Why do I need CSCS revision material?

You have a much better chance of passing the CSCS Health & Safety Test when you revise beforehand. We have found that most people who have used revision material are far more likely to pass first time than those who haven’t.

What revision material is available?

There are multiple methods of revising for the CSCS Test:

  1. Mock test DVD
  2. Question and answer book
  3. Setting Out video

We recommend using all three materials to have a comprehensive knowledge of the material and to have the best chance of passing the test.

Mock test DVD

The revision DVD allows you to simulate the exam on your home PC as many times as you want using similar questions to the ones used in the actual test.

It includes the questions and answers that you may have to answer in the multiple-choice section of the test, as well as behavioural case studies which are based on the Setting Out video.

There are two versions of the DVD:

  1. For operatives and specialists - GT100 DVD (ISBN 978-1-85751-436-0)
  2. For managers and professionals - GT200 DVD (ISBN 978-1-85751-437-7)

The latest version is the 2016 edition, which has updated content reflecting legislation changes. The 2017 edition will be released on the 1st April 2017.

Make sure to check the questions on your DVD is up-to-date by downloading the latest patch. All you need to do is click the web update option from the main menu.

Is my PC supported?

To run the mock test DVD your computer will need to meet the requirements set below. Please note, it does not work on Apple Mac OSX or any other Apple branded devices.

Type Requirement
Operating System Vista (SP2), Windows® 7 (SP1), 8 or 8.1 (not 8RT), Windows® 10
CPU Pentium® IV 1.5GHz or equivalent
Hard drive space 8.5GB full install or 500MB recommended install
Memory 512MB (1GB for Windows® Vista/Windows® 7)
Graphics Any Direct3D 9 compatible graphics card (with at least 32MB of memory)
Audio Any DirectX 9 compatible sound card
Software Internet Explorer 8 (or higher)
Windows® Media Player 11 (or higher)
DirectX 9.0c (or higher)
Optical drive Required

What languages does the DVD support?

Only the operatives DVD and the Setting Out video are provided with voice-overs. The managers and professionals DVD only has English questions and answers.

The voice-overs are in the following languages:

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

British Sign Language support is also included.

Question and answer book

The revision book has questions and answers set in a multiple-choice format similar to the actual test. It also includes behavioural case studies based on the Setting Out video.

There are two versions of the book:

  1. For operatives and specialists - GT100/16 (ISBN 978-1-85751-432-2)
  2. For managers and professionals - GT200/16 (ISBN 978-1-85751-433-9)

The latest version is the 2016 edition, which has updated content reflecting legislation changes. The 2017 edition will be released on the 1st April 2017.

To make sure your version is the most recent one, check CITB’s latest updates to the test questions and revision material.

Operatives and specialists revision material

Both the DVD and revision book for operatives and specialists will contain questions and answers for the following areas:

  • Supervisory
  • Demolition
  • Highway works
  • Specialist work at height
  • Lifts and escalators
  • Tunnelling
  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR):
    • Heating and plumbing services (HAPS)
    • Pipefitting and welding (PFW)
    • Ductwork (DUCT)
    • Refrigeration and air conditioning (RAAC)
    • Service and facilities maintenance (SAF)
  • Plumbing (JIB)

Managers and professionals revision material

Both the DVD and revision book for managers and professionals will contain questions and answers for the following areas:

  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
  • Demolition
  • Highway works

Setting Out video

All CSCS tests include 12 behavioural case study questions, which test how you respond to a variety of situations relating to health & safety on-site.

There are 10 principles outlined in the Setting Out video, and the behavioural case study questions are based on these, which is why we recommend all who are taking the test to watch the video.

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