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on 06 January 2012

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Changes to the health and safety test ( soon to be …. health, safety and environment test)

Please see below details of a recent announcement by CITB-ConstructionSkills about forthcoming changes to the Health & Safety Test which will come into effect in April 2012.

In order to allow you or your delegates to sit the existing exam through Prometric before these changes come into effect you can book online at CSCS Health and Safety Test or alternatively call our contact centre on 0800 1488 677.

ConstructionSkills have announced that the re-named health, safety and environment test will replace the former health and safety test in April 2012. The new test will be required for all construction workers seeking to hold a construction skills competency scheme card or a construction plant competency scheme (CPCS) card.

New features of the Health, Safety and Environmental Test include:

  • An updated question bank including the new universal hazard symbols;
  • Questions on respiratory risks and the hazards they can pose;
  • Questions on the environment;
  • Behavioral case studies which tests how a candidate would respond to health and safety situations to highlight safe working practices on site.

Candidates wishing to take the existing health and safety test will be able to do so at a Prometric test centre or through a Prometric partner testing centre up to 31 March 2012. Tests can be booked in the normal way here Health and Safety Test

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David Cant is a Director at Veritas Consulting. The SME’s favourite go-to consultant for health and safety know-how. Bucket loads of experience. Fluent in practical advice. Solutionist with a brain you can pick. You can find him across social media on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

David Cant is a Director at Veritas Consulting. The SME’s favourite go-to consultant for health and safety know-how. Bucket loads of experience. Fluent in practical advice. Solutionist with a brain you can pick. You can find him across social media on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

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