Health and Safety Testing

The tests are designed to give everybody working on site a minimum level of health & safety awareness, although there are a few exceptions (see below).

Which test do I need to take?

To apply for a SKILLcard you are required to pass the appropriate level of H&S test within the last two years. 

Colour of SKILLcard applied for

BESA Academy

CITB – Which Test?

CITB Booking Code

Craft and Operative

Red, green, blue or gold.

 

One of the following tests (dependent on your occupation):

BESA Online H&SE Test

HVACR Pipefitting/welding (industrial and commercial)

PFW

HVACR Ductwork

DUCT

HVACR Refrigeration and air conditioning

RAAC

HVACR Domestic heating and plumbing services

HAPS

Plumbing – industrial and commercial

JIB

HVACR Service and facilities

SAF

White Construction Related Occupation (CRO) and yellow regular site visitors

BESA Online H&SE Test

CITB HS&E Test (operatives)

CITB HS&E Test (operatives)

White ACRIB Refrigerant Handler (CRO)

BESA Online H&SE Test

HVACR Refrigeration and air conditioning

RAAC

Gold (supervisory)

 N/A

Supervisory

SPVR

Black (managerial)

 N/A

Managerial & professional

MAP

White Professionally Qualified Person (PQP)

 N/A

Managerial & professional

MAP

White Academically Qualified Person (AQP)

 N/A

Managerial & professional

MAP

 

How do I book my test?

BESA Health and Safety Environment Online Test

TO BOOK AND COMPLETE THE ONLINE BESA H&SE COURSE AND TEST CLICK HERE.

The online test can be taken as part of the online course or as standalone.

IMPORTANT THE ONLINE BESA H&SE TEST CAN ONLY BE COMPLETED ON A PC OR LAPTOP DUE TO CAMERA QUALITY FOR VERIFICATION AND PROCTORING PROCESS. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PROCTORING HERE.

  • Takes approximately 3 hours to complete online
  • The standalone test costs £23.40 inc VAT 
  • Course & test costs £114 inc VAT but SKILLcard holders get an exclusive discounted rate of £60 inc VAT by using code HSE60 (valid until 2 September 2021)
  • You will need a valid photo ID

For more information about the BESA Health and Safety Environment Online Test click here or call 0800 917 8419.

 

CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test

You can book your test and find your nearest test centre here or through the booking hotline on 0344 994 4488 (lines are open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 6:00pm). You’ll need to have to hand:

  • Your full name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number
  • Which test you’d like to book and booking code. 
  • The test costs £22.00inc VAT and you can make payment over the phone by credit or debit card

A book containing guidance on the testing process and all the questions to help you prepare can be purchased, and a revision DVD including a simulated test.

Exemptions

You may satisfy the health & safety requirements of SKILLcard if:

  • You have undertaken appropriate certified health & safety training within the last two years. This can include any of the courses below.

For operatives and trainees/apprentices:

  • Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) two day Safety Passport Scheme course
  • CITB Supervisory Site Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course
  • CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course
  • Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH) Managing Safely
  • National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Construction Certificate (NOT the General Certificate)
  • Trainees who have completed their Apprenticeship Standard inclusive of the End Point Assessment (EPA)

For supervisory cards:

  • CITB Supervisory Site Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) course
  • Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) two day Safety Passport Scheme course
  • National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Construction Certificate (NOT the General Certificate)
  • Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH) Managing Safely

For managerial level cards: 

  • CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) course
  • Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) two day Safety Passport Scheme course
  • National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Construction Certificate (NOT the General Certificate)
  • Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH) Managing Safely

 

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