Health, Safety, and Environment Test

 Health, Safety, and Environment test enables construction workers to show that they have the required knowledge about work safety and can keep themselves and their coworkers safe. 

Types of HS& E Tests

There are three types of HS&E tests:

The operatives test makes sure that the workers have a minimum level of awareness about health, safety, and the environment. The test covers the   following core areas:

  • Work environment 
  • Occupational health 
  • Safety 
  • High-risk activities 
  • Specialist 

  To pass the test you need to answer at least 45 out of 50 questions correctly and score 90% on the test.  

The specialist test comprises questions from the five core areas covered in the operatives test along with the other relevant questions from the specialist areas. The following are the other important topics for the test:

  • supervisory (SUP)
  • demolition (DEM)
  • plumbing (JIB) (PLUM)
  • highway works (HIW)
  • specialist work at height (WAH)
  • lifts and escalators (LAEE)
  • tunneling (TUNN)
  • HVACR – heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
  • HVACR – pipefitting and welding (PFW)
  • HVACR – ductwork (DUCT)
  • HVACR – refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
  • HVACE – services and facilities maintenance (SAF)

To pass the test you need to answer at least 45 out of 50 questions correctly and score 90% on the test.

The test covers the following 6 core areas: 

  • Legal and management
  • Health and welfare
  • General safety
  • High-risk activities
  • Environment
  • Specialist activities

The specialist activities include questions pertaining to Construction, Demolition, and Highway work. To pass the test you need to answer 46 out of 50 questions correctly and score 92%.


How the HS& E Test Looks Like

All the Health, Safety, and Environment tests are of 45 minutes long and contain a total of 50 questions. 

Additional Support for the Test

We offer a variety of additional support for the test. Upon booking now, you can assess the following arrangement instantly. 

You have the option of taking your test with the help of an English or Welsh voiceover audio recording. You have an additional 12 languages to pick from if you’re taking the Operatives test.You will be given headphones so you may hear the test questions and potential solutions in the language of your choice. The on-screen inquiries and responses will continue to be in English.These languages are also available as voiceovers in the Operatives revision app.