What to Expect on the Day of the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test

By | April 15, 2011

Before you arrive for your CSCS Health and Safety Test, be sure that you have arranged the correct test for your CSCS Card colour and level. Just pick up a phone or get in email contact with Construction Site Skills and talk to us about your work – what job you do, how long you have been doing it for and what qualifications you already hold.

We will be able to tell you what type of card you need, and whether you need any additional qualifications before you are eligible for one. At this point you’ll also be told what Construction Skills Health and Safety Test you need to take. If you have never taken a CSCS test before, purchasing an official revision booklet for the CSCS Health and Safety Test will familiarise you with the questions you can expect on the day.

What Information do you need to provide for the CSCS Health and Safety Test?

When you enrol for the relevant Test, you’ll need to supply the same personal details that you give to the Inland Revenue – your name, your address, your date of birth and your National Insurance Number. If you are not being paid for by your company you will also need to supply a credit or debit card number so the correct fees can be paid. If you undertake a company or group booking for the CSCS Health and Safety Test you may find that you are eligible for a discount.

What Do You Need to Bring With You on the Day?

If you are unsure check with us at Construction Site Skills before you set off. You’ll need to provide a form of photo ID that bears a signature. The photo should be recent. Use your Passport or UK Photo Card driving licence if you have them. If you do not have these documents, you will be able to supply two valid forms of ID, at least one of which should bear a recent photograph and your signature.

If you would like advice on what to bring with you to your CSCS test, just ask – or refer to our full list of acceptable identification in our Identification Policy.

When it is Time to Take the CSCS Health and Safety Test

On the day, you’ll be photographed at the test centre. Then you will be led to your examination hall or room. The test itself takes place just like any exam – in silence and with a time limit. If you have revised using official CSCS books, CDs, DVDs or CD ROMs then you will be completely familiar with all the questions and with the format they are presented in.

If you pass your CSCS Health and Safety Test, we will send your documents to CSCS and begin your CSCS card application on your behalf.