Book CITB Test for Cleaners CSCS Card

If you are a Cleaner working in a live construction site, you will be required to hold a CSCS card in order to perform your role within regulations. In order to obtain a CSCS card, it is essential that you first take your CITB Health, Safety, and Environment Test for Operatives.
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Which CSCS Card for Cleaners?

A CSCS card will enable you to work on almost any construction site in the UK, as most sites require a card showing your credentials in order for you to be eligible for work. CSCS cards are acknowledged nation-wide, among both publicly and privately funded construction sites. Most CSCS cards have a validity period of 5 years. 

Depending on the type of cleaning occupation you have, you may need a more advanced CSCS card. As a general cleaner, a standard entry-level Green Labourer CSCS Card is sufficient. This is one of the most popular and easy-to-attain card types. 

If you are a specialist cleaner, such as an industrial cleaner, you will instead require a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card. This is a more advanced card than the CSCS Green Labourers Card, and will require further training to obtain.

Whether you are applying for the CSCS Blue Card or CSCS Green Card, you will be required to take the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives.

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How do I apply for the CSCS card for Cleaners?


Book in a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Operatives Test at your local test centre.


 Complete your Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, or for specialised cleaners, your NVQ Level 2 in Cleaning and Support Service Skills (or an alternative).


Apply for your CSCS Green Labourers Card or CSCS Blue Skilled Workers Card
The CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card is renewable - so if you are just looking to renew your card, you will only need to provide your CITB testing result!

Apply to renew your CSCS Blue Card

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About the CITB Test for Cleaners CSCS Card

It is mandatory that anyone applying for a CSCS card completes the relevant CITB Health, Safety and Environment test. The correct test for a construction site cleaner is the Operatives test. This is the standard CITB test, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions to complete.

About the CITB Test for Cleaners’ CSCS Card

The CITB Test is a necessary requirement for any CSCS card. As a cleaner you would need to take the standard CITB Operatives test, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Tests are conducted only at approved test centres, and are intended to test your basic knowledge of foundational health, safety and environmental topics regarding construction.
For the CITB Operatives test, a score of 45/50 minimum is required in order to pass. It is crucial that you study in advance, as statistics show those who fail the CITB Operatives test for Cleaners are primarily those who did not previously revise the material. Studying for the CITB Health, Safety & Environment test is therefore of the utmost importance.

Booking your CITB Test for CSCS Cleaners Card

Booking your CITB Cleaners Test is simple. Fill out our booking form with your details and choose the ‘Operative Test’. You will then need to select a test centre and date of your choice before securely submitting your payment information. Your booking information should be with you within 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions:

CSCS stands for “Construction Skills Certification Scheme”. This programme was initiated in 1995 as a way to prevent unqualified individuals from causing mishaps on construction sites. The programme is credited with making construction sites as a whole significantly safer.

To be eligible for the CSCS Blue Card you must
  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Have Level 2 construction related NVQ qualification or equivalent (such as a City and Guilds Craft Certificate).
  • Pass the CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test. 

You can start the process and book your CITB Test here.

There are more than 150 CITB Test Centres nationwide, so there is bound to be one near you. When you book your appointment to take the CITB Operatives test you will be given a chance to choose a test centre in your area. If you want to find the location of CITB Blue Card Test centres you can do so here.

No. However, because the vast majority of construction companies in the UK voluntarily comply with the CSCS programme, having a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card is a requirement if you hope to enter most construction sites In the UK.

You can start the process of getting your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card by booking your CITB Test here

Once you have satisfied all the requirements and paid the fee your card will be sent to you via the post. It typically takes up to 5-10 working days to arrive, provided you have supplied an accurate address.

If you need to book your Health & Safety Test you can do so here.

Your new CSCS Blue Card will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of issue. At the end of the 5 year period you will need to renew your CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card by completing another CITB Health & Safety Test and applying for a card renewal.

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