If you are applying for a CSCS/Affiliated card or renewing your current CSCS/Affiliated card you will be required to pass the CSCS-CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test. The length and content of the test will vary depending upon the level of card you are applying for or renewing.
CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test Content
The CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test content is tailored to specific construction occupations so the questions you will need to answer will depend on your job type.
All CSCS test revision material is split into sections that relate to different health and safety aspects of the construction industry, there are 13 sections in total but you will not be required to revise all the sections only the ones that relate to the type of test you are taking. For example section one covers General Responsibilities and there will be questions on this section in every test.
But other questions on sections such as working at height or working in confined spaces will only appear if they are relevant to the tasks you undertake in your job role.
It is important that you are aware of which sections will appear in the test you are taking. The CSCS revision material contents are laid out clearly and the sections are colour coded; however if you have any doubts about which sections you need to revise contact your training provider.
CSCS Revision Materials
The health and safety revision material is available in several formats but all formats include all the test questions and answers, so the one you select is simply a matter of personal choice.
CSCS Test Revision Book
The Health and Safety CSCS Test revision book is split into sections and contains all the multiple-choice questions for the test and the correct answers for each question are also provided in the book. Alongside each question is a choice of several answers with tick boxes next to them allowing you to go through the relevant sections marking your answers in pencil.
When you have completed the sections you can check your answers against the correct answers listed in the book. The CSCS revision book also contains information about the test centres in the UK and what to expect on the day of your test.
CSCS Test Revision DVD Rom
The Health, Safety & Environment Test revision DVD Rom contains all the questions and answers to the test sections. There is an audio voice over option available on the disk. The added bonus of the DVD Rom is the practice Health, Safety & Environment Test element that allows you to undertake a mock test on the computer, giving you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the timing of the test and how it will look.
The DVD Rom will also provide you with scoring and feedback after you have undertaken the practice test.
Before purchasing the disk please be sure to check the compatibility of the disk with your Computer Model and Operating system.
The Health, Safety & Environment Test revision DVD is a suitable option for construction contractors and firms who have a high volume of employees undertaking the test. By purchasing the DVD you will have digital access rights meaning you can link the disk up to multiple computers thus ensuring multiple employees can access the CSCS revision material at the same time.
The revision DVD covers all the questions and answers for the Health, Safety & Environment Test and it has an audio voice over option which is available in 9 different languages (English, Romanian, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Bulgarian, German, Punjabi, Polish and Russian).
The CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test revision materials are the most important part of revising for the test as they will give you the best chance of passing first time but you can also improve your health and safety knowledge in other ways. Attending health and safety courses, toolbox talks and health and safety meetings will improve your knowledge and may help you pass the test. You could also familiarise yourself with health and safety publications or ask your employer for guidance.