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CSCS DIRECT

Health and Safety Test

To apply for a CSCS card you must demonstrate your occupational competence and, in most cases, you must also pass the Construction Skills Health and Safety Test within the previous two years. Exemptions to this requirement are listed below.

AIM

The aim of the test is to examine knowledge across a wide range of health and safety topics in order to improve safety and productivity on site. It is usually taken as a PC-based touch screen test at either a mobile testing unit or an accredited test centre. With the exception of the exemptions described below, everyone applying for a CSCS card must pass the appropriate health and safety test as well as prove their competence in the appropriate way for the card they are applying for.

BOOKING

To book a ConstructionSkills Health and Safety Test online click here or you can call the information and booking line on 0844 682 0844. The cost of the test is £17.50 & administration cost is £10.50 (Most Competitive anywhere online if you go cheaper than this let us know and we will match it).

If the person taking the test needs additional supports eg accessibility or literacy please call the booking line to discuss the requirements.

REVISION MATERIALS

A range of books, CDs and DVDs are available to help revise and practice for the CSCS Health and Safety Test. They are available from most high street and online booksellers or you can order them by calling 0844 682 0844 or by ordering online

The most up-to-date versions of these materials are:

Health and Safety Test Revision Book - 2008 Edition Issue 3 (ISBN 978-1-85751-213-7)

Health and Safety Test CD Rom – 2007 Edition (ISBN 978-1-85751-224-3)

Health and Safety Test Networkable DVD – 2007 Edition (ISBN 978-1-85751-230-4)

Managerial and Professional Health and Safety Test Revision Book – August 2009 (ISBN 978-1-85751-999-0)

Managerial and Professional Health and Safety Test CD Rom – August 2009 (ISBN 978-1-85751-998-3)

EXEMPTIONS

If you have achieved a construction related NVQ or SVQ within the last two years and are applying for a CSCS card for the first time, you may not have to pass a ConstructionSkills health and safety test. Please check with your training provider. This is only available to new applications and cannot be used for card renewals.

CSCS has a mutual recognition agreement with FAS (Eire) Safepass which acts as an exemption to the ConstructionSkills Health and Safety Test requirement.

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Where can I take my Health and Safety Test?

The CSCS Health and Safety test can be taken in accredited Test Centres all around the UK. At the moment there are more than 300 test centres, meaning that there is bound to be one within easy reach of you. Book your test by filling in the form at the top of the page

. How can I prepare for the Health and Safety Test?

We offer revision books and CR-ROMs which will help you to revise for your test. Each CD-ROM contains a Mock test, so you can read all possible questions and answers and practise taking the test at home before going to the Health and Safety test centre. Health and safety test revision books are available in 8 languages: English, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian and Russian. You will be able to buy all the revision material during your online booking process

5.How can I book my Health and Safety Test?

You can book your health and safety test online, from as little as two days from the booking day. Subject to availability

6.I need a CSCS card

Prior getting your card you need to pass CSCS health and safety test. If you are applying for the first time then we highly recommend to order studying material as well during your booking process. Our studying material will help you pass your test. Book Health & Safety test onlin- Now

7.How long does it take to pass a Health and Safety Test?

You can book you Health and Safety test and sit it within the next 2 days if you wish. Go to our CSCS test booking form where you will be able to select your test day and the test centre (town) or call us to book our customer service executive will be happy to help you.

8.Group booking

If you are a company or a group of 3 or more who would like to applyfor a Health and Safety Test then please click here to fill in this form and we will get back to your shortly, or alternatively you can request a call back.

9.How long does the Health and Safety Test last?

The Health and Safety Test lasts 45 minutes; it includes 15min training, which you can skip if you are confident that you know how the programme works, and 30 min of actual test. In the test there will be around 40 questions that you need to answer. Your results will be given to you right after the test with a certificate. You need to keep this certificate as it is valid for 2 years to apply for a CSCS card. Upon a successful CSCS card application your test validity is extended until the expiry of your CSCS card (usually 5 years).

More FAQ ......

Why have I been charged in excess of £17.50 as indicated on the official construction skills website?


The amount you have been charged is not the same as the official Construction Skills website (CSCS) because CSCS DIRECT are an agency and we offer numerous services for all clients that book their CSCS tests and cards. All our clients that make health and safety test bookings or card applications with ourselves benefit from our services through the following ways:

1. They are given advice on the type of test that is suitable for their construction skill.

2. The tests are booked promptly.

3. Hassle Free service.

4. CSCS application forms are sent to all our clients who are applying for a CSCS cards, and our advisers help all clients in ensuring the right qualifications are submitted to us, so as to avoid card applications being rejected.

5. Free Postage - all clients are provided with a free-post envelop, for their application forms.

6. Prompt correspondence to all our clients’ queries and concerns.

7. CSCS DIRECT are always up to date with CSCS Card issuing requirements.

Am I exempt from taking the Health and Safety test if I have completed an NVQ qualification in the past 2 years?

The exemption from taking the health and safety test, if one has completed their NVQ in the past two years is correct. However please contact our customer service department, as they will need further details from you in order to ascertain your eligibility for the exemption

Can another person take my place for a test, as I cannot sit the test?

It is not possible for another person to take your place for the test. This is because all your details have been generated into the central data base with personal details that are unique to yourself. Upon arrival at the test centre, a proof of identification is mandatory.

Can I change the language of the test, when I arrive at the test Centre?

The language of the Health and Safety test, has to be chosen upon the test being booked. The invigilator will not change the language on the day of your test.

Can I take the test in a different language other than English, For example in Spanish?

The Health and Safety test is available in the following languages: Portuguese, Bulgarian, Russian, Romanian, Punjabi, Polish, Lithuanian, Welsh, German and English.
If you would like to book a test, please call our booking department on 0844 682 0844.

Can you recommend which is the best revision material to purchase, to assist me in passing the Health and Safety test?

For the Operative test, you'll have to revise the first 80 pages from the "Health and Safety Test" book. Furthermore, we also have a CD Rom, which you can use to prepare for the Health and Safety test. Please contact our Sales Department on 0844 682 0844.

How can I pay and book my test?

We accept credit/debit cards issued by Visa or Mastercard . You can book your health and safety test by phone on 0844 682 0844 or online,You can take your test from as little as two days from the booking day. Subject to availability

How can I prepare for the test?

We offer revision books and CD-ROMs.

Each CD-ROM has a Mock test, so you can read all possible questions and answers and practice passing the test at home before going to the test centre.

Health and safety test revision books are available and translated in 8 languages: English, Bulgarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian and Russian. You will be able to buy all the revision material during your online booking process or by calling our help line on 0844 682 0844.

How do I receive my Health and Safety Test Confirmation?

The confirmation of your Health and Safety Test are always sent to you via email. If you have provided us with a mobile contact number, you will also receive an SMS to confirm your Test booking

How long and how many questions are in the Operatives Health and Safety Test?

The Health and Safety test is for 30 minutes and consists of around 40 multiple choice questions and to pass. Results are given immediately after the test

How long does the health and safety test take?

The health and safety test lasts for 30 minutes.

How long does the health & safety test last?

The test lasts for 45 minutes; it includes 15minutes training, which you can skip if you are confident that you know how the programme works, and 30 minutes of the actual test. The test consists of 40 questions that you need to answer .Your results will be given to you right after the test with a certificate. You need to keep this certificate as it is valid for 2 years from the date of issue. . If you have been approved for a CSCS card then your test is now valid until the expiry of the CSCS card.

How long is the health and safety test valid for?

The health and safety test is valid for 2 years. Upon a successful application for a CSCS Card, your test qualification will be extended for the duration of the card

How long is the Supervisor Health and Safety Test?

The Supervisor Health and Safety test is for 45 minutes and there are around 50 questions.

How many questions are in the Working at Heights test?

This test is obligatory for anyone who works at heights, scaffolding or outside roofing jobs. The test lasts for 45 minutes and there are around 40 questions from Operatives Health and Safety test and additional questions regarding specific working at heights safety measures.

The test consists of multiple choice questions

How much does the health and safety test cost?

The health and safety test costs £28. The cost of the test is inclusive of an Administrative cost. The benefit of booking the test with CSCS DIRECT are:

Tests are booked promptly after payment is made.

You will be booked in for the correct test, as there are different tests depending on your occupation and qualification.

All your special needs will be fulfilled as CSCS DIRECT can arrange tests for Dyslexic clients and if you require a translator.

I am dyslexic and would like the questions read out to me for my Health and Safety test.

There can be special arrangements made for clients that are Dyslexic. This can be done with prior arrangement with CSCS Direct UK. We can arrange that a Manager or the invigilator read out the questions to you. Please contact our Customer Support Department on 0844 682 0844 if you require this service.

I am unable to attend my health and safety test. Can I reschedule?

RESCHEDULE POLICY:

You must contact us no later than 4 full clear working days before the date of your test to reschedule your test.

This does not include the day of the call, the day of the test, weekends or Bank Holidays.

For example if your test is on a Friday you must contact us by the previous Monday to reschedule your test at no fee.

If you contact us within the penalty period to reschedule you will have to pay for the test at full cost.

I booked my test online but didn’t receive a confirmation email or an invoice.

There may of been a technical problem on our site, or you misspelled your email address. Please contact us on 0844 682 0844, Mon-Sat, 8am-11pm to fix this issue or email us ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

I could not sit my test as I was ill. Please re-book me for another test.

If you could not sit the test due to ill-health, please may you supply CSCS Direct with a doctor’s note, and we shall re-schedule the test. However if you cannot provide evidence of this, we shall re-schedule the test after payment has been made

I have already paid online for the Health and Safety test. How long it will take to know the exact date, time, and place of the test will be taken?

Usually within 5 to 10 minutes but if you make a booking over the weekend or on a bank holiday, you will be confirmed for a test time the following working day. You will receive a call from us to confirm your booking date, time and place.

I have booked a health and safety test for the wrong day. What do I do?

Please call us on 0844 682 0844 Mon-Sat , 8am - 11pm.

I have failed my Health and Safety test. What shall I do?

If you failed you need to re-book the Health and Safety test and you have to pay again the full amount for the test. Please contact our Sales department on 0844 682 0844.

I have failed my test and would like a refund.

As per our terms and conditions, CSCS Direct are not responsible for candidates who failure their test, in order for us to re-book the test, the client would have to pay again

I have lost my Health and Safety test certificate. What shall I do?

You can apply for a duplicate, if the certificate you’ve already lost is still valid. If not, you will have to take the test again

I have not received details of my test time and place?

An advisor shall contact you shortly and schedule your exam. The advisor will provide you with the confirmed test time, venue and required documents you need to take with you.

I have passed the Health and Safety Operatives test, but I am an electrician, can I get the electricians card?

The electrician’s card that is issued through ECS, is only issued once the specific electricians health and safety tests has been passed. The CSCS Health and Safety test is not a valid test for electricians who want the electricians card

I would like the Manager's Card, but have recently sat the operatives test? Can I apply for this card?

The Managers card is only issued if the Managerial Health and Safety test is passed as well if you hold an NVQ Level 5.

There are other cards that are issued if the operative test is passed, however proof of qualifications is a mandatory requirement.

Is the Health and Safety test available in other languages apart from English?

The Health and Safety Test is available in Romanian, Bulgarian, Russian, Polish, Punjabi and Lithuanian and German

Please advise me about the Highways Test?

The Highways test, lasts for 45 minutes and there are 40 questions from the Operative Health and Safety test and 10 additional questions regarding specific Highways Safety measures.

You are only allowed 3 mistakes and the test is only available in English.

Please inform me of the Health and Safety revision book edition.

The Health and Safety revision book is a 2008 Edition Issue 3.

Please provide information on Plumbing and Gas Health and Safety test.

This is an obligatory test for plumbers with NVQ Level 3 or 4. The test lasts for 30 minutes and consists of 40 questions and only 3 mistakes are allowed. This test is only available in English.

What do I do if I have lost my health and safety certificate?

You will need to call us on 0844 682 0844 and one of our advisors can check if your certificate is still valid; if it is, we can issue you a new one, or give you your registration number (individual I.D) if you need to get on site immediately.

What happens if I attend the test centre and know one is there?

The location of all the Prometric test centres are sent to all clients in their confirmation email.Directions of how to get to test centre are also available in the confirmation email.

However, on the rare occasion you attend the test and know one is there, please call CSCS Direct UK, immediately on 0844 682 0844.

What is contained in my Health and Safety Test Confirmation?

The Health and Safety Confirmation will be sent to you once your test has been booked in.

The confirmation email contains

  • Your Full Name and Surname
  • Your Address
  • Your 16 Digit Confirmation Number
  • Exam time, date and location
  • Identification Policy
  • Reschedule Policy
  • Driving Instructions

What proof of ID is required for the Health and Safety test?

You must bring ID bearing both signature and photograph such as your current Passport or UK Photo Driving License.

If you do not have one of these please contact CSCS Direct UK on 0844 682 0844.

What test should I go for?

The test that you should apply for depends on your occupation or qualification.

There are a number of tests that you can apply for – for example if you are a labourer you can apply for a operative test , if you’re a plumber- the test you would do is plumbing and gas test.

It would all depend on your occupation and your NVQ or City and Guild Qualification’s for example if you had an NVQ level 3 in a supervisor course you would do a supervisory test.

What test type do you make bookings for?

There are several tests available, we make bookings for the following:

Operative- Basic Health & Safety test gives you access onto site and is obligatory for everyone who wants to receive NVQ Level 1 in the Construction Industry.

Supervisor- is Obligatory for individuals who want to apply for a supervisory card and has NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Supervision.

Managerial & Professional- is obligatory for a person who wants to apply for Managerial Card or Manager Trainee card and who has NVQ Level 4 or 5. There is also a profession accreditation rout to gain this card.

Highways- is obligatory for people who work on big roads and highways.

Working at Heights- is obligatory for everyone who does works at heights, scaffolding or outside roofing jobs.

Plumbing or Gas- is obligatory test for plumbers with NVQ Level 3 or 4 as other occupations that are accredited for JIB card.

When and how will I get confirmation of my test?

The Confirmation email will be sent to the email address you have provided when you registered with us.

This confirmation email is sent before the scheduled test date and provides information of venue, test time and identification policy.

Furthermore, an Advisor will contact you to confirm the available time and location.

When do I need to pass the test?

You would need to pass the test as soon as you would like to start working on site . You cannot work on site without passing a Heath and Safety Test and obtaining your CSCS card.

When will I get my health and safety test certificate?

You will get your health and safety test certificate at the test centre immediately after you passed your test

Why do I need to take the Health and Safety Test?

Every person wishing to work on a construction site in the UK needs to have a CSCS card. To get your CSCS card you need to pass the Health and Safety test so you can gain access to a construction site and obtain your CSCS card. This allows you to get a job.

Why is the experienced worker card issued by CSCS non-renewable?

The experienced worker cards are issued to workers with on the job experience. The card is issued on a temporary basis while an NVQ or SVQ is being achieved. It is expected to be replaced upon up on an NVQ or SVQ upon a NVQ qualification being achieved. Thus it is only temporary.


I have been told to take the CSCS exam in Nottingham but I do not know how to book it. Can you advise please?

Certainly we can advise you. The simplest and easiest way for your to book your CSCS exam in Nottingham is to use CSCS Direct’s services.

To book your test simply call 0844 682 0844 or fill out the form online at (http://www.cscsdirect.co.uk/index.php?option=com_users&view=pay&id=4)

I have been told to take the CSCS exam in Manchester but I do not know how to book it. Can you advise please?

Certainly we can advise you. The simplest and easiest way for your to book your CSCS exam in Manchester is to use CSCS Direct’s services.

To book your test simply call 0844 682 0844 or fill out the form online at (Hyper link for booking)

I have been told to take the CSCS exam in Birmingham but I do not know how to book it. Can you advise please?

Certainly we can advise you. The simplest and easiest way for your to book your CSCS exam in Birmingham is to use CSCS Direct’s services.

To book your test simply call 0844 682 0844 or fill out the form online at (Hyper link for booking)

I have been told to take the CSCS exam in Edinburgh but I do not know how to book it. Can you advise please?

Certainly we can advise you. The simplest and easiest way for your to book your CSCS exam in Edinburgh is to use CSCS Direct’s services.

To book your test simply call 0844 682 0844 or fill out the form online at (Hyper link for booking)

What number can I call for CSCS exam in Nottingham?

To make a booking for a CSCS Test in Nottingham please call one of our customer service representatives on 0844 682 0844

 
 
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