Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists

GT100/18 Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists

Please note- This is the 2018 edition of the publication. If you are due to take your test after the 1st June 2018 you will require this version of the publication. The test is due to be updated from the 1st June 18 therefore any tests taken after this date will require the 2018 version for revision.

The CITB Health, safety and environment test helps the industry to improve its health, safety and environmental standards and forms a vital part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.

This revision material contains everything you need to know to book, prepare for and sit the CITB Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists.

Content has been updated for 2018 to reflect industry and legislation changes alongside the introduction of new question styles.

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The test includes behavioural case studies, and knowledge and specialist questions. The behavioural case studies are based on the core principles of the industry’s free film Setting out. The film explores what to expect from industry and what industry expects from workers.

Link to setting out filmgo


There are separate revision materials to support the Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals(MAP), so ensure that you are purchasing the correct revision material.

More information about this product

Who is this suitable for?

This revision material is suitable for anyone who is revising for any of the operative or specialist test variants of the Health, safety and environment test, including the following.


• Operatives.
• Supervisory.
• Demolition.
• Highway works.
• Specialist work at height.
• Lifts and escalators.
• Tunnelling.
• Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR):
• Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
• Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
• Ductwork (DUCT)
• Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
• Service and facilities maintenance (SAF).
• Plumbing (JIB).

What information does it offer?

This revision material contains everything you need to know to book, prepare for and sit the Health, safety and environment test for operatives and specialists. There are five core knowledge sections to revise:
• Legal and management
• Health and welfare
• General safety
• High risk activities
• Environment

There are also specialist tests, supported by their own additional specialist activity questions.

What are the benefits?

You will increase your chances of passing the test by using the latest versions of the recommended revision materials. They will enable you to work through all the knowledge questions and provide links to the Setting out film, on which the behavioural case studies are based.

A timed practice test is available on the DVD-ROM, download and app versions, which recreates test conditions and provides feedback on your performance.

What are the system requirements?

The following minimum system requirements apply for either the DVD-ROM or download.

Operating system: Windows® 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (not Windows® RT or S)
Processor: Pentium® (2009)/Core i3® 2 GHz or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB
Disk space: Minimum 5 GB free
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or greater
Graphics: Any Direct3D® 9 compatible, 128 MB
Internet: Broadband internet connection required for installation, updates, web media and links
- DirectX® 9.0c or higher
- Internet Explorer® 9 or higher
- Windows Media Player® 12 (or Media Feature Pack for N editions
of Windows®)
- Older versions of Windows® have not been tested and are not supported.

Not compatible with Linux or macOS® operating systems

Optical drive also required for DVD-ROM.

Are there any Format delivery notes?

For the download version, the product is downloaded to a personal device. A download link and unique passcode is emailed to you on purchase. Once you have received the download there may be occasions you will need to connect to the internet in order to update your product. The download will inform you if there is an outstanding update.

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