The CSCS card is a way to verify that people working on construction sites have the appropriate knowledge and training. This helps prevent on-the-job mishaps that endanger everyone's health and safety. You obtain a CSCS card by taking the CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test. There are 150 CITB test centres nationwide including in Southend On Sea.
What to Expect in the Test
When you arrive, the on-site staff will check your ID, confirm that you have arranged to take the exam at that time, and then take your photo as per safety guidelines. The test itself takes 45 minutes and includes 50 multiple-choice questions. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of achievement with your test results.
If you fail, you may register to retake the test three days after the first exam. You are also encouraged to purchase revision materials to help you prepare for the retake exam. Those materials can be found at this link
It is strongly recommended that you use these study materials, especially if you are not taking the exam for the first time. Reviewing the CITB exam can improve your chances of getting a passing score.
To re-register for a retake exam, please click here
and provide the requested information.
What to Take With You
The most important thing to carry with you is an acceptable form of identification. You cannot take the exam without this (no exceptions). A valid ID includes your UK driving license or passport.
If you do not have one of them, you will need to show 2 alternative forms of ID. These include EU country ID card, British Armed Forces card, Trade Union card, credit or debit cards, National Insurance cards or a recent bank statement. To see the complete list of accepted IDs, click here
What to Do Before Going to the Test Centre
It is strongly recommended that you take time to review before the exam. Among the candidates who failed, nearly ¾ did not study before taking the exam. You can find the revised material through this link
How Do I Book a Test?
To book a CITB exam at Sea Southend, just follow this link
and fill out our online form. The system will ask you to provide some basic information to register. Your exam date and time is sent to the email address you provided. This information usually arrives within 24 hours.