Preparing for the HS&E test

From January 2018 the test will be updated to include new question styles, you can find out more about these changes to the HSE test. All digital revision materials (apps, downloads and DVDs) have been updated with the new question styles however as there are no changes to the question content the book remains up to date. To support your preparation for the test you can familiarise yourself with the new questions styles on the HSE Test Development page.

There is a range of revision materials to help you prepare for the test, including downloads, DVDs, apps and question and answer books.

Order revision material:

  • Through CITB's online store
  • By phoning 0344 994 4488. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, and Saturdays 8am to 12pm
  • Through bookshops on the high street or online
  • Through your Apple or Android app store, use the links below to download your copy of the app:

Ops & Specialist app

Download app store

MAP app

Download app store

Ops & Specialist app

Android app download

MAP app

Android app download

Setting Out video

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 video, which you need to watch before you take your test. 

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

Watch the video with subtitles

Watch the video with British sign language

Will the questions change? 

Health, safety and environment legislation, regulations and best practice will change from time to time, but we make 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 revision guide - the current editions are dated 01 April 2017.

  • HS&E 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 your chance of success

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

Make sure you are confident with the topics and questions before you book your test. A simulated test is also available on the HS&E test for operatives and specialists (GT100) DVD or download and HS&E test for managers and professionals (GT200) DVD or download. You can also download the test as an app on both Android and Apple. 

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

  • Question and answer book – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 (sections A – E only)

  • Revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DVD

  • Revision download – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DL

  • The HS&E test mobile app for operatives and specialists

  • An appropriate training course – Site Safety Plus, one day Health and safety awareness course.

  • Question and answer book – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 (sections A – E only)

  • Revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DVD

  • Revision download – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DL

  • HS&E test mobile app for operatives and specialists

  • Cskills Awards Level 1 award in health and safety in a construction environment before taking the labourer HS&E test

  • Question and answer book - Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 (sections A – E, plus the relevant chapter in section F)

  • Revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DVD

  • Revision download – Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists, GT100 DL

  • HS&E test mobile app for operatives and specialist

  • Supporting publications – Safe Start GE707

  • An appropriate training course – Contact your industry body for recommendations 

 

  • Question and answer book – Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals, GT200 (all sections need to be revised)

  • Revision DVD – Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals, GT200 DVD

  • Revision download – Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals – GT200 DL

  • HS&E test mobile app for managers and professionals

  • Supporting publications – Construction Site Safety GE700

  • Appropriate training course – Site Safety Plus, five-day Site Managers Safety Training Scheme  

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