Why take the CSCS test?
The CSCS Health, Safety & Environment Test evaluates your health and safety competence, and is one of the requirements for getting the CSCS card.
Most contractors require their workers to have a CSCS card because it proves you have passed the test, and that you have required training, qualifications and experience to do your job. There are almost 2 million CSCS card holders in the UK, as required by their employers.
How do I book the test and get my CSCS card?
Book the test online (or by phone)
Book online or call our multilingual team and book your test over the phone. During the booking procedure we will advise you if there is any additional requirements you need to achieve to be eligible for the card you want.
Meet the requirements and apply for the card
Once you have passed the test and have all the required qualifications and documents we will be able to process your CSCS card application. We make this complicated process really simple, and we check that your application is suitable before sending it to CSCS.
Get your card and build on your future
Once your CSCS card is processed and sent to your address you will be ready to work on site, continue working in your trade or even move up into a more important role.
What is required to get a CSCS card?
All CSCS cards require you to pass the CSCS test. Depending on the card you want, you will need certain qualifications and/or experience in your trade.
Green CSCS Card (Labourers)
The most popular card is the Green CSCS Labourer card, which requires you to pass the CSCS test, and complete one of the following courses:
- 1-5 days to complete depending on experience
- Lifetime award
- 1 day to complete
- Valid for 5 years
- Free “Safe start” handbook
We are able to help you achieve a certificate in either of these courses. Please contact us for more information.
Other CSCS Cards (Skilled Workers)
If you are looking for a skilled occupation card then you will need to complete an NVQ to get the relevant card for your occupation:
|All skilled workers (eg. bricklayer, carpenters, plumbers)||NVQ Level 2||Blue CSCS Card|
|Supervisors and advanced trades||NVQ Level 3||Gold CSCS Card|
|Managers||NVQ Level 4+||Black CSCS Card|
We also provide NVQ on site assessment so you can gain your NVQ qualification while working on site. Please contact us for more information and to book an assessor to come and visit your workplace.
What revision material is available?
There are two types of revision material available which will help you to prepare for the test:
The book contains all the possible questions and answers that are included in the health and safety test. It also gives you guidance on completing the behavioural case studies which are also part of the CSCS test.
The DVD allows you to simulate a practise test in as many times as you want from the comfort of your own home or workplace. This mock exam is exactly the same as the real test, so you will be fully prepared.
There are two categories of revision material:
- Operatives and Specialists
- Managers and Professionals
Mock Test DVD Minimum Specifications
The revision DVD requires the minimum specifications described below:
- Windows® XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8, 8.1
- 512 MB free space (1GB recommended)
- Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or equivalent
- Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
Mock Test DVD Voiceover Languages
For those whom English is not their first language, the "Operative & Specialists" revision DVD has the following voiceover options: