About the Operatives HS&E Test
The Operatives test ensures workers have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site.
The HS&E test is made up of 50 questions covering five core knowledge areas:
- Legal and Management
- Health and Welfare
- General Safety
- High Risk Activities
Candidates have 45 minutes to answer the 50 questions. The test now includes new question styles. Behavioural case studies are also used in the test to check a candidate’s understanding of health, safety and environmental issues, and how to behave safely on-site.
CITB is continually reviewing the test to ensure that it continues to help construction workers and employers get the right knowledge, skills and training to be able to work safely in the industry. There are further forthcoming improvements to the test over the next 12 to 18 months.