Preparing for the test

CITB has developed a range of revision materials to help you prepare for the Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test, including downloads, DVDs, apps and question and answer books

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Revision material can be ordered: 

  • Online through CITB
  • By phoning CITB on 0344 994 4488 – Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm (Saturday 8am –12pm)
  • Through high street or online bookshops
  • Through your Apple or Android app store

Will the questions change? 

Health, safety and environment legislation, regulations and best practice will change from time to time, but CITB makes every effort to keep the test and the revision material up to date.

  • You will not be tested on questions that are no longer deemed appropriate.
  • You will be tested on knowledge questions presented in the most up-to-date edition of the book.  
  • To ensure that your edition of the HS&E revision guide is current, please click here.
  • Health, safety and environment test revision DVDs and downloads can be updated by downloading the latest patch. To check your DVD or download is up-to-date click the web update option from the main menu.

Increasing my chance of success

You will increase your chances of passing the HS&E test by using the recommended revision tools, by working through all the knowledge questions and by taking a recommended training course.

You should watch the Setting out film below.

Make sure you are confident with the topics and questions before you book your test. A timed practice test is also available on the Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists (GT100) DVD or download and Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals (GT200) DVD or download.

The following revision materials are recommended for each of the different HS&E tests:

Operatives HS&E test  

  • Read the Question and Answer book – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 (sections A – E only)
  • Use the revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DVD
  • Use the revision download – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DL
  • Use the HS&E test mobile app for operatives and specialists
  • Complete an appropriate training course – Site Safety Plus, one day Health and safety awareness course.

Labourer HS&E Test including L1 award

  • Read the Question and Answer book – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 (sections A – E only)
  • Use the revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DVD
  • Use the revision download – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DL
  • Use the HS&E test mobile app for operatives and specialists
  • The following course should be completed before undertaking the test: Level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment

Specialists HS&E test 

  • Read the Question and Answer book - Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 (sections A – E, plus the relevant chapter in sector F)
  • Use the revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for Operatives and Specialists, GT100 DVD
  • Use the revision download – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DL
  • Use the HS&E test mobile app for operatives and specialist
  • Read supporting publications – Safe Start GE707
  • Complete an appropriate training course – Contact your industry body for recommendations 

Managers and professionals HS&E test

  • Read the Question and Answer book – Health, safety and environment test for Managers and Professionals, GT200 (All sections need to be revised)
  • Use the revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals, GT200 DVD
  • Use the revision download – Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals – GT200 DL
  • Use the HS&E test mobile app for managers and professionals
  • Read supporting publications – Construction Site Safety GE700
  • Complete an appropriate training course – Site Safety Plus, five-day Site Managers Safety Training Scheme  

Setting Out film

All CITB HS&E tests include 12 behavioural case study questions, designed to test how you respond to health and safety situations on construction sites. 

The questions are based on the 10 principles that are established in our Setting Out film, which you need to watch before you take your test. 

Setting Out details the safety measures that workers can expect employers to take on their behalf, and offers tips on how workers can promote a safer working environment. 

To watch Setting Out, click on the film below.

Contact us 

Queries about the Health, safety and environment test can be made in a number of ways. 

To book, reschedule or cancel a test online, click here.

Phone or Fax: 

  • Main booking line – 0344 994 4488
  • Main Welsh booking line – 0344 994 4490
  • Special assistance booking line – 0344 994 4491
  • Corporate booking line – 0344 994 4492
  • Fax number – 0300 200 1177

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