your test. You can find further information on the preparing for the test page

About the Specialist HS&E tests: These tests include questions from the five core knowledge areas contained in the Operatives test as well as relevant questions in the chosen specialist areas. The Specialists test can be taken in the following topics:

• Supervisory 
• Demolition Plumbing 
• Highway works 
• Specialist work at height 
• Lifts and escalators 
• Tunnelling 
• HVACR – heating and plumbing services
• HVACR – pipefitting and welding 
• HVACR – ductwork 
• HVACR – refrigeration and air conditioning 
• HVACE – services and facilities maintenance 

This test covers the following six core knowledge areas:

• Legal and management
• Health and welfare
• General safety
• High risk activities
• Environment
• Specialist activities

Specialist activities will include questions on Construction (Design and Management Regulations), Demolition and Highway works.

About the Managers and Professionals test
The pass mark for the Managers and Professionals test is 92%. 


CITB have a range of materials to help you prepare for the test, you can view these here

Each of the Heath, safety and environment tests last for 45 minutes and contain 50 questions.

CITB Health and Safety Test

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