Health, Safety & Environment test for Managers and Professionals (HS&E MAP)
The test is changing – what you need to know
The Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test for Managers and Professionals, and its accompanying revision materials, has changed. The content has been updated to ensure that it is suitable for today’s managers and professionals, taking into consideration changes in legislation, working practices, new technology and industry needs.
Information on how to book a test can be found on the HS&E test and cards page.
The revision material consists of an app, a PC download and a revision book. Since the launch of the test, we have taken onboard feedback received from candidates about the test and the accompanying revision materials. To ensure that we are supporting candidates in revising for and passing their test, we have now streamlined some of the revision materials.
Over time, the needs of the construction industry and that of the modern workforce will change. To ensure that the test remains relevant, fit for purpose and reflects changes made to legislation, working practices and new technology, we’ve updated both the test and the revision materials.
It is essential that managers and professionals are equipped with the most up-to-date and accurate information, so that they are able to confidently lead their teams on HS&E matters.
Our purpose is to support the construction industry in developing and maintaining a safe, skilled and competent workforce, both now and in the future. To do that, our tests must be relevant - it’s about keeping people safe. It’s that simple.
Managers and professionals in the construction industry are responsible for complying with, embedding and implementing effective HS&E practices. Ultimately, this reduces the number of fatalities and accidents.
To support this, we have:
- updated and extended the range of subjects covered in the test
- updated existing questions and added new ones
- updated our revision materials.
The test already covers six key areas, including:
- Legal and management
- Health and welfare
- General safety
- High risk activities
- Specialist activities
However, based on industry feedback the following topics have been enhanced within the existing key areas.
- Mental health
- Occupational health governance
- Behavioural safety
- New technologies
- Improving legislative compliance.
The test and revision materials have been updated to reflect changes made to legislation, working practices and new technology. The breadth of content is wider than any previous versions that you may have experienced, and is not role specific, which is why we are strongly recommending candidates allow sufficient time to revise and familiarise themselves with, what maybe for some, new subject matter.
Since the launch of the new CITB HS&E test for Managers and Professionals, we taken onboard feedback received from candidates about the test and the accompanying revision materials. To ensure that we are supporting candidates in revising for and passing their test, we have now streamlined some of the revision materials.
Get the app
The CITB MAP revision app has been updated to reflect the streamlined content, and can be used by candidates to revise for the test. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (also available in Welsh), costs £6.99, and can be used to take mock tests in advance of a scheduled test. Candidates who have already purchased the app will not need to purchase it again, as it will receive an automatic update as part of the changes.
Candidates who would prefer to revise using a PC can purchase our streamlined PC download, which costs £12.25, and can also be used to take mock tests in advance of a scheduled test. It can be downloaded from the CITB shop. Candidates who have already purchased the PC download will not need to purchase it again, as it will receive an automatic update as part of the changes.
Get the book
The original GT200 revision book continues to be available from the CITB shop. A revised version will follow in due course.
To support your revision we’ve created a sample test.
The sample test provides an indication of the different question types and subject areas included in the new MAP test. There are 14 questions for you to try.
The sample test should not be used in isolation, but as part of your revision.
The test lasts for 45 minutes and consists of 50 questions. The pass mark is 90%, meaning you will need to correctly answer 45 questions.
To pass, you will need to demonstrate advanced knowledge and a broad understanding of HS&E compliance within a construction working environment. This is a thorough and wide-ranging test, which is broken down into sections, so that knowledge across all key areas can be demonstrated. Content is generalised, and is not role specific.
The knowledge questions cover six key areas. There are four different styles of knowledge question that you may be presented with in your test:
- Multiple choice
- Multiple choice with images
- Reasoned judgement
- Option selection.
The pass mark for the Managers and Professionals test is 90%. To pass, you need to answer at least 45 out of 50 questions correctly. The pass mark has changed to ensure that there is consistency across all Health, Safety & Environment tests.
When you feel ready to book a test, you can find all the information on how to do so on our test bookings page.
If you feel that you need more time to revise in advance of your scheduled test, you have the option to reschedule.
- For tests being taken at Pearson VUE centres, you can reschedule for free online up to 72hrs in advance of your scheduled test
- To reschedule over the phone, please call 0344 994 4488 (there is a £5 administration charge)
- For tests being taken at ITCs, please contact the centre directly to reschedule at least one week before your scheduled test.
CITB offers additional support for candidates taking the HS&E test at a Pearson Professional Centre. More information about what special assistance is available.
We are taking feedback received from candidates very seriously. We are spending time collating and reviewing all feedback received, and remedial action is being taken where necessary.
Your feedback is important to us, it helps us ensure that our products and services are fit for purpose and continue to support the construction industry.
GT200 v9 corrections (PDF, 143kb) contains a list of corrections that have been made, none of these questions will appear in your test.