There are a number of ways you can prepare for your test.

  • Watch the film Setting out
    • View the film in this product
    • View the film for free at www.citb.co.uk/settingout
  • Read the appropriate question and answer book
    • HS&E test for operatives and specialists – All the questions and answers (GT 100) – also applicable to supervisors
    • HS&E test for managers and professionals – All the questions and answers (GT 200)
  • Use the appropriate mobile revision app
    • HS&E test for operatives and specialists – mobile app (GT 100 AN / GT 100 IOS) – also applicable to supervisors
    • HS&E test for managers and professionals – mobile app (GT 200 AN / GT 200 IOS)
  • Use the appropriate revision PC download
    • HS&E test for operatives and specialists – download (GT 100 DL) – also applicable to supervisors
    • HS&E test for managers and professionals – download (GT 200 DL)
  • Use the appropriate revision PC DVD
    • HS&E test for operatives and specialists – DVD (GT 100 DVD) – also applicable to supervisors
    • HS&E test for managers and professionals – DVD (GT 200 DVD)
  • Read the appropriate supporting knowledge material
    • Operatives — Safe start (GE 707)
    • Specialists — Safe start (GE 707) plus sector-recommended supporting material
    • Supervisors — Site supervision simplified (GE 706)
    • Managers and professionals — Construction site safety (GE 700)
  • Complete an appropriate training course
    • Operatives — Site safety plus: one-day Health and safety awareness course
    • Specialists — Contact your industry body for recommendations
    • Supervisors — Site safety plus: two-day Site supervisors safety training scheme
    • Managers and professionals — Site safety plus: five-day Site managers safety training scheme

For information about how to purchase supporting products see the Where can I buy the revision material? section.

How can I increase my chances of success?

  • Prepare using the recommended revision materials, working through all the knowledge questions.
  • Watch the Setting out film to prepare for the behavioural case study questions.
  • Complete a recommended training course.
  • Book your test when you are confident with your topics and questions.
  • Complete a timed simulated test a few days before (available in the PC DVD, PC download and mobile apps).

What’s in the revision mobile apps?

The mobile apps provide an interactive package that includes:

  • a link to the film Setting out in English.
  • a sample behavioural case study
  • all the knowledge questions and answers in an interactive practice format
  • voice-overs in English and Welsh for all questions
  • a progress monitor, allowing you to gauge test readiness
  • a test centre finder to help you locate your nearest available test centre
  • a test-date tracker, showing you how much revision time you have left
  • for the operative test, the question and answer voice-overs are available in additional languages.

What’s in the revision PC DVDs and PC downloads?

The DVDs and downloads contain an interactive package (for Windows PCs) that includes:

  • the Setting out film in English, English Subtitled, Welsh and British Sign Language (BSL)
  • a sample behavioural case study
  • all the knowledge questions and answers in both book and practice formats
  • the real test tutorial
  • a test simulator – all the functionality of the test with the real question bank
  • voice-overs in English and Welsh for all questions and answers
  • for the operative test, question and answer voice-overs and Setting out are available in other languages.

Active broadband internet connection required for playback (in languages other than English) for the download products.

Where can I buy the revision material?

CITB has developed a range of revision material, including question and answer books, PC DVDs, PC downloads and mobile apps that will help you to prepare for the test.

For further information and to buy these products you can:

  • go online at shop.citb.co.uk
  • visit iTunes or Google Play for mobile apps
  • telephone 0344 994 4488 (lines open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday 8 am to noon)
  • visit a good bookshop, either on the high street or online for books and DVDs

Where can I find more information on your supporting publications?

CITB has developed a range of publications that present a detailed and comprehensive guide to the full range of topics covered in the test. They can be used to build awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding health and safety on a construction site. They provide the context for the questions that are asked.

The range of products includes: Safe start (GE 707), Site supervision simplified (GE 706) and Construction site safety (GE 700)

For further information and to buy these products you can:

  • go online at shop.citb.co.uk
  • telephone 0344 994 4122 (lines open Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 4 pm).

What is the Site Safety Plus Scheme?

The CITB Site Safety Plus (SSP) framework provides the construction industry with the infrastructure to deliver health, safety and environmental training solutions and career development to help maintain a safe workforce and safe working environment. It is aimed at all levels of the workforce. The framework recognises a natural progression from those first entering the industry to those responsible for supervising, managing and directing construction work.

A suite of products (schemes) has been developed within the SSP framework. These include a Health and Safety Awareness course which also supports those requiring the knowledge to obtain their CSCS Labourer Card, to enable them to work on the site without having specific trade experience.

Further opportunities include the Site managers safety training scheme (SMSTS) course which in turn supports those requiring the knowledge to sit the managers and professionals’ Health, safety and environment test.

The Site Safety Plus Directors’ course aims to provide knowledge through training those within an organisation who have overall responsibility for the safety, health and environmental aspects of the business.