Health & Safety Test Details
Health & Safety
The key requirement for obtaining a UK-PHMES CSCS card is current knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety requirements on construction sites. This is confirmed in one of three ways:
OPTION 1: NVQ/SVQ Exemption
You have completed an appropriate level 2 or level 3 NVQ/SVQ less than two years before applying for a card.
Cards issued under this NVQ/SVQ exemption will be valid for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the NVQ Certificate.
Note: City & Guilds 6129 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies or other equivalent Technical Certificates are not acceptable for an exemption.
OPTION 2: Other Exemptions
You have completed any of the following assessments/courses and your certificate is current (within the last 2 years):
- Client Contractors National Safety Group (CCNSG) two-day Passport to Safety Course
- National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Construction Certificate
- IOSH Working Safely – Construction related. (Cards issued with a current IOSH certificate will be valid for three years from the pass date)
- FAS Safe Pass
- Safety Pass Alliance
Cards issued will normally be valid for five years from the course pass certificate date unless otherwise stated..
OPTION 3: Health & Safety Test
You have passed a multiple choice Health & Safety awareness test within the last 2 years.
Cards issued will normally be valid for five years from your Health & Safety Test pass date.
Full details of how to apply for this test can be obtained from CSCS /www.cscs.uk.com/health-and-safety-test or telephone 0344 994 4488.
The current cost of a Health & Safety test is £17.50.
Health & Safety Tests for occupations
You need to book the correct Health & Safety Test for your occupation. The tests available are:
Plumbing related occupation
|Operatives H&S test|
Gas service fitter
|Plumbing or Gas H&S test|
|Mechanical pipefitter||Ductwork (HVACR) H&S test
Pipefitting/Welding (HVACR) H&S Test
|Heating fitter||Domestic Heating & Plumbing (HVACR) H&S Test|
|Manager||Manager & professional H&S test|
|Supervisor||Supervisor H&S test|