The Construction Industry Training Board regard the environment test as a key HSE test due to the fact that it complies with industry training boards, such as the board for the construction sector. To employers, having workers who’ve passed the CITB HSE test is assurance that their workforce are and can continue to be safe at their workplace. The test is made up of 50 questions covering the following five core knowledge areas:
- legal and management
- health and welfare
- general safety
- high risk activities
- Managers and Professionals
Operatives HSE TestThe operatives HSE test ensures that workers have the minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness required before going on site.
Specialist HSE TestThese tests include questions about the five core knowledge areas listed above, as well as relevant questions in the chosen specialist areas. This test can be taken on the following topics; Supervisory (SUP), Demolition (DEM), Plumbing (JIB) (PLUM), Highway works (HIW), Specialist work at height (WAH), Lifts and escalators (LAEE), Tunnelling (TUNN), HVACR - heating and plumbing services (HAPS), HVACR - pipefitting and welding (PFW),HVACR - ductwork (DUCT),HVACR - refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC) and HVACE - services and facilities maintenance (SAF).
Managers and Professionals TestThis test covers the same five core areas as the operatives test, but also includes questions on the following:
- construction (design and management) regulations
- highway works