Raising Standards for the Industry

Environmental knowledge will be added to the current Health and Safety test to increase standards for employees in the building construction industry.

Respiratory hazards, questions on the environment and extended behavioural case studies are amongst the subjects that have been added to the current syllabus of the construction industry’s health and safety test.

The re-named Health, Safety and Environment test will replace the former health and safety test in an attempt by CITB-ConstructionSkills to raise standards and optimise performance.

The test is required for all construction workers seeking to hold a Construction Skills Competency Scheme (CSCS) card or a construction plant competency scheme (CPCS) card; more than half a million people sat the test last year.

The newly improved version of the test will have more robust effect with greater emphasis on safe working practices.

CITB-ConstructionSkills product delivery manager Chris Little said: “Consulting with industry we have refreshed the question bank and the test structure to include new sections and questions addressing the changing needs of the whole construction industry both locally and nationally.”

Mr Little believes that it is important for both employers and employees to have good co-ordination in the vital issues in coherent operation of health and safety standards.

He said: “Getting construction businesses at all levels to engage with Health and Safety is something which CITB-ConstructionSkills is keen to continue by listening to industry and developing its existing products and services to fit sector requirements.”

“CITB-ConstructionSkills in constantly working on behalf of the industry to improve the Test which should be seen as a stepping stone to encourage employers and their workforce to go on and develop their knowledge even further.” added Mr Little.

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Posted on December 19, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, plumbing, plumbing courses, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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