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Health, Safety and Environment Tests

It is a mandatory requirement of the CSCS scheme that card applicants must have completed a current Health, Safety and Environment test or an acceptable alternative qualification before applying for a card.

For operative level applicants (i.e. those applying for green cards, red cards or blue/gold skilled operative cards) the following specific testing options exist:

JIB-PMES Online Health, Safety & Environment test for PMES Operatives – 5 year validity.

  • Suitable for core PMES operative card types and PMES related occupations
  • Secure online test – can be undertaken in any suitable location at home or work
  • 50 multiple-choice questions.

CITB Health, Safety & Environment test (Plumbing Specialist) – 5 year validity.

  • Suitable for core PMES operative card types and PMES related occupations
  • Test undertaken at one of the approved Pearson Vue test centres
  • 50 multiple-choice questions

For more information on the JIB-PMES HS&E test click below:

The following table shows the recommended HS&E test options for ALL JIB-PMES CSCS registration card types:

Card Type Which HS&E test? What revision material?

Plumber, Heating Fitter, Mechanical Pipefitter, Apprentice, Trainee, Gas Operatives and Gas Engineers, PMES Related Occupation

 

 

JIB-PMES online HS&E test for PMES Operatives: £30.00

Downloadable Revision guide containing all possible questions included with test booking

CITB Specialist Plumbing (JIB) Test: £22.50

 

 

For current revision material telephone 03449944488 or visit https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/preparing-for-the-test/

(Hard copy revision book £12.00; Downloadable revision guide £12.25)

 

Mate/Labourer*, Work Placement and Site Visitor

 

JIB-PMES online HS&E test for PMES Operatives: £30.00

Downloadable Revision guide containing all possible questions included with test booking

CITB Operatives Test: £22.50

 

For current revision material telephone 03449944488 or visit https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/preparing-for-the-test/

(Hard copy revision book £12.00; Downloadable revision guide £12.25)

 

PMES Manager CITB Managers & Professionals Test

 

For current revision material telephone 03449944488 or visit https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/preparing-for-the-test/

(Hard copy revision book £12.00; Downloadable revision guide £12.25)

 

 

PMES Supervisor

 

CITB Supervisors Test

 

For current revision material telephone 03449944488 or visit https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/preparing-for-the-test/

(Hard copy revision book £12.00; Downloadable revision guide £12.25)

 

*Those applying for Labourer cards must also have completed either a L1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification (or equivalent) or a CITB Site Safety Plus 1 day Health and Safety Awareness course (or equivalent).

NVQ/SVQ Exemption

If an applicant has achieved an appropriate, full NVQ/SVQ qualification at level 2 or 3 within two years of applying for a card, they can apply without taking a separate health & safety test. If the date on the N/SVQ certificate is more than two years ago, applicants must complete an appropriate HS&E test.

Additional Exemptions

The following courses/qualifications have been approved as exemptions which can be accepted as alternatives to the CITB test, depending on the type of card that is being applied for:

  • Electrical JIB/ECS Health, Safety and Environment test – valid for 3 years from the pass date
  • Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) Passport to Safety (Any ‘operative’ card)
  • Client Contractors National Safety Groups (CCNSG) Leading a Team Safely (PMES Supervisor card)
  • IOSH Working Safely – valid for 3 years from the pass date (Any ‘operative’ card)
  • IOSH Managing Safely (PMES Manager or Supervisor card)
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Health & Safety (NEBOSH) NOTE: Please be reminded that this exemption lasts for a maximum of 5 years from the date the certificate was obtained unless evidence of appropriate refresher training/assessment can be provided at the time of application (PMES Manager card)
  • SOLAS/FAS Safepass (Any ‘operative’ card)

Important Note: Two Year Rule

The test results alone are valid for two years if you do not apply for your JIB-PMES CSCS registration card. However, if you do apply for your card within the 2-year period your card will be valid for 5 years from the test date.

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